Your Ultimate Day Trip – Planned Only through VI Marina
Beyond the jam-packed downtown tourist district of Victoria lies a city, an island, and a province, waiting to be discovered. Aside from souvenir shops, the ever-popular BC Museum, and the infamous inner harbour, VI Marina proudly tailors memorable experience-based day-trips meant to deliver an unforgettable up-close-and personal experience of Vancouver Island (and beyond). A well-planned adventure leaves so much potential for only one day.
Here are one some of the endless day trips possible through the concierge at VI Marina.
The sky offers the best vantage point from which to view Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Offering both tandem and solo dives, you can expect experienced staff and the newest gear while jumping from a plane at 10,000 feet. Whether a once in a lifetime jump, or working your way towards a confident solo skydive, Victoria’s skydiving crew will surely make your visit memorable.
Often coined the Napa of the North, Beautiful British Columbia has decadent wines for the tasting. Cowichan Valley – roughly 45 minutes from Victoria’s downtown – is home to fourteen picturesque wineries. And, although located in the interior of BC, communities in the Okanagan Valley, like Kelowna and Penticton’s Naramata Bench, are accessible with a mere one-hour flight from Victoria, providing access to an internationally acclaimed wine country. Explore either location where you’ll be sure to sample Merlot, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc to name only a few.
Surf in Tofino
Considered a surfer’s paradise, Tofino acts as a world-wide draw for surfers. Home to less than 2,000 residents year-round, Tofino’s population explodes during prime surfing seasons. Offering as-far-as-the-eye-can-see white sandy beaches, the rolling waves in Tofino provide the perfect place for beginners and advanced surfers alike. In addition to a phenomenal day riding the surf, a drive up to Tofino – located a few hours North of Victoria – provides a scenic cruise past Cathedral Grove – an ancient lush rainforest.
Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit
Located in the scenic Cowichan Valley, the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit offers you the chance to refine your performance driving skills. Choose from Italian and German designed automobiles while navigating the motorsport track with its 19 technical corners and 11.5% change in elevation. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, learn dynamic car control, cornering, driving techniques and autocross. A day at Vancouver Island Motorsport is nothing short of exhilarating.
The relatively small city of Victoria is home to more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in Canada. (You can find the city’s best restaurants here). You’ll experience the best in culinary perfection with this four-hour food tour. Offering a progressive dinner, you’ll visit three different mouth-watering venues in addition to enjoying cocktails, wine, and a scenic driving tour.
Above are only a handful of the possibilities for day trips though VI Marina. Though we’ve gone ahead and custom-designed a number of day trips – we’re happy to customize an adventure for you. If you can dream it, we can plan it.
For all your yacht provisioning call our concierge desk at 778-432-0477. If you’re looking for a superyacht marina we accept 65′ to 180′ vessels. More information on West Coast moorage reservations visit Waggoner Cruising Guide and order their latest travel guide.