The ramp linking the float to shore at Bishop Bay Hot Springs was missing when we visited in June. A small inflatable dinghy was left on the dock for shore access.
When we visited we tied to one of three mooring buoys in the bay, with two boats rafted alongside us. With about 10 knots of wind, we dragged the buoy to... Details
Steve and Jessica Jackman have remodeled and reopened their coffee and snack stand on the dock for the North Island Marina. They have added solid walls to their happy hour tent for late afternoon socializing. Note that Pacific Coastal Airlines is no longer flying floatplanes to their dock. They continue to fly their co... Details
Well, it all started out as a bit of joke, but the new wood-fired hot tub is now open every evening at Pierre’s. We encouraged Pierre to add a hot tub at the end of last season. It is a long story but the Waggoner Cruising Guide is a now a co-sponsor of the hot tub which overlooks the marina with a great view. We ded... Details
A buffet breakfast will be available this season with an array of selections. Knowing the quality of their restaurant for dinner, we are all looking forward to trying this on our next visit.... Details
While the docks are showing their age, there is a new 285’ dock with inside and outside moorage. The new dock is outside A dock and is reserved for large vessels. It offers 50 and 100-amp power. Renovations are underway on A dock.... Details
Last year, the Garden Bay Hotel, Pub and Marina was sold. The old docks have been cleaned up and the pub’s food is still good. Dining out on the deck overlooking the harbor on a sunny day is a part of its allure.
Fisherman’s Resort and Marina was sold to a new owner from Vancouver and continues to operate as it ... Details
The friendly new owners have been working hard to improve the facility. The store and resort upland facilities have been updated and painted. The general store is much improved with produce, frozen meats, dairy products, dried and canned goods, fishing tackle and a few boating items. The marina does not offer guest moo... Details
Backeddy Resort built two new cabins over the winter. These cabins are now available for rental. Repairs are underway on the main dock and the finger piers are being replaced. The resort is getting a fresh paint job. A new bakery chef was added to the kitchen staff – look for additional desserts and bakery items.... Details
Waggoner correspondent Deane Hislop reports that Oydis and Deane Nickle, daughter and son-in-law of Union Steamship Marina owners Rondy and Dorothy Dike have relocated to Bowen Island to manage the marina, and are now operating Doc Morgan’s Restaurant as well. The Hislops enjoyed a wonderful dinner overlooking the ma... Details
Page’s Resort and Marina in Silva Bay installed new docks during the off-season, replacing an old linear dock with sixteen 40’ slips and 60’ of linear tie, all with 30-amp power. There are plans to replace another section of linear dock with slips this fall. The Hatfield family continues to offer excellent hospit... Details