Learn more about our news and special events, both here at the marina or out and about on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

4th Annual Floating Boat Show at Mosquito Creek

Join Van Isle Marina at the 4th Annual Floating Boat Show held at Mosquito Creek from September 9th through 12th, 2010.  Van Isle Marina will be displaying three vessels at this upcoming boat show.

Vessels on Display:

47′ Bayliner 1999
37′ Riviera 2007
34′ Sea Ray 2003

Click here for further information on the 4th Annual Boat Show at Mosquito Creek.

Vancouver Island Blues Bash ’10

Victoria welcomes Blues Bash 2010, a three-day festival over the Labour Day long weekend, September 4-6th.

There are free performances each day of the festival from noon – 5:15 pm.  McKinley Wolf will perform Saturday, September 4th at noon and the  Victoria Soul Gospel Choir performs Sunday, September 5th at noon.

To purchase tickets for other performances, please visit the McPherson Box Office, Lyle’s Place and the Victoria Jazz Society office (Suite J – 727 Johnson St or 250-388-4423)

Click here for a listing of all artists performing at this year’s Blues Bash.

Classic Boat Festival

The 33rd Annual Classic Boat Festival is this coming weekend, September 3, 4, and 5th 2010 located at Victoria’s Inner Harbour.  The festival is free to the public and everyone is welcomed to come down to the Inner Harbour and view the classic boats.

The festival schedule of events:

Friday, September 3rd
Official Commencement, 12 Noon

Saturday, September 4th
10:00 am to 12 Noon Classic Rowing Regatta

2:00 pm Onwards, Steam Boat Parade

Sunday, September 5th
10:30 am (approx.) Sunday Sailpast

150 Foot Slip Available

Van Isle Marina has open slips for 20 and 28 foot boats as well as a 150 foot slip available.  Please refer to our marina services web page for detailed information on all of the services we provide.

Did you know Van Isle Marina has a moorage credit program as well as a fuel discount program?

Please contact our Marina Services Representatives at 250-656-1138 or email info@vanislemarina.com to book your slip today.

Submit a Photo Draw

Submit a photo celebrating the boating lifestyle for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Van Isle Marina’s Fuel Dock!


  • Photo must celebrate the boating lifestyle
  • Each approved submission will be posted to the Van Isle Marina Submit a Photo web page and entered into the draw
  • Draw will be held at the end of August
  • Winner will be contacted via email

Click here to submit your photo.

New 43′ Riviera Open Flybridge

Van Isle Marina is pleased to announce that it will be receiving the new 43′ Riviera Open Flybridge “Twin Volvo Penta Diesel IPS Pod Drives”.

This is a new model launched by Riviera in 2010.  One of these new models will be arriving soon to the Pacific Northwest.  Contact our sales team to discuss this revolutionary new design.

VIM Sponsors Youth in Opti Junior Sailing Program

The Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club offers summer sailing school for all levels of sailors, age 8 to 18 years.  This summer Van Isle Marina was able to sponsor 5 children into the Opti Junior program.

The Opti Junior program is an entry level, pre-white sail course introducing children 8 to 11 years of age to the basics of boats.  Safety and seamanship are combined with basic sailing and rowing skills.  Please visit SNSYC for further information on sailing courses.

Learn to Sail Sponsored by VIM

Boats Afloat Show, Seattle WA

Van Isle Marina will display the 41′ Riviera Open Flybridge 2009 yacht at the Seattle Lake Union Boats Afloat Show held from September 15-19, 2010.

Visit Lake Union Boats Afloat Show for further information.

5th Annual Navigator Rendezvous

The 5th Annual Navigator Rendezvous is scheduled for August 26-29th, 2010 at Roche Harbour Marina, Friday Harbour, WA.  Click here to register for one of the 50 pre-reserved slips.

Riviera Fishing Tournament Winners

A great fishing experience is the best way to describe the seventh annual Riviera Fishing Tournament held at Ucluelet on August 4th – 8th, 2010.  Fifteen Riviera boats entered into the tournament hosted by Van Isle Marina and Emerald Pacific Yacht Sales.

Top winner was Van Isle moorage customer and 34′ Riviera owner Paul Wiggins with his wife, Karen, whose fish weighed in at 41.7 lbs which netted them a grand total
of $4,500 made up of a “Daily” $1,500 and a $3,000 contribution from Riviera Australia.

Second place winner for $1,500, plus “The Daily”, was Dan Sarkesian in “Footloose II” with a 38.6 lb Chinook.

Third place was “Hae Dal” owned by Joe Nessel who netted $500 for a 37.1 pounder.

Other “Daily” winners were Joe and Kirsten Peterson in “Gunk” and Don and Mary Ball who only last week took delivery of their brand new 45-foot Riviera, “Sea Bum”.

This year the tournament was held out of the Small Craft Harbour Marina in Ucluelet and this was the first time ever that reserved visitor moorage was permitted, let alone a while dock being set aside to accommodate our Riviera fleet.  Sincere appreciation is extended to the Town of Ucluelet and Riviera Australia for their support of the tournament.

Grand Prize Winner Paul Wiggins