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blackfish



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Barkley sound Reply with quote

Looking for suggestions for summer two week boating trip, plan A return trip to tofino and head north into clayoquot sound. I've done this trip before, beautiful boating!
Plan b Barkley sound ( broken group) this is new for me.
Has anyone had experience in this area
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been going to Barkley Sound for over 15 years. We usually boat there, departing Port Alberni. About a 40 mile ride to either Bamfield or Ucluelet. We have been staying at rentals when we get to destination, but many moor within the Broken Group or at Bamfield or Grappler Inlet. Fuel is avaiable easily in Bamfield, Ucluelet, or Poett Nook. The waters are quite protected, and fishing good. Supplies and resturants available. Beautiful spot, that you can easily spend a couple weeks exploring. Lots of kayaks explore the many islands. When we stay the first nightin Port Alberni, we stay at the BestWestern. They allow us to leave our trailers and trucks in the parking lot during our trip down the Sound. Launch is at Clutesi Marina right in town about 1/2 mile from Best Western.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Click http://www.c-brats.com/viewtopic.php?p=256092
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blackfish,

Opportunities abound in Barkley Sound, more so in some ways than in Clayoquot Sound. The latter is really a series of interconnected bays and back reaches, with a main waterway behind Vargas and Flores for ravel N and South. Barkley is really one large embayment dotted with small groupings of islands, most notably the Broken Group and the Deer Group.

Each Group has favored protected anchorages, very scenic on a scale smaller than Clayoquot Sound, with tiny anchorages, most protected to varying degrees. Easy access beaches to many of the islands, more so in the Brokens.

And, as mentioned, easy access to fuel and groceries at three main spots. Anchoring out options lots of places, and a small moorage to floats in Robbers Passage at an outlier of the Port Alberni Yacht Club: free water, and low cost hot showers (best at low water when the gravity feed from the water source has more oomph).

We have explored just about every nook, bay, and backwater via sea kayaks, over a period of 20 years. Many of the best quiet bays see very little use. Get hold of CHS chart 3670 for overview and planning in the Broken Group.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barkey has more to see and explore. Been going out there twice a year for about the last 14. If you have any questions about specific, just let them fly and the panel will do our best to answer.

Greg

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to a current CBRATS thread you might be interested in.

http://www.c-brats.com/viewtopic.php?t=24771&start=0

Check it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are planning a trip to Barkley Sound mid June this year. We plan to take the BC Ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo, then drive to Port Alberni. What are the best options for truck/trailer parking at Port Alberni? What are some favorite achorages in the Broken Islands? Is it worth fishing this time of year?

This is our retirement celebration trip so we will not be on a schedule for the first time. Thanks in advance. Ken
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have left our vehicles both at the launch area andtheir remote lot about 1 block from the launch, and have also left them at the Best Western motel lot for about 1 week for no charge. The first night at the motel we did have food items stolen from our coolers. There are homeless people that wander the lots at night.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We too are hoping to make a trip to Barkley sound. We have considered putting in at Neah bay and making the trip Via Pacific Ocean to Barkley Sound. We have been as far as Swift Sure Bank and that is almost 1/2 way there.
It seems doable during periods of Calm water conditions in the summer. We will have Nexus passes and won't have to worry about accessing customs dock. We are curious if any other brats have made the trip on this route.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kennharriet wrote:
We are planning a trip to Barkley Sound mid June this year. We plan to take the BC Ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo, then drive to Port Alberni. What are the best options for truck/trailer parking at Port Alberni? What are some favorite achorages in the Broken Islands? Is it worth fishing this time of year?
Ken, I have never anchored in the Brokens, but the two most popular anchorages are Effingham Bay and "Turtle Bay."

Effingham is huge, and frequented by larger vessels. In a strong NW wind, it gets pretty rough, and smaller vessels move into the lee of Gilbert, at the N end of Effingham, adjacent to the CG and a nice beach, complete with composting toilets.

Turtle is an acquired name for the opening defined by Willis, Dodd, Turtle, and Walsh. It has fair protection from all wind directions, and is favored by smaller vessels. Composting toilets on Dodd.

The "lagoon" defined by Jarvis and Jacques is very protected, but with a dogleg entrance and a bouldery bottom. Favored by trollers and smaller fishing vessels.

There are other smaller anchorages, which some chartwork will ferret out ... especially in the Pinkertons. You also might want to visit Bamfield for a boardwalk visit and access to groceries. Possible tieup there, one of the lodges. Charming little tourist oasis. The adjacent Deer Islands are a favored area for smaller vessels, with an outlier setup in Robbers Passage, run by the Port Alberni Yacht Club (water, bathrooms, moorage, very scenic). Very friendly people, full of reliable local knowledge.

The lodge at Sechart, behind Canoe Island off Sechart Channel, is good for a short visit off their float, has a bar, and rents kayaks. Google Lady Rose Marine Services for details.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We park at the launch area in Port Alberni and have not had any trouble there. Anchorage favorites of ours are the small bays between Dodd, Walsh, and Turtle islands plus Effingham bay and even East of Clark island if the wind is right.

Between Batley and Wouwer would be another place to consider but only if the sea lions are not making too much noise at the time. The lagoon between Jarvis and Jaques is really quiet, but go slow to avoid the charted rock at the entrance.

I will be back there again by kayak on Thursday this week!

Greg
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject: Dock space in Bamfield Reply with quote

Bamfield East Dock
photo[17]Bamfield East Dock, formerly known as the Transport Canada Dock, is now owned and operated by the Huu-ay-aht First Nations. This dock provides approximately 850 ft of safe, year-round moorage. We have lights and garbage available now with upgrades of water and power in the near future. The dock is located approximately 100 meters from grocery and liquor stores, ice and a café. Rates are as follows:

Rates for Bamfield East Dock
1) Per night $0.80 per ft.

2) Per week $4.30 per ft. (7 nights)

10% discount for advance payment = $3.87 ft.

3) Per month $4.60 per ft.

10% discount for advance payment = $4.14 per ft.

4) Per year $55.00 per ft.

20% discount for advance payment = $44.00 per ft.



Commercial Fishing Vessels:

All fishing vessels should display their licence numbers.

Per night $0.40 cents per ft. per night
Per month $2.47 per ft. per month
Per year $29.64 (10% discount for advance payment)
Kayaks:

Per night $1.50
Per month $15.00 (October to May)
Per month $30.00 (June to September)
Row Boats (pulled up on dock):

Per month $25.00 (October to May)
Per month $45.00 (June to September)
photo[13]Additional Information:

All users will be expected to pay for moorage and comply with the terms and conditions of the dock.
Parking of vehicles on the approach and upper area of the dock will be limited to loading and unloading activities.
Those who wish to apply for moorage can contact The Market at 250-728-2000 or by email at hfnmarket [at] gmail.com. Specific qualifications will be required to be accepted for yearly moorage.

This may be helpful for any brats wanting to have a space to tie up when in Barkley Sound area. There are some services close by but no laundry or showers at the docks.
I have thought about making the run in the boat and staying here rather then trailing the boat to Ucluelet and staying in the motor home at Island West Resort. You can rent a slip at Island West and stay on your boat. They have showers and laundry on site. it is a short walk in to town if you need provisions.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Dock space in Bamfield Reply with quote

Bamfield East Dock
photo[17]Bamfield East Dock, formerly known as the Transport Canada Dock, is now owned and operated by the Huu-ay-aht First Nations. This dock provides approximately 850 ft of safe, year-round moorage. We have lights and garbage available now with upgrades of water and power in the near future. The dock is located approximately 100 meters from grocery and liquor stores, ice and a café. Rates are as follows:

Rates for Bamfield East Dock
1) Per night $0.80 per ft.

2) Per week $4.30 per ft. (7 nights)

10% discount for advance payment = $3.87 ft.

3) Per month $4.60 per ft.

10% discount for advance payment = $4.14 per ft.

4) Per year $55.00 per ft.

20% discount for advance payment = $44.00 per ft.



Commercial Fishing Vessels:

All fishing vessels should display their licence numbers.

Per night $0.40 cents per ft. per night
Per month $2.47 per ft. per month
Per year $29.64 (10% discount for advance payment)
Kayaks:

Per night $1.50
Per month $15.00 (October to May)
Per month $30.00 (June to September)
Row Boats (pulled up on dock):

Per month $25.00 (October to May)
Per month $45.00 (June to September)
photo[13]Additional Information:

All users will be expected to pay for moorage and comply with the terms and conditions of the dock.
Parking of vehicles on the approach and upper area of the dock will be limited to loading and unloading activities.
Those who wish to apply for moorage can contact The Market at 250-728-2000 or by email at hfnmarket [at] gmail.com. Specific qualifications will be required to be accepted for yearly moorage.

This may be helpful for any brats wanting to have a space to tie up when in Barkley Sound area. There are some services close by but no laundry or showers at the docks.
I have thought about making the run in the boat and staying here rather then trailing the boat to Ucluelet and staying in the motor home at Island West Resort. You can rent a slip at Island West and stay on your boat. They have showers and laundry on site. it is a short walk in to town if you need provisions.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are at Port Alberni and prepping to launch for the Broken Islands. While doing some route planning on our Garmin chart plotter I realized that our SD card does not cover outer Vancouver Island. There are a few marine stores in the area that appear to sell Garmin electronics. Hopefully we can find a card tomorrow. I did cache the map on Navionics but always used that as a backup for the Garmin. I have only ever bought the SD cards online. Does anyone know if they are typically stocked where Garmin marine products are sold?
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Navionics+ can be downloaded and usedd for that area for ipad or iphone. It has great mapping info.
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