Entries by Van Isle Marina

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 […]

ROAM – Clearing Customs by Boat

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency has announced the launch of a new streamlined, yet comprehensive way to clear customs for boaters travelling from Canada to the United States. ROAM (Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile) is an alternative method to the typical face-to-face customs clearing that most people are used to. Small pleasure craft arriving to […]

Protected Anchorages in the Gulf Islands

The sun has officially set on summer, and winter is on the horizon. The “off-season” brings a plethora of wild and glorious weather to the Pacific Northwest. In an instant, things can change and even the most experienced boater may need to seek refuge. Below is a list of a handful of the many anchorages in […]

The Hauntings of the Gulf Islands

In the spirit of all things spooky, this Halloween we have complied a list of the scariest stories from across the Gulf Islands. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, these tales are sure to send a shiver down your spine. Continue reading, if you dare… The Heriot Bay Inn, Quadra Island Nestled in the […]

Four Premieres for Riviera and Belize at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Four Premieres for Riviera and Belize at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, will proudly present the World Premiere of its much anticipated flagship Belize 66 and the Americas Premieres of the Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht, the 39 Sports Motor Yacht and the sporty and adventurous […]

Five Reasons to Plan a Fall Cruise

Summer has officially come and gone. As much as we love Summer and all it has to offer, Fall is a close second when it comes to our favourite season. At Van Isle Marina, we are lucky to be experiencing lovely warm weather, while still being treated to the beautiful Fall colours. Transient moorage guests […]

Van Isle Marina Donates to RCM-SAR

As part of Van Isle Marina’s Corporate Social Responsibility, we chose to support the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM – SAR). RCM – SAR is a highly-trained, all-volunteer unit with a 24/7 state of readiness. In a situation of marine distress, they would be the first rescue vessel on scene. The rescue vessel, […]