Sailing Packages & Courses

Sailing for a healthy planet

Family pricing– ½ price for school age youth with parent(s) and all taxes included in listed prices.

Maximum guests: 4 for day sailing, 3 for live-aboard

Cruises are weather dependent and will be rescheduled or fee refunded in case of adverse weather.

Guests must be physically able to move around a boat underway and handle lines with moderate strength.

Discover Sailing

Discover Sailing is a 4 hour day sail for boating beginners and sailors wanting to sail to Amazing Places. Cruise the Georgian Bay Biosphere, island hopping around Parry Sound, enjoying the magnificent scenery and options to anchor and swim. Guests will learn to crew, receiving instruction on boating safety, boat handling, and docking following the Sail Canada Introduction to Boating Standard. Discover Georgian Bay, Discover Sailing!

Discover Cruising

Discover Cruising is a 6-8 hour cruise including anchoring, swimming and light bbq requiring no previous boating experience. Enjoy an enchanting sunset cruise or a spectacular day cruise around Parry Island with an optional lunch stop at world famous Henry’s Fish Restaurant. (Cost not included) Cruise the GBBR in the waters around Parry Sound, following the Sail Canada Introduction to Boating Standard. Guests are required to crew and will be instructed on boating safety, docking, boat handling and anchoring. Cruises are weather dependant and full refund for adverse weather. Guests must be physically able to move around a boat underway and handle lines with moderate strength.

Start Keelboat Sailing

IF you would like to book this course please select 2 Discover Cruising dates.

A two day sail adventure, following Sail Canada Start Keelboat Sailing Standard. Guests that have done Discover Sailing or Discover Cruising can join for the second day for half price to build on their knowledge and skill.

Sailors completing this course will be able to competently contribute as crew on a keelboat in moderate conditions. Cruises are weather dependant. Full refund for adverse weather.

Guests must be physically able to move around a boat underway and handle lines with moderate strength.

Basic Cruising Standard

This is the main entry level course in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising. It develops the student’s ability to take command of and operate (with assistance of competent crew) an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions. Basic boating skills are developed under sail and power with a focus on operation of the vessel as both crew and skipper.

Taught in a day sailing or live-aboard format. The day sailing format is about 30 hours over 4 days, most of which is devoted to practical sessions on water. Live-aboard format is offered over 4 days or 2 weekends. Food is included for live-board.  

No prerequisite for Basic Cruising but beginners should complete Start Keelboat Sailing. Students receive Basic Cruising book, Sail Canada Log Book signed by the instructor, registration with Sail Canada. Food is included with the live-aboard course and students will be sent a menu to choose from.

A challenge of the standard is offered in a minimum of 4 hours afloat plus completion of the 2 hour written examination aboard Blue Pearl or owner’s boat (pending successful safety inspection).

  • Day Sailing – $800 / Person
    • Minimum price is $2000 (2 adults plus one youth)
  • Live-Aboard – $1200 / Person – CONTACT US FOR BOOKING
    • Minimum price is $2400 (2 adults)
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Intermediate Cruising Standard

This live-aboard course follows the Basic Cruising standard in the Sail Canada keelboat and cruising training system. The vessel will be operated under sail and power while making daytime passages. The ability to act as skipper and crew in operation of a sailing vessel by day in unfamiliar waters will be developed, while building the skills and experience needed for live-aboard cruises and bareboat charter.

The program will be taught in a minimum five days in a live-aboard format. Food is included. 

A challenge of the practical component of the standard may be accomplished through a 48-hour live-aboard skill evaluation.

Prerequisites include Basic Cruising, Basic Coastal Navigation, VHF with DCS radio license, PCOC boaters card.

Intermediate Cruising is considered the minimum standard for bareboat chartering.

Please contact us to find out when our scheduled off season class will take place.  

Basic Coastal Navigation

This introductory course offers basic knowledge of navigation theory and is the initial course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation. Basic Coastal Navigation includes electronic notes, Navigation kit (practice chart, Chart 1, chart plotter, dividers), and if necessary; SC Log Book signed by the instructor, Sail Canada registration.

Sessions complement material introduced in Sail Canada Basic Cruising and Basic Power Boating courses. The concepts and skills covered will be applied in the Intermediate Cruising and Intermediate Power courses and prepares candidates for the Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation courses.

This course is offered and evaluated in 16 hours of classroom sessions.

No prerequisite.

Please contact us to find out when our scheduled off season class will take place.  

Intermediate Coastal Navigation

Students completing this course will have practiced and should understand the tools and techniques to support planning and safe passage making for coastal voyages.

Sessions complement material introduced in the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation course and practiced in the Intermediate Cruising or Intermediate Power Practical courses. The standard emphasizes the navigational skills at a level appropriate for bare boat chartering and for extended cruises in coastal waters. The concepts and skills covered will be applied in the Advanced Cruising course and prepares students for the Sail Canada Advanced Navigation course.

This course is offered and evaluated in 16-18 hours of classroom sessions.

Prerequisite is Basic Coastal Navigation.

Please contact us to find out when our scheduled off season class will take place.