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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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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