Members of Schooner Cove Yacht Club enjoy cruising the eastern waters of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland of BC area and south into Washington and Oregon. SCYC has Cruising Stations at Genoa Bay Marina, Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina(LMS), Gorge Harbour Marina, Otter Bay Marina (Pender Island), and Salt Spring Marina. Members also enjoy reciprocal privileges at many other yacht clubs. A list of these yacht clubs is available in the Members Area along with a description of each.
Club Cruises are offered in spring, summer and fall. Join one of the cruises and explore the anchorages and marinas along the coast and enjoy the amazing camaraderie that SCYC is known for. The annual January 1st Sea Lion Cruise is a great way to kick off the new year. If you’re new to the area or new to boating, cruising with members offers a safe and friendly introduction to the coastal waters and to people with a shared passion for boating.
Cruising Stations – Privileges and Guidelines
One of the key benefits as a member of the Schooner Cove Yacht Club is access to limited free moorage at each of our six CRUISING STATIONS. CRUISING STATIONS include GENOA BAY MARINA, LADYSMITH MARITIME SOCIETY COMMUNITY MARINA (LMS), GORGE HARBOUR MARINA RESORT (Cortes Island), OTTER BAY MARINA (Pender Island), and SALT SPRING MARINA.
Under signed agreements, SCYC provides funds to the marinas to be used as a deposit from which funds are withdrawn to pay for the moorage of our members. These deposits will be refreshed as long as club funds are available.
When using Cruising Station moorage privileges, please follow these Guidelines:
• Call the marina either the same day or make an advance reservation. No space is reserved for SCYC members on an ongoing basis. Therefore, if the marina is full, no moorage privileges can be used at that time.
• Show your SCYC membership card with the CURRENT YEAR sticker to be eligible for the program. As long as funds are available, your moorage will be at no charge.
• The marina will require the boat name, length and member number to charge our club deposit. Please ensure that your information is legible and complete when registering.
• All other charges beyond the moorage fee, such as power, water, cancellation fees, etc. are the responsibility of the member and must be paid directly by the member.
• Members are restricted to 2 nights per calendar month per Cruising Station, as long as funds are available.In addition, total nights per year (April 1 to March 31) are now limited as follows:
Boats 29 feet and under – 7 nights Boats 45-49 feet – 4 nights
Boats 30-34 feet – 6 nights Boats 50 and above – 3 nights
Boats 35-44 – 5 nights
• Ensure you are flying the SCYC burgee.
Note: this benefit is not available to Social Members.
Genoa Bay Marina
5000 Genoa Bay Road #9, Duncan, B.C. V9L 5Y8
Phone: (250) 746-7621 Monitor VHF: 66A
Genoa Bay Marina has 1200 feet of dock space, with all side ties, available for transient and permanent use. Water, plus 15, 30 and 50 amp power is available. Amenities include washrooms and showers, laundry, picnic tables, WIFI, fine dining restaurant, fax, postal service, internet/email services, marina store with grocery and marine supplies, etc.
Genoa Bay is located on the north side of Cowichan Bay. Also see Nav Canada marine chart #3478 (Plans Salt Spring Island) for detailed approach information and depth markings.
610 Oyster Bay Road, Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1K4
Phone: (250) 245-1146 Monitor VHF: 66A
Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina link - click here or call 250-245-1146
Instructions for Making On-Line Reservations:
2. Fill in details requested.
3. Password for Schooner Cove Yacht Club is located in the Members Area in the Members Overview section (note the password is case sensitive!)
4. Make sure you enter your membership number and have your card ready when checking in.
LMS has 1,100 feet of visitor moorage on a single visitor dock, with all side ties, plus overflow space. You will usually be directed to the Visitor Dock. Water and power are available. Amenities include washrooms and showers, laundry, lounge with big screen TV, picnic tables, WIFI, Oyster Bay Café with breakfast and lunch menus. Dine on the dock every second Friday evening May – September and Music on the Dock Thursdays, July – September, museum and heritage boats.
Located in Ladysmith Harbour, LMS is the first marina on your port side, after Tansfer Beach, behind the white floating tanks/breakwater, as you enter the harbour.
Gorge Harbour Marina
1374 Hunt Road, Whaletown, B.C. V0P 1Z0
Phone (250) 935-6433, Monitor VHF: 66A
Gorge Harbour Marina on Cortes Island, has approximately 1,800 feet of dock space available with side ties. Water and 15 or 30 amp power is available. Amenities include washrooms with showers, laundry facilities, swimming pool and dining at the Float House Restaurant. An onsite convenience store offers groceries including local produce, fresh baking, liquor, boater supplies, and propane. In addition to water, both gasoline and diesel are available on the dock.
3521 Dolphin Drive, Nanoose Bay, B.C. V9P 9J7
Phone (250) 468-5364
MEMBER MOORAGE AT SCHOONER COVE
For those members who moor their boats elsewhere, SCYC will reimburse the moorage cost when bringing their boats from their home marina to Fairwinds Marina for SPECIFIC club events. Moorage fees will be reimbursed upon submission, to the Rear Commodore, of the appropriate receipt, for ONE-night moorage per event, charges for power excluded.
Events qualifying for reimbursement are limited to the Sea Lion Cruise, Sail Past and the Club (Fleet) Regatta.
If you have any questions, please contact the Rear Commodore.
2311 – MacKinnon Road
Pender Island, B.C. V0N 2M1
Phone (250) 629 – 3579
Monitor VHF: 66A
Situated in the heart of the Gulf Islands, Otter Bay Marina is the perfect stop on a multi-port cruise or as an exciting destination for all boaters in the Salish Sea and beyond. Amenities include a marina store and café, heated pools (adult and family), barbecue areas. Visit their website for a full list of amenities and surrounding area information
Salt Spring Marina
124 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 2S2, Chart 3468
Phone (250) 537-5810, Monitor VHF:66A
For reservations email email@example.com
Salt Spring Marina is located at the head of the Ganges Harbor on Salt Spring Island in the Southern Gulf Islands. The marina has completely re-built docks and marina office, including 4,800 feet for guest and transient moorage. Freshwater plus 30,50, and 100 amp power, pump out, boat repairs, and small chandlery located nearby. Amenities include washrooms, showers, and laundry. Nearby facilities include Moby’s Pub, Hastings House for fine dining, gas diesel, propane, groceries, liquor store, scooter, and car rentals, plus free shuttle bus to town.
John Henry's Resort & Marina
PO Box 68, 4907 Pool Rd., Garden Bay, BC, Canada, V0N 1S0, Charts: 3512 and 3535
Phone 604-883-2336, Monitors VHF:66A
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John Henry’s Marina is located inside Pender Harbour, in historic Hospital Bay.
The marina is an ideal waypoint for mariners traveling north to visit Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound, the Broughtons, or points further north. We accommodate transient vessels to a maximum of 150 ft. Our 2,300 lineal feet, includes 31 slips, ranging in size from 15 to 70 feet, plus a long, 400 lineal foot dock suitable for large vessels. One end of our long dock includes space for floatplane arrivals and departures.
John Henry’s Resort and Marina is still considered a cruising station for regular SCYC members however the procedure for mooring there has been revised. Members will have to reserve and pay up front for their proposed moorage and then must submit receipts for re-imbursement to the Rear Commodore no later than October 15 annually. The same rules restricting stays to 2 nights per calendar month per cruising station and total nights per year based on overall boat length will continue to apply.