Enjoying time on the water with family and friends is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Moments like these create unbreakable bonds with those we hold dear and bring us closer to the nature that surrounds us. The previous owner of Oriana, the late John Calley quoted Kenneth Grahame and said:
John Calley was President and CEO of Sony Pictures; he was one of the most prolific producers Hollywood has ever seen, and he was an avid yachtsman. Oriana was his pride and joy and he loved to share it with those around him. It is an honour to carry on her legacy and be able to share this rare work of art with others. There are other yachts but none I have seen have the soul and the character of Oriana. Maintained in pristine condition, Oriana will provide you with all the ambiance, grace and style of the classic by-gone era of yachting. Luxury as it should be.
Welcome aboard Oriana where you can expect sumptuous luxury, impeccable craftsmanship, seamless service and world class cuisine. From the day you decide to experience Oriana until the moment you return home, our team will be there to serve every request and design a journey for you unlike any other.
One of the finest Burger super yachts ever built. Oriana was originally built for, and was indeed, Henry Burger’s personal pride and joy.
Thousands of hours, by talented craftsmen, have been invested into refitting and maintaining Oriana. Every detail and feature has been kept in pristine condition and at sea she performs the way she did on the day of her maiden voyage.
Oriana is 96 feet in length, has 4 guest staterooms and accommodates up to 6 crew members. There are 7 televisions, WiFi, surround sound stereo for iPhone or iPod and satellite television for your onboard entertainment.
Each stateroom is tastefully decorated and designed for maximum luxury and comfort. The Master Stateroom has a king sized bed, television and vanity area with a large ensuite. Each guest stateroom has their own bathroom and television.
Whether you prefer formal dining, alfresco lunches or sundeck barbeques, our world class chef will cater to your preferences to not just produce exquisite meals but to produce those meals in keeping with your specific tastes in mind. Fresh seafood and local produce are readily available, making dining onboard Oriana a truly unique experience.
Paddle boards and snorkeling equipment are available for use as well as a 15′ Zodiac tender, and two electric bicycles.
One of the most scenic and pristine cruising areas in the world is British Columbia’s Inside Passage, a coastal waterway from the Southern Gulf Islands to the Alaskan panhandle in the north, the area includes the famed Desolation Sound, Broughton Archipelago, Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
It is truly a breath of fresh air to experience untouched nature, as it was tens of thousands of years ago. There is no better way to do this than by yacht. Vancouver Island to the west and the multitude of smaller islands create a dense barrier that protects these passageways making the area perfect for a pleasant cruising experience.
From sandstone caves to towering Douglas Firs, majestic Arbutus trees and our iconic Cedars, the Islands protecting the coast of British Columbia are nothing short of spectacular offering breathtaking scenery, unparalleled wildlife viewing, whale watching and inspiring First Nations culture.
Although many of the islands are completely raw and uninhabited, there are plenty of bustling small island towns full of life, culture and things to do. Salt Spring Island is just one of those spots with a thriving arts culture, quaint restaurants, shops and markets to enjoy. Silva Bay, on Gabriola Island, is a beautiful protected bay and may be one of the most scenic anywhere.
A national treasure, British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, is the last largely intact coastal temperate rainforest on earth and is home to the rare and unique Spirit Bear. An archipelago of nearly 150 islands, spiritual Haida Gwaii is home to the Haida Nation and bestows unsurpassed scenery amidst heritage sites.
Desolation Sound offers summer-time warm waters and magnificent cruising fjords and mountains. To the north, the Broughton Archipelago, is a staggeringly beautiful cruising area of scores of islands with an international reputation for kayaking.
We invite you to join us in experiencing British Columbia and cruising at its very best.
I had a remarkable time on the Oriana and getting to visit Vancouver. Mark is an especially gracious host and he takes great care of his home on the water. The stay was incredible, getting to see impressive views of Vancouver and resting and relaxing in a truly unique boat.
The oriana is everything you imagine it to be and more. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave, you're in for an adventure!
I can only say good things about my stay: Mark was an amazing host - very kind and easy to work with. The location is epic (hello, sunrise breakfast and sunset cocktails). The boat is spacious, comfortable, and beautiful.
The 3 days on Oriana were awesome and Mark, with his intimate knowledge of the Gulf Islands, was just the perfect host, friendly, always available and taught our young ones how to govern the boat. Mark took us out to all his favorite places (will not forget our pre-dinner at Smitty's) so we had a perfect experience. He and his entire crew were going all the way to make our vacation special and the trip on Oriana was certainly the highlight of our trip. Kyle, the great chef, did everything to tease our palates and Hank was just great with the young ones taking them out for tubing. In short: we had a fantastic time and will come back.
What an incredible experience. It was a privilege to spend a few days on such a splendid yacht. The Oriana is beautiful boat. The crew was superb and a pleasure with which to cruise the Inner Passageway. Food was to die for. Will definitely be back for more. Already looking at schedule for next year.