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Cruising - 2022 Desolation Sound

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Cruising - 2022 Desolation Sound

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2625 S. Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225

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2022 BYC Desolation Sound Cruise

Join us as we cruise through some of the most stunning scenery in the Salish Sea.  The itinerary incorporates many of the must-see spots in Desolation Sound plus a stop at Princess Louisa Inlet on the way back.  The itinerary is sailboat friendly so sailboaters are welcome too!  This will be a hop on/hop off cruise meaning you can join and leave the cruise at any time depending on what works for your schedule. You will be responsible for making your own marina reservations.   
 
Please contact Vickie Olson at olsonvj@aol.com if you have questions.  Thanks!
 
2022 Desolation Sound and Princess Louisa Itinerary
Route Distance NM No. of Days Date Description  
Bellingham to Montague Harbour 45 1 8/15/2022 Dock or anchor Montague Harbour Marina, 250-539-5733, 2021 rate of $1.70/ft
Montague Harbour to Nanaimo Harbor 28 2 8/16/2022 Dock or anchor Slack Tide through Dodd Narrows is ~2pm 
Nanaimo - https://npa.ca/marina/marina-operations/reservation-process/  $1.50/foot
Nanaimo to Pender Harbour 31 3 8/17/2022 Dock or anchor Garden Bay Hotel Marina & Pub - 604-833-2674, no website,
there are many other possible marina/achor options in Pender Harbour, Check Waggoners
Pender Harbour to Lund 37 4 8/18/2022 Stay at dock no reservation required Lund - no reservations taken. 2021 rate of $.90/foot
Lund to Gorge Harbour 16 5 8/19/2022 Dock or anchor gorgeharbour.com/marina for info, $2.10/foot, 250-935-6433, moorage@gorgeharbour.com, VHF 66A
Gorge Harbour to Squirrel Cove 19 6 8/20/2022 anchor there is a public dock, but generally filled with local boats
Squirrel Cove to Roscoe Bay   7 8/21/2022 anchor Roscoe Bay - anchorage; must enter/exit with higher tide
8/21 low tide 8:26 1.4M, high tide 15:39 4.54M
8/21 low tide 9:18 1.3M, high tide 16:29 4.66M
or possibly anchor in Pedrell Sound
Roscoe Bay to Laughing Oyster   8 8/22/2022 public dock Laughing Oyster restaurant - Okeover Harbour Authority docks, outer breakwater, first come first served, 440 ft on each side; reservations for the restaurant are needed
Laughing Oyster to Prideaux Haven   9 8/23/2022 anchor Prideaux Haven - anchoring
Prideaux Haven to Beach Gardens 20 10 8/24/2022 Dock   Beach Gardens - a bit south of Powell River; 800-663-7070 or 604-485-6267, vhf 66A; $1.55/ft + taxes + 15 amp $7 or 30 amp $8
Beach Gardens to Egmont   11 8/25/2022 Dock Egmont - Bathgate Marina 604-883-2222, bathgate.com, vhf 66A;
or Egmont Public Wharf
or Backeddy Marina 604-883-2298
Egmont to Chatterbox Falls 35 12 8/26/2022 Dock or anchor Chatterbox Falls - public dock or anchor
Chatterbox Falls   13 8/27/2022 Dock or anchor Chatterbox Falls - public dock or anchor
Chatterbox Falls to Egmont 35 14 8/28/2022 Dock Egmont - Bathgate Marina 604-883-2222, bathgate.com, vhf 66A;
or Egmont Public Wharf
or Backeddy Marina 604-883-2298
Egmont to Secret Cove 21 15 8/29/2022 Dock Secret Cove Marina - 35 transient slips, 604-885-3533, secretcovemarina.com (can request reservations from contact us page); anchoring nearby is possible, or even in Smuggler Cover just a bit south
Secret Cove to Snug Harbour 32 16 8/30/2022 Dock Snug Cove - Union Steamship Co. Marina, ussc.com, 604-947-0707; Sun-Thur $1.70/ft, Fri-Sat $1.95/ft; see the website for reservation request options
or the public dock with 300+ feet of dock could be an option for some
Snug Harbour to Point Roberts 32 17 8/31/2022 Dock Point Roberts Marina - 360-945-2255, www.pointrobertsmarina.com (can request slip here); transients are put in vacant slips
Point Roberts to Bellingham 31 18 9/1/2022    

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