Romance on the Water; Cruising the Pacific Northwest Aboard the Prestige 680

The postcard pretty Pacific Northwest is filled with sweetheart spots, chic cities, and poetic ports of call that will turn any yacht cruise into a kaleidoscope of romantic moments. We can rave forever about sharing sunsets over the Desolation Sound with a glass of champagne in hand, watching grizzlies catch salmon and whales fan their tales, hiking into golden green forests, and stopping by adorable little eateries with crackling fires.

The Prestige 680 is the dream vessel to take you on this lovers leap. While the lashings of space, comfortable cruising speed of 25 knots, and technical style make her a head turner, it’s the delectable details that truly set the mise-en-scene for magic. From the soft shades of oak to the vogue carpet, the well-stocked wine cabinet, Bose home theater, and hydraulic swim platform – the Prestige 680 is sure to ramp the romance up a notch. Take a glimpse at our favorite Pacific Northwest stops for those seeking sublime honeymoon hideaways.

Exploring The Great Bear Rainforest

Prestige 680 can take you on a stunning cruise along the fairytale shores of the Great Bear Rainforest. With ample deck space and cozy lounging, this makes for a fantastic viewing platform to witness BC’s wild grizzlies and brown bears catch spawning salmon for their breakfast. The Great Bear Rainforest still holds a remote like charm as you sail down from the Bella Bella Waterway to the Fiordland Conservancy. Towering rock faces, thundering falls, and native villages punctuate the way, as you keep one eye on the secret estuaries looking for majestic bears. Blend with a trip along Whale Channel to witness humpbacks and keep peeking at the sky to see bald eagles floating overhead.

Overnight at Poets Cove on Pender Island

Set sail for the pretty Pender Islands and drop anchor on Poets Cove, one of the top ten anchorage spots in the whole of the Western Hemisphere. Nestled on the sleepy shores of South Pender Island you can soak up the serenity of the gorgeous West Coast Island Archipelago. The marina has more than enough space and plenty of impressive amenities to make the Prestige 680 feel right at home.  The Prestige 680 boasts an overall length of 70′ 4″ , a beam of 17′ 5″, and a draft of 5′ 2″ meaning she will slot beautifully into practically any marina slot.

After leaving her at dock you can duck into the Susurrus Spa and book for the couples melt away package including a heavenly hot stone treatment. Afterwards, take dinner at the Aurora Restaurant where whiskey cured tuna and pomegranate glazed BC salmon make for a mesmerizing experience.

Shopping at Victoria, BC

Take a romantic breakfast onboard the Prestige 680 before sailing into the quaint delight of Victoria. Slip into the Oak Bay Marina just ten minutes from the delights of downtown and prepare for a day of splurging and sightseeing at one of the Pacific Northwest’s most romantic cities.

 

Hit the chic downtown area to cruise the beautiful boutiques on Johnsons Street, swing by the Fairmont and pay homage to the English heritage by indulging in afternoon tea and take an afternoon horse and carriage ride to admire the wonder of Victorian architecture that adorns the city. After dinner return to your sweet sanctuary and cuddle up with a movie courtesy of Prestige’s stunning home theater.

Cruising the Desolation Sound

 

Towering mountains, deep dark forests, and cobalt waters – the Desolation Sound is said to be one of the most majestic cruising grounds in the whole of BC. The winding fjords are full of wonders and with a swift cruising speed and range of 303 nautical miles, the Prestige 680 can cover plenty of gorgeous ground. Sea lions, river otters, porpoise and eagles – these are just a few of the wildlife wonders you can spot lounging on the shores or drifting overhead. Swim in the warm waters of the pretty Pendrell Sound, stop by the charming seaside town of Lund, and cross the Georgia Strait fringed by desolate sandy beaches and flanked by velvet green cliffs. These shores are brimming with whimsical remote spots to stop and enjoy a champagne and crab picnic lunch in style.

 

For those seeking to put their finger back on the pulse of pure romance, contact Sundance to find out more about the honeymoon bolt hole of the beautiful Prestige 680.

Nick Buck-Niehaus

With a lifetime of experience in boating, Nick spent many memorable summers yachting with his family growing up. He still visits favorite family destinations like Roche Harbor, the greater San Juans, and Eastsound. Now he’s the Vice President at Sundance Yachts, and enjoys sharing his passion for the yachting lifestyle with others.

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