Entries by Van Isle Marina

Tips for Long Range Cruising

Sailing Around the World? Here’s How to Prepare Before taking your motor yacht or sailboat out on the open ocean for weeks, months, or years at a time, there are a lot of important things to consider. Here is a list of things you need to do to prepare for life on the open sea. […]

Central Island Hiking Trails

Top 10 Hiking Destinations on Central Vancouver Island From North to South and everywhere in between, Vancouver Island is home to countless world-class hiking trails for all skill levels. Below is a list of Van Isle Marina staff’s favourite hiking destinations around the Central part of Vancouver Island. We offer this post as a complement […]

VHF Marine Radio Etiquette

10 Basic Rules of Radio Etiquette When Using Your Yacht’s VHF Radio If you’re new to the boating community, familiarizing yourself with some simple radio etiquette will help you feel more confident when out on the water. Van Isle Marina has you covered with our handy beginner’s guide to VHF radio etiquette. But before we […]

10 Attractions on Vancouver Island

Visiting Vancouver Island for a Few Days? Here are Some of the Most Popular Attractions to Check Out From North to South, Vancouver Island is home to many world-class tourist attractions. Below is a list of Van Isle Marina staff’s top recommendations. If you’ll be visiting the island by boat, you can moor your boat […]

Choosing the Right Yacht For Your Needs

On the Market for Your First Yacht? Here are 10 Things to Ask Yourself There are a lot of different types of yachts out there. Here’s how to narrow down the selection and find the right yacht for you. While it’s tempting to go off things like looks and speed alone, there’s plenty more that […]

Different Types of Fishing Lures

An Introduction to the Best Lures for Catching Fish in BC If you’re thinking about finally doing some fishing aboard your boat for the first time, check out our guide to the different types of lures there are to choose from, and how they work. The lures on this list are suitable for many different […]

2020 Riviera 505 SUV

The Riviera 505 SUV is set to Premiere in February 2020 Within the yachting community, Riviera is having quite a moment these days. Earlier this year, the luxury yacht builder announced dates for its upcoming 64 Sport Motor Yacht debut as well as launched its new Platinum Edition Sport Yacht line. They are also gearing […]

Kinds of Shellfish in BC Waters

The Most Common Types of Shellfish in British Columbia Waters With so many species of fish living in BC waters, there is something to fish for at practically anytime of year, including many types of shellfish. In our previous posts covering all the different kinds of fish in BC waters, we’ve touched on the highly […]