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Outstations

We have two outstations available to RVYC Members on a year round basis. Learn more about them below. 
For the general outstation rules as outlined by the Outstation Committee, click here.  

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Long Harbour Outstation is located near the end of the protected waters of Long Harbour on Saltspring Island and offers a broad range of marine and onshore facilities and services. 


Location

Salt Spring Island: N 48º 51.582' W 123º 27.832' — 0.8 nm past the BC Ferries terminal on the west side of Long Harbour by the launch ramp. 


**Please note for the month of July only: Moorage will be available at Long Harbour Outstation with the exception of four (4) slips that are reserved for members who have been displaced from Tsehum Haven during the dredging project. If you are heading to the outstation, please do not moor in the 4 dock spaces that have RESERVED signs. These are reserved 24 hours and have temporarily been assigned slip numbers 6, 7, 8 & 9. 

Download a dock map with depths here.


Our Long Harbour outstation on Saltspring Island features: 

Onsite caretaker | Fully-equipped kitchen | Toilet and shower | Inside dining area with tables and chairs | Outdoor deck and BBQ | Patio seating | Child & adult bicycles | Kayaks and sailing dinghies | Sandy beach and swimming | 15 and 30 amp power at the docks (no charge) | Shuttle service by independent driver to Ganges 


Booking & Moorage

You can book dock space at Long Harbour through the online Outstation Booking Service on the RVYC members’ website (you must be logged in to book). Moorage at the RVYC outstations is not available to reciprocal clubs. 
In addition to dock space, which is limited, there are two mooring buoys and anchoring space.

Please note there are size restrictions when docking at the Outstations. Boats with an OAL greater than 55' are not permitted on the dock of Long Harbour, but there are mooring balls available for member use. 

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Getting Around

You can take public transit to Ganges at the intersection of Eagle Ridge Dr and Quebec Dr (buses can be hailed; you do not need to find a bus stop). Click here for the schedule and route map. The fare is $2.25

Taxi Service can be obtained by calling Silver Shadow at (250) 537-3030.

Driving, Walking Instructions: 105 Ontario Place on Long Harbour, Salt Spring Island. Take the road from Ganges to the Vesuvius/Long Harbour junction. Follow the Long Harbour road traveling 2 km toward the ferry. Turn left onto Quebec Drive and follow it up the hill to the 'T' junction. Turn right down Quebec Place. Continue down the hill until it becomes Ontario Place. Turn left. The outstation is at the end of Ontario Place on the left by the water.

Friday Harbor Outstation is located in the Port of Friday Harbor Marina on San Juan Island in the United States. The Outstation offers year round docking facilities in the marina and convenient access to the town of Friday Harbor. 
Location
Port of Friday Harbor Slips 69 and 72 - C Dock Map: N 48° 32.12'   W 123°00.88'

Port of Friday Harbor Marina map 
 

Booking & Moorage

RVYC leases two 40' slips, C69 and C72, at the outside end of C Dock. Moorage and power are free to RVYC members; fresh water is available at each slip.

You can book dock space at Friday Harbor through the online Outstation Booking Service on the RVYC members’ website (you must be logged in to book). Moorage at the RVYC outstations is not available to reciprocal clubs. 

Please note there are size restrictions when docking at the Outstations. Boats with an OAL greater than 55' are not permitted on the dock of Friday Harbor, but anchoring is an option. There are no mooring balls available for use at Friday Harbor. 

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Friday Harbor Outstation and Marina amenities include:

Anchorages in the harbor, with good holding | Washrooms |  Laundry | Garbage disposal

Holding tank pump outs are available on the same terms as they are to other Port customers


Protocols for all RVYC Members at Friday Harbor Outstation:

Upon arrival, sign the RVYC book at the Port Authority Office for each night's stay. If the office is closed, fill out the envelope provided for late arrivals: name of vessel, owner, dates. Write 'RVYC' at the top of the envelope. Place the envelope in the designated slot.

Abide by all marina rules established by the Port Authority.

In an effort to provide for rafting boats, 'Y' pigtails are provided at the electrical outlet at each of the two slips RVYC leases. Don't use any electrical outlets other than the designated outlets.

Check out time is 1200 hours.

RVYC has been the official Marine Park Host for Portland Island Marine Park since 1987. We provide park host services from the Victoria Day weekend to the last weekend in September. RVYC Member Hosts moor to the Parks Canada float in Princess Bay.  Duties include providing information to visiting boaters in Princess Bay, through the park’s Marine Host program, and recording information to assist Parks Canada with park management.

First settled by Kanaka (Hawaiian) immigrants in the 1880s, Portland Island’s history is primarily agricultural - some plants and trees still exist on the island, reminiscent of this era. The island was presented as a gift to Princess Margaret in 1958 to commemorate her visit to the province. In turn, she returned the island to British Columbia as a provincial park in 1967. Now part of the National Park Reserve, the island features cliffs, protected coves and sand beaches. The island was once the site of a First Nations village, but now the shell midden beaches ringing the island are the most visible reminder of their presence. Visitors are asked not to disturb midden sites.

Marine access only. Wilderness campsites with picnic tables are available at three locations---Shell Beach (open field), Princess Bay (open field, composting toilet), and Arbutus Point (6 designated sites, composting toilet). There is no drinking water available on the Island.

For more information, or if you are interested in participating in the Portland Island Park Host program, contact RVYC Marine Park Co-ordinator Gus Mercer.

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Useful links when hosting or visiting Portland Island