Imagine yourself being gently rocked to sleep aboard our Classic 42 Ft. Baltic Sloop while moored on gorgeous Gabriola Island. Wake to the sounds of seagulls and the scent of the ocean. Bring your coffee up to the cockpit and soak it all in. Paradise
Sleep in the Belly of the Mother...
There are 2 private cabins (bedrooms) and room for 4 more on pilot berths in the salon. Two heads (bathrooms) and a well stocked galley (kitchen)
For those of you who crave more adventure, you can join us for a sailing tour of the Gulf Islands, visiting historic Valdes Island, meandering through Pirates Cove Provincial Park on Decourcy Island whilst learning basic sailing skills under the tutelage of Skipper Tim Melville, certified ISPA instructor.
Consider a sunset sail to Silva Bay for dinner, or have dinner catered aboard.
Come explore this beautiful island. Gabriola has three Provincial Parks, ancient petroglyphs, numerous walking trails, and artisan studios. We are only 13KM from the Gabriola Island ferry dock, and can arrange pickup. There is also float plane service to Gabriola Island from Vancouver.
Stay for a week or a weekend (2 days minimum)-- unwind, relax and rejuvenate.
Paddle boards available to rent
Call for prices on tours and optional extras.
All are welcome.
Interaction with Guests
We will be home when the guests arrive...and available for sailing adventures, as well, if the guests wish to hire the 'boat' and Captain and crew.
We can also arrange pickup at the ferry on Gabriola Island.
It is all here...
Gerty, the island BUS!
bikes, scooters, paddle boards..
We will go over the "workings" of the (email hidden)d expect you to respect her. We have a holding tank and there are a few things that are unique to a boat that you may not be used to...especially around the bathroom area...as in NO paper or foreign objects down the head ( toilet), also, there are no showers on the boat, but there is provision close by. We will have clear instructions for you so no need to worry..
No smoking or pets.
Our stay on the Northwest Passage was wonderful. The boat is older but in great shape. We had 3 adults and one child and no issues with sleeping space. Tim and Donna took great care of us and our sailing adventure day was lovely. The boat is fully stocked so don't bring too much stuff, sailboats are a bit tight. We enjoyed use of the kayak and paddle boards. The boat is at the end of a private dock in a beautiful little harbor. There is even a small island and a resident seal. It was a great trip and worth doing.
Donna and Tim were very welcoming. The location is spectacular! This was my first trip to Gabriola Island and I would highly recommended it.
Kayaking around the bay and dinner on deck while watching the sunset, seals, and herons were 2 of my favorite activities. Preparing food in the galley takes some getting used to, but for those who prefer to dine out, the Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub just down the road provides good food, decent beer selection and scenic outdoor dining overlooking the bay.
an extremely beautiful place and a magical experience with two great hosts, we will be looking to return to glean from Tim's sailing experience and spend some more quality time in an unspoilt corner of the world.
I cannot say enough about how much fun we had during the weekend we stayed on Donna and Tim's boat.
Everything is perfect. It is a vacation for all ages. Everyone in the family from grandpa to my two sons 13 & 7 years old enjoys it. Tim was away, but Donna is so nice and we were welcomed and took cared. The sailing is wonderful. We were taken to a beautiful beach. I will recommend Natural Pace Snooze & Sail to all my friends.
Thank you Cathy!! I can just see the gleam in Mathews eyes as he was uncovering crabs while we explored Valdes Island...a really nice visit!! and I do want to thank you again for calling when you heard the water pump on the boat! you were very communicative and I (we) really appreciate that! See you soon!
Donna and Tim were fantastic. We loved our time on the boat and the day we spent sailing was amazing. Donna was great with her communication and even better face to face. Our children loved every minute of it and we would totally recommend this to families. A truly magical time, thank you.
We had such a good time staying on Donna and Tim's lovely sail boat...What a great experience! We really enjoyed our afternoon sail and would highly recommend to others... Donna and Tim are excellent hosts and go beyond the norm with their care and making sure you are well looked after. The homemade granola was fabulous too! Thanks for a lovely time. We will be back!!
Wonderful time with wonderful hosts on a wonderful boat! Donna and Tim ensured our romantic get away was a time to remember and even went out of their way to provide a custom breakfast selection. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for something more special than regular bed and breakfast accommodations!
George and Heather.
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