Vancouver Yacht Charters
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Vancouver, BC is a spectacular city, and very close to some of the world's best yacht charter cruising grounds in British Columbia, Canada.
Vancouver is a major seaport, so the harbour is a fascinating place to observe all forms of commerce and marine traffic. Enjoy the majesty of the North Shore Mountains while over a hearty breakfast. Venture out and watch for seaplanes departing for points up and down the coast. Sail under the Lions Gate Bridge with the magnificent views of North and West Vancouver on one side and Stanley Park on the other side. Marvel at the vision that early Vancouverites had to reserve this land for a green reserve and a public park. Imagine what Vancouver looked like a hundred year ago. Study the marvelous architecture of the showpiece homes along the West Vancouver waterfront.
Contrast this urban activity with the serenity and natural beauty of Gambier Island where the you can anchor for the night. The quiet waters surrounding this island provide a perfect backdrop for a restful evening before kayaking, hiking, or just investigating the three fingers of this island the next day. These three bays are surrounded by reasonably steep bluffs and often protected by log booms.
Depending on the day and your wishes, make the short trip to Keats Island to explore the marine sanctuary, and then ask if the fish are biting to catch dinner. Plumper Cove has a wonderful grassy area designed for picnics in the remains of an old orchard. Both Lookout Mountain and Stony Hill are pleasurable hikes. Weather permitting, explore Paisley Island on a gentle and rolling hike. Your charter yacht and crew can provide a full eco-tour of these smaller islands.
Neighboring Bowen Island is a world apart from the activity of Vancouver, with its own rural charms and over 23 miles of coastline. Contrast this serene island with the busy ferry docks just across the water at Horseshoe Bay.