Our sailing adventure was so much fun, and I got to handle the boat as much or as little as I wanted. Skipper Tony was a true delight! He picked us up at the ferry, and we all instantly hit it off. He was professional, yet personable - as if we'd been longtime friends. And the boat was welcoming and comfortable. It was the perfect birthday - full of laughter, great views, and my numero uno: adventure! It's one for the books! Great day!!! Thanks Skipper!
- from Email
We were a group of nine friends and we were so lucky to have spent 4 hours
with Tony on his beautiful sailboat.
The waters off the Sunshine Coast of BC are magical. We were able to relax, have lunch, and even swim!!
I highly recommend Tony. He’s a very nice man who has so much knowledge. We felt very safe with him as our skipper.
We had a lovely four-hour boat trip from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons with Skipper Tony. We were delayed getting to the dock due to traffic and Tony was very accommodating. The trip was to celebrate our daughter's first birthday and Tony was great with her, she got to wear the captains hat and as it was such a calm day we all sat at the front of the boat bobbing along watching the world go by.
Tony provided lifejackets, even one for our daughter, and there were plenty of drinks for us. My father-in-law even had a go at sailing the boat for a bit once the wind picked up. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip and fond memories!
- from Email
Best Trip Ever
Solomon Singapore | May 2019
Tony is one of the most awesome people I've ever met. He's cool and highly flexible, changing the trip based on the situation and interest. I had a ton of fun chatting and enjoying the sea breeze. Definitely the highlight of my 4-month trans-Canada trip. My only regret is not being able to go for a multi-day trip, but will definitely be back for more. Not joining this tour while you're in BC would be one of the biggest mistakes.
We were in Gibsons looking to sail for the first time. Tony was flexible by taking us on very short notice. We were interested in learning about his boat so he showed us how to read the controls, set the ropes and the sails. The trip was very pleasant, feeling the boat floating on the water and moving with the wind.Tony is also a fun and interesting person to talk to. We were really enjoying learning many things about astronomy, philosophy, life, and a summary of his recommended books.In brief, he gave us the most beautiful and memorable experience in the sea. Looking forward to meeting him again.- fromTripAdvisor
"Amazing boat trip..."
Sarah, Jeff & kids
Hawaii | Jul 2019
Amazing boat trip for our family!
Skipper Tony was awesome - he adjusted our 8-hour sail based on some rainy weather and we had a wonderful day!
He was fantastic with our 3 and 6 year old daughters (who talk a lot!) and we really felt like he was part of our family.
If/when we are back in the area we will definitely find him for another tour!
I want to thank Skipper Tony for his genuine hospitality on this great sailing trip. He took care of every detail before the trip, he helped us figure out how to get to Gibsons, and once we got there, he picked us up at the ferry terminal.
The sail was so great, and the boat was very comfortable with fridge, BBQ, washroom, shower, blankets, and beverages. We had such a perfect day: disconnected from our worries and relaxed, plus the views were amazing! Thank you so much Tony... we are looking forward to our next trip.
- from Email
"...eight-hour slice of heaven"
Caryn & Philip San Fransico | Jul 2019
Sailing the liquid silk, ever-changing
blue-gray-silver waters around
the chain of islands was
a little eight-hour slice of heaven.
Skipper Tony infuses both personal charm and local folklore legend into the island’s hidden topography and landmarks.
This a memorable experience
not to be missed!
It was so great to just chill and
take in the beauty of Gibsons
and the surrounding islands.
Thanks to Skipper Tony for making
our experience out on the water
- from Email
"......an amazing sailing experience"
Adriana & Jose
Atlanta GA | May 2019
This was our first time sailing and Tony really did go out of his way to make us feel safe and comfortable and just overall gave us an amazing sailing experience. He really wanted us to feel cared for and even after the boat ride, helped us navigate the coast. I definitely recommend this!!
Our group (8 people) booked this experience on short notice, and even though Skipper Tony had a scheduling conflict, he was extremely professional, friendly, and accommodating throughout the entire process. And it turned out the ferry to Gibsons was down that day, so he picked us up at Horseshoe Bay.
We enjoyed a beautiful sunset cruise along the Sunshine Coast, and Skipper Tony made sure to keep the entire group engaged throughout the trip.
When we returned to Gibsons, he dropped us off in his personal vehicle at the ferry terminal.
Despite the bad luck... we had an incredible time - all thanks to his generosity and flexibility. Not many other guides would have gone to the lengths Skipper Tony went to in order to ensure we had a good time. Do not hesitate to book this experience when in Vancouver!
My friends and I went on the 4-hour sail with Tony and had an absolute blast! Tony was a great skipper who was very friendly. He was very flexible and helped me out in the planning process as well as giving us the option of choosing where to sail.
Tony also did a great job explaining how
to sail for those who wanted to learn
(I'm a sailor but my friends are not).
The boat is a very nice sailing yacht. The sailing, the boat, the people, and the weather - everything was great! I definitely recommend Adventure Sail to anyone wanting to get on the water and explore this beautiful part of the world.
My friends and I did a four hour sail with Tony from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons.
We were looking for a way for our friend to wear a Captain's hat for his 30th birthday, and Tony definitely delivered!
We had an absolutely awesome time.
The views of the inlet were fantastic, and when the sails were up and the engine was off it was very serene.
We all had a blast relaxing on deck to our own tunes, and also chatting with the skipper. Not only did we luck into the best weather - blue skies and warm breeze - but Tony effortlessly turned the day into a chance for some of us to literally learn the ropes of sailing.
We would all recommend Adventure Sail to anyone looking for a fun way to see the coast and enjoy some sunshine.
Tony was a great host and his love of sailing shone through during the afternoon we spent with him.
He was great company and
happy to involve you as crew
or for you to sit back and just relax.
Thanks so much for a great afternoon, it was perfect. - from Airbnb
Hong Kong | Jun 2018
My sailing adventure with Tony was amazing and his wife Vicki made a great dinner for us. The summer day spent sailing from Gibsons to Vancouver was lovely. Everything was wonderful, highly recommended! - from Airbnb
"Can't get any better."
Roger & Esther
Zurich, Switzerland | Aug 2018
We had a great day! Sailing in Howe Sound, swimming, BBQ and a perfect sunset. We even saw four Orcas during the trip. Can't get any better. Captain Tony is a wonderful guy and great host. - from Airbnb
Excellent! Tony was a great host that made the experience even better. The sunset views from the sailboat of Vancouver and the mountains was something to remember. It was relaxing, beautiful, and full of great conversations with the small group. If in Vancouver, I would recommend doing this experience!
Tony is a charming, laid back host - he'll let you take the helm (under his experienced eye) or relax in the
spacious cockpit. Your choice.
Accommodating, helpful with local restaurants. Boat is in really nice shape, clean, and very comfortable for 4
(cozy for 6). Vancouver waters on a sunny summer day -- unbeatable. - from Airbnb
Kathrin, Heidi, Mia, Bette
California | Jul 2018
I can't stress enough how wonderful this experience was. We had 5 girls for a bachelorette party and throughout the planning process Tony was responsive and accommodating. He was so friendly and so fun to have with us. We were together for 7 hours and I think all of us wish we had more time on the boat. He lets your bring your own food and booze on the boat which is great when you're hanging out for the whole day. Thanks Tony for an amazing experience! - from Airbnb
"...an amazing experience!"
Reina & Friends
San Francisco | Aug 2018
Graham & Friend
Toronto ON | Jul 2018
"...an exceptional experience..."
Paris, France | Jul 2018
It was such an exceptional experience to share this sailing day with Tony, his adorable sister, and the others guests. He made each of us feel almost like we were in a family or friends trip! He was really professional and attentive to us. Each guest is free to participate or stay cool and chill if they prefer. I have been really happy meeting Tony and spending this afternoon ! I definitely recommend it !!!
We went out on Tony's boat. The boat was beautiful and Tony did his best to make sure that we felt home aboard. Thanks Tony for the memorable sailing and your hospitality. I would definitely recommend sailing with Tony.
Beautiful sailing with brilliant company.
I sailed with Tony from Gibsons to Granville Island in August. I found out about the sail on the website and Tony gave me all the info I needed for getting to Gibsons from Vancouver, even offering to pick me up from the ferry.
I sail regularly in the U.K. so feel comfortable on a sailing yacht and Tony was happy to let me help with the ropes etc! You can’t beat seeing the coastline from the water and Tony was excellent company - I felt like I was sailing with an old friend - it was one of the highlights of my trip and I wouldn’t hesitate to hop on board again in the future!
Thank you Tony.
Tony provides the ideal sailing experience as he is the perfect blend of teacher, social facilitator, and conversationalist. He puts you at ease instantly and introduces everyone to each other and to the experience of sailing !
We sailed with another party and Tony, truly a people person, had us all chatting in no time! But he also creates space just to enjoy the quiet peace and calm that can only being experienced on a sailboat!
From start to finish, an amazing experience! I highly recommend Adventure Sail. Thanks Tony for providing such an excellent day on the sea as part of my mom's retirement
after 52 years of teaching! - from Airbnb
"...felt confident and safe..."
Zameena & Friends
Vancouver BC | Aug 2018
Birthday Sail - I celebrated my 28th birthday with four of my girlfriends and Tony! We left Granville Island at 9:00am and returned
after 4 hours. Organizing the trip with Tony was really easy...he was prompt with communication and answered my questions with attention to detail regarding logistics.
Prior to leaving, he was very thorough about safety checks, troubleshooting, and a tour
of the boat. As a group of nurses,
we felt confident and safe with him!
He also made an effort to remember all our names and get to know us personally.
During our sail, he was knowledgeable of the surroundings and a pleasure to chat with!
He is a wonderful captain and we all really enjoyed our day trip... I have full intentions to book a longer trip and am truly looking forward to sailing with him again!
Memories of a lifetime.
We planned a special day for my husband and family for his birthday. He had previously completed a sailing course and the day was an exciting refresher for him.
Skipper Tony and his 1st mate Geri were gracious and so very accommodating, not just to my husband’s interests in learning more about sailing, but to each of us 7 on board (ages of 8 - 77 years old). It was a perfect and seamless day full of breathtaking sights, sailing knowledge, a gorgeous and refreshing swim in a private cove, incredible hospitality and warm laughs. Our only disappointment was when it was time to return to dock.
Thank you Skipper Tony and Geri for the brilliant experience. We will be back again and again! - fromTripAdvisor
"incredible views, great conversation"
Philadelphia PA | Jul 2018
A great day of sailing on the beautiful waters off Vancouver. I would strongly urge you to enjoy a day on the water with Tony and his beautiful boat. He picked us up on Granville Island which was very easy if you staying downtown. We then sailed to Gibsons enjoying incredible views, great conversation and a perfect day. The day sail gave us a much better understanding of the beauty and uniqueness of the area around Vancouver and why I would urge anyone visiting to contact Adventure Sail and spend a day on the water with Tony! Thanks to you and Vicki for an incredible day.
Summer Day Tour of Howe Sound.
We actually live in Vancouver (not tourists) but we were looking for a way to explore the Howe Sound islands which we hadn’t ever sailed around. We really had the most fantastic day. Tony is lovely and made us feel so comfortable. The boat is gorgeous. We sailed to Bowen Island where we had lunch then anchored for a swim and barbecued our dinner on the boat prior to sailing home. We relaxed and had great conversation. I would highly recommend this and I will definitely be doing another sailing trip in the future.
We had a fantastic three days
on the water with Skipper Tony,
and it was great to get to know him.
It was a whale of a trip, and we'll
be sailing again soon.
Til our next sailing adventure, take care.
- from Guest Book
"...a wonderful time on the sea."
Fred & Cindy
China | Sep 2018
Thank you so much for taking care of us on this amazing adventure sail.
We had a wonderful time on the sea.
I will remember this special birthday.
Wish you all the happiness and looking forward to seeing you in the future.
- from Guest Book
"...a great day out at sea."
Austria | Sep 2018
The sailing trip with Skipper Tony was one of the best moments on my travel around British Columbia! Tony is really helpful and very keen on everything that has to with the sea and sailing. The boat offers everything you need for a great trip out at sea. I highly recommend it to everyone (families, small groups of friends) to spend a great day out of the city, out at sea.
- from Email
"Amazing company, fantastic sailing"
Ian & Sherrie Q.
Redmond WA | Jun 2018
Amazing company and fantastic sailing.
We booked a four hour sail. Closer to the sailing date, I noticed it was going to rain at the time of our sailing and asked about moving the sail a couple of hours earlier. Tony went beyond that and suggested we do the sail the day before, where the forecast was perfect. We did, and the sail was spectacular, from start to finish.
Tony was engaging and funny and simply a delight to be on the boat with. His wife prepared far more food than we could eat, and we had a great time on the boat grilling burgers and enjoying beautiful Howe Sound. We circled Keats Island and then went out into the strait to enjoy the sunset. Throughout the trip he was a joy to be with, and conversation was lighthearted and fun. He taught me a few things about sailing, but was also ok with us just sitting around while he steered the boat. So whatever your preference he will accommodate. Overall a fantastic experience and we look forward to sailing with Tony again in the future.
Barrie: A great Father/Son experience.
Tony was a great host. Light conditions and glassy sea at times added to the day. Tony has a wealth of knowledge, and engaged all on board with history and landmarks. We sailed as visitors and returned as friends! Thank you Tony.
Julian: Last Minute Adventures
We spent an afternoon sailing around Gibsons. Tony is a great captain and a very gracious host. My father and I shared our trip with another couple and enjoyed great conversation with some wonderful people. Tony has a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of the area, and was always happy to explain the more technical aspects of sailing as we went.
We enjoyed an affordable and impromptu afternoon in a beautiful setting and swapped some great stories with our Captain. Will be coming back for sure!
如果你想体验帆船的魅力，绝对不虚此行 2018年7月29日是阳光海岸海洋节，我们一行四人随船老大Tony 开始2天的帆船之旅， 他既指导我们如何驾驭帆船，又帮助我们练习英语。整个旅途充满欢声笑语，一路航程美景尽收眼底。 从 GIBSONS LANDING 出发，向北沿蜿蜒前行在GEORGIA STRAIT ,至HOWE SOUND, 穿行在ANVIL ISLAND 与 GAMBIER ISLAND 之间，傍晚时分南下，停靠GAMBIER ISLAND的港湾夜宿。次日上午10:00出发继续南下，远眺温哥华，到BOWN ISLAND 的FERRY 码头上岸。 沿BOWN 岛南面向西北航行，游弋于POPHAM ISLAND、little POPHAM ISLAND、HERMIT ISLAND、PASLEY ISLAND 之间。看见了海狮、海狗和难得一见的海豚。 借用船长的话：LIFE is an adventure... especially when you're SAILING ! 难忘的帆船之旅！难得的船长TONY！超值的航海体验！- fromTripAdvisor
"...an absolute joy..."
Jason & Jackie S.
Vancouver BC | Aug 2017
I've enjoyed several sailing trips with skipper Tony. He has always proven
to be not just reliable and safe but an absolute joy to be around...
plus the Howe Sound and Georgia Strait area is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been and to experience it all from the water is a perspective that can't be missed. I would recommend anyone take a short or long cruise with Adventure Sail.
"...a truly memorable experience"
Guiseppe & Stephanie
Rome, Italy | Jul 2017
When my uncle Guiseppe visited from Italy, we went sailing with Tony.His sailing knowledge made us feel safe, and we had such an enjoyable time that we still talk about it often. Combine the awe-inspiring beauty of West Coast with a genuinely kind and fun host, and you have a truly memorable experience.We look forward to going sailingwith Tony again the next timemy uncle visits Canada.
"...sweet and memorable weekend."
SigneMarie E. Copenhagen, Denmark | Jul 2017
Sailing with Tony was a joyful experience. We visited some beautiful islands and sailed around a few others,
and I even got to steer the boat. A sweet and memorable weekend.
"...an unforgettable trip..."
Chris & Sam J.
Granthams Landing BC | Jul 2017
Tony, the skipper, is one of the most convivial and accommodating hosts
I have ever met. Both his good humour and passion for sailing made the overnight voyage from Gibsons to Vancouver Island and back an unforgettable trip
for my son and me.
"...first time aboard a sailboat." Honzi & Mei L.
Garden Bay BC | Jul 2017
Skipper Tony is a true seaman. He is witty, knowledgeable, humorous, and kind. And he is a great teacher too.I spend a full afternoon with Tonysailing from Gibson to Pender Harbour.
It was myfirst time aboard a sailboat.
His way of teaching made sailing easy to understand and helped me feel confident in handling the boat.
"...a wonderful time..."
Greg & Janet R.
Granthams Landing BC | Aug 2017
Skipper Tony is a skilled mariner;
together with our friends, we spent a wonderful time with him exploring
the beautiful coast around Gibsons.
We look forward to our next sailing adventure and appreciate sharing
his love of sailing.
"...a fantastic holiday..."
Vancouver BC | Sep 2016
Picture a Maltese fisherman, now picture his father with white hair and beard. Now picture him sailing on the BC coast. That's Tony. Thank you for a fantastic holidayon the water! You were the perfect host.
"...a delightful afternoon..."
Burlington ON | Jun 2016
What a delightful afternoonto relax and enjoy the sun and a warm breeze.Lots of time to sail near the coastline and explore the homes of seals and otters, and admire the unique accommodations of local folk.
"...breathtaking beauty... "
Jeff, Lani, & Family
Oxford UK | Dec 2015
My wife, myself, and our three children had a wonderful time sailing with the "Skipper". The breathtaking beauty of the Canadian west coast together with heart-warming Canadian hospitality made our trip pure joy!
Rick & Rachel A.
Calgary AB | Aug 2014
Our sailing trip with Tony was one of the best trips we've ever had! It was a unique experience that offered fabulous scenery and an exceptional guide and host who is very knowledgeable about all things sailing and the places we visited. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the boat and would recommend a sailing trip with Tony to anyone. Sensational !
"...such a great time..."
Dona C. & Chris T.
Surrey BC | Sep 2014
You can't go wrong with Adventure Sail. My husband and I enjoyed two trips in Georgia Strait and another in Howe Sound. We had such a great time with
skipper Tony. We'll do it again soon with visiting friends. Highly recommended !
"...it was incredible!"
Kellie, Shannon, and Justin
Peterborough ON | Aug 2011
My sister, brother, and I went on a four-day trip with Adventure Sail – starting in Gibsons, crossing Georgia Strait to Nanaimo, exploring the Gulf Islands and coastal towns, and ending in downtown Vancouver - it was incredible! Seeing sea lions off the Sunshine Coast, dolphins swimming under the boat, and taking in the gorgeous sunsets. And it was a treat to sail with skipper Tony, both for the sailing and the chance to visit. You’ll meet few people in your life who are as real and warm as he is!