Learn sailing in Vancouver with an experienced instructor
Receive personal attention while earning your Sail Canada (CYA) Certification or mastering advanced sailing techniques on an all-inclusive yacht.

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  • 30 years of teaching experience
  • Almost 40 years sailing in Vancouver and Gulf Islands
  • Courses adapted to student sailors’ skill levels
  • Vacation while earning your Sail Canada certification
  • Gain hands-on, practical sailing experience
  • Skippered charters of BC’s Gulf Islands

Set sail with Captain Mac! Call today for sailing lessons & sailing charter 604-520-7000

Sailing Lessons in Vancouver BC
Capt. Mac's School of Seamanship provides personalized sailing lessons and sailing charters in Vancouver BC. Our focus is ensuring that you enjoy maximum value through personal attention, proven teaching techniques, and the use of a comfortable and safe training yacht.

Our sailing courses lead to Sail Canada (CYA) Certification and are taught as “hands on” in the challenging waters around Vancouver and in B.C.’s Gulf Islands. Join us on one of our five or seven day Cruise & Learn live-aboard sailing lessons to become a competent sailor ready to bare-boat charter or command a yacht of your own. Capt. Mac has been teaching live-aboard sailing lessons since 1983 and has certified hundreds of students.

If your goal is to learn how to sail or upgrade your skills, we have the right sailing course for you, right from the first phone call to all aspects of sailing instruction. Capt. Mac can help you with all your sailing instruction and sailing charter needs.
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Sailing charters in Vancouver BC
Capt. Mac also specializes in custom sailing charters from Vancouver BC. He'll accommodate you and your specific desires as you sail and explore British Columbia's beautiful coastline and islands on one of our custom sailing charter excursions.  With Capt. Mac's many years of sailing these waters you can experience many spots most vacationers are sure to miss.

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Thanks Captain. It was educational, fun and sometimes nerve wracking! You are an absolutely gifted teacher and you seem to have an abundance of patience. Thanks so much! — Megan Williams – Calgary, AB.