Gulf Islands Cruising Guide


One Week Sample Itinerary

Gulf Islands cruising map
  • Day 1 - Sucia Island once again beckons with favorite anchorages and trails Jp ashore. (18 NM)
  • Day 2 - Poet's Cove (Bedwell Harbor, S. Pender Isl.) or Ganges (Salt Spring Isl.) West across Boundary Pass, watching porpoise and Orca. Clear Customs at Bedwell Harbor on South Pender Island ...perhaps stay at Pet's Cove resort in Bedwell Harbor (15 NM, 1-888-512-7638). Or anchor in one of the pristine finger coves on nearby Prevost Island. (26 NM total). OR, head all the way to the artisan's favorite port-of-call, Ganges on Saltspring Island (30 NM total)
  • Day 3 - Telegraph Harbor. Its lunch at Montague Harbor Provincial Marine Park on Galiano Island, then up the Trincomali Channel to dip beneath Kuper Island. (20 NM from Ganges). Choice of anchorage, Thetis Island Marina (1-250-246-3464), or Telegraph Harbour Marina (1-800-246-6011).
  • Day 4 - Sydney. South through Sansum Narrows between Saltspring and Vancouver Islands to dock among hanging flowers at the Port Sidney Marina. (27 NM, 1-250-655-3711)
  • Day 5 - Roche Harbor or Parks Bay. Float with Killer Whales across Haro Strait; clear Customs at Roche Harbor (14 NM, 1-360-378-2155) and stay at the marina or anchor in the protected bay off the resort. Another option is to head east through Speiden channel and down through San Juan Channel to anchor in idyllic Parks Bay on Shaw Island. Then anchor in this idyllic Shaw Island bay. (22 NM total)
  • Day 6 - Pleasant Bay. Meander through the central San Juans; lunch at Obstruction Pass State Park; anchor in this protected bay a few miles south of Bellingham. (21 NM from Parks Bay, 31NM from Roche Harbor)
  • Day 7 - Bellingham. We greet you at the docks after your two hour sail. Before every stop this week you could have turned right, or left, and explored yet another fascinating cove. (9 NM)

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Caribbean Learn-n-Cruise: Catamaran or Monohull Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast Spring Guided Flotilla: 21-day Desolation Sound & Princess Louisa Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Victoria Late Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day Victoria, Vancouver, San Juans & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
February 2018 May 2 - 11, 2018 May 12 - June 1, 2018 June 23 - 29, 2018 June 30 - July 6, 2018 Aug 25 - Sept 7, 2018 Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2018
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