D14 SAANICH INLET
Goldstream Provincial Park – 335 ha (828 ac) running nearly 1.6 km (1 mi) into Finlayson Arm. In the fall spawning salmon clog the river mouth with as many as 50,000 Chum, Coho and Chinook.
Sawluctus Island – A house and private float are on the south end.
Misery Bay – Nice beach on the west. Underwater there are large chimney sponges, octopi, rockfish, wolf eels and more.
Repulse Rock – Elbow Point is marked by a day beacon. Preferred channel is west.
Squally Reach – Strong southerly winds that reach speeds of up to 40 knots.
Mckenzie Bight – Not a great place to anchor but there are nice beaches to explore.
Bamberton Provincial Park – The 50 camp sites and 41 picnic sites were donated to the province.
Mcphail Point – South is the wharf for the ferry that travels to Brentwood Bay. Tozier Rock is marked; was named after Dorr Francis Tozier.
Verdier Point – South is a nice bay that offers some shelter. Tanner Rock is marked and dries to about 2 m (6 ft).
Mill Bay – Full service marina with fuel, laundry, showers, boat rentals and a marina store. Transient moorage is available with 30 and 50 amp power. There is a widened launch that includes a dock and a ramp that is accessible in almost all tides.
Saanich Inlet – A little south of Patricia Bay and Mill Bay are numerous DND buoys.
Patricia Bay – Home of The Institute of Ocean Sciences with a private breakwater, floats, lift and jetty.
Coles Bay – Named after John Coles. There is a four hectare regional park with a pebble beach, washrooms, picnic tables, swimming area and a nature trail.
Henderson Point – Houses a large flagpole. Thomson Cove (north) has limited anchorage. Private floats in the cove. Senanus Island (south) is marked by a light.
Brentwood Bay – A beautiful bay with a four knot speed limit. It has a B.C. Ferry Terminal, large public float, moorage, campground, marina, restaurant, pub, shopping and more.
Tod Inlet – Named for John Tod, an HBC officer who retired in 1851 at the rank of chief trader. Check your charts and tide tables for depths.