Family Sailing Courses and Holidays
We have some great sailing option for all the family, learn together or separate on our dinghies, keelboats, yachts or a combination.
Below we have 3 of the most common options to wet your appetite for a family learn to sail holiday.
Our most common option includes accommodation on the main yacht so you’re a 200m walk from the start of your day.
Kids go to our dinghy camps while parents learn on our yacht. While the kids are in our fully supervised dinghy classes from 9 until 4 mom and dad can go out with one of our highly experienced professional yacht instructors.
The waters accessible from our base in Nanaimo Harbour are a perfect training ground for both dinghy and yacht classes. With the minimum course length starting at 5 days and maximum length being 3 weeks we can be as flexible as you need.
Example itinerary –
7 day learn to sail. Arrive Sunday evening between 3 and 6pm (or Monday morning by 8am); board the yacht where you will stay for the next 7 nights. Monday through Friday the kids attend our dinghy program while the adults learn to sail on a 40 foot yacht.
Leave Nanaimo for a weekend away on either the Friday evening or most likely early on the Saturday morning for the Gulf Islands. Spend a night either at anchor or in a marina on one of the beautiful gulf islands before returning to Nanaimo by 4pm on Sunday.
Kids go to our summer dinghy camp while parents learn on one of our keelboats.
Accommodation for this is not included as our keelboats are only 22 or 24 feet long and designed for day sailing.
This option can be booked as a 5 day package from Monday to Friday.
You can also choose to group together with a second family and save on tuition.
Parents and kids learn together.
Choose to all learn on the yacht or keelboat; you tell us the duration you want plus the start and finish dates.
This option is very flexible but does have some restrictions - Subject to availability; minimum duration 2 days for keelboats 5 days for yacht; Accommodation included on yacht but not on keelboat.
Each holiday is priced separately based on your requirements but we have included below a guide.
All children must be over 7 years old.
7 nights on our yacht (Sunday from 3pm through to the following Sunday between 3 and 4pm) based on 2 adults & 2 children.
$5250 + GST. Includes 2 kids in summer camp for 5 days 9am to 4pm, adult yacht training for 7 days (kids join for last 2 day trip), moorage in Nanaimo, instructor for 7 days, yacht insurance.
Does not include; food; diesel for yacht (aprox $55), mooring out of Nanaimo (between $0 and $60 per night for 1 or 2 nights); IYT certificates (if required these range from $50 to $200 depending on the courses taken).
For our standard 5 day course the price below is based on 2 kids and 2 adults.
$2750 + GST. Includes 2 kids in summer camp for 5 days 9am to 4pm, adult Keelboat training for 5 days between 9am and 4pm.
Group together and save. Book with 2 families.
$3500 + GST based on 4 kids in summer camp and 4 adults on the keelboat.
$3750 + GST for a family of 4 on our 40 foot yacht for 5 nights. Includes instructor for 5 days, moorage in Nanaimo, yacht insurance.
Does not include; food; diesel for yacht (aprox $55), mooring out of Nanaimo (between $0 and $60 per night for 1 to 5 nights depending on your preference); IYT certificates (if required these range from $50 to $200 depending on the courses taken).
$2300 + GST for a family of 4 on one of our keelboats for 5 days. Includes instruction for 5 days between 9am & 4pm.