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Chartering Your Yacht

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Chartering Your Yacht   Picture this scenario – you have just returned home from your very first outing on your brand new luxury motor yacht. While on holiday, you enjoyed a two-week, fun-filled vacation cruise down to California. Returning home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, you look forward to the […]

Best Nature Spots on Vancouver Island

Top Nature Destinations from South to North Vancouver Island A haven for natural wonders, Vancouver Island has so many incredible places to experience. Depending on whether you’re looking for a day trip or a multi-day exploration, a coastal or an inland excursion, we’ve created a list of nature spots that you might not hear about […]

DIY Dog Bath at Van Isle Marina

Our New Fureverclean Self-Serve Dog Wash Makes it Simple to Quickly Wash, Dry and Condition Man’s Best Friend, Right Off the Boat At Van Isle Marina, we love dogs and we know your dogs are a huge part of the family and typically like to go boating as much as their people do. For tips […]

Introducing the Superyacht and Megayacht

Luxury Yachts and Boats for the Uber-Rich Designed as opulent floating resorts for the super-rich, superyachts and megayachts are in a world of their own when it comes to luxury travel. These vessels exceed even the most luxurious of on-land resorts. Travellers who dream of a getaway at sea without the crowds of a cruise […]

9 Easy Knots for Boating

9 Simple Boating & Sailing Knots You Should Know When it comes to boating, there are many types of knots used for everything from securing line when mooring, handling heavy loads, towing and of course, adjusting your sails. As boating experts at Van Isle Marina, we’ve narrowed it down to this list of 9 tied […]

Boating Terms & Terminology

A Glossary of Yachting Lingo   Whether you’ve got a solid pair of sea legs or are brand new to the boating life, you probably know that yachting and boating comes with its own language. Boating terms go back centuries and a lot of sailing vocabulary has been adopted as commonly used idioms in our […]

Prepping for Long Boat Trips

Tips & Tricks for Setting Sail for Weeks or Months at a Time   In times like these, when the world is encouraging you to stay safe, there is no reason staying safe cannot mean setting sail and living on your boat for awhile. After all, we see an extended boating trip as the perfect […]

Easy and Delicious Crab Cake Recipes

A Short History of the Crab Cake   First called crab patties or crab croquettes in the 19th century, crab cakes were another take on minced meat patties. Thanks to a plentiful supply, some North American pubs actually gave fresh crab away to patrons, prior to the Second World War. The crab cake was created […]

Renovating an Older Yacht

Thinking About Renovating a Yacht as a Hobby Project? Here’s What to Expect   There are many different scenarios that might see you one day staring down a decades-old boat on land from bow to stern, wondering, “Where do I even start?” Perhaps you’ve recently bought a pre-owned boat and are looking to make it […]

Family Boating Activities

How to Keep Everyone Entertained on the Yacht On today’s modern luxury yachts, there is no shortage of fun things to do with the family. We know you know the typical activities that keep everyone occupied, like swimming, fishing, floaties, and mealtimes. But what about the rest of the time? Especially if you’re planning on […]