Cortes Bay, Cortes Island
North of the Sunshine Coast, is Desolation Sound. This is another popular cruising area. Getting to Desolation Sound by sailboat takes time, but the end result is worth it.
Cortes Bay is a protected anchorage on Cortes Island. This bay contains outstations for both the Seattle and Royal Vancouver Yacht Clubs. This picture was taken from the RVYC clubhouse and includes our Catalina 34 sailboat, White Dragon. If you visit Cortes Bay, be sure to use a chart. There is good anchorage in Cortes Bay, but you must avoid the rocks at the entrance.