Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

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Services in the Sound

Malaspina Strait

Powell River

Westview Harbour Powell River

Westview Harbour: (604) 485-5244 Fax: (604) 485-5286

  • website: www.discoverpowellriver.com
  • monitor VHF Channel 68 (possibly 66A)
  • open all year
  • guest moorage available, 15 & limited 30 amp power, washrooms, showers, laundry, garbage drop

Westview Fuels Fuel Dock: (604) 485-2867 Eve: (604) 485-4641

  • monitor VHF Channel 66A
  • at the entrance to the south section of Westview Marina
  • gas & diesel, lubricants, & kerosene
  • washrooms, supplies, & ice

Lund

Lund

Lund

Nancy's Bakery:

  • now in new, larger location
  • coffee shop serving pastries, pizza and other specialties

General Store

Lund Harbour Authority Public Wharf: (604) 483-4711

  • Harbour Master - there early morning & late afternoon
  • monitor VHF Channel 66A
  • open all year
  • 670' breakwater-protected dock space with 20 amp power, showers and washrooms
  • no garbage disposal
  • northern float reserved for pleasure craft - rafting required
  • overnight moorage charged
  • 2 floating concrete breakwater floats (no power or water) protect the inner docks - have to dinghy ashore

Lund Hotel: (604) 414-0474 (877) 569-3999 Fax: (604) 414-0476

  • email: info@lundhotel.com
  • website: www.lundhotel.com
  • fuel dock with gas & diesel
  • some guest moorage available - no power or water & exposed to wakes
  • store, deli and liquor agency, laundry, bank machine and post office
  • public access high speed internet
  • restaurant, pub and hot tub
  • garbage disposal

Lund Water Taxi: (604) 483-9749

  • travels to Savary Island
  • can deliver parts or people to Desolation Sound & surrounding areas

Desolation Sound

Okeover Inlet

Okeover Inlet Government Dock

Okeover Inlet Government Dock

  • Public Dock south of Penrose Bay
  • oysters & other seafoods grown along the Inlet are on private property - trespassing is forbidden
  • Okeover Water Taxi: (604) 414-9595; $80/hour (4 hours / $250)

Laughing Oyster Restaurant: (604) 483-9775 Fax: (604) 483-4986

  • email: falk@prcn.org
  • website: www.laughingoyster.ca
  • above the public float
  • outstanding menu, lovely surroundings & stunning view
  • comes highly recommended - lunch & supper

Refuge Cove

Refuge Cove

Refuge Cove

  • public marina, fuel dock, general store, well-stocked store & laundromat
  • busiest times are between 11:00am and 3:00pm
  • Dave's Garbage Barge accepts bagged garbage for a reasonable fee
  • scheduled stop for float plane service

Refuge Cove General Store: (250) 935-6659

  • most businesses open June through to mid-September
  • extended hours in July & August
  • before June & after September - fuel & water available Mon, Wed & Fri (1-3) only
  • 2000' guest moorage dock space (no reservations)
  • gas & diesel at fuel dock
  • unlimited good drinking water
  • washrooms, showers, laundry and propane
  • store carries complete groceries, fresh produce, deli items including cheeses & meats
  • complete liquor agency, marine supplies, charts, block & party ice, books & magazines, & post office
  • limited operating hours in the fall
  • other shops sell baked goods & gifts

Toba Inlet

Toba Inlet, Wildernest Resort

Toba Inlet, Wildernest Resort

Toba Wildernest: (250) 202-0478 (leave message)

  • owners: Kyle & Andrea Hunter
  • email: tobawildernest@lincsat.com
  • located behind Double Island at the mouth of Toba Inlet
  • monitor VHF Channel 66A
  • fairly new marina with 400' of moorage
  • 3 cabins
  • ice, shower with no timer, unlimited water at the dock, but no power

Cortes Island

Cortes Bay

Government Dock Cortes Bay

Government Dock Cortes Bay

  • No discharge zone ~ gray water okay
  • small public wharf / government dock at the head of the Bay - rafting required
  • Cortes Bay government dock (250) 935-6373
  • Seattle Yacht Club (south side); Royal Van Yacht Club (north side) ~ Members Only

Squirrel Cove

Squirrel Cove

Squirrel Cove

Squirrel Cove Dock

Squirrel Cove Dock

Squirrel Cove Store

Squirrel Cove Store

  • No discharge zone ~ gray water okay
  • Squirrel Cove government dock (250) 935-0180
  • made up of two bays
    • Outer Bay
      • public float
      • access to the Squirrel Cove General Store
    • Inner Bay
      • anchorage has better protection but logs, engine parts, & cables occassionally on the bottom

Squirrel Cove Public Wharf:

  • 200' of dock - guest moorage available with 15 amp power
  • public pay telephone and garbage drop (charge assessed)
  • close to the Squirrel Cove General Store

Squirrel Cove General Store: (250) 935-6327

  • open all year (Mon-Sun 9-6); Jul thru Labour Day ~ Mon-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-6
  • groceries, marine hardware, charts, books, videos, liquor and post office
  • craft shop next to the store is stocked with Island-made (or designed) goods
  • washrooms, showers, and laundry just west of the store
  • no fuel dock
  • gasoline, diesel & propane available upland

The Cove Restaurant: (250) 935-6350

  • located beside the store
  • has 53-seat patio looking out onto Desolation Sound
  • open for lunch & dinner: Jul-Sep 11-9
  • menu published on-line at www.cortesisland.com/squirrelcove

Whaletown

  • terminus of ferry between Cortes Island & Quadra Island
  • small public float alongside the ferry dock - pay telephone
  • store is closed

Mansons Landing

  • No discharge zone ~ gray water okay
  • anchorage is good north of public dock
  • 177' public dock
  • entire area is exposed to the south
  • garbage disposal is available for a fee
  • store is closed
  • access to Mansons Landing Marine Park
  • Hague Lake with warm water & swimming beaches suitable for small children is a 10-minute walk from the public dock

Gorge Harbour

Government Dock Gorge Harbour

Government Dock Gorge Harbour

  • No discharge zone ~ gray water okay

Gorge Harbour Public Dock:

  • east of Gorge Harbour Marina
  • commercial vessels have priority

Gorge Harbour Marina Resort: (250) 935-6433 Fax: (250) 935-6402

Gorge Harbour Marina

Gorge Harbour Marina

  • website: www.gorgeharbour.com
  • monitor VHF Channel 66A
  • open all year
  • fuel dock with gas & diesel
  • completely refurbished guest moorage along 2400' of dock
  • 15 & 30 amp power, washrooms, showers, laundry
  • store with fresh vegetables, meat, dairy products, ice and propane
  • liquor agency
  • float plane service
  • Old Floathouse Restaurant: (250) 935-6433
    • licensed - open for lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch
    • reservations recommended - reported as being excellent

Quadra Island

Heriot Bay

Government Dock: (250) 285-3555

  • monitor VHF Channel 66A

Heriot Bay Public Wharf:

  • open all year
  • 670' dock space, garbage disposal and pay telephone

Heriot Bay Inn & Marina: (250) 285-3322 Fax: (250) 285-2708

Heriot Bay Inn and Marina

Heriot Bay Inn and Marina

  • toll-free: (877) 285-2007 (888) 605-4545
  • email: marina@heriotbayinn.com
  • wesite: www.heriotbayinn.com
  • open all year
  • monitor VHF Channel 66A
  • between the ferry dock (to Cortes Is) and the public dock
  • fuel dock with gas & diesel, propane and ice
  • 1800' guest moorage dock space with 15 amp power - some 30 amp
  • docks have side tie moorage only
  • washrooms, showers and laundry
  • reservations recommended June through August
  • historic hotel & cottages, restaurant & pub
  • hotel store has charts & souvenirs
Taku Resort Marina

Taku Resort Marina

Taku Resort Marina

Taku Resort Marina

Taku Resort: (250) 285-3031 Fax: (250) 285-3712

  • south of Heriot Bay in Drew Harbour
  • email: info@takuresort.com
  • website: www.takuresort.com
  • open March to end of October
  • 1000' of beautiful docks have 30 & 50 amp power & potable water
  • docks are exposed to SE winds across the bay but the inside moorage is protected
  • washrooms, showers, & laundry
  • 14-room resort

Quadra Island Market (Heriot Bay Store): (250) 285-2436 Fax: (250) 285-2430

  • a short walk from Heriot Bay Inn & Marina and Taku Resort
  • well stocked with complete groceries, including fresh vegetables and meats
  • full service deli - sandwiches, salads & entrees and in-store bakery
  • post office, gift shop, video rentals, fax & copying services, ice, tackle and liquor store
  • free delivery to the docks

References: Waggoner Cruising Guide Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands ~ A Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide