Private Sailing Charters – Sail’ish Tours around Vancouver and The Salish Sea.

Chartering with Sail’ish Tours means that you, your special one, family, or friends will experience the unique and very special beauty of this part of the world.  Our knowledge combined with your ideas of a perfect cruise will be the ingredient of a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable adventure.  There is no schedule other than to go with the flow.  There are so many options of destinations and one of them will check all the boxes in your bucket.  Whether  it is a day-sail, tacking across the bay and feel the warm breeze on you; and anchor in the nearby cove while grilling on the barbecue – your favorite beverage in hand, or the longer adventures;  where civilization is more and more scarce.  “Windswept” is built and equipped for the long cruise, but is as comfortable for the shorter hops.  With the tender in tow, we have the possibility to reach the wildest places of the coast.  It boils down to relaxing on the most incredible waters of the entire West Coast of the continent.  The Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound and beyond are only the point of the iceberg. A Private Sailing Charter is perfect for the ones who live in the moment shared with the crew and the abounding wildlife.  In closing,  your captain will welcome you at the nearest location where you wish to start your cruise.  Please call us at 1-778-999-7245 or email at

Do you wish to explore more remote locations but feel limited in time?  Sail’ish Tours offers you the option to start closer to that illusive coast – Let’s meet -Just tell us where, and we’ll be there.  As an example: The Gulf Islands can be easily explored from Nanaimo, saving you half of day sailing across the Straight from Vancouver.   Desolation Sound is a breeze from Pender Harbour or Lund. Princess Louisa Inlet from Egmont makes alot of sense. Windswept and your captain will be there to welcome you.  Please call now to inquirer about your personalized cruise.

Howe Sound

Howe Sound is the first significant sailing ground on the way to the Sunshine Coast from the Vancouver harbour, and so spectacular.  The North Shore mountains snowy peaks, picturesque islands nearby, exceptional anchorages, marine parks, and welcoming communities, makes this fjord a perfect day cruise from Horseshoe Bay near Vancouver.

The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has preserved its natural beauty in great part because of the protected coast lines that spreads from Gibsons to Lund, featuring coves of unique beauty.  There is everything for everyone here.  To merely scratch the sea surface of this local treasure, a multi-day cruise will make you fall in love with this paradise.

The Gulf Islands

The Gulf Islands are mesmerizing and vast.  To fully explore, well! you will have to return year after year; and you will want to.  The popular communities are fun, welcoming rich in history and culture.  There are secret islands, coves and bays peppering the coast east of Vancouver Island that will require an open schedule to visit them all.  Sail’ish Tours will wisely select that is in your dream.

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound was so named for Captain Vancouver in the 18th century when according to the prose in his log, the sense of being utterly distanced from everything and anything, hence the name seemed most descriptive of his state of mind.  Unbeknownst to our modern needs, the adjective would become a precious location to which resonates to many nature lovers today.

Make your own adventure and let's go beyond...

Half Day Cruise (4 hours) and Full Day (8 hours)

This 4 or 8 hour tour will give you the freedom to sail up the nearby attractions and coves, enjoy  the local secrets and have a great time on the water.  Also the perfect way to introduce yourself to the world of sailing in preparation to the longer adventures.

Price starting at: C$330.00 + taxes.

2 to 4 Day Cruise

On this multi day cruise you can enjoy a sail in luxurious fashion to the more peaceful Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast, where you may wish to anchor in extraordinary coves and bays, or tie at a dock in one of the many quaint marinas.   You’ll have a comfortable night in one of the two large cabins, fully equipped kitchen and BBQ.

If staying off the grid for a few days, or simply enjoy the coastal lifestyle in our welcoming and relaxing ports is what you envision, well be assured that Sail’ish Tours will deliver your dream vacation.

Starting at C$475.00 + taxes  per day.

5+ day cruise

The Salish Sea is a world within ours that has countless destinations.  One could spend a lifetime to visit every mile of this coast line.  Sail’ish Tours will take you there.  It is simply a matter of when you will be ready to go back home.   We’ll plan the journey together, or bring your ideas of paradise and we’ll set course to reach it.  What sets Sail’ish Tours appart from all other charters is that we start where you wish.  As an example, instead of departing from Vancouver to explore Desolation Sound, one could select to start the cruise on the Sunshine Coast (Pender Harbour), saving precious time to get to the desired destination.  Same can be said about The Gulf Islands where a strategic departure from Nanaimo would extend the exploration of this sailing paradise by a couple days as well.

5 day Cruise starting at C$2,175.00 + taxes  ($435.00 per day)