Afternoon Sailing Experience
Up to 12 people
Prepare yourself for an adventure that balances the thrill of sailing the legendary winds of Squamish with the breathtaking views of the Coastal and Tantalus mountain ranges.
We depart from Squamish, located at the tip of Howe Sound (about 40 minutes north of Vancouver on the highway to Whistler) and raise the sails as we pass beneath the famous Stawamus Chief granite monolith and breathtaking Shannon Falls.
Regardless of expertise or ability, you will learn about sailing and experience unbounded excitement as the wind fills the sails and accelerates our 40' sailboat across the waters of British Columbia's southernmost fjord. Take a turn at the helm or grind a winch to trim sails - the more involved you become, the more fun you will have.
A dance of colourful kites await as we tack offshore in the afternoon's inflow winds. The same topographic phenomenon that makes the area perfect for sailing attracts kiteboarders from around the world.
We will explore the northern section of the Howe Sound fjord and promise many photo opportunities that will stand amongst the highlights of your trip.
With a little luck, we may even sight a pod of dolphins or Orcas!
Welcome aboard - let's have some fun!
We travel, too, and understand that whether it's a weekend road trip or a vacation across the globe, it's good to have friends with local knowledge.
Your safety is important to us! We follow Transport Canada regulations and have everything needed for guests of all ages, shapes and sizes to enjoy a safe and fun sail.
Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for your enjoyment while underway. Feel free to bring your own refreshments, but please avoid plastics on deck.
What to Bring
We'll provide refreshments while underway. Feel free to bring along anything else that you may want to enjoy, such as snacks or water, but avoid breakable glass and single use plastics whenever possible, please.
Summer is a beautiful time in BC, but weather can always be variable. It’s a good idea to check the forecast and dress accordingly, noting that it can be a few degrees cooler on the water. We have lots of room on board, so grab extra layers for warmth and wind/rain protection.
Don’t forget the sunscreen! The sun’s rays are reflected by the water, so a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended, even on an overcast day.
Please wear soft soled non-marking shoes while on-board (like tennis or skate shoes). Boots, shoes with heavy soles and heels can cause damage and are a safety hazard, and are therefore not allowed!
Finally, bring along your friends, your camera and a great sense of humour. We can’t wait to have you aboard!
What People Say
We respect the safety of our guests, crew and community. Please review our COVID-19 policies prior to boarding.
Guests of all ages are welcome aboard. Please be aware that sailing involves movement of people and the vessel, and with any recreational activity, we recommend that our guests weigh their physical abilities and comfort with the activity. Guest's can choose to participate in a hands-on role to help sail the vessel, or sit back in the Admiral's chair, enjoy the stunning scenery and help us keep an eye out for marine-life. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.
Reducing barriers is a core value that enables us to share our passion for sailing British Columbia's coast. The design of a Canadian Coastal sailboat tour overcomes many of the obstacles associated with typical sailing vessels and enhances the experience for all of our guests.
Your comfort and safety is our priority. Please Contact Us if you have specific needs or questions.
As sailors, we understand that life does not follow a straight line and sometimes plans change. Learn more about our Cancellation Policies.
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Afternoon Sailing Experience