Basic Cruising Standard-5 days

5 days

$ 1465/ person


5 full days and 4 nights on the water cruising the Southern Gulf Islands. With the ultimate goal of being able to cruise safely in local waters as both skipper and crew in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. This course is designed for the novice sailor and those with experience on cruising sailboats in tidal waters. It is for two students but could be three if you all know each other. The price is per person. Food can be supplied. Prerequisite is a PCOC Card but can be done at the same time.

Availability & Dates

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Good to know

Best Choice.
Sail and learn in the Southern Gulf Islands.
Basic Cruising Standard Certificate.
PCOC and / or VHF ROC-M (DSC) for additional fee.
Meals (extra cost) and Accommodations will be on the Boat.
Course Material included.
Price varies dependent on your choices.

What to bring?


Non Scuffing footwear. Boat shoes, Teva-type sandals or tennis shoes. (to see if it scuffs if you take it off and slide an edge of the sole on paper)


Foul weather/Rain gear, fleece jacket, windbreaker and a sweater layer is good, during summer rain gear is usually not needed.


Sunglasses with safety string and side protection, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and a cell phone or camera.’


Reading material, and games.


Current driver’s license, current passport (if US travel is planned), birth certificate copy (if US travel is planned), next of kin contact information, PCOC Card, other sailing qualifications (if you have any), sailing logbook (we can provide if needed), evidence of travel insurance coverage, and BC Tidal fishing license if you wish to fish or gather shellfish.


Call or text: 1-250-415-3223

Email: Contact Page

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