The Gulf Islands
The Sunshine Coast
Jedediah Island Marine Park
Desolation Sound Marine Park:
Princess Louisa Inlet Marine Park
See 2009 Schedule and Prices
Mount Norman lookout
Lots to do when we drop the hook!
The Walker Bay 10' sailing dinghy adds a lot of fun to our charters. This easy to use dinghy rows and sails well. Two can sail in the bays and channels where we anchor. Hands on fun while exploring the shoreline. Go for a gentle row at sunup or sunset and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a quiet anchorage. A great way to reflect on the beauty of our surroundings. Pictured here is Ciaran, an experienced dinghy sailor from Ireland sailing in Pender Harbour, September, 2005.
Takuli III also sails with a motorized, rigid aluminum hulled inflatable dinghy. The "fleet" of small vessels we carry allows for flexibility and freedom to explore.
Sailing "SuperNatural" British Columbia
Our destinations are among the finest cruising areas in British Columbia. There are many opportunities for discovery with mountain scenery and miles of coastline to explore, Eighty marine parks all along the British Columbia coast protect wildlife and eco-systems while welcoming boaters. Our pacific climate is temperate, dry and warm in the summer. The waters are rich with life. With interesting navigation, five meter tides and hundreds of islands to explore, it is truly a boaters delight. Our season runs from April through to October.
Takuli III is a comfortable, well equipped sailing vessel and the captain has your safety, comfort and interests in mind. Participation onboard Takuli III is welcome.
Olie catches a fish!
Gulf Island Sailing:
"Like sailing through a painting" was how Steve described our sail through the Gulf Islands last week. Sunshine and warm breezes provided us with great kayaking, swimming, hiking, rowing and sailing. We visited Pirate's Cove Marine Park, Wallace Island, Prevost Island, the village of Ganges on Saltspring Island, Sidney Spit Marine Park, Montague Harbour and Bedwell Harbour on South Pender Island. We climbed up Mount Norman on South Pender Island for a spectacular 360 degree Gulf Island vista. The skies were clear for a nice view of Mount Baker to the south. We caught some fish and dungeness crab and viewed Dalls' Porpoise, harbour porpoise, lots of seals and some jumping salmon. The sailing dinghy proved quite a hit and we used it every day. Both Kelsey and Claire made their first solo sail by day four. We sailed back to Nanaimo from Montague Harbour with a nice sunny southwest breeze and had an exciting impromptu race with another sailboat for a couple of hours. A great family trip before Claire and Kelsey head off to college. Picture of Takuli III anchored just off Chatterbox Falls at Princess Louisa Inlet Marine Park.
Takuli's Guest Logbook
Hi Bill, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip with you. Your were so gracious and open to the kids especially-I really appreciate you letting them try out the dinghy with the motor. Everyone left wanting to try sailing again Thank you for a great trip. I would recommend it highly to anyone-thanks, Lesa, Portland, Oregon. June/05
"Thank you so much for the sailing trip of a lifetime on your terrific, comfortable boat. You are a superb skipper, planner and gourmet cook. The trip to Princess Louisa was so very meaningful, especially being able to go with my daughter." Fondly, B. L. Malibu, California. Sept, 03
"We all had such a great week, it was hard to come back to reality! Thanks again for a very relaxing and fun filled week. We hope to sail with you again someday." L&D Phoenix, Arizona. July, 03
Thank you for making our holiday such a unique experience. It
takes a few days to appreciate the magnificent surroundings of Princess Louisa
Inlet - there is so much natural beauty that it is hard to take it all in at once. We all thoroughly enjoyed your cooking and the whole sailing experience was so memorable and different from our daily lives. Henry is even considering buying a boat, you made such an impression on him. Thanks again for welcoming us aboard.
S. B. and family May, 07
Captain Bill, thank you so much for making our first sailing experience such a positive and fun one. The entire "crew" had a great time. I felt like a kid again! L. D. Calgary, 05
Takuli III guests come from Europe, the United States and Canada in equal numbers.
World Visitors (in no particular order): Singapore, Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Holland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Mexico, Brazil.
U.S.A. : Texas, Missouri, Florida, Oregon, California, Washington, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Idaho, South Dakota, Arizona, Georgia, Texas, Colorado and Tennessee.
Canada : Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and of course British Columbia and Vancouver Island!
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|Jedediah Island||Princess Louisa Inlet|
|Gulf Islands||Sunshine Coast||Desolation Sound|
|Your Captain||Schedule and Prices||Getting to Vancouver Island|
|About Takuli||Terms and Conditions||Photo Gallery|
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Sailing from the City of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada
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