Apr
17
Fri
2015
Cruise to Anacortes @ Cap Sante Marina
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • Vickie Olson will be making a group reservation with Cap Sante marina using info. from your reservation form. Please sign up by April 3 because Cap Sante wants our list of boats two weeks before our cruise.
Activities
  • Friday Evening – Get-together at the Anacortes Yacht Club with dinner of pulled pork and hamburgers.
  • Saturday Day – Explore Anacortes, hike, and kayak
  • Saturday Evening Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Supplied…bring sides to Party Barge
  • Sunday Morning – Breakfast will be served at the Party Barge.
Food Theme
  • Ham and fixin’s Saturday
Local Attractions

Don’t have a boat? No problem, just drive over and join us!

May
22
Fri
2015
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park Cruise @ Montegue Harbour Marine Provincial Park
May 22 – May 25 all-day

(Note: This will be a raft-up)

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This is Memorial Day weekend so we have scheduled the trip from Friday thru Monday.

Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • No slip reservations required.
Activities
  • Friday Night – Happy Hour on Raft
  • Saturday – Hiking
  • Saturday Night – Seafood Pot Luck Dinner
  • Sunday – Spa Day, Golfing or Kayaking
  • Sunday Evening – Dinner at Hummingbird Pub
Food Theme
  • Friday Night – Heavy Appetizers
  • Saturday Night – Pot Luck
Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities for more experienced paddlers. Paddlers should be aware of ocean currents and check weather forecasts before heading out. Montague Harbour is both a destination and a starting off point for kayakers wanting to explore the Gulf Islands.

Cycling
Bicycles must keep to roadways and are not permitted on trails. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Fishing
Saltwater/ocean fishing is permitted, subject to closures. A permanent shellfish closure is in effect due to poor water quality within Montague Harbour. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.
Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Hiking
There are a variety of well-maintained walking trails in Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park. Routes lead along Shell Beach and around Gray Peninsula. These easy trails offer spectacular views of the surrounding islands, local marine life and wildlife. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.

Interpretive Programs
Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park offers scheduled interpretive programs. The Floating Nature House offers interpretation programs through the summer – for details, click here. [PDF]
For employment opportunities as a Park Interpreter, please contact k2parks@shaw.ca or fax a resume to 1-877-559-2115.

Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Swimming
This park offers ocean swimming opportunities; however the water is very cold. Bring good footwear for the gravel beach. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch
This park has a boat launch, located at the north end of the park; follow the main road past the drive-in campsites. Dock facilities and mooring buoys are located within Montague Harbour and are accessible from the south. Boats can also anchor in Montague Harbour.

Dock Facilities Use Fee: $2.00 per metre / night
Mooring (to buoy) Fee: $12.00 per vessel / night

Campfires

Local Attractions
May
29
Fri
2015
Past Commodore’s Cruise to Roche Harbor @ Roche Harbor
May 29 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • Slip reservations are required. The Cruise Captain will make bulk reservations with Roche Harbor using the information from your registration form. Reservations require 30-day advance notice so sign up early.
Activities
  • Friday Evening – Happy Hour at Party Barge. Bring heavy appetizers.
  • Saturday Evening Dinner at Party Barge. Ribs Corn Bread and Baked Beans supplied. Bring salads/deserts.
  • Sunday Morning Brunch at Party Barge
Food Theme
  • Friday Night – Heavy Appetizers
  • Saturday Night – BBQ Ribs, Corn Bread and Baked Beans. Bring salads/deserts.
  • Sunday Morning – Brunch provided.
Local Attractions
  • Bocce Ball
  • Check out the Roche Harbor website for local attractions and activities.
  • Afterglow Spa at Roche Harbor
    • During our Roche Harbor Cruise, the spa will be open from 10 am – 6 pm. They offer nail services, facials, body treatment and massage. All services include use of the steam rooms and relaxation lounge! The spa recommends booking services in advance by calling the spa 360.378.9888, (they do not have online booking). They will offer $10 off any regularly priced spa service and they also post daily specials at the spa.

    Don’t have a boat? No problem, just drive over and join us!

Jun
19
Fri
2015
Fisherman’s Bay – Lopez Island Cruise/Race @ Lopez Islander Resort/Marina
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • Make your slip reservations (reserve under the Bellingham Yacht Club) at Lopez Islander Resort (360)468-2233 at least 60 days in advance in order to guarantee a slip.
Activities
  • Friday Night Dockside Happy Hour and Burgers
  • Island Bike Ride.
  • Kayaking the Bay
  • Farmers Market Field Trip
  • Pool/Jacuzzi
  • Live Entertainment and Dancing at Lopez Island Resort Tiki Lounge
  • Farmers Market Field Trip
  • Saturday Night Dockside Lasagna Potluck
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
Food Theme
  • Friday Evening – Burgers and Condiments Provided. Bring sides to share.
  • Saturday Evening – Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Salad
  • Sunday Morning Brunch – Pancakes and sausages.
Local Attractions
Jul
3
Fri
2015
Garrison Bay – 4th of July Cruise @ Garrison Bay
Jul 3 – Jul 6 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • No slip reservations required unless you decide to stay in Roche Harbor
Activities
  • Friday at 4:30 p.m. Annual Best Drink Mixing Contest and Boat-Hop Dock Party with Prizes Bring your best “concoction” and an appetizer.
  • Saturday Boat-Hop Potluck Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks in Roche Harbor
Food Theme
  • Potluck
Local Attractions
  • Roche Harbor, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc.

Look for the wood 33’ Chris Craft “Moonshiner” and 21’ “White Lightning”. We’ll be anchored in Garrison Bay. Bring extra fenders and dock lines for rafting. Let’s celebrate our country and our freedom, and remember to pray for those who make it possible for us to do so.

Pete and Jamie Foti

Jul
17
Fri
2015
Sucia Island Family Luau Cruise @ Echo Bay
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day

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    Come get your aloha spirit on with your fellow BYC friends on July 17-19th at Echo Bay on Sucia Island. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or outfit and we’ll bring the leis! If you have a Ukulele or guitar, please bring them too! We have the group shelter located between Shallow and Echo Bay reserved for the entire weekend! There are picnic tables, a campfire pit, a huge BBQ and running water and pit toilets nearby.

    Reservations
    • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
    • No slip reservations required.
    • We have the Group Day Shelter reserved for all events.
    Activities
    • Friday evening – Hawaiian Pupus at the group shelter
    • Friday night – Campfire and S’Mores provided – PLEASE BRING CAMPFIRE WOOD!!!
    • Saturday afternoon – Luau games for children and adults with prizes —Hula Hoop Contest—Limbo Contest—Hula Dancing—Kids Beach Combing Hunt— Water-balloon Toss Contest
    • Island Hike
    • Salmon Fishing
    • Hawaiian Luau Picnic on Saturday evening –Hawaiian BBQ Chicken–Tropical Coleslaw–Hawaiian Fried Rice–Tropical Fruit Salad–Surprise Hawaiian Dessert–Kids Tropical Fruit Punch
    • Sunday Morning – Hawaiian Brunch at 10:00 a.m.
    Food Theme
    • Hawaiian Luau Barbeque
    Local Attractions
    • Any boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Aug
21
Fri
2015
Buccaneer’s Cruise – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • No slip reservations required. Transportation for non-boat owners will be available.
Activities
  • Friday Night Happy Hour, Camp Fire and Movie Ashore
  • Saturday Afternoon Barbeque
  • Treasure Hunts for Kids and Adults
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
Food Theme
  • Pirate Barbeque
Local Attractions
  • Boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, Frisbees, bocce ball, horseshoes etc.
Aug
22
Sat
2015
Desolation Sound Cruise @ Desolation Sound
Aug 22 – Sep 7 all-day

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This is an excellent opportunity for members to gain experience doing longer cruises up to the gulf islands and beyond.

Reservations
  • Planning on going? Sign up here.
  • It is not known at this time whether slip reservations are required at any of the destinations.
Activities
  • TBD
Food Theme
  • TBD
Local Attractions
  • TBD
Sep
12
Sat
2015
Commodore’s Picnic – Inati Bay @ Inati Bay
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

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Reservations
  • Planning on attending? Sign up here.
  • No slip reservations required. Transportation via boat will be available.
Activities
  • Friday Night Happy Hour and Camp Fire Ashore
  • Saturday Afternoon Family Fun and Barbeque
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
Food Theme
  • Barbeque TBD
Local Attractions
  • Any boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, crabbing, kayaking etc. you can imagine.
Sep
18
Fri
2015
Poets Cove 12th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise @ Poet's Cove
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

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Theme

The Salish Sea is our playground. Extending from Olympia to Johnstone Strait, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, our San Juan and Gulf Islands are its heart. The Bellingham Yacht Club 12th Annual Autumn Equinox Cruise to Poets Cove theme will be “A Celebration of the Salish Sea”

Every year the Autumn Equinox marks a day of equal light and darkness and the BYC traditional end of our cruising season. This popular and intimate cruise is about our boating friendships and our shared enjoyment of the Salish Sea in one of the nicest locations in the Sea. Poets Cove Resort and Spa is located on South Pender Island, British Columbia and our Cruise Dates are September 18, 19 & 20, 2015.

Reservations

Make your marina reservation and tell them it is for the Bellingham Yacht Club Cruise. (1 250 629 2111 or email marina@poetscove.comDue to enhanced security regulations you need to make your reservation directly.

Make your Room Reservation – Poets Cove has very limited rooms and only in the cottages available at a special rate for the Bellingham Yacht Club.  This is a great cruise to bring people who do not have a boat to stay on. Contact the Front Desk (888) 512-7638 and tell them you are making a reservation for the Bellingham Yacht Club.

Activities

Friday September 18th

1700 – Welcome No Host Dock Party, bring your favorite Salish Sea appetizer. (Clams, Oysters, Bacon wrapped Halibut, Mussels, Smoked Salmon, Scallops, Pickled Herring … what is your favorite?) (Through out the visit, the great pools and hot tubs at Poets Cove will be used, so don’t forget your bathing suits)

Saturday September 19th

1000 – Dock Side Potluck Breakfast.

1100 – Coastal Nature Hike to Gowland Point (Naturalist Invited)

Amateur Photographer Best Picture Contest (back by demand)

1800 – Salish Sea Dinner prepared by Poets Cove Chef using local catch and Pender Island grown side dished. (Approximate cost PP – CN$40.00) (The full service Spa at Poets Cove has been very popular for massages, facials and …)

Sunday the 20th

Poets Cove Resort & Spa has a great breakfast buffet where you go on your own schedule before leaving for home.

Local Attractions

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