Refuge Cove Marina Desolation Sound

Refuge Cove, with a public marina, fuel dock, shops and well-stocked store, is a good resupply stop in the heart of Desolation Sound.   The busiest times are between 11:00 am and 3 pm.  For the easiest moorage and fuel dock use, early morning and late afternoon are recommended.  Several homes, joined by boardwalks, surround the cove.  Ample moorage is available.  A floating dock, just off the fuel dock, is for overflow moorage, with no power or water.  Dogs should be on a leash.  A pet path is beside the used book stand.  Anchorage is possible toward the head of the bay.

Traffic can e heavy during the high season.  Approach slowly, and wait your turn for dock space or fuel.  Turnover is rapid; you shouldn’t have to wait long.  Refuge Cove is a scheduled stop for floatplane service.

Garbage barge: Around mid-June, an enterprising chap named Dave Cartwright moors a barge near the mouth of Refuge Cove.  For a reasonable fee charged by the pound, he accepts bagged garbage and responsibly takes it away.

Refuge Cove General Store has guest moorage along 2000 feet of side-tie dock space.  No reservations; first-come, first-served.  The fuel dock has gasoline, diesel and propane.  Washrooms, showers and laundry are up by the store.  Free purified water, 15 amp power, fee-based Wi-Fi.   The store carries groceries, fresh produce, deli items including cheeses and meats, hand-dipped ice cream, a complete liquor agency with interesting wine selections, some marine supplies and gear, charts, cube and block ice, and a good selection of books and magazines.

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