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San Josef Bay and Cape Scott

Depending on the courses chosen, the run from Cape Scott to the entrance of Quatsino Sound is approximately 28.5 miles.  To stay clear of off-lying rocks and reefs, the general advice is to [...]

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Smuggler Cove Yacht Destination

Smuggler Cove has a narrow entrance through the rocks, but opens to a beautiful anchorage that is protected from most weather.  We have received reports that the cove is not protected from [...]

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Seasonal Changes on the BC Coast

Though much of Canada’s west coast is temperate – never too cold, and rarely blisteringly hot – seasonal changes bring shifts in daylight, temperatures, landscape and wildlife each [...]

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Dashing Wave Shipwreck Northeastern Vancouver Island

The Dashing Wave was one of seven clipper ships built by Fernald and Pettigrew at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Built for Samuel Tilton & Company she was launched July 15, 1853.  Ship-rigged, [...]

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Prideaux Haven Inside Eveleigh Island

The coves that make up the area generally known as Prideaux Haven are the most popular spots in Desolation Sound, with several requiring stern-ties to incrase the number of boats accommodated  [...]

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Khutze Inlet BC Coast

Khutze Inlet stretches eastward from Graham Reach nearly 5 miles and rewards visitors with a stunning anchorage near the head.  From there you can look across the drying flats of the Khutze River [...]

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Squirrel Cove Cortes Island

Squirrel Cove is made up of an outer bay and an inner bay.   The outer bay provides access to the public wharf and the Squirrel Cove Trading Co. general store dock.  The Flying Squirrel take-out [...]

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Fleming Island, Tzartus Cove and Marble Cove

The day was sunny with only a gentle breeze, so we left the boat at the yacht club and motored the dinghy around Fleming Island.  The impossibly rugged shoreline is dotted with sea caves.  We [...]

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Bute Inlet

Bute Inlet, approximately 35 miles long, is very deep.  Except in small areas near he mouths of rivers and at the head of the inlet, it is not good for anchorage.  Usually, the bottom drops away [...]

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Sechelt Inlet BC Coast

Beautiful Sechlet Inlet, with a few anchorages and limited facilities for pleasure craft, is often passed by especially with Princess Louisa Inlet at the end of the nearby Jervis Inlet.  Sechelt [...]