Learn to Sail in Desolation Sound and Vancouver Island

Stowaway Adventures Sailing School offers sailing instruction on Vancouver Island, BC. We can certify you to bareboat charter or sail your own boat through International Sail and Power Academy (ISPA) or Canadian Recreational Yachting Association (CRYA) . Whether you intend to set out on a world voyage or charter a bareboat – our goal is to get you sailing with confidence and skill.

Join us for a ‘learn to sail’ adventure of a lifetime as we explore world class sailing destinations like Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands, the Broughton Archipelago, Sunshine Coast or the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Discover the wild beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest and Central Coast.

Sailing Courses

Learn to sail with family and friends or make new friends

Stowaway Adventures is a certified ISPA and CRYA sailing school on Vancouver Island. We offer sailing instruction in week-long sailing courses to cover the full range of ISPA and CRYA sailing levels: Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Coastal Navigation and Yachtmaster Offshore

Sailing Destinations

Desolation Sound – the jewel of Pacific Northwest sailing

We teach you to how to sail with skill and confidence while exploring the tidal waters of Vancouver Island: Desolation Sound, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands, Broughton Archipelago, Great Bear Rainforest and Central Coast or circumnavigate Vancouver Island by the West Coast.

Book a Sailing Course

Get certified to sail with ISPA or CRYA sailing courses

Ready to learn how to sail? Contact us:

Sailing Instructor

Stowaway Adventures Sailing School
Sailing Instructor – Graham Evans

ISPA and CRYA sailing instructor – Graham Evans
  • Certified ISPA -CRYA Sailing Instructor and ISPA Sailing Instructor Evaluator
  • Lifetime of sailing – grew up on a sailboat with years of sailing experience and teaching in coastal BC and offshore waters

ISPA and CRYA Certified

Stowaway Adventures Sailing School offers the full range of ISPA and CRYA sailing certification.

Learn how to sail while having fun
  • Competent Crew
  • Day Skipper
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Coastal Skipper
  • Yachtmaster Offshore

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