Do Summer in Style

Check out some of our favourite products to bring aboard this cruising season

Tofino Soap Company Bio Degradable Dish Washing Cube – $13

A waste free, healthy and effective alternative for daily cleaning on your boat. Use it with a wet dish cloth or simply run in under the tap for a sink full of bubbles.


Left Field Cider Company – Pear Cider – $10

This is one of the most refreshing ciders ever and was made for a sunny day. Even if you don’t think you are a cider person, this may change your mind.

Saje Lavender Airoma Loo – $14

This light and crisp room spray is a refreshing mix of eucalyptus, lavender and spearmint.


Hardbite Handcrafted-Style Chips – $3

It wouldn’t be summertime without a potato chip. Eleven flavours to choose from including wild onion & yogurt, avocado & lime or pepper jack.


Be Kind Sweater Dress – $65

This has a relaxed collar, long sleeves and is perfect when the sun goes down or the wind picks up. A machine washable blend of cotton, poly and spandex with a beautiful quote on the inside arm, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

Vancouver Island Crib Board – $79

Made from locally sourced products, these can be customized to include your boat name.


Vessi Men’s Everyday Slip-on shoes – $95

100% waterproof, super lightweight and breathable. Available in Orca Black, Stone Gray and Barcelona Blue, they are made for puddles, the ocean, even the shower.


The Lavender Crow Bar – $8

This is a collaboration between two Saltspring Island companies, Sacred Mountain Lavender and the Salish Sea Chocolate Company. These handmade artisan bars combine high quality Belgian chocolate with farm-distilled, organically grown lavender oil.

Keen Hiking Boot – $190–$220

The women’s Terradorra II is the ideal waterproof boot for shore excursions this summer. Whether taking the dog to shore for a quick romp on the beach or hiking a Gulf Island mountain these boots were made for hiking. For men, check out the Venture Mid.

Tesalate Sand-free Towel – $79-$139

Leave the mess onshore with Tesalate’s colourful line of sand-free beach towels. Perfect for the boat, they are lightweight and compact enough to go where you go—whether it’s just up top to suntan on deck, a shoreside picnic or an overseas chartering adventure. More than just repelling sand, the proprietary fabric is also highly absorbent and quick to dry.

Read more from Melissa Gervais at Missy Goes Boating.