Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels over 500 GT entering Canadian waters.  The Pacific Pilotage Authority may grant a "Waiver of Compulsory Pilotage" to yachts upon application. Northwest Yacht Support is experienced in the application process and we personally offer yacht piloting services for all BC Yacht Waivers.

DISCLAIMER : Please note that Northwest Yacht Support is not affiliated with the Pacific Pilotage Authority, (PPA), and in no way represents them. We do not supply pilots, we assist with the Pilotage Waiver Application process and assist with finding suitable personnel. A Pilotage exempted officer is hired on as part of your vessel's crew. For more information on the Pilotage Waiver application process please visit the the Pacific Pilotage Authority website at www.ppa.gc.ca.