Hornby Island Anchorages

Hornby Island has anchorages in Tribune Bay, Ford Cove and south of Shingle Spit (where a small ferry runs to Denman Island).   Tribue Bay and Shingle Spit are exposed to southeast winds.

A seasonal dock for dinghies and shallow draft watercraft is located next to the ferry terminal.  The dock is for guests dining at the Thatch Pub and Restaurant located above the dock.  The fully licensed Pub and Restaurant has live entertainment.

Tribune Bay.  Tribune Bay is a wonderful place to visit and justifiably popular.  Anchor offshore in 18 to 30 feet and dinghy to a splendid sandy beach.  Visit Tribune Bay Provincial Park.  Take the 3-mile hike to Helliwell Provincial Park, on ST. John Point.

Caution: Tribune Bay has excellent protection from no4rthwesterlies, but in a southeasterly, the bay can get very rough.  for a more private nook, try the little cove near St. John Point Anchor in 20 – 30 feet.

Ford Cove.  Upgraded harbour with greater capacity at the Harbour Authority public dock.  A green spar buoy marks the southern end of the Maude Reef.  You’ll see a rock breakwater and a floating breakwater.  To enter, lead the rock breakwater to starboard.  No freshwater on the dock.  Good anchorage on rocky bottom.

A well-stocked grocery is upland from the docks and sells fresh take-out pizza year-round.  A seasonal fish & chips hut is adjacent.  The store and eatery along with cottages, campsites, and RV parking make up a small resort called Ford’s Cove Marina & Store.

There are numerous trails in the area.  A well-travelled 1.5-mile trail leads northwest along the shore to Shingle spit and the popular Thatch Pub.

For more information visit our partner site Waggoner Cruising Guide.   For all your yacht provisioning and marina reservations call our main desk at +1 778 432 0477.   If you’re looking for a superyacht marina we accept 65′ to 220′ vessels.  Phone or book online to reserve your slip or book the ultimate yacht Rendezvous.