Don’t Leave Home Without It – Coastal Navigation

Many people come to B.C. for the beauty.  But did you know that the inside passage of British Columbia is one of the most complex areas in the world – making this one of the best places in the world to learn to become a skilled skipper.  Coastal Navigation is essential for keeping your crew […]

Of Deadheads & Disabled Props

Keeping a close eye is an essential part of coastal navigation in British Columbia. Crab pots, kelp beds, floating logs, and the deceptive knot of twigs hiding a large root-ball and log below require a careful watch – a fun task for crew as they keep a careful eye out for whales and other wildlife. […]

From the Pilot House

Airline cockpit procedures, applied to recreational boating. After many years of chartering, we decided to purchase a Trawler. Like many sailors, this purchase has fulfilled a lifelong dream and will become the cornerstone of an active and exciting retirement for us in Sidney. One of the best parts of the purchase process was getting to […]

Bareboat Charters

Cooper Boating, as is the norm in charter companies, offers bareboat charters.