Salt Spring Island and Pender Island sailing packages
Select one of our Canadian Gulf Islands sailing packages for memorable and relaxing trips from Sidney BC with overnight stays on-board at your selected island. Choose one of these instructional sailing packages on Desiderata:-
(A) to Salt Spring Island
or (B) to Pender Island.
Desiderata is a comfortable, fully equipped 37′ sail boat. Below-deck is heated, with a salon, galley, private staterooms and an unusually spacious bathroom with shower. It sleeps 4 – 7 people.
Embarking from Port Sidney at noon you’ll cruise to your chosen island. You’ll learn much from Darren Tomlin, your certified and experienced skipper in a fun environment. Darren will teach basic sailing techniques. Exploring coasts off Vancouver Island, you’ll see marine wildlife and beautiful scenery. Lunch is provided onboard.
Mooring at either Salt Spring or Pender islands gives time to explore the area, savour local cuisine at a restaurant and take an evening stroll. A comfy night’s sleep on-board is followed by breakfast on board prepared by Darren who is also a master chef. Then a relaxing sail follows back to Sidney, arriving at about 11am.
“This was a highlight of our summer. Great memories! I was really impressed by your boat which was so much bigger and better equipped than I expected. Great views, a lot of fun and such tasty food. Pure relaxation!” Martin, London, UK.
While enjoying either Salt Spring Island and Pender Island sailing packages, your luggage can be stored at nearby Corbett Guest House where there is free parking.