Yachts Cruising to Jervis Inlet
Jervis Inlet extends 46 miles into the Coast range mountains and is the route to fabled Princess Louisa Inlet. Jervis Inlet is 1 to 1.5 miles wide and often more than 600 feet deep. Steep to shores, with mountains rising directly above, make for a few good anchorages. Currents in the Jervis Inlet are light and are often affected by winds. Watch for drift. Heading up-inlet, Backeddy Resort & Marina and Bathgate Marina in Egmont are the last fuel stops.
Once beyond Foley Head and Egmont Point, you’ll find only indifferent anchorages at Vancouver Bay, Deserted Bay and Killam Bay. The 30 miles of Princess Royal Reach, Prince of Wales Reach, and Queen’s Reach do not have usable anchorages. Unlike the other deep fjords that penetrate from the sea, however, Jervis Inlet has a spectacular prize at the end: Princess Louisa Inlet.
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