Boating and Sailing in British Columbia, Canada

Boating and sailing are popular activities on the oceans and lakes of British Columbia, Canada. Looking to rent a boat and go fishing or wakeboarding. Go on a marine tour to see the World Famous Spirit Bear. Tour the waters of Vancouver Island, or rent a houseboat on Shuswap or Kookanusa Lakes. Choose your boating adventure!

Boating in British Columbia, Canada

Marine Tours

Both boating and sailing companies provide, either, day tours and multi day charters or both. The boating and sailing charters available in British Columbia are some of the best in the world for wildlife sightings and rugged wilderness scenery.

For visitors who just want to relax and let someone else do the work than a charter boat tour is the ticket. 

The prime boating season is during the late spring, summer and early fall seasons. For those who visit British Columbia with a boat in tow there are plenty of boat launches and marinas to choose from.


The ocean marinas operate from most of the coastal communities of British Columbia, Canada. There are lake and river marinas located on the larger rivers and lakes as well as many of the small ones.

If you need assistance, many BC marinas are well equipped with ship yards, engine shops, pubs, boat lifts, restaurants, gas pumps, overnight moorage, boat houses, accommodations, internet, showers, power and satellite hook ups.

Boat Rentals

Rental businesses, resorts and retreats offer boat rentals for fishing, water skiing and wake boarding adventures.

M.V. Burrard Queen is specialized in hosting all sorts of private charters for big and small events and professional functions for up to 220 guests. Our complete catering service provides fabulous cuisine and staff members that tend to your every need. Our wonderful vessel is designed with multiple decks, panoramic windows, a large dance floor, fully licensed bar and professional DJ systems with the state of art sound.

Slip A6 & A7, 750 Pacific Boulevard (Plaza of Nations), V6B 5E7
1 604-779-2258

810 Riverside Avenue
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1 250-836-4406
Kaslo Shipyard Co
Custom houseboat charters on beautiful Kootenay Lake

340 Front Street
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Children Welcome
Private Bath
Pet Friendly
Check out our fully stocked Marina and store. We have everything you need for your day on the water. We sell premium fuel at our convenient location right beside the boat launch, first on the channel.

101 Finlayson St.
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Leave your cares behind as you enjoy an afternoon of comfort and relaxation. Sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises to Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands are available, as well as custom day trips and multi-day cruises through the tidal rapids for bear and whale watching.

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