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Captain Cliff Taylor is a USCG Master Mariner with a specialty in cross-border yacht deliveries. He is also a Power Squadron instructor who has dedicated many years to helping boaters get the most out of their time on the water. As a professionally licensed yacht captain with deep knowledge of the North American west coast including British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California, he is a proven, reliable choice for deliveries, training, or as a charter captain.

Cross-Border Deliveries

As a dual USA & Canadian citizen, Captain Cliff is well equipped to handle the entry and exit requirements paperwork and logistics to safely deliver your vessel across the international border or to do an offshore title transfer.

Professional Training

Power Squadron instructor offering hands-on training aboard your vessel or mine (58′ Hatteras with twin engines, three staterooms, flybridge, and 15′ RIB tender).

Yacht Captain

Superyacht charter skipper with experience commanding vessels up to 140′.


Specializing in West Coast yacht deliveries between the United States and Canada. With a broad network of industry connections including friendly yacht brokers and customs/import agents, Captain Cliff will work with you so that all of the paperwork and logistics are thoroughly managed.


Captain Cliff is a Power Squadron instructor and hands on trainer. You will learn how to safely operate your vessel with personal training by a seasoned mariner who has experience on boats from 140′ superyachts to 20′ runabouts in single, twin, and jet drive power modes with or without bow/stern thrusters. Captain Cliff has successfully passed more than 10 professional certification exams from the USCG, STCW, and Transport Canada. Learn the fundamentals of boat safety, maintenance, and proper handling with instruction that is tailored to your level of knowledge and experience.

Yacht Charters

Captain of luxury yacht charter vessels up to 140′ with detailed knowledge of the West Coast, particularly the coastline of British Columbia, Desolation Sound, Discovery Islands, The Broughtons, and the Gulf Islands. Over 2000 logged sea days along the coast of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Florida, and Hawaii. Expert fishing rigger for salmon, ling cod, halibut, tuna, prawns & crab.

Recent Deliveries & Captain Gigs


“Captain Cliff has delivered several boats for my yacht brokerage. He is exceptionally reliable, always professional, and great to work with. Highly recommend.”

Rob Langford, CPYB

“I was a little rusty when I recently decided to get back into boating for local cruising. Through a referral, I connected with Captain Cliff to help me become more comfortable with my new boat. We spent several days onboard going through the systems, practicing boat handling skills like docking & anchoring, and reviewing the rules of the road and aids to navigation. He was patient, informative, and thorough. Now, I’m having an awesome time and I can’t thank him enough!”

Francis Buys

“I have worked with Captain Cliff since 2015 on my precious 96′ Burger M/Y ORIANA. As the captain, he has always contributed top deck service to me and our charter guests. As a result, our luxury yacht charter business has increasingly expanded over the years with the majority of bookings coming from very happy return clients.”

Mark Sager, M/Y Oriana Yacht Charters

Let’s work together

Call or Text Captain Cliff at 1-604-418-3758