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Introducing the 2020 Pursuit OS 355

The 2020 Pursuit Offshore 355 Has Arrived at the Van Isle Marina Sales Dock As Western Canada’s exclusive dealer for Pursuit Boats, the sales team here at Van Isle Marina is pleased to welcome the latest Pursuit power boat model to our sales dock – the 2020 Pursuit Offshore OS 355.  We will be showcasing […]

Miami International Boat Show 2020

Riviera to Debut the 505 SUV at the Miami Yacht Show in February Premier yacht builder, Riviera Australia, has an impressive lineup of yachts heading to the Miami International Boat Show next month. The company’s highly anticipated yacht lineup is always a gorgeous display, especially this year with the long-awaited world premiere of the all-new […]

2020 Vancouver International Boat Show

Van Isle Marina will be Showcasing Riviera and Pursuit Models at this Year’s Show The highly anticipated 56th annual Vancouver International Boat Show, happening February 5-9, 2020 at BC Place and Granville Island in Vancouver, is fast approaching – and we here at Van Isle Marina are excited to be returning for another year to […]

Whale Watching on Vancouver Island

An Introduction to One of Vancouver Island’s Most Popular Activities Vancouver Island is home to spectacular whale watching opportunities, with numerous companies offering tours up and down the Island. But if you have your own boat, you can easily become your own personal whale watching tour guide. The best part is that whale watching can […]

Old Boating Superstitions

19 Things Boaters Used to Be Superstitious About At Van Isle Marina, we have rounded up some of the most popular superstitions held by boaters. Some of these superstitions are meant to ward off bad luck, while others are meant to bring good luck to everyone on board. Many of the following superstitions date back […]

Quick & Delicious Salmon Recipes

10 Ways to Prepare Your Salmon Catch At Van Isle Marina, we eat a ton of salmon – and we are constantly impressed with how many different ways there are to prepare it. From baked, grilled, smoked, and canned, salmon is a source of endless meal ideas. There are 5 types of pacific salmon that […]

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. […]

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 […]