Vancouver Island Yacht Charter
Vancouver Islands is amongst the many interesting and beautiful destinations for Canada yacht charter. Vancouver Islans is the largest Pacific Island east of New Zealand. Although the city of Vancouver is situated on the North American mainland, Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on the island. Every year, Vancouver Island is visited by many yacht charterers and tourists taking part in a Vancouver Island yacht charter holiday to explore the many fabulous destinations this region has on offer.
Photo 1: Entrance Island - Photo Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver Island – Boomer Jerritt; Photo 2: Vargas Island - Photo courtesy of Tourism Vancouver Island; Photo 3: Vancouver Island - Pacific Rim - Photo Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver Island – Boomer Jerritt;
Vancouver Island has become a sought after yacht rental destination for a variety of reasons. First of all, it is the biggest island on the western side of North America. It is the largest island in Canada with the second highest population density. The island is eminently positioned and the clear blue skies coupled with the calm water make for a perfect Vancouver Island yacht vacation. The island is also known for its vast and deep waters. The pristine coastlines on the yacht charter routes unveil stunning landscapes that you can enjoy from aboard your British Columbia luxury yacht.
Photo: Inner Harbour - Victoria - Vancouver Island - Photo by Scheffler - Credit to Destination British Columbia
Vancouver Island is surrounded by the straits of Georgia, Johnstone and Charlotte on the Canadian side and Strait of Juan de Fuca on the American side. The island has a stunning topography to explore consisting of mountain ranges and natural forests. The Golden Hinde Mountain stands at 2,195 meters above sea level and it is one of the highest elevations in Canada. From your Vancouver Island yacht you can enjoy a fantastic view of the inlets, fjords and deep bays teeming with wildlife. The sunrise and the sunsets that you see from your Vancouver Island yacht will be etched in your mind forever.
Photo 1: Victoria - Vancouver Island - Photo by Tom Ryan - Credit to Destination British Columbia; Photo 2: Campbell River - Vancouver Island - Photo by Tom Ryan - Credit to Destination British Columbia - Tom Ryan;
Apart from the deep blue seas and the mountainous regions you can also include a visit to the popular Red Cedar, Garry Oak, Manzanita and Douglas Fir forests in your Vancouver Island yacht charter itinerary. These dense forests are normally located in the less cold regions situated in the central, western and northern sides of the island. In these lush green forests you will be able to see some of the most unique species such as Roosevelt, Elk and Marmot. From aboard your Vancouver Island yacht you will be able to see various fish species such as trout, salmon and steelhead.
Photo 1: Kayakers - Photo Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver Island; Photo 2: Tidal Pool - Photo courtesy of Tourism Vancouver Island; Photo 3: Lighthouse Bistro - Nanaimo Waterfront - Photo Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver Island – Boomer Jerritt;
Canada luxury yacht holiday around the Vancouver Island offers an entire range of experiences that you can enjoy on your yacht vacation. The climate is one of the mildest in Canada with summer temperatures averaging between 20 and 22 degrees. The islands come under the direct influence of precipitation and it is because of this that the region experiences a variation in climates between the west coast and east coast. There is significant rain during the seasons of autumn and winter and snow is mainly concentrated in the mountains.
Some of the yacht holiday destinations around Vancouver Island include charming small islands and islets. The Vancouver Island is known for its diversity in terms of wildlife, marine life and other ecosystems. From aboard you can catch a glimpse of the orcas and the whales swimming by.