Nettle Island Anchorage West Coast Vancouver Island

Nettle Island.  Nettle Island has three good anchorages – one in the large bay that indents the southern shore, and the other two in the channel between Nettle Island and Reekis Island to the east.   In Nettle Island’s large bay we prefer the eastern portion, of the park ranger’s float cabin.  The center of the bay is a little deep (50 to 60 feet, depending on the state of tide), but you can find depths of 20 to 30 feet near the shore north of the ranger’s cabin.  Reader Dick Drinkow reports that the park ranger warns that boats have grounded on the shelf, and recommends anchoring in the center of the bay.

Watmough describes two other anchorages along the east side of Nettle Island, opposite Reeks Island.  These nooks will hold a couple of boats each, and Watmough says they are delightful.  The charted rocks are easy to identify and avoid.

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