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Boating with Family

Planning on a Family Vacation out on the Water? Keep These 11 Tips in Mind The weather is warming up out there, and we know many, many happy boaters who are eager to be heading out on the water with their families to mark the official start of boating season. A family boating vacation is […]

Covid-19 Notice

Dear Valued Marina Customer, For everyone’s health and safety, the marina administration is currently working remotely and is only available by telephone or email until further notice. Telephone:         250.656.1138 Email:                    info@vanislemarina.com   Our marina services continue to operate and are available to serve you. Yacht Sales        OPEN  Monday – Saturday 8am – […]

Vancouver Island Weather: What to Expect

Headed to Vancouver Island for the First Time? Here’s What to Expect in Terms of Weather It has been said that on Vancouver Island, you can go skiing, golfing, and boating all on the same weekend, and we certainly believe that this is possible! In all the blog posts we’ve published about the many things […]

Exploring Vancouver Island on a Budget

22 Free or Inexpensive Things to do on Vancouver Island On the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver Island is home to nearly 800,000 people and is the 11th largest island in Canada. It’s also home to many world-class tourist attractions, many of which are free or inexpensive to check out. Below is a […]

Introducing the 2020 Pursuit DC 295

Check out the new Pursuit Dual Console 295, now Available at the Van Isle Marina Sales Dock The 2020 Pursuit DC 295 is the latest Pursuit power boat model to arrive at the Van Isle Marina sales dock, and we are already so impressed with how much interest she has received! Our sales team got […]

Tides & Weather: What Boaters Need to Know

Tips for Navigating the Ocean’s Tides in Your Boat or Yacht An essential part of safely cruising the ocean on your yacht or boat is knowing about the tide levels of the areas you’ll be cruising. Even if you’ve chartered the same passage countless times, it’s good to have access to tide tables and knowledge […]

Quick & Delicious Halibut Recipes

10 Ways to Prepare Your Halibut Catch Who doesn’t love a good recipe roundup? Especially when the star ingredient is halibut! At Van Isle Marina, we are big fans of anything to do with halibut, whether it’s grilled, baked, poached, barbecued, or sautéed. Fortunately, you don’t have to get too fancy with halibut in order […]

Winter on the Yacht

Tips & Tricks for Boating in Cold Weather One of the things most yacht owners love is the freedom to pick up and go whenever the mood strikes – and sometimes the mood strikes during the coldest months of the year. When this happens, boating in the wintertime is fully possible, even out here on […]

Quick & Delicious Trout Recipes

12 Ways to Prepare Steelhead Trout   In addition to pacific salmon and fresh local halibut, another favourite fish the Van Isle Marina team loves to eat is steelhead trout. Like other types of fish, steelhead trout is quick and easy to prepare a number of ways, whether that be baking, steaming, grilling, barbequing, pan-frying, […]