Vancouver is a coastal city which is located in the Lower mainland of the British Columbia in Canada. It was named after the Bristish captain George Vancouver who explored the area in the 1790’s. Geographically, Vancouver is located on the Burrard peninsula and lies between the Bursars Inlet to the North and the Fraser River to the South of the US North western coast. The Stait of Georgia is located to the West and is shielded from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island. Vancouver is a popular yacht charter destination for yacht charterers who want to explore the scenic shores of the English Bay. It is also an internationally renowned area which has preserved its natural beauty with the Metropolis. While yacht chartering in the area of Vancouver, yacht charterers will have the opportunity to explore what the British Columbia has to offer. You will discover the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the top yacht charter destinations while cruising through the Desolation Sound, the Canadian Gulf islands and the Princess Louisa Inlet. And last but not least, no matter where you choose to drop anchor, you will surely enjoy the most popular water sports offered. There is a large variety of water sports such as kayaking, skiing, snorkeling, bicycling, hiking or fishing. You will also have the unique opportunity to drop the crab and shrimp traps, go ashore and pick oysters or dig a few clams and get ready for the freshest seafood ever.
The city of Vancouver is a relaxed but bustling cosmopolitan city with many diversions and easy access to the Pacific Ocean and the spectacular mountains and peaks inland. Some have even called Vancouver the ‘’City of Neighborhoods’’, with every time in a distinctive character. Vancouver is also constantly ranked among one of the top of the best cities in the world where to live. The city main outdoor is filled with museum and gallery attraction where you can visit during your yacht charter vacations. You will also have the opportunity to discover the ‘’real Vancouver’’ with its clamorous Commercial Dr Coffee shops, and visit the hipster hangouts of SoMa, the gay-friendly streets of the West End, the kaleidoscopic thoroughfares of Chinatown and the historic, re-invigorated old streets of Gastown, where the original pub once stood. Then after some mouth-watering dinners in some of the most famous restaurant, you will have a nice time with the spectacular sunsets in motion, live music and dancing, to the awesome sights and sounds of Vancouver’s waterfront.
Yacht charter itineraries in the Northwest of the Pacific Ocean near Vancouver can be an unforgettable sailing experience. There are numerous places to discover, especially its unique wildlife. In place in the ocean, you can view the magnificent Orca whales, porpoises, seals, bald eagles, otters and the sea birds. From the various marinas in Vancouver, you can cruise further to the 4 most popular cruising grounds such the Canadian Gulf islands, the Sunshine coast and the famous Desolation sound or further south to San Juan. The Vancouver marina is located about 6 miles from the mouth of the North Arm and enjoys almost entirely fresh water. The biggest advantage to mooring your boat at Vancouver Marina is the availability of its Covered Moorage. Mooring your yacht in a covered slip is the best way to protect it from the damaging effects of UV rays, as well as keeping it dry. Individual docking in our covered moorage means that you have a finger float on each side of your yacht. The Creek marina is also considered as a prime destination for yachts; it is located in the North of Vancouver and offers various facilities such as dry storage yard, and over 500 slips and moorages for yachts. The Coal harbor marina is a downtown waterfront in Vancouver which offers protected moorage for up to 238 yachts measuring from 9 to 60 m in length.