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Beach Gardens Marina
accommodates transient and permanent moorage. Fuel is available in season (gas, diesel, oil). There is a liquor store (cold beer available), directly at the marina. Fresh water, ice, coin laundry, showers, washrooms, and telephone are available. The marina also offers a shuttle service to the Town Centre Mall during July and August.
LUND Harbour Authority Wharf: (604) 483-4711 VHF Channel 66A
Lund is home to many shops and services including a general store, a restaurant overlooking the water, kayak and adventure tourism stores, and Nancy's Bakery, a favourite of locals as well as tourists.
Dazzling sunlight, glorious sunsets, and moonlit nights on sandy beaches all combine to bring the glamour of the tropics to Savary Island, a paradise island in British Columbia's Strait of Georgia. A public wharf and moorage floats are located in Keefer Bay. There is a water taxi to and from Lund (604) 483-9749
Nestled at the entrance to enchanting Desolation Sound, tranquil and friendly Cortes Island is one of the most impressive of the Discovery Islands, with its placid lakes, beaches, and rugged gorges. There are three settlements on Cortes Island:
has a small public float alongside the ferry dock. There is also Gorge Harbour Marina which has all amenities for charter yachts including 15 and 30 amp power connections, water, newly renovated bathrooms with coin-operated showers and laundry facilities. In addition, four guest rooms are available for those with crew changes or needing additional sleeping space. The well-stocked General Store provides ample extras for those sailing trips to Desolation Sound and beyond. Look at the cliffside to port for the petroglyphs as you enter the narrow channel into this extremely protected harbour. Call VHF 66A for slip assignment.
has a good sailboat anchorage to the north of the 177’ long public dock however the entire area is exposed to the south. From here you can access Mansons Landing Marine Park and Hague Lake which is a wonderfully warm lake with great swimming.
The Government dock is 200’ long with 15 amp power and can be used by charter yachts. There is access to telephone and garbage disposal. (250)935-0180 You can purchase supplies at the Squirrel Cove General Store.
Heriot Bay has a Government Dock which will accommodate charter yachts. Sailors can monitor VHF Channel 66A for docking information. Heriot Bay Inn & Marina is situated in sheltered Heriot Bay, the sailboat and powerboat marina offers: diesel, marine fuel & propane sales, ice, showers and laundry facilities, wireless high speed internet, charts, maps & fishing charters.
Taku Resort (250) 285-3031
South of Heriot Bay in Drew Harbour - When using sailboat moorage facilities, guests can also access all the resort’s fantastic amenities including Internet access, tennis court, showers and laundry facilities. They can even restock provisions at the market, only a five-minute stroll away. VHF Channel 66A for slip assignment
Okeover Inlet, south of Penrose Bay, has a public float. The day use area is situated on a traditional Sliammon First Nations archaeological site. There are interpretive signs explaining the significant aspects of the site.
The peaceful and undeveloped Toba Inlet provides almost total isolation for sailboat charters who want to enjoy a cruising experience that ranks among the best in the world. Sailors seeking the tranquility and scenic wonders of Toba Inlet may have difficulty anchoring in the deep waters of the fjord. Protected anchorages are difficult to find, with the west side of Brem Bay considered to be the best anchorage in Toba Inlet. Charter boats generally anchor in deep water and run one or two stern lines ashore. Sailboats tucked into small coves can attach lines to objects on both sides of the shore to secure their vessel for overnight stays. Sailors can sometimes secure permission to tie up to a logging barge near the Tahumming River.
Toba Wildernest Marina (250) 202-0478 (leave message) Channel 66a
has a quiet, friendly dock in a well protected, picturesque bay with 350 feet of moorage. The size of the marina ensures that even when full it has an intimate feel. There is access to fresh water, a small store that carries ice, ice cream,fishing tackle and a few convenience items and shower facilities that have been called "The best shower in the world" by some boating guests.
is a unique coastal co-op with a small store, liquor outlet and some mouth-watering homemade cinnamon buns.
Many yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in BC, but equal to, if not better than any other area in the world. In the variety of spectacular scenery, warm summer climate, abundance of shelter and anchorages, Desolation Sound is a microcosm of all that is best about salt water cruising in British Columbia.
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