Welcome to Gorge Harbour Marina Resort!
Gorge Harbour Marina Resort welcomes you to enjoy the comfort of its many amenities while resting within the wild beauty of Cortes Island, at the western entrance to Desolation Sound - the best cruising area in BC! Gorge Harbour Marina Resort provides a home-away-from-home as a base for curious and adventurous visitors to the island and beyond.
The Gorge Harbour Marina on Cortes Island is more than just a sailing resort and a place to tie your boat! Tucked along the northern edge of the scenic Gorge Harbour, marina guests can enjoy BC's natural coastal beauty alongside many comforts and amenities. There are fully-serviced level RV sites with platforms and picnic tables in a picturesque treed campground. A brand new pool and spa are a welcome addition to the resort for leisure lovers. Guests can also enjoy the covered gazebo for picnics and group gatherings. Newly renovated lodge guest rooms have ensuites, a comfortable lounge with satellite TV and a shared kitchen area. A cozy two bedroom poolside cottage with complete kitchen gas fireplace and jacuzzi tub is also available for rent. Among the best of BC marinas, Gorge Harbour is fully-serviced with 1800' of moorage, 30 and 50 amp power, fuel and water. Diners may enjoy fresh seafood and fine West Coast dining in the licensed “Floathouse Restaurant” from May through September. (Restaurant is open in off-season, please phone for times). Showers and laundromat are also available.
In addition to the above services, Gorge Harbour Marina also has a general store where you can stock up for your sailing vacation. Supplies include fresh produce, dairy, meat, frozen foods, groceries, liquor sales, charts, fishing supplies, DVD rentals, propane and gasoline. Boats and kayaks can be rented and launched at the Resort's boat launch or you can sign up for a kayak tour or a sailing trip. Packages are available for fishing and sightseeing, and nearby activities include shellfish harvesting, freshwater swimming, beach-combing, hiking and picnicking. There are tent sites for those who prefer a forested camping experience. There is a Farmers Market at the gorge every Saturdays from 11-2, rain or shine.
Among the several Discovery Islands that bejewel the pristine waters at the northern end of Georgia Strait, Cortes Island is an inviting representation of what the ecologically diverse and undeveloped region of Desolation Sound has to offer. Begin and end your sailing trips into British Columbia's yachter's paradise with the multitude of comforts and facilities that this BC marina provides.
Perched at the gateway of this favourite boating destination – nearly 8500 hectares of wild and rugged beauty located between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland – Gorge Harbour Marina offers easier and faster access to sailing Desolation Sound than from other Vancouver Island marinas.
Located on the west side of Cortes Island, BC, boaters cruising Desolation Sound will find the Gorge Harbour Marina at N 50° 06.00 W 125° 01.40. When entering Gorge Harbour, turn to port as you enter. The marina will be visible to your starboard. Call us on Channel 66A for slip assignment and assistance. The island can also be accessed by car and ferry from Vancouver Island, by plane and by water taxi. Gorge Harbour Marina Resort is a five-minute drive south of the ferry terminal on the western shores of Cortes Island.
You are invited and welcome to discover the accessible beauty of Cortes Island and Desolation Sound from the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort!
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