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Sailing Adventures in Howe Sound Fjord

Squamish, Canada

Experience hosted by David & Rebecca

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Prepare yourself for an adventure that balances the thrill of sailing Howe Sound's legendary winds with the breathtaking views of the Coastal and Tantalus mountain ranges.

We will depart from the docks in Squamish (about 40 minutes north of Vancouver on the highway to Whistler) and raise the sails as we pass beneath the legendary Stawamus Chief granite monolith and Shannon Falls.

Regardless of expertise or ability, you will learn about sailing and experience unbounded excitement as the wind fills our sails and accelerates our 40' sailboat across the waters of Canada's southernmost fjord. Take a turn at the helm or grind a winch to trim sails - the more involved you become, the more fun you will have.

A dance of colourful kites await as we tack offshore in the afternoon's inflow winds. The same topographic phenomenon that makes the area perfect for sailing attracts kiteboarders from around the world.

We will explore the northern section of the Howe Sound fjord and promise many photo opportunities that will stand amongst the highlights of your trip.

With a little luck, we may even sight a pod of dolphins or Orcas!

Welcome aboard - let's have some fun.
Other things to note
We respect our oceans and try to minimize our environmental impact. Please choose aluminum containers for beverages instead of plastic or glass, and avoid the use of plastic bags and plastic wrap. Tx!
Prepare yourself for an adventure that balances the thrill of sailing Howe Sound's legendary winds with the breathtaking views of the Coastal and Tantalus mountain ranges.

We will depart from the docks in Squamish (about 40 minutes north of Vancouver on the highway to Whistler) and raise the sails as we pass beneath the legendary Stawamus Chief granite monolith and Shannon Falls.

Regardless of expertise or ability, you will…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We'll provide some non-alcoholic refreshments to keep you hydrated.
  • Equipment
    Your safety is important to us. We follow Transport Canada regulations and...

Meet your host, David & Rebecca

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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We love to share our passion for the wind, water and natural beauty that surrounds us in coastal British Columbia. Howe Sound is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to sail, with predictable and stable winds, majestic mountains, waterfalls, marine life, and, of course, a welcoming crew!

Whether you are a complete novice or seasoned sailboat racer, you will thoroughly enjoy the experience of a hands-on sailing adventure, learn about the ecological and historic features of the region and leave with a memorable adventure that you will share for years to come.
We love to share our passion for the wind, water and natural beauty that surrounds us in coastal British Columbia. Howe Sound is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to sail, with predictable and stable winds, majestic mountains, waterfalls, marine life, and, of course, a welcoming crew!

Whether you are a complete novice or seasoned sailboat racer, you will thoroughly enjoy the experience of a hands-on sailing adventure, learn about the ecological and historic features of…
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Where you'll be

We get thousands of visitors from around the world every year, but only a handful experience the pristine beauty of the area from the perspective of the water.

Let us know what you prefer - we can spend our time playing in the wind or cruise the coastline exploring the sights of glaciers, waterfalls, cliffs and coves in waters that have been travelled by our indigenous forebears for thousands of years.
Josée
September 2020
Amazing adventure. David and Rebecca font en sorte de vivre une superbe expérience. Ils ne regardent pas le temps, nous font participer et racontent des histoires. Ils prennent vraiment soin de vous et s’assurent que l’expérience est inoubliable. Je le recommande à tout le monde sans hésitation.
Amazing adventure. David and Rebecca font en sorte de vivre une superbe expérience. Ils ne regardent pas le temps, nous font participer et racontent des histoires. Ils prennent…
Farrel
September 2020
This was an exceptional experience. David and Rebecca treated us to a mostly relaxing, but also adventurous afternoon on the water. The group we were with was very friendly and our hosts facilitated us all having a great time together. We can’t wait to set sail with them again next summer.
This was an exceptional experience. David and Rebecca treated us to a mostly relaxing, but also adventurous afternoon on the water. The group we were with was very friendly and ou…
Darryl
September 2020
The overall experience was way better than advertised! David & Rebecca we’re genuinely passionate about the tour and made us feel part of the experience! I had an incredible experience!
Alla
September 2020
Wonderful experience and memorable moments during the ride this great yacht. David and Clea are wonderful people who made our experience unforgettable. I will definitely do it again next year! I recommend them for the everlasting experience of yacht sailing.
Wonderful experience and memorable moments during the ride this great yacht. David and Clea are wonderful people who made our experience unforgettable. I will definitely do it aga…
Christiane
September 2020
Great and very personable skippers with tons of experience and a beautiful boat, able to speak to loads of topics and give you plenty info about the location. Great sense of humour and used to deal with people from all walks of life. Would love to meet them again.
Great and very personable skippers with tons of experience and a beautiful boat, able to speak to loads of topics and give you plenty info about the location. Great sense of humour…
Amy
September 2020
Best day ever. The Howe sound is incredibly beautiful, but you need to experience it with great guides and that is exactly what David and Rebecca area. My favorite part was that they offered to make you part of the experience; you could help with raising the sail and all types of other things to help you learn about sailing. I had a friend who also didn't lift a finger the whole time so it's also an experience for people who just want to sit back and relax, and enjoy the beauty of BC. Thank you again to David and Rebecca for a day I will never forget!
Best day ever. The Howe sound is incredibly beautiful, but you need to experience it with great guides and that is exactly what David and Rebecca area. My favorite part was that th…

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Your comfort is important to us, so please pack carefully. Check the forecast and pack accordingly, noting that the temperature on the water can be a little cooler than the air temperature.

We have a limited supply of items onboard, and recommend that you bring anything that you may need for personal comfort. Consider things like sunscreen, wind/weather proof clothing, a sweater and/or pants, and favourite snacks and/or beverages.