Vancouver Island sailing trip - Victoria BC sailing tours

Victoria BC sailing tours

Take one of our Victoria BC sailing tours for a relaxed afternoon sailing from Sidney in the beautiful Gulf Islands. You’ll sail on 37′ Desiderata, a sleek well-equipped yacht moored at Port Sidney marina.

Rate: $99 pp* (~ 3 hours). Three person minimum.

  • Sail to the island of Sidney Spit, anchor in a protected bay
  • Learn basic sailing techniques. Hoist the sails, man the helm and the deck
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery and watch marine wildlife
  • We bring crab traps and fishing rods
  • Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages are provided.

Afternoon sailing trip from Sidney

This is an instructional cruise as well as a wonderfully relaxing afternoon. You’llĀ  discover that this learning is supreme fun. Darren will teach you necessary boat safety practices, and basic sailing skills such as hoisting sails, tacking, working the deck, steering at the helm and navigating by both the sails and the electronic equipment. It’s hands-on! (Darren is certified by the Canadian Yachting Association.)

Hello Darren, I had a great time sailing with you. It was my first sailing experience. I enjoyed finding out a little about the sport and how you can harness the wind. Being on the water and feeling the power of the wind was fantastic. Hope to sail with you again.” Email from Lynda.

Your afternoon sailing trip from Sidney will take you gently through the waters off Sidney where you’ll see some marine wildlife including many birds, seals, even porpoises and the occasional pod of killer whales.

We often catch fresh seafood and enjoy it onboard. Guests at Corbett House can cook their catch on the guest house barbecue.

Afternoon sailing trip from Sidney BC - Sidney Spit

Thank you Darren for a wonderful afternoon. It was lovely to have my first taste of sailing on your beautiful boat. Though a bit anxious at first I enjoyed every minute of it from the first moment – learning about winds, sails, ropes etc to steering by myself. An altogether perfect experience! PS I never expected a boat to be so clean and tidy.” Linda, Victoria