Desolation SOund Itinerary

Expert Coaching From the Team that wrote the Book on this Area

we are pleased to present a selection of Anne & Laurence’s ‘PERSONAL PICKS’ from DREAMSPEAKER CRUISING GUIDE vol. 4 – desolation sound and the discovery islands

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Desolation Sound Marine Park provides one of the most spectacular boating destinations in the world! This cruising region is a maze of interconnecting waterways, tidal rapids and large tracts of accessible wilderness.

Day 1


(page 78)

an early start from POWELL RIVER to GORGE HARBOUR. choose from protected anchorage or moorage at the family-friendly GORGE HARBOUR MARINA RESORT. amenities include a pool and hot tub, communal bbq and a well-stocked store. the CHARMING FLOATHOUSE RESTAURANT serves fine west coast fare

Day 2


(page 86)

This tranquil park offers a rich variety of nooks and crannies to in and enchanting lagoons to explore.
Hike the forested trails, laze in the cockpit or dine al fresco at the picnic table with a view.

Day 3


(page 88 & 94)

En route to SQUIRREL COVE, stop at CASSEL LAKE MARINE PARK on WEST REDONDA ISLAND and enjoy the inviting warm waters of CASSEL LAKE and its cascading falls. large and protected SQUIRREL COVE affords excellent anchorgae. shoot the rapids at the mouth of the lagoon, hike the trails or dinghy over to the store and restaurant

Day 4


(page 96 & 98)

refuel, throw in the laundry and provision in welcoming REFUGE COVE. they offer moorage and the genral store is excellent. the shallow bar at the entrance to ROSCOE BAY turns this anchorage into a landlocked paradise at LW. warm water swimming at BLACK LAKE.

Day 5


(page 68)

the popular anchorages of PRIDEAUX HAVEN and MELANIE & LAURA COVES are surrounded by snow-tipped mountains and offer awe-inspiring vistas, cozy nooks and crannies and remarkably warm water

Day 6


(page 55)

GRACE HARBOUR provides good anchorage

drop your hook in “SUNSET BOULEVARD” at the head of the harbour, take a stern line ashore and relax in the cockpit with a cool sundowner

Day 7


(page 48)

moorage, fuel and all amenities are available at the LUND HOTEL & MARINA and the public dock. provision at the well-stocked general store, pick up fresh bread and pastries at NANCY’S BAKERY AND CAFE and enjoy a beer at the waterfront pub before making an early start for POWELL RIVER the following morning

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