Booking Your Charter

Desolation Sound Yacht Charters’ knowledgeable and friendly team take care of all your trip details.

Your booking starts with a personal consultation so we can get to know you, your plans and your needs. We’ll assess your ability to charter based on your yachting experience and qualifications. We ask you to fill out an Experience Resume providing relevant information so we understand your proficiencies in chart reading and tidal waters experience.

Guests are given the tools to familiarize themselves with their boats prior to arrival. DSYC provides guests with a yacht manual, quick reference guide and navigational chart briefing on their cruising ground. When you arrive at the DSYC office you’ll take part in a further briefing, an on-board system orientation and practical on-water check out as required. We are committed to your safety and comfort through every part of your journey.

Desolation Sound Yacht Charters requires a 40% deposit to confirm your booking. Charter balance is due 60 days prior to commencement of charter and a mandatory daily insurance is added to the total cost of your charter in the case of hull and machinery damage. It also provides $2 million liability coverage.

A security deposit is required on your first day of charter, pre-authorized on a Visa or MasterCard. Desolation Sound Yacht Charters recommends and offers Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance for purchase. For additional information and the cost of this protection please inquire when booking.

Rates are for 6 days, 6 nights, from 9 am to 9 am. All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to 12% taxes. Low Season rates are valid before June 14 or after September 14. High Season rates are valid June 15 to September 14. We also offer Early Boarding of your yacht the afternoon before your charter for $200.

For more information on cancellations, please refer to our cancellation policy.