Northern B.C. Coast
- Cow Bay Marina (July 7, 2017)
The new Cow Bay Marina is pretty special. A miracle when you consider how quickly it reached final approval and was completed. Location, location, location – it is close to the shops and restaurants of Cow Bay and has room for 52 boats depending on the size. The breakwater moorage can handle boats up to 200’. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Bravo to the City of Prince Rupert for this much needed marina development.
- Duncanby Lodge & Marina (June 15, 2017)
Duncanby Lodge & Marina is open for the season and welcoming guest boaters with moorage on the outside of the south floats. The inside of the south floats and all of the north floats are used for their expanded fleet of charter fishing boats. The restaurant has fresh and healthy menu creations, compliments of the new chef. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; except closed at 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, and closed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays for private events. Shore power is no longer available on the floats.
- Ocean Falls (June 9, 2017)
Ken is back as Wharfinger at Ocean Falls after taking a leave of absence and is looking forward to greeting boaters for the 2017 season. Free WiFi, good potable water, and power await this season’s cruisers who arrive to spend time exploring this special destination. The Annual Salmon Derby & BBQ will be held this year on Saturday, August 26th. The BBQ follows the derby at the end of the day and is open to the public; tickets may be purchased at the wharfinger’s office on the docks. Rob is also back and once again provides showers and laundry facilities for boaters at Darke Waters Inn and Adventure Lodge. Rob also provides meals with advance notice; please call at least one to two days in advance. Visitors arriving by ferry can stay in one of the cozy guest rooms. Contact Darke Waters Inn at 250-289-3585, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.darkewaters.com to make reservations. About a mile down the road from the Ocean Falls docks is the community of Martin Valley where you will find Saggo’s Saloon open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Boaters and local residents mingle over cold beer and wine.
- Lizzie Cove (June 6, 2017)
Pete and Rene Darwin are ready for another season welcoming boaters to their docks in Lizzie Cove. The docks and their floating homes are located in the southeast end of Lizzie Cove off Lama Passage. They welcome transient boaters and monitor VHF channel 10. Rene noted that Saturday, July 15th is the date for this year’s annual Pig Roast.