Boating & Sailing
Squamish has three marinas, each offering moorage options to help you get out onto the ocean to experience the serenity of our beautiful Howe Sound by sea. Expect to see new views of the Stawamus Chief and surrounding mountains as well as a possible glimpse of our local marine life including seals, dolphins and orcas.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat):
Overnight moorage, including a hot shower and power, is available at the Squamish Yacht Club. Contact the Port Captain or check in at the Harbour Office upon your arrival to verify privileges, instructions and visitor slip locations.
What to Do:
Travel options range in duration from short daytime trips to overnight stays to multi-day excursions to Anvil Island, the Defense Islands, Christie Island, Pam Rocks Wildlife Reserve as well as the Sunshine Coast and the many bays, coves and marine parks within Howe Sound.
Good to Know:
Transport Canada's Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency on board. The most common type of proof of competency is a Pleasure Craft Operator License.
Squamish does not have a boat-specific fueling station. The closest boat fueling station is located at Sewells Marina in Horseshoe Bay, about 45 minutes by power boat from the Squamish Marina.
If you aren't equipped with your own boat there are several local companies that offer boat tours in Squamish and in the waters of Howe Sound. These companies know the locals waters well, and will guide you as you sail or cruise on our vibrant local waters.
Canadian Coastal offers a selection of luxury private and shared sailboat tours. Regardless of your previous sailing experience, guests of all ages and abilities can choose their own level of activity. Join the crew to sail the vessel and enjoy the thrill of a hands-on experience, or sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
From new sailors to boat owners and those that dream of chartering abroad, Squamish Sailing ventures has a sailing option to suit your needs. Join them in their accredited sailing school and they will 'show you the ropes'.
If you're more keen to cruise around on a powered boat and perhaps drop in a line and do some fishing, Deep Coast Charters is for you. Luxuriate on their comfortable boat The Overdew as you explore the region.
You have your boat license, you know how to drive a boat... but you just don't have one. Contact the team at Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures for boat rentals. They also offer guided eco tours if you are looking to explore places near Squamish only accessible by boat.