Sailing Lessons, Power Boat Lessons, Charters, Rentals, Club Memberships for regular boat access
Established in 1983
Started by legendary boat builder Forbes Cooper of Cooper Yachts, the Jackson family took the helm in 1988. The business operated for one year at Boater's Village in False Creek, which was cleared away to make room for Expo 86. The main office is at... more
I had an exceptionally good experience learning about sailing at Cooper Boating. I took the crew course a couple of years ago and recently the skipper course. I also had the experience of a couple of mentored practice sessions. The teachers seem truly dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about sailing. You learn not only the basics of how to sail, but also safety issues, how to navigate... more
I have owned a charter boat in the Cooper fleet.for over two years now. I find the people to be friendly, competent and motivated without exception and I interact with them quite often. They take good care of my boat for me when I am away, keep it in top condition, and arrange for qualified people to enjoy the boat as well. Cooper Boating serves all levels of sailors and powerboaters, from... more
My total experiences on boats in my life have been as a very passive passenger. I am not outdoorsy nor am I mechanical. In lieu of my husband purchasing a boat (his dream, not mine!), I consented to take a 5 day Cruise and Learn course at Coopers with him. Truthfully, my anticipation level for this course was somewhere on the scale between visiting the dentist and the tax accountant.
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Cooper Boating offers these services: boats, rental, boat rentals.
Historically, the Granville Island was an industrial marine park. Today, the large collection of boats and charter services that dot the perimeter of the island reflect its strong maritime history. This company offers a slew of boating courses from sailing, power boating and marine courses. It has a Cruise & Learn program where passengers can spend a week on a first-class sailboat cruising... more