At Cooper we make your charter vacation easier and more enjoyable by allowing you to plan and book your vacation online. Cooper has the newest yachts of any charter fleet in Canada which means less down time and more worry-free vacation time for you. Our late model sailing and power yachts come from a selected manufacturers offering you a wide selection. Some yachts are designed and built specifically with chartering in mind – easy to operate, easy to service and maximum accommodations. Others in our collection are more traditional pleasure yachts with less accommodation, but fabulous for smaller groups looking for a little more comfort. When cruising our yachts, they become yours for the holiday; we pride ourselves on not emblazoning them with advertisements.
Our sailing fleet sports features which may include roller furling foresails and mainsails, electric windlasses and fully enclosed cockpits. Our yachts are as easy to sail as they are fun. The power fleet has a variety of single and twin engine configurations, various bow and stern thrusters, plenty of canvas protection and both displacement and semi-displacement models. Check the details page for each yacht as the wide selection also generates a plethora of equipment combinations.
With the best boats in the business, three great locations and a range of services that smaller companies just can’t match, our competitive rates offer the best value. With even better values in the off-season and our one-of-a-kind cruising club and flotillas, we’re making boating a pastime for everyone. You also save time and money by coming back to explore different areas of the coast and still having the same professionals handle your boating requirements.
No formal certification is required to charter with Cooper. Qualification is based on experience. If necessary, we can arrange time with a qualified skipper to brush up on your skills. When you’re ready to go, we’ll help you every step of the way, from planning your vacation to provisioning your yacht. You’ll also receive a complete orientation on the boat, as well as advice on gear clothing and other details.
your charter day is based on 24 hours, starting with a 10am START & ending with a 10am FINISH for charters of 3 days or more
charters less than 3 days start with a 9am START & end with 5pm FINISH
EARLY BOARDING, as a means to board the yacht the night before and stay in our marina, carries a $149 fee & should be confirmed at least 72 hours prior to the START of your charter
ALL our charter vessels include:
a 40% deposit is required to confirm a booking & the balance is due 90 days prior to the start date
bookings made within 90 days of departure (varies by yacht selected) must be paid in full
if you book by phone or online using VISA or MasterCard, you can have your reservation confirmed immediately
on charters of one week or more, we can arrange delivery to and/or from your preferred cruising grounds ~ additional charges will apply
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our boats are insured under a comprehensive policy
damage deposits are taken to cover the deductibles for various incidents
for additional peace of mind, CHARTER PROTECT package reduces the deductibles on all insured perils ~ ask your charter specialist for details
If you wish we can arrange to stock your boat full of food for your boating vacation ~ please contact your booking representative to order provisioning services
a cancellation fee of 10% of the charter fee plus GST is applicable to all bookings cancelled up to 91 days before the charter date
any cancellations made 90 days or less prior to the start date are ineligable for a refund
we recommend that you purchase medical and travel insurance as appropriate for your peace of mind
starting at $350 per day
a fun, enthusiastic, knowledgeable skipper, who can operate the boat him or herself or assist you as needed, will accompany you for as much or as little of your vacation as you like
included on GOLD FLEET charters of 5 or more days is bedding for the sleeping cabins only ~ extra rentals for the main salon, non GOLD boats or for charters less than 5 days are subject to $35 per single per week and $50 per double per week if you would like linens supplied for your trip ~ linens include bath & hand towels
At Cooper Boating we have a handful of options for those who are seeking to venture on the water for a short period and can not commit to the 5 day minimum that a majority of our Charter Fleet require.
This is the perfect quick fix to get you on the water, and also a perfect way to get involved here in the Cooper Community.
First is aboard our Aquila 44 Power Catamaran – Infinity.
This vessel is available any season with flexible departures. This luxury vessel is perfect for personal, business and pleasure based boating experiences. It’s spacious, 3 level design can take up to 16 guests.
You can charter this vessel for a minimum of 3 hours at $350/hour.
For those who would rather harness the power of the wind for a few hours, we offer options aboard our Martin 244’s and our Catalina 28 – Escape.
The Martin 244’s are part of our JIBSET Club and are available for day charters provided they are not already booked off.
Our Catalina 28 – Escape is a bit larger than the Martin 244’s and is better suited for more experienced sailors. It is an excellent getaway option for the day.
Whether you seek training in Canada with Cooper Boating or south of the border in Bellingham, WA with NW Explorations, here’s a look at the many training opportunities available.
For more information, email us at:
Oct 3 & 5
VHF/ROC(M) (Classroom) – Vancouver
Bay Skipper 1 – Vancouver
Coastal Navigation (Classroom) – Vancouver
Basic Power – Vancouver
VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by November 7)
January 9 & 16
VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by December 23, 2022)
March 2, 4, 5
March 9, 11, 12
March 10, 11, 12
April 13, 15, 16
April 14, 15, 16
April 20, 22, 23
April 27-May 1
April 23-May 3
2023 Charter Client Check-Ride Weekend – Sidney
Refresher Weekend – Sidney
Docking Clinic – Sidney
May 4, 6, 7
May 11, 13, 14
May 12, 13, 14
May 18, 19, 20
May 25, 27, 28
May 25-June 1
2023 Charter Client – Check-Ride Weekend – Vancouver
Refresher Weekend – Vancouver
Docking Clinic (Power & Sail) – Vancouver
Sept. 29–Oct. 6