Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sailing in Vancouver during the Olympics

Island Cruising sailed Pretext, our Bavaria 32, over to Vancouver this past Monday. The weather was great, the winds were ideal, and we managed to get some good pics! Hope you enjoy!

Also, don't forget that you can charter Pretext for the Pender Island Chamber Music Series in March for the amazingly low price of $1282.00 for three days! The Poet's Cove shuttle will transport you from your slip at their awesome marina to the concerts free of charge. Click here for more details!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cruise and Learn April Long Weekend

We have two spots left on our Cruise and Learn April 2-7. That is the Easter long weekend.
Great instructor, great boat, great food, great company! Call now and don't be disappointed! 250-656-7070

West Vancouver Yacht Club Southern Straits Race

Just a reminder that the Southern Straits Race is coming up April 2-4 (Easter Weekend).
Go to for more info.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Charter in the BVI's

Charter "Wombat", a Jeanneau 40.3 (2007) for 7 days for the reasonable base rate of $3500.00 "Wombat" has 3 cabins and 2 heads.
An ideal charter yacht with good sailing performance, aided by the fully battened mainsail and twin helms.
The forward cabin boasts an ensuite head with a shower, a large and very comfortable v-berth with a small seating area adjacent, and a large hanging closet, with more than reasonable storage space.

The two equal sized aft cabins offer generous berth space and share a large head with a shower.

Her main saloon and dining area are forward of the L-shaped galley, and the salon converts to a double bunk for extra kids or crew.

The 40.3 is a direct descendent of the Sun Odyssey 40, an evolution of a design that is meant to offer a lot of boat and a substantial feel that implies worthiness.

"Wombat" even comes with free Wi-Fi onboard.

Equipment includes inverter, autopilot, AM/FM Radio/ CD Player, Cockpit speakers, Windlass, cabin fans, fridge, oven, stove, bbq, RIB with 8hp outboard, fully battened mainsail and furling genoa, windscoops, cell phone rental for $10.

Charter price includes: 4 bags of ice, dinnerware, first aid kit, binoculars, pfd's, basic cleaning materials, linens and towels, galley equipment, masks, snorkels and fins, cruising guides and charts.
Call us to discuss what dates work for you and advice on travel plans.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boating Week April 12-18

Stay tuned for exciting events happening at our waterfront location at Port Sidney during Boating Week April 12-18. Mark your calendars now for your chance to try sailing for free! Drop by to check out displays and enter to win a door prize.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Video of Dall's Porpoises playing around at the keel of Resolution

We've just uploaded an awesome video of a pod of Dall's Porpoises playing around at the keel of our Hunter 410. Click here to take a look at the video on our Facebook page.

N.B. You do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view our Facebook page.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Island Cruising and Poet's Cove Resort invite you to Pender Island's Chamber Music Concerts

Sail away on "Pretext", our Bavaria 32, for 3 days at our winter rate, $1282.000. Includes all bedding, towels, charts, cruising guides, rain gear and a kitchen starter pack. This boat is fully heated and ready to cruise comfortably.
Visit Poet's Cove Resort on Pender Island. They will transport you off to a magical world of chamber music on the island. A great way to spend a spring break on the West Coast! Overnight moorage of $30/night includes access to the pool and hot tub (open year round). Relaxing!
Monday March 8, 2010 - I Tromboni, one of Canada's most entertaining chamber music groups, is a dynamic quintet, better known as the Team Canada of Trombones. Since its inception in 1999, these Vancouver based musicians have been breaking down the barriers and stereotypes that have kept the trombone in the back row of the band far too long!
Monday March 22, 2010 - Duo Concertante, featuring pianist Timothy Steeves and violinist Nancy Dahn. They have been performing together since 1997 and have toured in Canada, Europe, the US and China. Their live performances and recordings are often broadcast on CBC radio as well as in the US.
Concert tickets $25/adult, $5/child