We are agents for a number of
bareboat charter companies on Vancouver Island and the mainland. Both powerboat and sailboat charters are
available with a wide range of manufacturers and sizes. Let us find the right boat for you.
you are planning to cruise in the Gulf Islands, considering starting your vacation from Vancouver
Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd. brokers clean, well-maintained and equipped yachts
for your cruising pleasure.
QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO
Previous experience on tidal waters in a similar sized boat and/or the Sail Canada
Intermediate Cruising, Coastal Navigation and/or CPS Boating course or equivalent.
Can you answer "YES" to the following
Am I confident handling a boat of this size in
Have I the navigational skills to safely pilot a
Do I have copies of any certification showing my
If you do not have the qualifications to bareboat charter, you may want to take
a sailing, powerboat or
navigation course. Another option is to hire an instructor to teach a private course on any charter boat.
First Mate 101 is filled with tips and tricks. She describes
in great detail, a long list of First Mate jobs with shortcuts in two major chapters—Interior Management and
Exterior Management. The book is so much more than how to be a First Mate. Readers have suggested that after
reading the book from cover to cover, they plan to keep “First Mate 101” aboard for easy reference when a
situation arises. Knowledge = Confidence = Enjoyment !
For further details, please e-mail, write or
Bruce & Fran Stott
Mailing Address: 10191 Third St. Sidney BC V8L 3B7
Phone Number: 250-656-BOAT(2628)
By E-mail: Contact