There is nothing more enjoyable and exhilarating than cruising a coastline on your own chartered luxury yacht. You decide when to sail, swim, collect shellfish, or just relax on deck. Any yacht in our portfolio is at your service, and we at Vivid, the captain, crew and support staff would be delighted to help you plan your dream itinerary. Whether you’re looking for a night on Vancouver’s spectacular waterfront, a business retreat away from the bustle of the city, or a week long charter to explore the West Coast, up to Alaska or down to Cabo San Lucas, we’d be happy to set you on your way.
SAMPLE 8-DAY ITINERARY: Start & Finish in Vancouver, B.C.
You and your companions will be met by one of our crew at the Vancouver airport. From there you will be taken by limousine into Vancouver’s beautiful downtown core where you will embark your yacht. You will spend the evening dining on exquisitely-prepared West Coast seafood delights. Enjoy your favourite drinks and admire the incredible Vancouver skyline as you anticipate your voyage into some of British Columbia’s most magical places.
At dawn, the crew will start your voyage towards Desolation Sound. You will cruise the Strait of Georgia, having plenty of opportunity to admire the Coastal Mountains and the Gulf Islands, scattered throughout these coastal waterways. There will be endless chances to count the seals you may see along the way. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a pod of Orca whales. In the afternoon, the yacht will dock in Lund, the last town accessible by road on the Sunshine Coast.
Spend the day marveling in the breathtaking wilderness haven of Desolation Sound. This is a place naturally abundant with sea life. You can fish for salmon, red snapper, prawns and crab, or pick oysters right off the shoreline. Waters sports such as jet skiing or kayaking can also be enjoyed here. Take a hike in the luscious rain forest, or simply sit back and enjoy watching it all from the deck of your yacht. You will overnight in Desolation Sound on anchor in a beautifully serene cove and have the chance to catch a spectacular sunset over the snow-covered mountain peaks.
In the morning, cruise to an Aboriginal First Nations community where you can explore the totem poles and other local native art and crafts unique to British Columbia. The afternoon takes you down the Jervis Inlet where you will visit the amazing Princess Louisa National Park. This inlet is almost completely enclosed by spectacular snow-capped mountains that rise sharply from the water’s edge to elevations of 7,000 feet and more.
The yacht will anchor off Chatterbox Falls at the end of the inlet where wisps of fog often shroud the sheer granite walls of this secluded fjord-like waterway. Here you may choose to kayak, fish, or hike in the forest up to a trapper’s cabin and explore the falls from up above. Or you may simply have a leisurely day, sit back and revel in the beauty of it all from onboard the yacht.
Leaving Princess Louisa Inlet behind we will cruise to Pender Harbour where the yacht will anchor for the evening. Here you can enjoy some great salmon fishing and catch prawns in traps set overnight. The small and unique villages of Madiera Park, Kliendale, Garden Bay and Irvine’s Landing are collectively known as Pender Harbour. A temperate climate, spectacular scenery, variety of habitats and abundant wild life make Pender Harbour ideal for experiencing and enjoying nature. There are numerous galleries, shops and restaurants if you are in the mood for shopping.
In the afternoon of day 7 we will begin our return to Vancouver. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of reading or chatting and just appreciating the breath taking coastlines. After a sumptuous gourmet dinner we will arrive as the sun sets. Spend some time star-gazing before you head to your luxurious cabin. You will be rocked to sleep in no time in your luxurious cabin, with your every whim and request attended to.
In the morning, you will return to Vancouver, say your goodbyes, and be taken to the airport — or to your hotel should your plans include a longer stay in our beautiful city.