Narvaez Bay Anchorage – Gulf Island National Park Reserve

Narvaez Bay Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.   Picnic tables and toilet, camping in 7 sites, ideal for kayakers.  Dogs must be on leash.  Beautiful Narvaez Bay indents the rock cliffs on the south shore of Saturna Island and is open to southeasterly winds and the wakes of passing ship traffic in Boundary Pass.  Parts of the bay’s shoreline were added to the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, including the small peninsula parallel to the western shore, a short distance in.

You can anchor in the little bight behind this peninsula and have shelter from wind and waves.  The wind in the Strait of Georgia was only 12 knots.  The holding ground is not very good.  it appears to be loose mud, the kind that washes off easily.  It felt like a thin layer on the top of rock-fine for a picnic in settled weather, but chancy for overnight.

The neck of land separating the peninsula from the rest of Saturna Island holds the ruins of an ambitious homestead.  We didn’t find any buildings, although fruit trees and the remnants of fences are there.  A dirt service road runs the length of the peninsula and leads up the hill to a main Saturna Island.

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