Rich in history:

Pender Islands (North and South Pender Islands are joined by a one-lane bridge) are home to artifacts first discovered in 1957, tracing First Nations' settlement back 5,000 years.

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The Gulf Islands are currently home to 8 different wineries. Call to find out how to include a winery visit during your holiday.

Gulf Islands Cruising Route

Day 1
Port Sidney to Poets Cove Resort
Depart from Port Sidney and sail or power across Haro Strait with the porpoises at your bow. Spend the night at anchor in a marine park or tie up at Poets Cove Resort on South Pender Island and enjoy the many amenities offered.

Day 2
Bedwell to Montague Harbour
A relaxing sail or power up Swanson Channel to Montague Harbour with several lunch stops available en-route. At this beautiful anchorage and marine park relax and enjoy a night under the stars.

Day 3
Montague to Ganges
Short sail or power over to the artisan town of Ganges, relax and enjoy the quaint seaside town

Day 4
Ganges to Maple Bay
Cruise up to the light thermal winds of Trincomali Channel and around the top end of Salt Spring Island before bearing away for a gentle run down to Maple Bay.

Day 5
Maple Bay to Butchart Gardens
Scenic sail or power down through the gorge-like tidal waters of Sansum Narrows before a brisk sail or power into Saanich Inlet. Moor off the world famous Butchart Gardens then dinghy ashore and wander through this spectacular floral peninsula.

Day 6
Butchart to Port Sidney

Sail or power out of Saanich Inlet at your leisure past some of the most beautiful homes on the west coast. Skirt around Coal Island and back into our home, Port Sidney Marina. Spend the final night aboard your yacht and depart the next morning

Cruising route Gulf Islands

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San Juan IslandsCheck out our suggested San Juan Island Cruising Route

Desolation Sound cruising route Check out our suggested Desolation Sound Cruising Route

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