The Super Natural West Coast

Southern Gulf Islands

One of the most popular destinations off the West Coast for Island cruising. These islands are a continuation of the San Juan chain but located north of the international border.

 

The islands are less developed than their American counterparts, but every bit as scenic and maybe even moreso.There is less marine traffic as well, so the cruiser has the opportunity to enjoy a little more solitude while still enjoying the benefits of being close to several small towns in the islands.

 

  • Sat: Capt Cove to Poets Cove — 3.8hrs

  • Sun: Poets Cove to Victoria — 3hrs

  • Mon: Victoria to Port Sidney — 2.5hrs

  • Tue: Port Sidney to Todd Inlet — 2hrs

  • Wed: Todd Inlet to Ganges Harbor — 2.5hrs

  • Thur: Ganges to Montague — 1hr

  • Fri: Home — 3hrs

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

Desolation Sound

Co-considered by knowledgeable Yachtsman to be one of the top three cruising destinations in the world (for the trivia buffs — the other two being Figi and New Zealand’s Bay of Islands) Desolation is often referred to as The Shrine of Cruising Destinations, the area is famous for calm, warm, sheltered waters, oysters, clams, prawns and salmon. Many adventures and experiences await you.

 

  • Sat: Capt Cove to Secret Cove — 3.5hrs

  • Sun: Secret Cove to Lund — 4.5hrs

  • Mon: Lund to Grace Harbor and area — great area for prawns and crabs, day trips up to the falls at the head of Teakerne Arm and hike up to Cassel Lake for a warm swim.

  • Tue: Grace Harbor to Prideaux Haven — dynamite! — 2hrs

  • Wed: Prideaux Haven to Pender Harbor — 5hrs

  • Thur: Pender to Gibsons — 3hrs

  • Fri: Home — 3hrs

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

;Where Desolation is referred to as the Shrine or Mecca of West Coast cruising area; Princess Louisa Inlet is often referred to as the Holy Grail of West Coast destinations. The entrance jealously guarded by the Malibu Rapids, even Captain Cook was blocked from exploring this magnificent Inlet. Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls are world famous for their beautiful scenic beauty. Slicing deep into the beautiful Coast Mountains, Jervis Inlet is the only true Fjord located outside of Norway… Truly magnificent…

 

  • Sat: Capt Cove to Gibsons — 3hrs

  • Sun: Gibsons to Secret Cove — 2.5hrs

  • Mon: Secret Cove to Harmony Island — 2.5hrs

  • Tue: Up Jervis Inlet to Chatterbox Falls — 4hrs

  • Wed: Chatterbox Falls to Pender Harbor — 5hrs

  • Thur: Pender Harbor to Bowen Island — Snug Cove — 4hrs

  • Fri: Home — 3hrs

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Jervis Inlet/Princess Louisa Inlet

Northern Gulf Islands

The Northern Gulf islands are a little more remote and quiet than their Southern partners and offer boaters peaceful marine parks, beautiful beaches, warm water and a wide variety of wildlife viewing.

 

  • Sat: Capt Cove to Secret Cove — 3.5hrs

  • Sun: Secret Cove to Lund — 4.5hrs

  • Mon: Lund to Grace Harbor and area — great area for prawns and crabs, day trips up to the falls at the head of Teakerne Arm and hike up to Cassel Lake for a warm swim.

  • Tue: Grace Harbor to Prideaux Haven — dynamite! — 2hrs

  • Wed: Prideaux Haven to Pender Harbor — 5hrs

  • Thur: Pender to Gibsons — 3hrs

  • Fri: Home — 3hrs

Northern Gulf Islands

Northern Gulf Islands

Northern Gulf Islands

Northern Gulf Islands

Northern Gulf Islands

Northern Gulf Islands

Watch and see what you can find exploring the super natural coast of British Columbia, Canada
Discovery Islands

This group of lesser known islands lies between Campbell River and the British Columbia mainland — a cruising area adjacent to Desolation Sound with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

 

  • Sat: Capt Cove to Secret Cove — 3.5hrs

  • Sun: Secret Cove to Lund — 4.5hrs

  • Mon: Lund to Grace Harbor and area — great area for prawns and crabs, day trips up to the falls at the head of Teakerne Arm and hike up to Cassel Lake for a warm swim.

  • Tue: Grace Harbor to Prideaux Haven — dynamite! — 2hrs

  • Wed: Prideaux Haven to Pender Harbor — 5hrs

  • Thur: Pender to Gibsons — 3hrs

  • Fri: Home — 3hrs

Discovery Islands

Discovery Islands

Discovery Islands

Discovery Islands

Discovery Islands

Discovery Islands

Discovery Islands

Discovery Islands

Sunshine Coast 

Often overlooked by cruisers on their way to Desolation Sound, this area offers both, bustling marinas and charming waterside restaurants combined with totally secluded anchorages in hundreds of little coves and protected inlets.

 

  • Sat: Capt Cove to Secret Cove — 3.5hrs

  • Sun: Secret Cove to Lund — 4.5hrs

  • Mon: Lund to Grace Harbor and area — great area for prawns and crabs, day trips up to the falls at the head of Teakerne Arm and hike up to Cassel Lake for a warm swim.

  • Tue: Grace Harbor to Prideaux Haven — dynamite! — 2hrs

  • Wed: Prideaux Haven to Pender Harbor — 5hrs

  • Thur: Pender to Gibsons — 3hrs

  • Fri: Home — 3hrs

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

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