Harmony Islands Marine Park Anchorage
Harmony Islands Marine Park. The Harmony Islands in Hotham Sound are a lovely spot. The best anchorage is in locally-named Kipling Cove, a nook surrounded by the three northern islands that make up the Harmony Islands. The bottom is rocky, so be sure you have the right ground tackle and it’s well set. You’ll run a stern-tie to shore.
Two of the three islands that make up Kipling Cove are privately owned and posted with “Private Island, No Stern Ties, No Fires, No Kayakers” signs. The signs mean what they say, and private property must be respected. The northeasternmost island that makes up Kipling Cove is owned by BC Parks, however, with no restrictions on going ashore or stern-tying. The southernmost of the Harmony Island (separate from Kipling Cove) is also part of the marine park.
Because anchoring inside Kipling Cove can be tight, some boats choose to put the hook down in the channel on the east side of the islands. Close to the islands, the depths are fine, but the channel is on the east side of the islands. Close to the islands, the depths are fine, but the channel itself is around 100 feet deep. As long as you are set up for deeper anchorages, you should be okay. Rings for stern ties are along the high tide line.
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