Venture BC is a certified Recreational Boating School based in Horse Shoe Bay, British Columbia. We offer custom sailing trips, celebration sails, introductory cruises, navigation instruction, and sailing clinics.
The Howe Sound is a network of fjords Northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia. The sound is dotted with many islands to sail around and explore. The Howe Sound is Vancouver's playground for sailing, hiking, and outdoor recreation.
Keanna has been sailing all her life. Growing up on the coast of British Columbia, she fell in love with the ocean. So much so, that she has worked hard to make sure she could have a lifestyle surrounded by water.
Keanna holds a Master of Yachts certificate, as well as her PADI Dive Instructor certification.
Keanna has been fortunate enough to sail through many seas - she has sailed around the British Virgin Islands (multiple times), the Hawaiian islands, California's coast, and of course, all throughout beautiful British Columbia's waters. In 2014, Keanna took part in a college program aboard a 112 foot schooner sailing through Indonesia, across the Indian Ocean, and down the coast of South Africa.
Keanna has worked in the charter/tourism industry for the past seven years - from Vancouver, BC, to the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and back again to BC.
Keanna loves sharing her passion, not only for sailing, but for all water sports and exploration of new places. She can't wait to meet you!
Venture BC is a Catalina 30 MK II built in 1988. She is a sloop rigged sailboat with an inboard diesel engine. She has spent most of her life cruising BC's coastline. Despite her age, she has been very well maintained and has never let us down.
Growing up in the UK, Ben has sailed all throughout the waters of Europe - from the English Channel to Greece. Since moving to Canada, Ben has sailed all around the West Coast - from Oregon to Alaska. Not only has Ben sailed countless miles, he is also a Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Instructor. During the Winter, Ben is a skiing and snowboard instructor and heli-skiing guide. Ben knows how to find adventure, and can't wait to take you out on the water.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we ask for everyone’s cooperation in helping Venture BC run successful and safe courses and sails. According to the provincial health authority, the risk of transmission in an outdoor environment in general is extremely low. However we still want to minimize all risks onboard. It is important that everyone is following the guidelines laid out by our provincial health authority in their day to day lives, and is prepared to follow the additional rules that Venture BC has put in place to mitigate risk for our students and instructors in our unique environment.
Before joining any course or sailings with us, all students are required to read and sign an addendum to our normal waiver, agreeing to some basic conditions of participation.