The warm afternoon sun filters across the deck as Anam Cara gently turns with a subtle touch at the wheel. The sails fill as you settle into a new tack. You hear the silence as you feel the raw power of the summer breeze behind you. You feel alive in the dancing diamond field of light and waves.
Would you like to create a magical memory with your loved ones and friends?
Are you longing for an opportunity to find some peace and renewal?
Curious to learn more about the art of sailing?
Do you love being on the water, diving off the boat as the warm lake buoys you up?
Would you simply like to have some fun?
Join us this summer for a unique sail adventure on Anam Cara with Dan and Robyn.
MeET DAN & ROBYN
Dan and Robyn Hines are passionate sailors and experienced guides for personal and professional development.
Dan loves to teach with metaphors and stories and holds a Transport Canada Small Vessel Operator Certificaiton, Sail Canada Skipper Cruising certification, and Medical First Aid. Dan has a keen interest in the traditional navigation practices of the Pacific and applies this learning to discovering an inner wisdom and courage.
Robyn is a 500 hr yoga instructor and loves to teach breathwork and meditation practices.
We are fully insured for charters and adhere to all Transport Canada guidelines.
Learn about Sailing, navigating life, and SOULFUL FRiendship
We sail on South Okanagan Lake on ‘Anam Cara’, our stable 46’ Hunter 460 sailing yacht.
During the day, we will teach you some basic sailing and navigation techniques, and you will get a chance for some hands on learning. Guests are encouraged to participate in the sailing as much as desired.
We offer more than just sailing too! Explore how to better navigate your life. Learn how to better respond to the winds of change. We bring together the skill of sailing and the art of wisdom: ‘sailing with soul’. It is a mix of water, waves, sunshine, laughter, learning, friendship and also a meaningful encounter with one another.
Why did we name our sailboat Anam Cara? An anam cara is a companion: a friend that relies on the experiences of equity, silence, wit, fierce kindness, recognition and belonging, rather than reliance on professional expertise. A soulful friendship “awakens my life in order to free the wild possibilities within me.” Friendship is grounded in mutuality and reciprocal learning. The arts of accompaniment, presence and regard are at the core of this relationship.
HALF-DAY SAILING EXPERIENCE
The registration fee includes a four hour sailing experience, drinks and light snacks.
10:00 am Arrival at pickup, tender out
Safety and Skills Training
12:00 pm Optional anchor up: a swim or paddleboard
2:00 pm Return to pickup location, disembark and sad goodbyes!
Ages: 18+ years of age
Ability: Guests must be able to help operate a sailboat so much be able to walk, balance and climb a few steps on a ladder into the sailboat, possibly from the dinghy or the water, if swimming. Beginning sailors are welcome!
Costs: $295.00 CAD per guest
When you register, we will provide more information about the exact location where we will gather to embark, how to dress, what to bring, safety requirements and other details. As of thus update, we are picking up guests at the Naramata Marina, south end of 4th St. Naramata BC
*Please note: Sailing is very dependent on weather conditions. We will contact you to reschedule or a refund if we are unable to sail. Times above may need to be adjusted. Please plan some flexibility into your schedule.
Other Sailing Options:
We can suggest some interesting ways to include a sailing adventure alongside other recreation or wellness experiences in the local region. Reach out to us to learn more.
You can also contact us to arrange a private evening/sunset cruise from 7:00-9:00 pm (Minimum 2 guests)
Private booking of the boat for a minimum party of 4 people is offered (18+ years)