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Welcome Boaters

This is where you share stories about your exploration of British Columbia’s wild, civilized coast. Tell others about amazing places, friends you met, fabulous fishing and the hospitality of our marinas, harbours and comfort providers. Submit your story here.

And now you can win a Cruising Guide for Coastal Waters by Peter Vassilopoulos. We will randomly select three blogbook entries on September 30.

We would also like to hear what we can do to improve your experience.

Posts will not appear immediately.


Discovery Islands Welcomes Boaters

Explore British Columbia’s Discovery Island      By Alison Gardner   At the north end of the Salish Sea, the seascape between British Columbia’s mainland and the east coast of Vancouver Island narrows dramatically, filled to capacity with a cluster of 10 Discovery Islands. All but two are cloaked in evergreen forests almost to their… Read more »

Marine Parks Make Boat-camping Easy

Posted by BCParks on June 7 2016 British Columbia’s Marine Parks Make Boat-Camping Easy Blog post by: Michael McLaughlin from AHOY BC The first time I heard the expression “marine park” I pictured some shallow water area with lots of starfish. A marine park was a chunk of water, right? Fancifully, I imagined under-water interpretive signs, that… Read more »

The Coastal Explorers Hidden Gem:
Smuggler Cove Provincial Marine Park  

Smuggler Cove Provincial Marine Park is a quaint little harbour with trails along rocky ledges that look out at the stunning views of the Georgia Strait. The Marine Park is situated between Halfmoon Bay and Pender Harbour offering visitors a chance to hideaway for a night or even a week, depending on how flexible your… Read more »

AHOY boaters

As President of the BC Ocean Boating Tourism Association, I am pleased that you have visited our website launched on April 15, 2015. We would like to hear from boaters and non-boaters about your experience on BC’s coast. We would also like your comments on the helpfulness of our website. We hope to see conversations… Read more »