Entries by Van Isle Marina

Cleaning Fish on a Boat

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Clean a Fish While On Your Boat It’s never the best part of the fishing experience, and it’s often a thankless task, but someone on board the boat has got to do it. We’re talking about cleaning your catch. Knowing how to clean a fish properly is something every […]

South Island Hiking Trails

Top 10 Hiking Destinations on Southern Vancouver Island From North to South, Vancouver Island is covered in beautiful, well-maintained hiking trails for all skill levels. Below is a list of Van Isle Marina staff’s favourite hiking destinations on the Southern part of Vancouver Island – because sometimes you just need to get off the boat, […]

Parts of a Boat

Parts of a Boat: Boating Terminology for Beginners If you’re new to the boating community, familiarizing yourself with the different parts of a boat will help you talk the talk and ensure you set sail with confidence. Van Isle Marina has you covered with our handy beginner’s guide to the different parts of a boat. […]

Lures or Bait?

Lure or Live Bait? Understanding the Pros and Cons of Each When it comes to catching fish as quickly and effortlessly as possible, the question of which is better – artificial lures or real bait – depends on what you’re trying to catch and in what conditions you’re trying to catch it. Sometimes a lure is […]

2019 Vancouver International Boat Show

Don’t miss out on Western Canada’s largest boat show, the 2019 Vancouver International Boat Show! This boat show takes place from February 6-10 at BC Place and  the Granville Island marina. Hundreds of boats are for sale from Wednesday to Saturday 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Our […]

Riviera to showcase four Premieres at the Miami International Boat Show

Riviera to showcase four Premieres at the Miami International Boat Show Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, will proudly present four Premieres in a nine-model red carpet showcase at the Miami International Boat Show in February. The on-water display at the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key in Florida during President’s Day weekend from […]

Christmas Gifts for Boaters under $100

Living in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you may have a boater, fisherman, or sailor on your holiday list. Sure– you could get them another nautical mug or anchor key chain, but why not get a Christmas gift that they will never forget. If none of these gifts will do, a Van Isle Marina gift card […]