Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia
Birds Eye Cove Marina is currently for sale and has limited transient moorage. Fuel dock remains closed. Pump-out has been installed on the fuel dock, new for 2018.
Page’s Marina is remodeling their office to offer a small convenience store together with their well-regarded bookstore. Gloria and Ken Hatfield continue to improve and enhance this marina.
49th Parallel Market at 3055 Oak Street makes deliveries for a small fee to the docks; call 250-246-3551.
Fuel Service at Jones Marine Services is closed due to a fire in early 2018; plans to permit and rebuild are in the works, anticipated to be completed for the 2020 boating season.
Silva Bay Marina
The Pub at the Silva Bay Marina is closed due to fire. This means the restaurant and deck, and the liquor store are also closed. Plans for reconstruction and re-opening are not clear at this time. The washrooms/showers are open for marina guests and there is also water available on the fuel dock. Silva Bay Resort & Marina – After running the marina for 25 years, Mark Sager has sold the marina and shipyard to Dean Chen, who represents the family shareholders. The new owners have ambitious plans to rebuild the pub/restaurant, which burned down in October 2017; they hope to break ground in January of 2019, using a modified version of the previous owner’s plan. The marina office is open and boaters continue to arrive at Silva Bay Marina for the boating season.
Pier 66, previously called Dungeness Marina, now offers 200 feet of transient moorage (250-748-6789), reservations accepted. Genoa Bay & Cowichan Bay – the Water Shuttle (Greylag Boat Tours/Genoa Shuttle) between Genoa and Cowichan is no longer operating; the business is currently for sale.
Saturday Farmers’ Market now held at Howling Wolf Farm at the corner of Marina Dr. and Pilkey Point Rd.
Thetis Island Resort & Marina
Improvements have taken place at the marina, including a new patio area, a refurbished deck for the pub, and newly painted/stained finishes on the outside of the main building. New owner, Wayne Proctor, is planning for future improvements.
- Pender Island
- Otter Bay, North Pender Is. – Otter Bay Marina is experiencing a large volume of visitors; online reservations are highly recommended during the peak summer season. They have 4 tall Mooring Buoys that can be Transient or Long Term. They belong to Otter Bay Marina and require a reservation or a “Pop In” reservation just a slip. They do have long term moorage available this year. 12 months annual and 8 month winter moorage.
- Hope Bay Public Wharf, North Pender Is. – Philly’s Diner at Hope Bay has closed; a chocolate shop is a new addition at Hope Bay.
- Port Browning, North Pender Is. – Pub/Restaurant at Port Browning Marina open daily; the new Bistro is open on Saturdays and Sundays for Buffet Breakfast 9 am to noon and open for dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; plans to install new docks in the fall of 2018 have been canceled.
Saltspring Marina at Harbour’s End
SS MARINA LTD. is pleased to announce that construction has begun on an expanded all-new marina,
scheduled to be completed by May 1, 2019. The new marina at the head of Ganges Harbour on Salt
Spring Island will consist of a 5-meter wide outer dock anchored with an environmentally sensitive
flexible anchoring system, and a 3-meter wide main spine that will cover Money Makers Rock,
eliminating a boating hazard which has endangered many vessels over the years. The marina will be
certified as Clean Marine.
The new marina will accommodate a variety of boat lengths, up-to-date 30-amp and 50-amp electrical
service, potable water, and a mobile pump-out station. The boat launch will remain available to the
boating public throughout construction and beyond. Moby’s Pub and all upland retail will remain
open during the construction of the marina.
The existing marina will be closed for demolition on October 15. The new marina will have
only 1200 linear feet dedicated to local boats, limited by parking regulations.
Dredging will take place following demolition, in preparation for the outer dock to be delivered and
installed in January 2019.