Boat Charters in Victoria BCSummer is prime boating season in Victoria BC.  Not that it’s the only boating season; our temperate climate means you can enjoy boating year round, depending on weather conditions, but more people get the urge to get ‘on the water’ during the summer months.  But what do you do if you don’t (yet) own a boat or are visiting Victoria from elsewhere and really want to explore the local waters?  Boat charters are readily available locally and might be just the ticket for your best vacation yet!

Imagine cruising the Salish Sea, exploring the San Juan Islands or the wild west coast of Vancouver Island on a luxurious power or sailboat.  Our local waters offer amazing scenery, whale and wildlife viewing, fishing and some of the best scuba diving in the world.

There are several companies in and near Victoria BC that charter boats to folks looking for a unique vacation experience.  You may, having demonstrated your experience, choose to skipper the vessel yourself or hire a skipper and just relax.  Most charter companies offer boating courses so you can brush up if your skills are rusty (or non-existent!).

One local company, Cooper Boating, offers a great range of boat charters from its location at Port Sidney Marina, including this gem:Boat Charters Victoria BC Memory Maker 1


‘Memory Maker’ is a 32’11” power vessel sleeping 6 comfortably, in absolutely pristine condition.  Imagine the fresh, clean Pacific wind in your face as you’re piloting her from this gorgeous flying bridge.Flying Bridge Memory Maker


Below, you’ll find well-appointed quarters,Boat Charters Victoria BC

Boat Charters Victoria BC

Boat Charters Victoria BC

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What a great way to spend your holidays, cruising the waters around Victoria BC in comfort, with the freedom to set your own pace and go where you choose. This beautiful power boat may be chartered through Cooper Boating. Charter the vessel ‘Memory Maker for what could be your most memorable vacation ever!

Just to be fully transparent; ‘Memory Maker’ is my boat.  I offer her for charter through Cooper Boating and want to be clear about my self-interest in this post.  If you do decide to or have already enjoyed time aboard I’d love to hear about your experience!  Please leave a comment below.  

Geoff McLean

Geoff is an established real estate professional whose years of experience have earned him numerous awards and accolades. He has been one of the top RE/MAX Realtors in the Victoria (BC) area since 1990, a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award winner for more than 36 years, and has won many other awards over the years. What do these awards mean to you? They mean that Geoff works hard and that he produces consistently. He is well connected in the industry and in the community. Connect with Geoff via email

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  1. Christopher Walker
    Christopher Walker says:

    My wife and I and our nine year old daughter had the fantastic experience of chartering the Memory Maker the Summer of 2013. It was our first boating trip as a family and it felt like we were thousands of miles from home yet we were essentially in our back yard.
    A highlight for my wife and daughter was mooring in a cove just outside of Butchart Gardens and watching the fireworks on a usually busy Saturday night. The vessel was very well equipped and from one who was considering buying a boat, the ability to hand back the keys to someone who will maintain her over the winter was one of the best incentives to charter.

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