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About Nanaimo Yacht Charters
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School has specialized in bareboat yacht charters, power and sailboat instruction for weeklong sailing adventures along BC's magnificent coastline! We are ideally located at the head of the Gulf Islands, on Vancouver Island with endless, picturesque cruising as far South as Seattle and as far North as Alaska! Sail with us - we are already there!
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

Took another one off the bucket list for our trip to Nanimo and boating in the Desolation Sound and surrounding waterways. The staff were fantastic, and the boat was well maintained. We were provided with all the necessary charts and equipment needed. Also the briefing...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LuvBoats
Reviewed August 8, 2019

Thank you NYC for helping to make our dreams come true! We ticked a huge item off our Bucket List in July 2019. Stargazer, a beautiful Bavaria 43' was our home for 10 days. These are just a few of the squillions of photos! She...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

My friends and I chartered Enchanted for a week to celebrate my 50th birthday. She is a 50' Bavaria and is probably the best maintained charter boat I have ever been on and I've been on quite a few. Roger, the owner, has made dozens...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brad M
Reviewed July 19, 2019

We took a five day powerboat course. Right from the start, Beth was excellent to work with and provided all the information we required. We were met at the airport the day prior to the start of the course, chauffeured to the fully stocked boat...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GrannyAC
Reviewed July 11, 2019

We chartered the new Hanse 455 from Nanaimo Yacht Charters 22-29th June 2019. Communication was excellent, the boat was excellent and we had a wonderful family holiday cruising the beautiful Desolation Sound. Ian and his team were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Destination370989
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Could not be happier with the staff or the boat, everything as expected and very accommodating and helpful. Definitely will be back for another charter....thank you NYC.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Exploration255436
Reviewed June 2, 2019

We just completed our annual charter with Nanaimo Yacht charters (number 5) and like always, it was perfect. This is our first year trying a power boat (four previous trips sailing), and we couldn't have asked for a better trip. The boat was flawless and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gary E
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were traveling along Sunshine Coast this year, and this was magnificent trip. Very nice and friendly people, we got lot of help both with trip planning and once we arrived. We already booked the boat for next year, coming for Desolation sound.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This was my first charter with NYC. I thought it was first class service. Ian was knowledgeable and gave a good orientation with the 34' power boat we chartered for a week to the Gulf Islands. We came over on the ferry from Vancouver, they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert F
Reviewed June 24, 2018

My sixth yacht charter in ten years and the best service,best prepared yacht and most helpful staff I've experienced ever. Ian and Beth have years of experience in the business and it shows. All the boats on display at their marina are in excellent condition...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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