Vancouver & Sunshine Coast 2018 Updates

Vancouver & Sunshine Coast False Creek Foot Ferries no longer stop to pick up passengers from boats anchored in False Creek. Port Renfrew Pacific Gateway Marina is owned by Mill Bay Group, new docks for 2018 and a Bridgemans Grill is housed in a new lodge-style structure. Pender Harbour  LaVerne’s, between Hospital Bay and Garden Bay, will…


San Juan Islands 2018 Updates

San Juan Islands 2018 Updates James Island Marine Park Transient guest dock and pilings have been replaced and a new walkway and ramp has been added in 2018; the current that passes through remains the same. San Juan, Friday Harbor Jensen Boat Yard and Marine has been purchased by the Port of Friday Harbor; same…


South & Central Puget Sound 2018 Updates

South & Central Puget Sound No Discharge in Puget Sound As of May 10th, it is illegal to discharge black water anywhere in Puget Sound by State law. The No Discharge Zone extends for all of Washington area Puget Sound waters up to the Canadian border. Technically, the law has covered all areas inside of 3 miles…


Cruising Updates for 2018

Our team is out on the water and reporting as they go, providing cruisers with the most recent updates. On-The-Water Cruising Updates for 2018 (This list will be ongoing and added as reports come in. The most recent update will be at the top of each location. You can also find updates by section in…


Lonesome Cove and Five Blasts followed by a Securite’ Call

After a lovely stay at Roche Harbor, we headed east along Spieden Channel, noting the adorable cabins and lovely grounds of Lonesome Cove Resort, located along the north shore of San Juan Island in Lonesome Cove. Lonesome Cove Resort, north end of San Juan Island. Boaters can tie-up to the resort’s dock if staying in…

Lonesome Cove Resort, north end of San Juan Island.
Roche Harbor Marina on San Juan Island.

The Eternal Attraction of Roche Harbor

Boaters return again and again to Roche Harbor, and it doesn’t take long to understand why. The services are great, and there is so much to see and do. You can walk around the historic limestone kilns; hike the trails to the quarries above the marina; visit the historic Company Store and historic Hotel de…


Westcott Bay: A Destination for Oyster Lovers

Large, scenic Westcott Bay offers a consistent flat bottom for anchoring with moderate protection. It’s a lovely spot that can accommodate a large number of boats. Like us, most boaters come here to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. farm. Boaters can tie-up at the farm’s dinghy dock (bow-tie…

Westcott Bay Shellfish Farm in British Columbia.

Updates for the Gulf Islands Area for 2018

Gulf Islands 2018 Updates Maple Bay Birds Eye Cove Marina is currently for sale and has limited transient moorage. Fuel dock remains closed. Cowichan Bay Pier66, previously called Dungeness Marina, now offers 200 feet of transient moorage (250-748-6789), reservations accepted. Ganges  Salt Spring Marina breakwater dock construction has not yet started. For a variety of…