Located between Galiano and Saltspring Islands in Trincomali Channel, Wallace Island Marine Park can only be reached by private vessel and has several anchoring options - Princess and Conover Cove are the most popular. 
There are several anchoring options available throughout Jedediah Island Marine Park, but it’s a black hole in the world of charts so make sure you have a good cruising guide on hand.  The island is uninhabited and has an excellent trail system.

Mitlenatch Island Mitlenatch Island is home to over 10,000 birds and the largest seabird colony in the Strait of Georgia.  It’s also home to Steller and California sea lions during the fall, winter and spring and hundreds of harbour seals.

Prideaux Haven  
It’s not difficult to find ways to pass the time in Prideaux Haven with plenty of islets, lagoons and bays to explore by kayak or dinghy. In the summer, the water is warm enough for swimming. 
Roscoe Bay
Roscoe Bay is a yet another beautiful, undeveloped provincial marine park in the Desolation Sound area, and favourite of ours. Year after year, we come back to enjoy the fresh-water lake, hiking, kayaking and the views out to Waddington Channel and Mount Addenbroke.

Carrington Bay
Located on the west side of Cortes Island off Sutil Channel, Carrington Bay is purely Cortes:  It’s beautiful, quirky, eccentric, natural, and off the beaten path all at the same time.  Situated on a regional park reserve, the bay is unpopulated.

Octopus Islands
Octopus Islands Marine Park has a lot to offer the visiting boat: The anchorages are well-protected and have good holding. The kayaking is exceptional.  And there’s a trail that leads to Newton Lake

Fury Cove
Fury Cove is a well protected anchorage off Fitz Hugh Sound in British Columbia’s Central Coast. Part of Penrose Island Provincial Marine Park, it’s worth spending a few days exploring the area by kayak where you’ll discover white sand and shell midden beaches.

Pruth Bay
As far as anchorages go, Pruth Bay is fairly ordinary: The protection is fine.  The holding is okay.  The scenery is familiar.  And the bay is busy with regular traffic from float planes, boats and helicopters.  So, what’s the appeal? Land-access to the pristine white sand beaches of the Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy. 

Ocean Falls 
Ocean Falls is a “must-see” for any boat cruising the Central Coast, not only for the unique experience of exploring a ghost town, but for its natural beauty and charm.  While there, walk through downtown area and make sure you continue up the road to visit the damn and beautiful Link Lake.

Eucott Bay
Eucott Bay is a gorgeous destination where everything comes together in an amazing climax: Bears roam the shoreline at lowtide. A waterfall cascades down from snowy peaks. A 4,665-foot jagged ridge dominates the landscape. And a natural hot spring completes the picture.
Sooner or later, most boats cruising the Central Coast find themselves in Shearwater, not because of awe-inspiring landscape or historical significance; it’s quite ordinary in those regards.  But because of the services it offers along with one other key ingredient – location, location, location! 

The upper reaches of the Roscoe Inlet are dramatic and much like travelling through an Ansel Adams photograph, especially on an overcast day where the scenery seems to develop in monochrome.  It’s easily one of the most beautiful places along the BC coast and demands more than one visit.

Briggs Inlet is a narrow and intimate location with rolling, tree-covered mountains and steep granite walls that embrace you and make you feel right at home.  If you’re searching for a quiet spot to get away from it all without wandering too far from Shearwater, Briggs Inlet fits the bill.

Spiller Channel may get off to a slow start, but Ellerslie Anchorage East is a beautiful and quiet spot surrounded by tree-covered hills and steep, rocky shores.  It’s also a good base from which to explore nearby Ellerslie Lagoon and Falls by dingy without risking damage to your main vessel.

Rescue Bay isn’t very exciting when it comes to anchorages:  There aren’t any mountains to provide a dramatic backdrop or waterfalls to lull you to sleep.  In fact, it’s fairly ordinary.  But it does offer the best protection along Mathieson Channel AND it’s close to Jackson Narrows Marine Park.

James Bay may not offer the best protection when it comes to anchorages, but it’s a convenient layover for boats visiting Kynoch Inlet in nearby Fiordland Recreational Area.  But, more importantly, it falls within the boundaries of the Pooley Island Conservancy and is an important habitat for the Spirit Bear.

Kynoch Inlet is packed with some of the most spectacular scenery along the Central Coast.  Arriving at the head can be a little disappointing – the journey seems to be over, but it’s not.  Just beyond a set of rapids lies Culpepper Lagoon, one of the most beautiful sections of Fiordland.  

In an area already known for its dramatic scenery and beauty, Fiordland Recreational Area stands out from the rest.  By most accounts, Kynoch Inlet is the best.  But we disagree: Mussel Inlet is equally as beautiful and has just as much to offer the visiting boat . . . maybe even more.

Klemtu, a Kitasoo village of approximately 300 residents, is located along the west side of Finlayson Channel behind Cone Island.  Though not an overnight destination for many, it’s a convenient stopover for buying fuel, propane, water, groceries and to tour the village Big House.

Butedale was once the site of a successful salmon cannery where hundreds of people lived and worked from 1911 to some time in the 1950s.  It’s now a ghost town and most of the remaining buildings are beyond repair and are falling into the sea while others have already made the journey. 

Bishop Bay Hot Springs, located along the east side of Ursula Channel, is a popular destination for residents of nearby Kitimat and those en route to or from Alaska.  And it’s easy to understand why:  Soaking in one of the three tubs is the perfect way to end a long day of fishing or passage-making.

Gardner Canal is, without a doubt, the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest Cruising.  Located off the beaten path of the Inside Passage, it’s by no means a detour: The 46-mile fjord that runs southeastward into the mainland is a destination in its own right, one well-worth the time and effort it takes to reach.

Europa Bay is a small bight open to the winds blowing in Gardner Canal with poor holding but visiting boaters may use one of the two BC Park moorings during their stay.  The anchorage isn’t overly beautiful or interesting but it does have a natural hot spring along the western shore.

Chief Mathews Bay is a side-inlet off Gardner Canal that culminates in a valley backed by glacial-capped mountains.  Waterfalls cascade down the granite faces along both sides of the shore and the scenery is among some of the best in Gardner Canal.  It’s an amazing place to spend a day or two exploring. 

Owyacumish Bay doesn’t look very promising from the main channel, but is one of the most scenic spots we’ve ever visited with views of a large waterfall along the northeastern shore, the Brim River Valley to the north, granite domes to the west and snow-caped mountains in Gardner Canal

Located just off Devastation Channel, Weewanie is difficult to spot:  The bath house and small cove blend into the shoreline so well that if you blink, you could miss them.  So, if you’d like to stop in for a warm bath, pull out your binoculars and have your GPS waypoints ready!

MK Bay Marina, located on the east side of Kitimat Arm, is open year round.  Guest moorage is on the seaward side of D dock (the outermost finger), but boats under 45’ can tie up on the inside near the office building if space is available.  Call ahead on VHF channel 68 for a berth assignment prior to arrival.