Yachts Entering The Gulf Islands
The Gulf Islands receive much summertime sun and little summertime rainfall. The Gulf Islands are blessed with dozens of anchorages, from one-boat notches to open bays that hold many boats. Marine parks provide anchorage, mooring and occasional docking possibilities and facilities ashore for the small yachts. Private marinas run the spectrum from rustic to deluxe, many with excellent dining on-site or nearby.
The largest town in the Gulf Islands proper is Ganges on Saltspring Island. If your definition of the islands expands to include southern and eastern Vancouver Island, then Victoria, Sidney, Ladysmith and Nanaimo are large than Gangers. Victoria International Marina is the best stop for yacht provisioning by contacting our concierge desk at 778-432-0477.
Captain Consulting for Yacht’s Entering Gulf Islands
While visiting Victoria International Marina as to consult with a local Captain on the best anchorages, local hazards (like tides and currents), Canadian Customs, Canadian marine regulations. We can arrange a meeting with a Captain that has over 30 years of experience cruising the coastal waters who can design an individual itinerary based on what you want to see and do, saving you hours of research and ensuring you get the most out of your time in British Columbia. Navigation is straightforward, but pay attention. It’s easy to get confused, and the waters are dotted with rocks and reefs. You want to know where you are at all times.