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The Benefits of an Outboard Engine

Today’s Outboard Motors Aren’t What You Might Expect—They’re Even Better When shopping for a new boat, you’re going to need the right engine to make your time on the water as carefree as possible. While you might automatically think that an inboard will be quieter and more powerful, you might be surprised to know that […]

How Far Can Yachts Travel?

Pairing the Length of your Trip with the Right Yacht Cruising the world is a dream for many, and there’s no better way to do it than in your own yacht. When it comes to the question of how far yachts can travel, there’s no one set answer for this. There are so many different […]

Vancouver Island Anchorages

How to Sail Around Vancouver Island The largest island off the West Coast of North America, Vancouver Island is a boater’s dream come true, offering every vista and experience you can possibly imagine. Sail alongside a pod of pacific white-sided dolphins, explore ancient petroglyphs on shore and toast spectacular sunsets as your yacht bobs in […]

Secret Secluded Areas off the Beaten Path

Touring Vancouver Island – 8 Secluded Destinations You Can Get to by Boat   Owning a boat is like having a ticket to the most exclusive locations around Vancouver Island. From jaw-dropping coves and inlets to trails leading to hidden crystal-clear lakes, stunning ocean vistas and serene campsites, boating here means you can experience the […]

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 […]