Gulf Islands Yacht Charter, British Columbia
The Gulf Islands are a great place for a yacht charter vacation. The Southern Gulf Islands, are often referred to as the "San Juans of Canada". The hillsides are covered with fabulous evergreen scenery, distinctive wildlife and excellent facilities for charter boats. The Southern Gulf Islands tend to be less crowded with charter boats than its southern counterparts, giving the yacht charter guest an opportunity to enjoy peace and solitude. The Southern Gulf Islands consist of Salt Spring Island, Mayne Island, The Pender Islands, Galiano Island and Gabriola Island.
Salt Spring being the largest island offers good marina facilities for charter boats, shopping and great restaurants. Visit the famous summer market held in Ganges. The residents put on quite a display of local produce, cheeses, gourmet foods and crafts and artwork done by the local artists. Mayne Island is less commercialized than Salt Spring and offers some perfectly protected anchorages for charter boats, in her many bays. Mayne is very scenic and historical. Located on the eastern outer edge of the Gulf islands is Galiano Island, home to one of the most popular marine parks in the area. Galiano Island offers excellent marina facilities. The Pender Islands and its Bedwell Harbor is gateway to the Beaumont Marine Park. The rest of the Pender Island offers charter boats many scenic bays and beaches to anchor in. Browning harbor is a lovely place to stop your charter yacht, drop anchor and whittle the day away with a picnic and a good book. Visit the small picturesque island of Gabriola with its amazing sandstone formations.
The types of yacht charter available in includes motor, sailing, bareboat charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, and even the occasional luxury yacht charter.