Summer Cruise – 2016

July 20th – July 28th

Howe Sound

(subject to change due to weather conditions)

July 20th
Silva Bay to Snug Cove, Bowen Island (Union Steamship Company Marina)

  • Tentatively booked 10 boats or 350′ of dock space for two nights.Must confirm numbers for July 12th w/ Josie @ USSC; Phone 604-947-0707, Ext. 1
  • Moorage – $1.50/ft; Power – $5.00/day +tax
  • Happy hour on the dock

21.5 NM

July 21st
Snug Cove, Bowen Island (Union Steamship Company Marina)


July 22nd
Cruise to Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park, Keats Island

  • Located on the western shore of Keats Island, across the Shoal Channel from Gibsons.  There are many floats and mooring buoys along with plenty of room for anchorage.  There is a 3 km trail that leads to the Keats Landing foot ferry terminal and a 1 km loop trail around the park.  Gibsons is 1.1 NM from Plumper Cove.  All moorage is first-com – first-served so we need to get there early!
  • Dock Facilities Use Fee: $2.00/m/night (~$0.62/ft/night).  No services
  • Mooring (to buoy) Fee: $12.00/vessel/night
  • Park operated by Swens Contracting; Email:; Phone: 604-885-3714

10.1 NM 

July 23rd
Plumper Cove Marine Provincia Park, Keats Island

  • Fishing Derby
  • Scavenger hunt/hike
  • Dinner in Gibsons
July 24th
Cruise to Halkett Bay Marine Provincial Park, Gambier Island

  • Marine facilities include dinghy float.  Good anchorage is available without stern ties, so we will be anchoring.  The bay is open to the south.
  • Keep in mind there are a number of rocks that protrude above the water in the middle of the bay.  Chief marine hazards are a series of unmarked drying rocks and reefs in the bay’s northwest corner, and an unmarked rock at a depth of less than six (6′) feet in mid-fairway near the head.  The favoured approach is to the steep eastern shoreline.
  • Only dinghies are permitted to tie up at the float.
  • There are no fires permitted within the park.
  • Potable water is not available – bring your own drinking water.
  • Park operated by Swens Contracting; Email:; Phone: 604-885-3714.
  • Hike up Mount Artaban
  • Potluck supper on the dinghy dock.

7.1 NM

July 25th
Cruise to False Creek, Vancouver

  • Location TBD.  Have called and sent emails to FCYC who may be able to accommodate but will not commit until closer to the day as they have no dedicated transient moorage space.  We have a reciprocal agreement with FCYC which they will honour for all boats they place for one night. They assure me that all boats will be accommodated somewhere in False Creek for the required nights.
  • Rates: Moorage – $1.25/ft/night; Power – $7.00/night
  • Have sent emails and left messages at Quayside Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pelican Bay Marina & Heather/Burrard with either no response or the same response as FCYC.
  • Anchoring is available with a permit from FCYC or the City of Vancouver.

14.2 NM

July 26th
False Creek, Vancouver

  • Dinner / pot luck or BBQ on one of the Yacht Club decks (FCYC)
July 27th
False Creek, Vancouver


  • Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks – Australia.  We could go out on a couple of boats or buy tickets for on-ground fireworks and concert featuring the groups Gay Nineties and Loverboy.
July 28th
Cruise Home to Gabriola 24.8 NM

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