Sailing is an exceptional experience, a true getaway and Sail’ish Tours puts all of their energy into creating the perfect environment, to give you the tools and friendship for a freeing experience. Set sail your way with the best the coastline of British Columbia has to offer. The Salish Sea is where wildlife, nature and mankind meet in peace. We are here to help you experience the wonder of the coast – the true wonder behind the images you may have seen of rainforests, bears, whales and islands. Join us to discover the natural wonders of the British Columbia on a unique Sail’ish Tour Today!

Cruising Courses

Captain Chris is a certified instructor with Sail Canada for the simple reason of his love of sharing the passion.  Boating can be a lot of fun but it also has to be done in a safe manner.  And the best safety is to start with a Boating course and several programs that are available through the provincial and federal programs.  Sail’ish Tours is all about providing the resources and knowledge that will make your experience safe before we launch.  Captain Chris will be available to offer you hands on instruction as your cruise progresses.  This will ultimately lead to the Sail Canada accredited Basic Cruising course if such is your objective.  Furthermore, Sail’ish Tours is enrolled in the “Transport Canada accredited safety program for boating schools.”

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Private and Taylormade Sailing Charter

Step aboard “Windswept” and tell us your dream of what paradise looks like to you. Likely a destination within reach will match it.  You will be transported there with absolute comfort.  Depending how long you have, you may wish to start closer to that destination either from Vancouver, Nanaimo or further up the Sunshine Coast, this is an option that your Captain will be pleased to accommodate.  The choice is yours to make.  Captain Chris welcomes your ideas of the perfect vacation, or adventure.  Near the lively Vancouver harbour cruising the bay and the nearby Howe Sound give the day-sailor ample of destinations, marine parks and communities.  The multi-day cruise opens up the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands to there full splendors. The BC Coast is the cruiser prime destination for not only the beauty but for the coastal communities.  You will find courteous peoples who made this place their home.  Services abound in the numerous marinas of the Salish see.  And for the ones without a schedule week or two will get you to Desolation Sound and beyond.  You are the master of your own experience.  That’s what Sail’ish Tours is all about, merely the vessel to your dream.

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Launched in  2000 the sailboat WINDSWEPT has her lineage in the classic beauty of a 380′ Catalina designed by the great Frank Butler. The Catalina 380 won the 1998 prestigious award as the best in class sailboat of the year.  It was designed brilliantly for our waters.  A lively yet comfortable boat with all the amenities, it can sleep up to seven people. While WINDSWEPT sails well in all weather, it is easily handled short handed.

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Your very own private sailboat cruise on the Sunshine Coast, a short leg by the great city of Vancouver. Just you and your close friends and family. Live an unforgettable experience in one of the world most wonderful sailing paradise.


Sit back and relax as your attentive captain caters to your every need. Don’t want to deal with sails and ropes? No problem… just sit back and let us guide the boat while you relax.


Whether you’re looking for a fully catered romantic sunset cruise for the 2 of you, an afternoon on the water with friends, or want to take the family out on the bay, we’ve got packages for everyone and every budget.


Experience sailing as it was meant to be, on a boat with lustrous lines and beautiful detailing, and relive the days when craftsmanship in shipbuilding was an art. Our classic sailing yachts have been restored by our team.