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A Weekend in Genoa Bay

A Weekend in Genoa Bay

Genoa Bay is a lovely little bay nestled in the north end of Cowichan Bay. Often overlooked as a great weekend destination, Genoa Bay is a great alternative to the Gulf Islands. Offering picturesque surroundings, Genoa Bay is a lovely cruising destination that offers the feel of a remote destination, while only being a nice day sail from Victoria. Dining at the Genoa Bay Cafe Take a break from cooking and enjoy lunch or dinner in their cozy cafe offering views…

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A Quintessential Weekend at Montague Harbour

A Quintessential Weekend at Montague Harbour

Montague Harbour is a popular anchorage in the Gulf Islands, and not without good reason. This popular anchorage offers a wide range of activities right at your footsteps. The long standing iconic Bakery Boat may be gone, but with a freshened up Marina over the last few years under new ownership, Montague is a lovely destination. Saturday Go For a Walk and Explore the Beach Take your tender to the dinghy dock and go for a lovely walk along the…

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“Pub Crawl” in the Broughton Archipelago’s

“Pub Crawl” in the Broughton Archipelago’s

The Broughton’s is a great cruising destination in the summer, offering beautiful west coast scenery off the northern part of Vancouver Island. Cruising in the Broughton’s one can feel a little more isolated, as you’re sailing around with fewer boats feeling a little small amongst the huge surrounding wilderness. Sailors can always find a twist on the traditional pub crawl, meaning that when all the random boats head to the few marina’s for the night, the marina’s turns into defacto pubs. Boaters…

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Blues Cruise to Pender Harbour

Blues Cruise to Pender Harbour

Having a sailboat really can add stress to ones life in the summer that non boat owners just don’t appreciate. Non boat owners approach a weekend starting to plan out a hike somewhere, or picking a cafe to go for a relaxed breakfast, while sailboat owners are looking at the weather assessing the sailing conditions, tides, and having to select an anchorage that offers the hiking, and food festival and music festival that fancies them. This added weekend stress is…

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Oysters in a Lime Marmalade Glaze Anyone?

Oysters in a Lime Marmalade Glaze Anyone?

Boating plans yet for the May long weekend? If the answer is no, here’s a great foodie option to think about. On Saturday May 20th, Gorge Harbour is hosting SeaFest 2017. With tasty options such as Oyster Rockefeller, white wine steamed clams and prawns in sweet chili thai sauce, why wouldn’t you go. The May long weekend kicks off the warm weather boating season, so why not kick it off with tasty seafood and a beer garden! If you don’t…

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Market Time

Market Time

This Saturday marks the start of the 2017 season for Salt Springs Saturday market. Starting this weekend, the market will now run every Saturday, going from April 1st to the end of October. This is a great cruising destination for the weekend. Grab a Mt. Maxwell coffee and stroll the market perusing all the various stands, pick up a baked treat for yourself, a gift for someone, and then take a walk through the Ganges shops. Either anchoring in Ganges Harbour…

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Wine Dinner Series in the San Juan’s Anyone?

Wine Dinner Series in the San Juan’s Anyone?

Have Monday blues and need a little pick me up, start planning your cruising weekend! Next weekend cruise over to Rosario Resort for their wine dinner series! Friday March 31, Rosario Resort is having a Lebanese Family Dinner featuring Massaya Lebanese wines. Go to http://rosarioresort.com/winedinnerseries/ for more details.

Dinner out in Desolation Sound?

Dinner out in Desolation Sound?

Anchored in Squirrel and don’t feel like cooking, get in the tender and go out for dinner! There is a great little restaurant just beside the Squirrel Cove General Store called The Cove Restaurant. If you don’t already know, the Squirrel Cove General Store has a small dock you can tie a tender up to so you don’t even need to get your feet wet on the beach. Just with any restaurant I’m sure they may have the odd bad…

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Duck Wings Anyone?

Duck Wings Anyone?

Moby’s Pub on Salt Spring Island has duck wings! When sailing over to Ganges for the weekend the Tree House Cafe is an obvious stop, but I never thought the walk to Moby’s was really worth it until I found out they have duck wings. I’ve always been a sucker for wings and beer, but I had never seen duck wings on a menu before. Whether you’ve sailed to Ganges for the weekend, been out cruising for week, or on Salt Spring…

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Easter Weekend – Cruise to a Prawn Dinner

Easter Weekend – Cruise to a Prawn Dinner

Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to start making your long weekend cruising plans. Not sure what to do yet, …well, why not sail to Saturna Island for a prawn dinner and dance! On Saturday April 15th, the Saturna Lions Club’s annual Prawn Festival takes place at the Saturna Recreation Centre. Anchor in Lyall Harbour or somewhere close and take your dinghy to the public docks by the BC Ferries docks for 20 minute walk to the recreation centre….

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