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Discovery Islands Group

The main islands that make up the chain of the Discovery Islands group are Quadra Island, Cortes Island, the Outer Islands (East and West Thurlow Islands), Sonora Island, Stuart Island, Maurelle Island, Read Island, Raza Island, and East and West Redonda Island.

Cortes Island lies at the entrance of Desolation Sound.  Some of the most popular anchorages and harbours include:  Cortes Bay, Gorge Harbour, Masons Landing Marine Park, Squirrel Cove, and Whaletown Bay. Each of these areas provide local amenities for restocking your boat.

Gorge Harbour Marina Resort has 1800′ of dock space; facilities include showers, laundry, fuel , propane and ice as well as garbage disposal.   There is a general store including liquor, restaurant, swimming pool and hot tub.  gorgeharbour.com/marina
A great place to take some gunkholing to sight see the petroglyphs, Shark Spit, and Uganda Passage

Blind Channel Resort & Marina is located on the Eastern end of West Thurlow on Mayne Passage has 200′ of dock space, fuel, propane, general store, bakery, and a great restaurant.  blindchannel.com      This is a major staging point for sailors beginning their journey west to The Broughtons

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Email: info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

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Setting Sail in 2022

We look forward to welcoming everyone this year whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone who visits our facilities.  Social distancing, mask wearing, vigorous cleaning protocols, and other measures will continue this year to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.

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