Destinations & Sample Itineraries
Pacific Northwest: British Columbia - Gulf Islands and Victoria
By m/v Pacific Yellowfin
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Please understand that this is just a sample itinerary. While cruising in the Pacific Northwest, tidal streams, weather conditions, and wildlife determine our routes and destinations.
- Special Chefs Dinner featuring Pacific North West cuisine including matching wines aboard the M.V Pacific Yellowfin.
- Guided tour of Salt Spring Island wineries and farms.
- Motorbike and bike ride on Saturna Island with picnics.
- Renowned Butchart Gardens and lunch.
- Sightseeing tour of Victoria including horse-drawn carriage ride and afternoon tea.
- Guided kayaking and hiking tours.
- Guided viewing of Orca whales and porpoises.
Day 1: Vancouver ~ Galiano Island
Welcome champagne reception for your departure trip from Steveston through the Fraser River Delta, then crossing the Straight of Georgia to finish the cruise on Galiano Island. Guided kayaking trip around Montague Harbour and surrounding islands will follow. Welcome Dinner onboard and overnight.
Day 2: Galiano Island ~ Salt Spring Island
Enjoy breakfast while cruising to Ganges on Salt Spring Island to visit the famous farmer’s market known for its "Make it, bake it or grow it on the Gulf Islands" philosophy. Continue with a tour of the island with a Salt Spring native to learn about its wineries, organic farms, cheese makers, as well as many renowned art galleries.
Day 3: Salt Spring Island ~ Saturna~ Pender Island
Cruise to unspoilt Saturna Island while enjoying a buffet breakfast. Take a motorbike or bike ride to the Lighthouse at the southern tip of the island. Savour a picnic lunch and a short cruise to Pender Island where you will spend the night at anchor.
Day 4: Pender Island ~ Whale Watching ~ Brentwood Bay
Greet the day with a guided hike up Mount Norman, before breakfast. The rest of the day will be spent viewing Orcas, Porpoises and Seals around the Gulf Islands. Late afternoon cruise to Brentwood Bay.
Day 5: Brentwood Bay ~ Victoria ~ Brentwood Bay
In the morning visit the famous Butchart Gardens for a backdoor-guided tour and then enjoy lunch here at Butchart. In the afternoon visit Victoria with its English teashops, and ride along the waterfront in a horse-drawn carriage around the inner harbour. Join in the tradition and sip afternoon tea. Return to the boat for dinner onboard and overnight.
Day 6: Brentwood Bay ~ Active Pass ~ Vancouver
Morning departure back to Vancouver through the beautiful Active Pass while enjoying your last brunch onboard.
m/v Pacific Yellowfin
Remember, there are many variations to this sample itinerary. Your charter will be customized to fulfill the dreams of your charter party. That's the beauty of a crewed charter yacht sailing vacation.