Suncruiser West Coast - - The Eclectic -

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.

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