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Hello!

We are looking to go from Point Roberts USA to South Pender Island, BC. Has anyone travelled between Saturna and Mayne Islands to get to Pender? Or is Active Pass a better if not longer route..?? Thanks for the advice...
 

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Hunt......inbetween Mayne and Saturna is Boat Pass which you can get through. It is at the Northwest "end" of Saturna as you can see in this link. I have seen some good sized boats go through there but just keep an eye out as at a low tide it can be pretty tight; and when the tide is running it gets a bit turbulent (just a warning based on your unkown past experience boating).

http://www.britishcolumbia.com/maps/?id=36

Boat Passage cuts through between Saturna and the little group of Islands and more specifically Samuel Island, that actually lie between Saturna and Mayne Island.

I would be careful once you cut through Boat Pass and you are in Winter Harbour heading south; then due west around Veruna Bay (and the point that is there); from there you will head through and then off into Navy Channel/Plumper Sound. Be careful as you will see on the following link as you head through Winter Harbour; the point that is on your port side as you are heading "south and west" that at a high tide there are a lot of hidden rocks off that point. I would give it a wide path....you will see Lyall Harbour on your left once you are around the point and South Pender off ahead of you.

http://www.saturnatourism.com/map.html

Not sure if I explained it all that clearly or if I made sense but feel free to ask me if you have any questions. :peace:
 

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Hunt,

I have a place on Saturna and travel through boat pass frequently in a 24 foot boat. When approaching from the gulf, hug Saturna and angle into boat pass. If you approach boat pass staight on, there is a rock that is dry at low tide, but hidden on the high. I have seen several boats hung up on this rock over the years.
 

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Tman...

Where is your place? I spent the summer on Saturna a few years back helping a friend rebuild their "burned down" cabin out towards East Point.

Had some great times there through the summer we were there. I can just taste a gin and tonic sittin' on the deck at the pub.....speaking of....it's Friday..... :drunk:
 
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