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IYT Courses & Adventures

Multi day courses are priced for groups of 3 students

3 students enable a comfortable environment with plenty of hands-on learning time

Private courses for couples or groups of up to 4 friends can be arranged

Private bookings receive a discounted rate

5% GST will be added upon Payment

Returning Students who have completed a multi-day course, are eligible for a 5% discount

IYT CERTIFICATION courses

  • IYT International Crew : 5 Day Sailing $1145 / 5 Day Liveaboard $1695 per person 

                                                         (Subtract $50 for Salty Season, September 20 to May 20)

 

Alternative options: 4 Day condensed $995 / 6 Day Liveaboard $1895 / 3 Day liveaboard & 2 Day sails $1450

                                                                                                                

- Private group pricing for couples and groups of up to 4 friends is discounted, please enquire for price -

* 3 students maximum on board allows for lots of hands-on experience and instruction. *

Prerequisites - None, though prior sailing or boating experience is an asset.  

The goal of this course is to safely introduce you to the cruising lifestyle. By the end of the 5 days you should feel like a confident and capable crew member on any sailboat up to 50'.

Many skills will be taught in a professional and calm environment, such as basic boat handling, sail trim, navigation and onboard safety.

You will gain an International Yacht Training certificate. This is the first step in becoming a certified recreational skipper and the ICC (International Certificate of Competency) allowing you to charter boats in exotic locations and take out club boats locally.

What's included: 

IYT course notes and certificate. 

5 days of 7-8hrs instruction per day.

PFD's / Lifejackets during course.  

Tea and Coffee on board. (Food, Accommodation & Marina fees for Liveaboard courses)

After course guidelines and support to help with your future sailing plans. 

For a full syllabus outline please click on the following link: https://www.iytworld.com/courses/international-crew-training/

 

  • IYT International Bareboat Skipper & ICC : $1995 ​per person / 6 days 

        (Bareboat certificate included / if ICC certificate is required + $100)

        (Subtract $50 for Salty Season, September 20 to May 20)

- Private group pricing for couples and groups of up to 4 friends is discounted, please enquire for price -

* 3 students maximum on board allows for lots of hands-on experience and instruction. *

Prerequisites - VHF Maritime Radio Operators certificate. 200nm logged and 10 days at sea. 

A Coastal Navigation course is recommended (details upon inquiry)

At this level successful students will gain the IYT International Bareboat Skipper & ICC standard. The main goal of the course is for students to feel confident enough to skipper A boat themselves. The ICC (International Certificate of Competency) is needed to charter boats in destinations such as the Caribbean or Mediterranean. A few of the key skills covered are as follows: 

Crew management and Safe Seamanship. 

Advanced boat handling under power and sail. 

Safe docking techniques. 

Anchoring and picking up a mooring. 

Passage planning and Navigation. 

Understanding Weather and Tides. 

Safety checks and understanding boat systems.

 Enhancing the joys of the cruising lifestyle. 

For a full syllabus outline please click on the following link: https://www.iytworld.com/courses/international-bareboat-skipper/

What's included: 

IYT course notes and certificates.

6 days liveaboard instruction 7-8hrs per day. 

PFD's / Lifejackets during course.

5 nights accommodation on board.

Breakfast and lunch each day, 3-4 dinners.

Marina fees for places visited during course. 

After course guidelines and support to help with your future sailing plans. 

A typical itinerary is: 

Day 1: Squamish to Gibsons

Day 2: Gibsons to Smugglers cove marine park

Day 3: Smugglers cove to Jedediah Island 

Day 4: Jedediah Island to Lasqueti Island

Day 5: Lasqueti Island to Newcastle Island marine Park

Day 6: Newcastle Island to Squamish

Alternative itinerary: 

Cruise to a destination such as Powell River, Nanaimo or Victoria and make your own way back. 

New For 2023:          3 DAY HOWE SOUND CRUISE

The Howe Sound is a beautiful area to spend a few days cruising. It is the southernmost fjord on the continent and offers: Mountainous scenery, reliable winds & a choice of remote or cute & touristy Islands to visit. 

Mixed groups of up to 3: $975 per person

Private group pricing: $2875 for 2 people

                                       $2900 for 3 people

                                       $2950 for 4 people

What's Included:

2 Nights' accommodation on board

1 Night spent in a Marina with shower facilities, the other night at anchor

Healthy & plentiful Food for 3 days, minus one dinner if we eat out

Hands on sailing experience and guided instruction if you wish

Use of pfd's (lifejackets) and all necessary safety equipment

Use of paddle board and dingy

Opportunities for swimming, hiking & site seeing 

Sailing in the Howe Sound often provides great winds yet relatively small waves = excellent conditions :)

Multi day Adventure Cruises

For people looking to enjoy cruising without the stress of gaining a certificate. 

The experienced gained and skills learnt from this type of cruise, may be used towards a certification course in the future. 

For individuals joining a group, pricing is the same as the IYT Crew course 5 day liveaboard rate.

For private groups of up to 4 the pricing is: $990 per day for up to 4 days then $825 per day thereafter.

Including Food, Accommodation, Fuel, Marinas and the Skipper! 

Itineraries are flexible and weather dependent. 

Up to 3 days we stay in the Howe Sound

4 plus days we cruise to the gulf islands or desolations sound

Jedediah & Lasqueti Islands are some of our favorite destinations :)

To increase the range of places we can visit, it is possible to arrange a point-to-point cruise. 

This usually starts or finishes in Squamish and the other destination can be your choice.

Vancouver, Powell River, Nanaimo, Hawaii...;)

In 2022 we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, we plan to do this again in 2024 or 2025