GULF islands



we are pleased to present

a GULF ISLANDS cruising itinerary

a selection of ANNE & LAURENCE'S ‘PERSONAL PICKS’ from

 

DREAMSPEAKER CRUISING GUIDE vol. 1 - gulf islands & vancouver island * BUY NOW * 

page references are from the guide
 

each destination offers its distinctive character and local specialties, - communtiy markets selling organic produce to vineyards offering a personal wine tasting experience
 
 
day 1 TODD INLET & BRENTWOOD BAY MARINA ... page 71 & 72

an early start from SIDNEY to SAANICH INLET ~ anchor in tranquil TODD INLET or visit spectacular BUTCHART GARDENS from BUTCHART COVE ~ enjoy a little luxury at the BRENTWOOD BAY MARINA, LODGE AND SPA with its excellent restaurant & pub
 
 
day 2 COWICHAN VALLEY & GENOA BAY ...page 140 & 142
 
the eclectic waterside village of "COW BAY" offers visitor moorage, a MARITIME CENTRE and the best fish & chips ~ nearby GENOA BAY provides anchorage & a marina, their cafe serves hearty west coast cuisine
 
day 3 TELEGRAPH HARBOUR, thetis island .... page 158 
 
this is a popular destination with two well-run marinas, a pub, bistro & two very different general stores
 
day 4 MONTAGUE HARBOUR MARINE PARK AND MARINA ...page 112 & 114
 
pick up a park's buoy or anchor in sheltered MONTAGUE HARBOUR. hike the forested trails or laze on the white sand beach. the marina offers moorage, fuel, cafe & a great store
 
day 5 GANGES HARBOUR, saltspring island ...page 106

no cruise is complete without a visit to GANGES VILLAGE ~ choose from the public wharf, two marinas and a large anchorage ~ art galleries, bookstores, restaurants & bistros abound ~ the vibrant saturday market is a must

day 6 BEDWELL HARBOUR & POETS COVE MARINA ...page 80

anchor or pick up a park's buoy in scenic BEAUMONT MARINE PARK ~ alternatively, secure a berth at POETS COVE MARINA & enjoy all that the resort & spa have to offer

day 7 SIDNEY SPIT MARINE PARK ...page 44

pick up a park's buoy for the night ~ relax on the beach & stretch your legs with a walk on the long, sandy spit ~ a final night under the stars before returning to SIDNEY the following morning