C7 PEN­DER HAR­BOUR

Suncruiser West Coast - - The Iconically Canadian Sunshine Coast -

A. John Henry’s Ma­rina - Lo­cated in Hospi­tal Bay. The place to visit if you need gro­ceries, sup­plies or fuel. They have ev­ery­thing you could want.

B. Pen­der Har­bour Re­sort of­fers short and long term moor­age, laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties, cot­tages, mo­tel rooms, RV and camp­ing spots and a heated pool. Be sure to take the short walk to Mo­toko’s Art Gallery.

1. Edge­combe Is­land – Good an­chor­age in the north bay. Be care­ful of the dry­ing rocks they are not marked. Edge­combe Is­land is pri­vate prop­erty and a favourite hang­out for bald ea­gles. There are sev­eral pri­vate floats here. Do not at­tempt en­ter­ing the north bay from the east side of the is­land.

2. Bar­gain Bay – Some nice an­chor­age and pro­tec­tion from all but south­east winds. Head of the bay pro­vides the best shel­tered an­chor­age with many pri­vate floats. Watch for rocks close to shore when en­ter­ing. The K.A.S.K. camp is on the south­west side.

3. Bar­gain Nar­rows – Lo­cally known as Ca­noe Pass. Crossed only at HW with lo­cal knowl­edge and in a small ves­sel. The bridge is the only way that Fran­cis Penin­sula is con­nected to Sechelt Penin­sula.

4. Fran­cis Bay – Some an­chor­age and shel­ter from south­east winds in the north cove. Fran­cis Point south is marked by a light.

5. Martin Cove – Pri­vate res­i­dences over­look the small cove. Limited an­chor­age with shel­ter from south­east winds. A favourite spot for divers be­cause of the rock walls and sandy bot­toms. Charles Is­land is north and Martin Is­land is west.

6. Main en­trance to Pen­der Har­bour (pub­lic) is be­tween Henry Point and Wil­liams Is­land which is marked with a light. Pen­der Har­bour is a re­sort area and pro­vides great shel­tered an­chor­age. Many pubs, mari­nas, pri­vate floats and moor­ing buoys are found through­out the har­bour.

7. There is a marked dry­ing reef with a star­board hand day marker be­tween Wil­liams Is­land and Charles Is­land. Care­ful when nav­i­gat­ing here.

8. Skar­don Is­lands – Com­prised of one large is­land and three small is­lands. To the north are five bays. Joe Bay has a float. Bill Bay and Ding­man Bay have pri­vate floats and moor­ings and Dun­can Cove has a boat launch with pri­vate floats and moor­ings; the fifth is Fer­ring­ton Cove.

9. Hospi­tal Bay – Three pub­lic floats; tran­sient boats can stay at floats A and B. The har­bour mas­ter mon­i­tors VHF 66a. A dry­ing rock is marked in the mid­dle of the en­trance. Pre­ferred chan­nel is right. It was named for St. Mary hospi­tal, built here in 1930. 10. Gar­den Bay Marine Park – On the east shore has a dinghy dock, out­houses, drink­ing wa­ter, nice an­chor­age in front of it, and in­cludes Mount Daniel. Note the out­sta­tions for the Royal Van­cou­ver Yacht Club and the Seattle Yacht Club. Sports­man Ma­rina has out­sta­tions for the Bur­rard and West Van­cou­ver Yacht Club.

11. Gun­boat Bay – Named after her Majesty’s gun­boats. Ex­cel­lent for an­chor­ing. Sev­eral small pri­vate floats line the shores. Upon en­ter­ing the bay through a nar­row and shal­low chan­nel, there is a siz­able beach of oys­ter shells on the north.

12. Wel­bourn Cove – An­chor­age, a large pub­lic float, boat launch, power, garbage and used oil dis­posal fa­cil­i­ties.

13. Madeira Park – Named after the Is­land of Madeira near Por­tu­gal. Main com­mu­nity of Pen­der Har­bour with a va­ri­ety of stores.

14. Mary Islet – Marks the en­trance to Ger­rans Bay. Stay clear of Grif­fin Ledge (east) as it is very shal­low. Just south­west of Mary Is­land is Calder and Dusen­bury Is­lands.

15. Ger­rans Bay – Good an­chor­age at the head which is known as Whiskey Slough. You’ll find a pub­lic float & power.

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