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Hey, friend!

We’re in the business of making memories.  Maybe that’s over-simplified, but it sounds nicer than a long list of adjectives.  We bring awesome people together for the first time, or the 100th time, as a unique social networking experience fueled by wine and the Okanagan sun.  We use the word “fun” a lot around here, and you’re invited to see for yourself if we mean it.

Welcome aboard!

x The Sip & Anchor Crew

our mission

We believe that a remarkable group of guests mixed with an easy-going vibe, luxury service, funky beats & a healthy dose of social lubricant can make ordinary tours more fun.  Our mission is to bring awesome people together & share wine, laughs & the Okanagan lifestyle.

why sip & anchor?

What’s in a name? Sip & Anchor is basically Latin for ‘non-conformist tourism company that decided to jump on the bandwagon & start a luxury wine-drinking-boat-riding charter business.’

about us

Sip & Anchor is a twenty-four karat, professional wine tour & boat charter operator with individuality & integrity; a tourism company of the people.

What started as friends with a passion for sharing the Okanagan lifestyle with friends (& not pass it off as too-good-to-be-true), Sip & Anchor steps outside the realm of same-old in a ‘wake up & smell the wine’ approach to casual-luxury –designed to make fun happen.

“What you’ll remember most about a wine isn’t the aroma or taste, but the friends, atmosphere, & fun that accompany it.”

Please note we offer wine tours & boat charters, not wine-tour-boat-charters.

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The Boat Times

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Best Tour Ever

testimonials

  • Casey was our host/tour guide for my Bachelorette party. As being my first wine tour i had very high hopes going into it. Casey exceeded my expectations and made the experience truly amazing from start to finish! He is very personable, kind, fun and organized. Ps. He also is a great photographer! Thanks Casey for making it one for the books!

    Rebecca Van Dusen
  • Our group had such an amazing day! The staff were very attentive and organized. They really took care of everything down to the last detail. I love the Sip Hop experience! A bit of the North and the South. The bus was also the most luxury I have seen...very comfortable and clean!

    Jennifer Orton
  • Fantastic experience! Great service and a comfortable ride. Would absolutely tour with this company again!!

    Cinnamon Neumeyer
  • Great times!! Casey is super knowledgeable and friendly. Best way to tour Okanagan wine country by far!!

    Tim Davenport
  • We went for an amazing wine tour today. They customized the tour as we went along as we ended up spending more time at some places than others. The van was AMAZING! Spacious and not cramped at all. They were with us helping pack up our purchases as we went along....we felt like Royals! Highly recommend! 🙂 🙂

    Esther Schwenning
  • I've been on a number of wine tours and I can easily say that this was the most memorable. As a going-away gift, my friends took me on a Naramata Sip & Anchor tour and I honestly felt like royalty. Our host Casey was so attentive, knowledgable and went above and beyond. He treated us like VIPs and made sure that every case of wine purchased made it safely to our doorsteps without us lifting a finger. The snacks and water provided were such a thoughtful touch and I had so much fun from beginning to end. I highly recommend Sip & Anchor for your next wine tour.

    Carly Sylvester
  • Had a great day! The tour took us to small out of the way wineries that are off the beaten path as well as some large long established ones. A great mix! The vehicle was spotless and staff friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating.

    Erin Hussey
  • Sip & Anchor was the highlight of my bachelorette weekend, hands down. We were a bit sceptical since the company was so new but we ended up trusting the few reviews they had & they couldn't be more accurate. Lindsay & Casey went over & above what was expected of them including setting up dinner reservations for us so no one missed out on the wine tours & Casey is even shipping us a few things we left on the boat. It was also nice that Lindsay didn't take us to the commercialised wineries and focused more on the smaller "off the grid" wineries that i wouldn't even know about in Kelowna. The brother-sister duo were so accommodation and so easy going, I would recommend this to everyone!

    Bre Cisecki
  • Awesome wine touring company. Thank you thank you for everything! You made the bachelorette an awesome experience.

    Lena D
  • Fantastic tour, hit great wineries in the Naramata area and they were ready for us upon arriving at each one👏👏 Friendly staff that arranged a really fun day in super clean vehicle. Thanks, we'll definitely be back 🥂

    Denn Golinski

the crew

  • CASEY DONOVAN
      CASEY DONOVAN Tour Guide / Captain

      Casey Donovan is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years in the hospitality & service industries, is pursuing WSET level III, & has a love for good wine & kettle chips that runs deep.  Casey made the move to Kelowna a decade ago from rainy Vancouver after falling in love with its laid-back lifestyle & off-roading adventures.  Sip & Anchor is his second start-up, stemming from his love for wine & sunshine.  He’s a dad to two little boys & spends his free time with his fam, discovering new wines, & riding his cruiser bike.

    • LINDSEY DONOVAN
        LINDSEY DONOVAN Tour Guide / Photographer

        Lindsey is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, currently working as a professional photographer, wine tour guide & yoga instructor.  She has a long history working in the hospitality & service industry alongside her brother Casey, & made the move to Kelowna in 2016 to be closer to family & wine.  Lindsey is the mom of a super chill fur baby, Kismet “Kizzy” (also known as the Taxidermy Dog), is a reluctant Vegetarian, & enjoys long walks down the wine isle.  When she’s not commuting for work, she can be found at the gym, playing with her nephews & hiking Knox Mountain.

         

      • CHAELENE RATZLAFF
          CHAELENE RATZLAFF Marketing & Communications Manager

          Chae is the behind-the-screens mastermind that maintains our online presence; our digital PR girl.  She is a graduate of Management with Honours, with experience in HR, marketing, & business development.  Chae is a lover of wine & good food, & can be found whipping up new plant-based recipes & adding to her Vivino profile, usually at the same time.  As a mom of two busy boys, she spends her little free time reading non-fiction books, taking design classes, painting, practicing mindfulness & sweating at the barre.

           

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