Kootenay Lake Sail Charters Canada
  skippered , skills training/ coaching, bareboat

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The Boat: Our Hunter 30FR (89-94 series) features roller furling jib, full baton mainsail, wheel steering,cockpit table, walk thought transom with swim ladder for easy water /swimming access.
Nav pod features Compass, depth and speed, Windspeed by hand held Anemometer

Below deck - VHF radio ( working channel to shore base), FM Stereo CD with iPod plug in, Table settee, large ice box, french press coffee maker, double sink, Basic utensils, dishes and glassware, starter ice block, BBQ. Privacy Head with sink and holding tank,  Marina features shower and washroom facilities. Propane camp stove on dock , rail BBQ

Program not recommended for Children under 8yrs, ideal for couples  or 2- max 3 adults for overnighting

BYO - sleeping bags, towels  ( arrangements for international travelers can be accommodated)

Sample Packages:
1)     3 Day Skipper learn to sail - minimal experience required ,stay ashore or Sleep on board experience the liveaboard lifestyle! Sailing daily aprox 10:30 - 3:00 pm ( skipper stays/ lives nearby on Radio and cell contact)
2)      Day Sail with Skipper - minimal/ no experience required
3)     2 day getaway one skippered one day solo
3)     3-5 day Bareboat Combo - minimum 1/2 day with skipper for familiarization for Ist time charter clients
For intermediate sailors
Solo bareboating in Crawford Bay and select locations subject to weather and Skipper approval. Minimum requirement - Canadian Boater Licence , boating  experience/ sailing resume and or  accredited certification  - contact for details. kootsail @gmail.com

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Balfour Beach Inn - stop for lunch , early dinner or overnight at Balfour on West Arm 


Picnic at Honeymoon Bay

Kayacking options too

Honeymoon Bay

Take time to day trip by car to visit Ainsworth Hot Springs  on your sail vacation!

Hanging out at Kootenay Bay - walking distance to Boccolino Restaurant after a great sailing !!

Pizza night at Boccalino - wood fired hand made fresh !

Catered lunch for that special occasions , Anniversaries, birthdays celebrations have been very popular!


One particular Harbor ....... "there's that one particular Harbor 

Sheltered from the wind

where the children play on the shore all day,

And all are safe within.....

Jimmy Buffet

Kaslo Jazz …..


Kaslo Harbor for more advanced repeat experienced bareboat charters. Public dock safe overnight harbor dockage , great pub , deli , bakery and restaurants! 

Home of the famous Kaslo Jazz Festival

 August long weekend.

This intimate and laid-back world-class music festival has been hosting big names and newly discovered gems of the music business since 1992.

This year, the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival will once again make use of the astounding acoustics of Kaslo Bay Park to showcase an array of blues, jazz, latin, folk, world music and much more.  Our unique floating stage transforms Kaslo Bay Park into a natural green amphitheater and sends live music reverberating out over Kootenay Lake.  All weekend long, world-class musicians perform against our breathtaking backdrop of mountains and sky.

Selected as one of the “Top ten places to get out doors and be in tune,” by USA Today, and one of the “Top 10 places to enjoy outdoor summer music” by REUTERS, the Kaslo Bay floating stage has been recognized as one of the premier outdoor music venues in the world.

Festival goers dance in the sand, swim around the stage, or relax in the grass and enjoy the delicious offerings of local food and drink vendors.  The intimate, laid-back vibe of this festival seduces audiences and performers alike.  So come discover the magic of the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival, and the culture of the Kootenay’s in the summer!

Kootenay Lake is the largest inland freshwater lake in southern BC bordering Idaho state and easily acceesed via Calgary, Banff , Invermere, Cranbrook, Nelson , Creston and Spokane Washington.
We specialize in skippered "hands on " sailing  experiences, skills training , sail by day dock by night sleep aboard  holidays ideal for novice and intermediate level sailors ( "modified bare boat").
Great sailing with interesting coves to explore , funky towns, working art studios, restaurants, hiking, golf famous Kokanee Springs , view Kokanee Glacier from the water or soak at nearby Ainswoth Hot Springs!