Hisnit Inlet Anchorages West Coast Vancouver Island

Hisnit Inlet.  Hisnit Inlet extends north from Tlupana Inlet.  Hisnit is one of the few anchorages in Nootka Sound that is well-protected, shallow enough for convenient anchoring, and large enough for a number of boats.   Two submerged rocks lie almost mid-channel a short distance into Hisnit Inlet.  Do not be deceived distance into Hisnit Inlet.  Do not be deceived by the open and safe appearance of the inlet as you arrive or depart.  Favour the south shore.

Extensive clear-cutting mars the hills.  In 2013, logging was underway high on the hills and noise filtered into the anchorage.  Still, the view of mountains up the stream at the head of the inlet is stunning.  A marble quarry once operated on the east shore.  Piles of white marble are visible on the beach and in the nearby forest.  The quarry itself is buried under fallen trees and is difficult (and dangerous) to locate.  Near the head of the inlet on the same east shore is a large rock shaped like a human head.

Anchorage at the head of the inlet is 40 to 60 feet.  It is open but protected.  The shoreline is accessible.

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