VAN­COU­VER IS­LAND MOOR­AGE

In the Heart of BC’S Best Cruis­ing Grounds

Suncruiser West Coast - - Contents - STORY BY TRAVIS FLEMING AND SU­SAN BARCHAM, PHOTOS COUR­TESY OAK BAY MARINE GROUP

Want to en­joy the stun­ning waters sur­round­ing Vic­to­ria? Take a jour­ney through the jew­els of the Gulf Is­lands? Or ex­plore Dis­cov­ery Pas­sage? Oak Bay Marine Group (OBMG) can help bring your boat­ing dreams to life!

OBMG of­fers boaters five beau­ti­ful mari­nas lo­cated along the coast of Van­cou­ver Is­land, pro­vid­ing you with the per­fect launch­ing points for your boat­ing ad­ven­tures. With full ser­vice mari­nas sit­u­ated in Metchosin, Oak Bay, North Saanich, Lady­smith and Quadra Is­land, we get you closer to all of your favourite cruis­ing grounds.

Ped­der Bay RV Re­sort & Ma­rina

Lo­cated in a shel­tered bay in Metchosin, BC, just 40 min­utes from down­town Vic­to­ria, Ped­der Bay RV Re­sort & Ma­rina is an an­gler’s and na­ture-lover’s par­adise. Ocean­front RV pads, fuel dock, fish­ing char­ters, boat and gear rentals, kayaks, bait and tackle, cof­fee shop, laun­dry and shower fa­cil­i­ties are all avail­able right at the ma­rina. With some of the best fish­ing grounds and hik­ing trails just min­utes away from the docks, you’re never far from the ac­tion! Nearby Race Rocks Eco­log­i­cal Re­serve, Mathe­son Lake, amaz­ing rain­for­est hik­ing trails and abun­dant wildlife view­ing make this area a true boat­ing des­ti­na­tion.

Oak Bay Ma­rina

Oak Bay Ma­rina is the ideal port for those who en­joy the vi­brant waters that sur­round Vic­to­ria. Con­ve­niently lo­cated just min­utes from down­town, you’ll find full-ser­vice chan­dlery, gift shop, fuel dock, marine re­pair fa­cil­ity, kayak and SUP rentals, bike rentals, laun­dry and show­ers all avail­able on­site. Fish­ing char­ters can also be booked for those who want to try their hand at catch­ing “the big one.” The renowned Ma­rina Restau­rant of­fers fresh seafood, lo­cal cui­sine and cre­ative cock­tails just steps from the dock. And the Dock­side Eatery is your sea­side source for Caffe Fan­tas­tico cof­fee, house-made pas­tries, as well as lo­cal beer and wine - all of which can be en­joyed on the sunny ocean­front deck.

North Saanich Ma­rina

North Saanich Ma­rina is sit­u­ated on the doorstep of the best cruis­ing grounds on the coast, with easy ac­cess to Canada’s Gulf Is­lands, the US San Juan Is­lands, and be­yond. Boaters can opt for stan­dard moor­age, or pur­chase a state-of-the-art boathouse for a more se­cure stor­age op­tion. Lo­cated in Tse­hum Har­bour in North Saanich, BC, the ma­rina is just min­utes away from the BC Fer­ries ter­mi­nal, Vic­to­ria In­ter­na­tional Air­port and the charm­ing town of Sid­ney. North Saanich Ma­rina is also home to the Sid­ney North Saanich Yacht Club, which has re­cip­ro­cal priv­i­leges with nu­mer­ous clubs around the Pa­cific North­west. Ameni­ties in­clude am­ple ve­hi­cle park­ing, fuel dock, wash­rooms and a large dog walk­ing area.

Lady­smith Ma­rina

Lo­cated on the pro­tected east coast of Van­cou­ver Is­land just out­side of Nanaimo, BC, Lady­smith Ma­rina is the per­fect gate­way to some of the most breath­tak­ing boat­ing grounds in Bri­tish Columbia, in­clud­ing the Gulf Is­lands and the Strait of Ge­or­gia. With a wa­ter­front pic­nic area and am­ple park­ing, this ocean par­adise is eas­ily ac­cessed from nearby Nanaimo Air­port and two BC Fer­ries ter­mi­nals. For those who want to make sure their ves­sel is pro­tected from the el­e­ments, cus­tom-made boathouses up to 100’ are avail­able for pur­chase.

April Point Ma­rina

Safely nes­tled in a se­cluded cove, just south of Gowl­land Har­bour on Quadra Is­land, BC, April Point Ma­rina is the ideal rest­ing place when sail­ing the Dis­cov­ery Is­lands and Deso­la­tion Sound. This pro­tected ma­rina of­fers guests ac­cess to all of the ameni­ties at both April Point Re­sort & Spa and Painter’s Lodge, in­clud­ing an Aveda Spa, din­ing rooms, pub, lounge, fish­ing char­ters, wildlife tours and a free wa­ter taxi across Dis­cov­ery Pas­sage. Whether you just need to stretch your land legs, or you feel like some pam­per­ing and a de­lec­ta­ble meal – there is truly no bet­ter place than April Point Ma­rina.

Re­cip­ro­cal Moor­age Pro­gram

Find­ing it hard to de­cide which ma­rina you like best? Ex­pe­ri­ence them all! Oak Bay Marine Group’s Re­cip­ro­cal Moor­age Pro­gram gives an­nual moor­age cus­tomers the free­dom to en­joy tem­po­rary re­cip­ro­cal moor­age at any of our mari­nas. Plan­ning your next boat­ing ad­ven­ture has never been eas­ier, or more af­ford­able!

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