Sailboat/Power Yacht CS Island Church Hop Itinerary

This is a journey of discovery aboard the sailboat or power yacht of your choice.
You will travel through the beautiful San Juan Islands and/or Gulf Islands in the Pacific Northwest.
We will be embarking on a spiritual journey through areas where porpoise and Orca whales and an abundance of birds and sea life live and play.
We catch and eat fresh seafood and sail the tranquil waters inside the lee of Vancouver Island.
After sleeping aboard Friday night, we depart early on Saturday morning and travel to famous Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
Here we will be dockside for the night and enjoy this small artisan island town.
The next morning we attend the local church and have lunch with our new friends before departing for Poets Cove on South Pender Island in the Canadian Gulf islands.
Here we will go through customs and drop anchor.
We will then have the rest of the day to discover Poets Cove and South Pender Island. You will have the opportunity to sea kayak, hike, swim in the pool (or the bay depending on water temperature), play tennis, or enjoy the day spa.
We will dine ashore this night at the Poets Cove Inn.
Monday morning we start the day with readings from the Bible and writings from Mary Baker Eddy.
Then you will still have time for a quick swim or kayak before we weigh anchor and set out for the Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island.
On the way we will drop our prawn trap outside of Deep Cove and then run inside for a late lunch at Deep Cove Chalet a world-class restaurant.
After our feast we will continue to the Gardens where we will drop anchor and tender into the back door of the gardens and enter though the Japanese garden.
We will be here all afternoon and into the evening.
To see the Gardens at night is truly spectacular.
After your nocturnal stroll we will return to the boat and turn in.
We have a big day and an early start in the morning.

Tuesday morning we will weigh anchor before sunup.
We are heading for Victoria and there's a ways to go.
It is your choice to sleep in or enjoy the sunrise while underway.
We will stop on our way to retrieve our prawn trap.
And if we are blessed with a good catch we will feast on fresh prawns on our way. Sometime after lunch we will arrive downtown Victoria where we will be dockside in front of the Parliament building and the Empress Hotel.
This is your opportunity to explore the city.  
You will be on your own and can come and go as you please until Wednesday night where we group together at the Christian Science church and attend a 7:30 pm testimonial meeting of healing, gratitude, and inspiration.

Thursday morning is another early start as we head back towards the states.
We are coming back to San Juan Island, but this time we will be going through customs at Roach Harbor on the west end of the island.
This is a beautiful harbor and one of the most popular in the islands. After clearing customs, there will be time for lunch ashore.
Then it’s off to Sucia Island our favorite place in the islands.
This island is only accessible by boat and is a gem.
You will want to go ashore and hike or sea kayak around the island.
We will end the day with a BBQ fish dinner of some local catch.
Then we will head to shore for a hymn sing around a campfire toasting roasted marshmallows.

Friday morning is time to head back.
On the way there will be readings and sharing of insights and perspectives learned on the trip.
We arrive back to port around noon.
This is a sample Itinerary and we can tailor this trip to meet your needs.
A passport is necessary to travel to Canada, if you do not have one, you can apply at the local post office or we can modify the trip to stay in the USA.
Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions and other variables at the Captain's discretion.


For more information contact:
Captain Bill Blok

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