Delight in the Rugged Beauty of the Pacific Northwest

Let MarineMax Vacations help you plan the vacation of a lifetime. The shores of British Columbia beckon as you cruise along this western-most Canadian province know for quaint coastal towns, serene mountains, excellent fishing and delicious cuisine. 

Book a one-week charter cruising throughout the majestic San Juan Islands. Observe 100’ pine trees along the jagged coastlines. Watch migratory flocks of birds traversing the sky and maybe, if you’re lucky, wake up to find a whale relaxing in your cove as they make their annual pilgrimage towards warmer waters of Mexico. 

The sights, sounds and smells of boating in the Pacific Northwest are unlike more traditional southern cruising grounds. Words like stunning beauty and serene vistas are often used to describe this charter experience.

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"Our best memories are from spending an extended amount of time with our children and their loved ones in beautiful locations while enjoying lots of water activities."

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  • Cruise along the Sunshine Coast

    Enjoy opportunities for both outdoor adventures and artistic culture as you indulge in this spectacular vacation.
  • Fleet Options

    Through our Preferred Partner Program with Cooper Boating, you'll have access to the award-winning Aquila 44 Power Catamaran for your charter in the cruising grounds of the British Columbia coast. Should you have different desires, our MarineMax Vacations expert planners will find you the perfect yacht with access to monohulls and catamarans. 

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  • About The Pacific Northwest

    Departing from Vancouver, you’ll cruise along the beautiful shores of the Sunshine Coast through the Strait of Georgia to the city of Victoria. Along the way, enjoy opportunities for both outdoor adventures and artistic culture as you indulge in this spectacular vacation.

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    Whatever your boating experience, we will create the perfect charter vacation with the destinations, activities, and boat of your dreams.
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    Day 1 - Vancouver to Gibson, Sunshine Coast

    Your first destination is home to the highest population of artists in Canada. Only accessible by air or ferry, Gibson’s serene atmosphere invites you to relax in the beauty of its quiet shores.

  • Silva Bay Marina

    Day 2 - Silva Bay Marina

    Friendly people with a laidback lifestyle welcomes you to “island time” on Gabriola Island. With gorgeous scenery and a lively arts scene, it’s easy to see why Silva Bay is a popular yachting spot.

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    Day 3 - Galiano Island's Montague Harbour

    Salmon and shellfish await as you cruise through the sheltered waters of the Trincomali Channel toward Galiano Island's Montague Harbour. After exploring this city's rich history, head to Gray Peninsula to view awe-inspiring rock ledges with rippling patterns carved by glaciers.

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    Day 4 - Nanaimo

    Located between the urban Strait of Georgia and forested Vancouver Island, Nanaimo provides the best of both worlds. Whether you hike the peaks and valleys of the wilderness or visit shops, museums, and festivals ashore, the choice is yours.

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    Day 5 - Salt Spring Island's Ganges Harbour

    Salt Spring Island is a vacationer’s delight with forests, meadows, beaches, mountains, lakes, ocean, and countryside. Start your day by exploring local markets and artists galleries, then spend the afternoon hiking among the array of natural beauty.

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    Day 6 - Victoria

    As you journey through the Strait of Georgia and Gulf Islands, enjoy the last glimpses of broad coastal forests before arriving in the Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. At the heart of this bustling city is an inner harbor where you can visit shops, museums, and restaurants before heading home.

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