The Gulf Islands of British Columbia offer a amazing experience that will truly give you everything from a city with world class museums to Small farmers markets on remote islands. Like the San Juan islands the Gulf islands are in the Lee of the Mountains and receive many days of Summer sun and warm bays for swimming.
The Gulf Islands are a world class cruising ground that is rich in history. From the white sand beaches of Sidney island to beautiful Bedwell harbor with its fine resort there is a little something for every one. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the best places in BC!
Gulf Islands Itinerary
Day 1 - Cap Sante Marina to deer Harbor. 20 miles This is a nice and easy day cruise through the heart of the San Juan Islands. When you arrive in the harbor you’ll find a full-service marina resort with great anchoring in the harbor.
Day 2 - Dear harbor to Pender Island Bedwell Harbor 14 miles Your second day cruise will weave you through the north west San Juan Islands. You can stop at beautiful Stewart Island for a hike on your way or watch the whales in Haro Strait.You will arrive in Bedwell harbor to clear customs. Here you will find a full-service marina with large docks and also mooring buoys in the bay.
Day 3 - Bedwell harbor to Montague provincial park and marina. 13 miles Enjoy a nice day sail on your way to Montague Harbor. Once you arrive you will find white shell beaches at the provincial park. There are great hiking trails and plenty of Mooring buoys to pick up. There is also a small marina in the middle of the bay with a restaurant and general store.
Day 4 - Montague harbor to Ganges 8 miles It is just a short distance to The beautiful and artsy town of Ganges. Here you will find plenty of fine dining nice marinas and anything you would need to continue on your vacation.
Day 5 - Ganges harbor to Roche Harbor USA 21 miles Cruise down to Sidney spit for a day at the beach! Sydney spit provincial park offers miles of sand beaches with docks and Mooring buoys. From here it is just a short sail across Haro straight to Roche Harbor Where you will check in to customs. Roche Harbor is a beautiful full service marina. Enjoy the pool or a game of tennis or just walk through the beautiful gardens.
Day 6- Roche Harbor to Spencer spit 14 miles You are back in the heart of the San Juan Islands. Spend your last night at a stunning state park with a great sunset! From here it is just a short trip back to where you started at CapeSanteMarina Anacortes.
Day 7 - Spencer spit to Cap Sante marina 14 miles From Spencer spit enjoy your last morning sail to Cap Santé Marina. Arrive at noon to check boat back in.