About Aidan Carkeek, founder of Victoria Boat Rentals,

Boating is a Passion


Aidan , owner of Victoria Boat Rentals in Sidney, was only 5 years old when he helmed his first yacht, a Dufour Classic 36 in Howe Sound. By age 11 he was the only "skipper" his Father (a Qualified Sailing Instructor) trusted to helm the boat while at sea. By age 16 he had earned his Day Skipper certifications and started his career in the marine industry. Starting his MST apprenticeship at a well regarded local marine service center. Owning several of his own pleasure boats in Sidney, his passion for the Marine Industry has only grown throughout the years.


Marine Service Technician


A Certified "Marine Service Technician" Aidan maintains all of our boats to the highest of industry standards. 


Quadrant Marine Institute

ABYC Electrical Installer

ABYC Systems Installer

NMEA Electronics Basic/Advanced

NMEA 2000 Basic/Advanced

Our Boats are Exceptionally Maintained and Equipped with Superior Electronics

As a Certified Marine Service Technician, Aidan believes in "Safety First" and having all the right electronics and equipment. Not only are our boats safe and reliable, they are also outfitted with all the safety equipment required by law and industry standards. We have ensured each boat is equipped with VHF Radios, GPS Chart-Plotters, Sonar/Fish-Finders, AIS Transponder, Stereos, USB Ports and Phone Chargers.