Silva’s sweet summer sails

Local tall ship offers a summer deal for regulars


In The Coast’s Hot Summer Guide, we reported that these days the Tall Ship Silva likes to think of itself as more of a floating bar/patio than a harbour tour operator.

The one-time adult ticket is $19.95 plus tax, which may seem like a hefty cover charge for a bar, even one that offers the kind of flexible views aboard a beautiful ship, but we assure you it’s worth every two-pence, or farthing or whatever it is you use on tall ships. And, for those who like the idea of being a regular wharf rat, the Silva is offering a fantastic summertime deal. From now until September 13 you can purchase a Day Cruiser pass for $35, which gets you unlimited access to the Silva all summer --- that’s seven days a week, three times daily (noon-1:30, 2pm-3:30 and 4pm-5:30).

Naturally, the bar will be open and snacks are available on board. Call 429-9463 or visit for more floating fun.

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