Our priority is to provide you with... 

  • excellent sailing instruction,

  • a great 'live aboard' cruising experience,

  • a fantastic BC coastal travel adventure, 

     as we sail the waters of beautiful Vancouver Island. 

Call now and we can customize a course itinerary

that suits your schedule. 


Sailing Courses
  • Basic Cruise and Learn - Sailing Standard    (most popular)

  • Introduction to Boating Standard

  • Start Keelboat Sailing Standard

  • Basic Crew Standard

  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

  • Marine Radio Operator Card w/ DSC

s/v Global Explorer

Enjoy cruising on our beautiful Beneteau Oceanus 440.

Extensively outfitted to provide comfort and safety while you learn to sail the stunning waters, scenery and wildlife of the BC coast.

Meet the Crew

Captain, Chief Instructor, Tour Guide, Chef, Rigger, Engineer, Sail Maker, Plumber... and hopefully in that order. 


Brent will safely guide you through your exceptional cruising experience in his fun, informal and instructional style.


What is a Cruise and Learn Course?

The cruise and learn format is the most enjoyable and effective format to learn to safely sail and live aboard a sizeable keelboat in tidal waters. Learn to sail, live, cook, cruise, tour, observe, discover, adventure. 

Over five days you will build your knowledge and gain experience in cruising in keelboats. Find adventure in secluded anchorages, enjoy the wild life and sea life that abounds and enjoy great meals and social time.  

Customise your cruising location and enjoy the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands (usa), the Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, or beyond!


Sea Treks Sailing

       We follow the instructional standards of Sail Canada in all of the levels we certify.

  • Our primary boat, s/v Global Explorer, meets and is approved for all of the Transport Canada safety standards required of a RBS.

  • Sea Treks Sailing is also permitted to train and certify you in the Marine Radio Operator Certificate with Digital Selective Calling Endorsement (ROC-M) following the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron training program. 

Call us... 



Flexible course dates

Sailing is a 12 month sport, depending your your adventure level. Contact us to discuss your schedule and adventure level. 


s/v Global Explorer is located at the 

Sidney North Saanich Marina

1949 Marina Way, North Saanich, BC. V8L 6B3

If you would like to book your course now or have any questions or comments, please drop me a message.

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