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Blackfish Sailing Adventures offers sailing trips on a luxury 35 foot cruising yacht for half-day, full-day or overnight charters. We are also an accredited Sailing School and offer sailing and cruising courses from beginner to advanced levels.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Oak Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2N4, Canada
+1 250-744-0409
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Really enjoyed the course and learned lots from Gary. Ran into some surprise gale conditions and he handled it smoothly, with just the right amount of intervention. Looking to continue my sail training with Blackfish.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joel S
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

An awesome trip with lots of learning and fabulous sailing experiences. Great way to grow our confidence with stronger winds and get certification with VHF radio. Gary was a great captain with patience and a calming demeanor. Great anchorages. Planning our next trip!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I took sailing lessons with Gary at Blackfish and I have nothing but compliments. He is an excellent teacher, his boat is in excellent upkeep and sailing with him was very enjoyable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for lessons or skippered charters.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VictoriaAdult
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of doing a days sailing in the company of Gary who owns the yacht and a couple from Chicago and a young man from Nanaimo,it was a fantastic experience but be aware you may need to be hands on to really...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Discover809959
Reviewed March 27, 2018

I had such a good week on the Ibis sailing around the Gulf Islands, I cant recommend it enough. We stayed in some beautiful anchorages off Syndey Island, Galiano, Pender and Saturna, saw some amazing sunsets, and even phosphorescent algae. We saw some Orcas, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stevie5000
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I've taken any number of how-to courses, and Gary rates with the very best of instructors. He's patient, unflappable (even when there's plenty to "flap" about), and very, very clear. He knows, in short, how to communicate calmly. He's also good about repeating instructions without...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MarkNykanen
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Even though the day was windy, our instructor was calm and very methodical in his lessons. He was highly knowledgeable and very friendly and made the day an excellent experience. I'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about sailing or just wanting...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Wayne H
Reviewed September 28, 2017

I was privileged to complete my beginner sailing course in August and cannot recommend Blackfish Sailing enough. Gary is the most patient, kind instructor I think I've ever met. Even though I didn't know any of the others on board, we quickly felt comfortable with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank OffgridChristine
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just completed the 5 day live aboard Cruise and Learn with Gary as our instructor. The entire experience exceeded our expectations. The boat was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The meals were well planned and you never went hungry. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank CAN_222
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I absolutely recommend this unforgettable experience! My partner and I went on the "introduction to sailing" experience with Gary @ Blackfish sailing adventures. There was another family in attendance with us as well. Gary was friendly and informative and gave us a great intro to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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