Liveaboard Sailing in the Gulf Islands, based near Galiano Island, BC, Canada



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  • Description


    Sailing in the Salish Sea - Living on a boat can be a very special experience. We are in a very special area of the planet. You may get a chance to see things like our spectacular bioluminescence, and see some remarkable geography and wildlife.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Culturally, music is a large part of our lives, as is visiting music events at neighbouring islands. We're keen to have volunteers who bring musical ability, or even just a willingness to play along. [This is not a requirement. It's just on our wishlist.]

    On the learning end, certainly we are most predisposed to taking on folks with sailing experience and/or ability with things like engine maintenance. Again, this is not a requirement, and if you're looking to learn about either of those things, we might be an excellent match.

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    We used to live aboard our sailboat, but now the boat needs maintenance. The boat is a Columbia 43, and she wants to be ready for short voyages (especially on weekends) in British Columbia's Gulf Islands, based out of Montague Harbour, Galiano Island.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in this case is going to be onboard the boat itself. Your bedroom will be the V-Berth of our vessel, which affords a modest amount of privacy. The boat itself has a functional "head" (bathroom). We currently do not have have running water, so we make due by bringing water onboard, and heating it using vessel systems as required. These accommodations are not for everyone, but we hope that this description helps you decide if this is something you'd like to try. Another aspect to be aware of is that internet access can sometimes be flaky on the boat itself, but that there are businesses nearby that provide access. The boat itself is not really a good place to hunker down watching videos that you haven't downloaded ahead of time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To see what you might be able to get up to while you're hear, please Google for things like "Galiano Island, BC" and see if you can find information about what sailing would be like in our area. You'll also find a lot of information about what our little island community is like.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3.5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 833377573527