Cruise Victoria, the Gulf Islands and the Salish Sea!
Under sail in good winds
Ibis in Oak Bay
Blackfish Sailing Adventures is an accredited sailing school with Sail Canada (CYA) offering sail training courses, day sails and skippered sailing charters around Victoria and adjoining Gulf Islands. We cruise as far north on Vancouver Island as Desolation Sound. If you are looking to combine a vacation featuring pristine waters and beautiful natural settings, while also improving your cruising skills, we have some fantastic options for you!
Choose either a half day or a full day on the water. We depart from Oak Bay which is a scenic 10 minute drive from downtown Victoria. Experience great sailing among idyllic islands set against a backdrop of soaring mountain peaks. A memorable day for seasoned sailors and novices alike.
TAKE A COURSE
A Sail Canada (CYA) cruising course is recognized the world over and provides you with the basic skills you will need to begin cruising. With some additional navigational training and experience, you should have the ability to cruise or charter a boat anywhere around the world.
Do you want to familiarize yourself with sailing, develop some sailing skills, or find out the kind of boat you should buy? Join us for a cruise through the islands and discover the pleasures of coastal cruising.
What are people saying?
Ashley and I had so much fun sailing with Gary on Sunday. Thank you so much for helping me plan the trip and for being so accommodating. The boat was beautiful; Gary was an extraordinary teacher and captain; and the cake was delicious! We’re now addicted to sailing and British Columbia.
Just wanted to say thanks for the fabulous sailing experience. Gary was absolutely fabulous!!! Everyone immensely enjoyed the sailing experience and will definitely recommend your company to anyone wanting to experience sailing.
We had a terrific time.
Gary is a superb instructor. He impressed the pants off of the two of our number who have taken sailing lessons in Hawaii and British Virgin Islands; and he earned a position in my evaluation of instructors based on more years in university than I care to recount.
Today Tim and Riley had an awesome time sailing with Gary. He was a wealth of interesting knowledge and gave everyone ample opportunities for hands on experiences. This was Riley's first experience sailing and definitely not his last.
Gary, Many thanks for a wonderful birthday present for Tim and a great father/son outing for both of them.
They would highly recommend this day of sailing.