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The Ocean Beckons Gulf Islands Charter

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Address: 611 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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Overnight sailing with Ocean Beckons Ladysmith/Nanaimo (4 days/3 nights)

We spent 4 magical days cruising on "Bateau du Vent" (38 ft sail boat) with friendly & engaging 'Captain' John who cooks all your meals. Each day we anchored round 1500hrs to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Susan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We spent 4 magical days cruising on "Bateau du Vent" (38 ft sail boat) with friendly & engaging 'Captain' John who cooks all your meals. Each day we anchored round 1500hrs to explore an island and make some fabulous discoveries (abandoned farmhouses preserved as the owners left them - belongings and all, secret island resorts where JFK stayed and met... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

We had amazing weather sailing in the Gulf Islands ! First stop Wallace Island for hiking and visiting local historical site , and then onto Pirates Cove . Skipper John aboard Bateau du Vent was great fun and we really enjoyed or sailing adventure . The nights were amazing star gazing and viewing the stars on Skipper John's star app.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Before ever stepping aboard Bateau du Vent, John (aka Skippy) sent several Google map options to maximize our cycling options, and ended up purchasing a bicycle rack specifically for our bikes. This preplanning by Skippy ensured our trip was going to be more than just great sailing. Once aboard we were given a vacation that included fantastic cycling options, great... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

With great weather and a superb skipper, this was a totally enjoyable day with our friends. Easy and relaxed.

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Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

The trip today with John was a great adventure for my children and I. John took the time to teach the children all about sailing and had them participating in every aspect of it. As sailing is one of my own passions it was amazing to watch John get all of my children enthused about it as well. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Our Family of 4 spent 2 weeks discovering the area around Chemainus. One of the "Highlights" was going on a 5 hr Charter with Captain John. He is a very knowledgeable and interesting Man who is glad to answer any Sailing or other inquiry about the area. We were all invited to take the wheel at any time and were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I arrived in Nanaimo airport August 6th, met by Captain John Dul and driven the short distance to Ladysmith and his boat, "Bateau Du Vent" (Boat of the Wind), a beautiful 11 metre vessel. After an evening of preparation and celebration, they had a welcome to Ladysmith BBQ for me; we departed early on the 7th. I was onboard until... More 

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