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Offline GregE

Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« on: May 04, 2020, 12:14:24 PM »
Many of us have thought about doing a boat cruise into the Inland Passage of BC.  I've been thinking about it for years. 
Lets share some ideas and plans to make this happen.  Group or individual excursion-  let's get the thoughts going.
G

Here's the threads by Sikoruk that are a great read and info source:

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=18504.msg218936#new


http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=17399.msg210836;topicseen#msg210836
Greg
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Online Danno

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 12:38:02 PM »
I would be interested if there are rooms available at each stop. I can't sleep on a SC.
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Offline headduck

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 01:06:20 PM »
Be dreaming this for a while. Gonna love watching this develop.

 :popcorn:
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Offline BruceL2_Fish

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 04:14:31 PM »
Greg, great idea!   I would be interested in the adventure.  I will have to start studying.  Sound like it would be a memorable adventure for Michelle and I.
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Offline Hunter

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 06:49:38 PM »
I actually would be VERY interested in this...  My wife would not be into camping out and sleeping on the hook.... but me and my black Lab, Cody would.   For me, a 7 to 10 day round trip might be a very cool adventure.  As long as you glass guys don't mind a Tin Can tagging along..   
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Online ATGEP

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2020, 08:04:07 PM »
Sounds like a fun trip.

Online Markshoreline

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 11:14:52 PM »
If my wife's work schedule would accommodate a vacation we'd do it.  Don't really know how a tin can would fit in...  :jester:
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Offline davidsea

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 11:06:35 PM »
    ArimaOwners Canada Cruise sounds great to me.   Having been most of these places before, here are some questions to think about if you might be interested.   How many days do you want to be out?  What areas are most interesting to you?  Do you need shoreside lodgings every night, or can you sleep on your boat or beach camp?  Are you OK with having most meals onboard?  How much range do you have without refueling?  Are you comfortable enough with GPS, charts, and VHF that you wouldn't get worried if you were separated from the group.   Finally, how much fishing do you want to do , as opposed to cruising. 
    Having been around Vancouver Island twice, and up to Ketchikan once, I have no desire to do either trip again - anything North of River's Inlet is a no-go for me.  If fishing in BC is your passion, just go up to Campbell River, Nootka, Port McNeil, or River's Inlet and have at it, easy to do with or without a group.   
    For spectacular cruising,  three to consider.
      1)  SUNSHINE COAST -  Tow across border up to Horseshoe Bay, ferry to Langdale, drive up coast, launch at either Pender Harbor or Egmont.  Lodging available for those who need it.  Daytrip to Sechelt inlet (with Salmon Inlet, Narrows Inlet, and Skookumchuck Rapids ), and Jervis Inlet, up to Princess Louisa.  Those who don't need lodging could dock or anchor in multiple locations.  (minimum 3 days, 2 nights)
      2)  DESOLATION SOUND -  Tow across border to Tswassen, ferry to Nanimo, drive North and launch at Campbell River or Brown's Bay.  Desolation Sound is beautiful, ten main islands, many fijords and wildlife, and just far enough from Vancouver/Victoria to be less crowded in Summer.  Fuel and food available, lodging available, but less common, reservations mandatory. ( minimum 4 days, 3nights
      3)  BROUGHTON ISLANDS - Same route as Desolation, but tow North past Campbell River to launch at Port McNeil or Telegraph Cove,  then East across Queen Charlotte Strait into the Broughton Group. There is very diverse terrain and more wildlife than anything South, just because there are far fewer visitors.  Some of this area is really 'out there', you feel like an explorer.  See my youtube videos of Bond Lagoon, Broughton Lagoon, and Tsibass Lagoon.  Fuel is fairly far apart but available, some lodging but either very rustic or VERY expensive.  ( Minimum 5 days, 4 nights )
        Anyone interested????    Tin Cans and "other boats"  welcome.     For a planning,  see:  www.WaggonerGuide.com
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2020, 03:36:13 PM »
Um, yes please!  I am down for an inside passage trip if you allow other boats to join you guys. 

VT
2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
1992 Zodiac Hurricane Honda 135HP

Offline GregE

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2020, 09:24:07 PM »
I don't know, John.  We Do have standards----  not real high but they are standards.   :wink:
Greg
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 09:15:47 AM »
Funny Greg.

So how much is this a reality for some folks?  My family and I do the San Juans every year and sometimes a few times a year.  To me this seems like the perfect Covid-19 get away for at least a couple weeks anyway.

To answer Davidsea's questions:

1- We are okay with sleeping every night on the boat. 
2- We are good with having meals onboard as well.
3- Range is around 300 miles at 20-22 knots. 125 gallons
4- 3 VHF onboard, 3 seperate GPS inputs and screens and I found out land/islands tend to look the same when rounding a point. 
5- We are good with fishing and cruising and it would be nice to catch dinner once in a while.
6- Give me dates and we can do 2 weeks depending on the month and date.

Would love to make this happen.

VT
2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
1992 Zodiac Hurricane Honda 135HP

Offline GregE

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 10:46:36 AM »
It was a long day, VT John   :shrug9:

Good comments and questions folks.    With Salmon ( real short season ) in June and hopefully TUNA in August I'm looking at next year.

If the Canada border opens who is thinking this summer?   
Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline davidsea

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2020, 10:26:30 PM »
  As I do every year, I'll be going up  SOMEWHERE  in BC for 4-6 days,  SOMETIME  in July, August, or early September, assuming the border will open.  That's about as specific as I can be, given the current situation.
   Anyone interested in a group day trip in the San Juans in June?
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Online Markshoreline

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2020, 08:35:32 PM »
SJ’s would be a good backup plan if the border is closed but probably a bit more crowded for space.
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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2020, 10:42:26 AM »
SJ’s would be a good backup plan if the border is closed but probably a bit more crowded for space.

SJ's are a given, but Friday Harbor is closed. Roche Harbor will open up mid June to transient moorage.  We will be doing definitely 2 weeks in July and maybe more.

VT
2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
1992 Zodiac Hurricane Honda 135HP

Offline Scottjohnson59

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2020, 08:02:03 AM »
I would be down for a trip to the SJ
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Offline davidsea

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2020, 12:23:39 PM »
  San Juan trip could happen whether things are open or closed - launch from LaConner anytime,  Anacortes  or  Cornet Bay if available.
Don't go to Friday or Roche Harbors, self-service fuel at Blakely Island or Deer Harbor, bring own lunch/dinner, moor and cook onboard. Those who wanted to could extend overnight, sleep onboard at Patos, Sucia, Matia or ???.  Lots to see, get out of the house, stay away from crowds, have fun.
1996 SR19 Hdtp. - 2018 Honda 115
2009 Duroboat 16 CC, Honda 50  -  SOLD
and 19 other boats (I think, lost count)

Online Markshoreline

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2020, 12:40:17 PM »
We’ve spent two weeks on Patos but that was 7 years ago.  I’m pretty ire the volume of boaters is much greater now and active pass Patos’ Anchorage will only accommodate 3-4 boats max, unless you pull up on the beach.
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Offline GoodDays

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2020, 04:00:36 PM »
The Inside Passage and Islands and Inlets of BC are basically my back yard and Office..  PM me any questions and I will provide advice where I can.  There are lots of little cabins and places to stay if planned right.  Often they book well in advance.  Fuel is becoming an issue as places shut down rather than try to meet stringent environmental laws in short seasons.. Its just not cost effective. With a little pre planning, one could always have a drum of fuel shipped to a remote spot ?   Id be into participating in this expedition !  My Retirement plan is Campbell River to Bella Coola and Prince Rupert in my 17 SeaRanger..

GoodDays Greg

Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2020, 08:28:52 AM »
The Inside Passage and Islands and Inlets of BC are basically my back yard and Office..  PM me any questions and I will provide advice where I can.  There are lots of little cabins and places to stay if planned right.  Often they book well in advance.  Fuel is becoming an issue as places shut down rather than try to meet stringent environmental laws in short seasons.. Its just not cost effective. With a little pre planning, one could always have a drum of fuel shipped to a remote spot ?   Id be into participating in this expedition !  My Retirement plan is Campbell River to Bella Coola and Prince Rupert in my 17 SeaRanger..

GoodDays Greg

What about some good fishing spots?   :beerchug: :bigshock:
2003 15' SeaHunter 50HP Suzuki (FI4Strk)
1991 16' SeaChaser 50HP Johnson (Keith)
1995 19' SeaRanger 115 Yamaha (FI4Strk)
2003 22' SeaSport Sportman I/O 350 Yamaha 9.9HP
1992 Zodiac Hurricane Honda 135HP

Offline bigblu82

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2020, 09:31:46 AM »
Hi All,
It has been a long time since I was on this site... I finally found it again and retrieved my password... lol glad to be back...
I did a trip about 5 years ago... launched at sunset bay marina and ran to desolation sound and back... such a fun trip... my wife and I are going back next year I hope... we did it in a 6 day run last time but will do 10 next trip... we went early July (over the 4th) we did not run into many people cruised most of it around 6 knots after getting around Texada island not a whole lot to see on the first part but once we rounded Sarah point we fed an eagle crab bait from the boat... I would whistle and he would take off from the tree and catch it in the air right next to us... stuck around for 2 days it was very cool...
anyway good luck and have fun BTW we caught fresh fish for dinner almost every night!! nothing like cooking it while still quivering!!
cheers all
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2015 140 hp Suzuki
2015 9.9 hp Suzuki

Offline GregE

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2020, 10:41:44 AM »
WELKome back bb

Thanks for the info.  We are looking for next year also- hard to plan anything now with the border closed
Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
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Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline bigblu82

Re: Inland Passage Planning Info Share
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2020, 11:45:35 AM »
Thanks Greg good to be back... love the ELK in wELKcome back BTW.... let me know when you get dates set and if it works out would be fun to join even just to meet up for a day or two... It would be nice to go as a group just in case!!  we stayed in a motel on the way back one night (will have to say it was nice to have a real shower and a bed by the end)… it was in Lund... otherwise it was on the hook every night and on the boat... I have a 19sr with a skip tower planning is key for room and storage and garbage is an issue up there as well... we used real plates and silverware so we could wash it instead of paper and plastic but it is amazing how full the boat gets when you are packing for a week or so...lol
1989 Sea Ranger 19
2015 140 hp Suzuki
2015 9.9 hp Suzuki

 

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