Galiano Sailing Charters (Retreat Cove)

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Retreat Cove
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520 Cameron Lane Galiano BC
V0N 1P0
Waterview, Waterfront, Pets OK, Children OK, E-Transfer

Exploration, a sail and a highlight of your Gulf Islands experience.

Board the 35' William Trip Jr. designed Coronado sloop in picturesque Retreat Cove, Galiano Island for the perfect adventure. Seasoned skipper and blue water sailor George Harris will treat you to an amazing afternoon, sunset or overnight(s) cruise. This catered (optional) voyage features local delicacies including sea food in season. You may choose the most popular cruise destination...Wallace Island, virtually uninhabited but steeped in a magical history. Some of the original buildings remain, but this gem of an island became a Marine Park 2 decades ago. The only way to reach Wallace is by private vessel. You could even decide to set up a tent for the night and be picked up the following day! Or snorkel/swim in the protected waters of Princess Bay and Conover Cove.

Your sailboat is one of the best ways to get up close to the incredibly rich diversity of sea life found just off these wondrous shores. You could also include Saltspring Island on your sail with the dock at Fernwood a short beam reach from Retreat (Fernwood pick-up/drop-off offered). If you arrive with your fishing license... a crab trap will be available to you and your friends. So whether it is 4 hours or more, you will see a part of the Gulf Islands few visitors experience.

For day trips we recommend no more than 6 passengers or for overnight adventures 4 is a comfortable number. Your captain has navigated vessels from the Arctic Circle to the clear waters of the Grenadines Islands... with stories to match these passages. Let us help you make this trip the best!


2015 Rates

  • Afternoon cruise: $100 per hour (4 hour minimum)
  • Sunset cruise: $250 (7 pm - 9 pm)
  • Full Day cruise: $600 (9 am - 5 pm)
  • Overnight cruise: $800 (board 1 pm - return next day 11 am)

complimentary snacks are served on all trips

Optional Meal Plan

(special diets accommodated)

  • Breakfast and lunches: $15 per person
  • Dinners: $25 per person

*every attempt is made to source organic local produce and fresh seafood in season.