Cruising On Tula

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Welcome aboard!

This page is essential reading for all students sailing aboard Tula. Please review before your trip.

Imagine of Items to pack onboard

What to Bring

We encourage our sailors to pack light as space on Tula is limiting. Weather can be variable on the West Coast, so bringing clothing you can layer is ideal.

Here’s a list of carry-ons we recommend:

  • Footwear: Boat shoes, Teva-type sandals or tennis shoes.
  • Clothing: Foul weather/Rain gear, fleece jacket, long johns or janes, soft-sided duffel bag (not hard-sided luggage).
  • Personal: Sleeping bag (pillow provided), beach towel & facecloth, sunglasses with idiot string and side protection, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), toiletries, personal journal, glasses / contact lenses (and spares), special medication, gravol (non-drowsy), and cell phone & charger.
  • Entertainment: CD’s, reading material, and games.
  • Documentation: Current driver’s license, current passport, birth certificate copy, next of kin contact information, PCOC Card, other sailing qualifications (if you have any), sailing logbook (we can provide), evidence of travel insurance coverage, and fishing license if you wish to fish or gather shellfish.

Safety & Emergency

On board the Tula, we take safety as a priority. The vessel and crew safety is always paramount. Prior to sailing, we go over all aspects of safety and everyone on board reviews an extensive safety briefing. All our equipment is regularly tested and serviced.

Peter has his first aid / medical certification meaning in case there is an issue, he will be equipped with proper training to assess and resolve the issue.

Dietary Concerns

On top of cruising, we pride ourselves on having great meals made from local ingredients.

Our team is happy to customize any dish to your dietary concerns. And, we are happy to show you to some of our favourite pubs and restaurants throughout the islands and at port.

Where to Find Tula


1949 Marina Way, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

Peter Simpson


Cell: 778-678-8852

Skype: svtula1

We look forward to cruising with you!

—Peter & Michelle

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