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WorldCanadaStrait of GeorgiaPender Island
Pender Islands
There are Port(s) of Entry here
48°46.919'N, 123°16.964'W Chart icon.png
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Pender Island is now two islands, North, and South. In 1903 a canal was built between Shark Cove and Bedwell Harbour, dividing the island into North and South Pender Islands. A single lane bridge with a clearance of 8.5 meters now connects the islands. North Pender has three marinas: Otter Bay, Port Browning and Thieves Bay (private). The marina on South Pender Island is Poets Cove in Bedwell Harbour.


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Bedwell Harbor is a port of entry/exit for Canada. For details see [Canada#Entrance|Entrance: Canada]].

The Customs and Immigration Dock is located inside the marina, but not connected to it. The green and beige building itself is built up on stilts. When docking avoid the float plane dock. This is a seasonal port of entry:

  • May 1 to first Friday after Victoria Day (1 week before Memorial Day)9:00 - 17:00, 7 days a week
  • May to Labour Day 8:00 - 20:00, 7 days a week
  • Labour Day to Sept 30 9:00 to 17:00, 7 days a week
  • Closed Sept 30 to May 1


For entrance details see Canada.


While there are no commercial ports, there are several marinas and anchorages in these two islands.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Poets Cove Marina

Poets Cove Marina/wiki/Pender_Island#Poets_Cove_Marina
Marina icon Poets Cove Marina [[Pender Island#Poets Cove Marina|Poets Cove Marina]] 48°44.821'N, 123°13.723'W
Port of Entry

The marina is in Bedwell Harbor in the South Pender Island. It is part of a resort & a spa. It has 110 berths for boats up to 30 m (100 ft). Water, electricity, toilets, swowers, fuel dock, laundry, WiFi. Restasurant, pub, swimming pool, hot tub, bicycle rentals.

Note: There is a low cost floating pontoon but it has neither water nor electricity.

[email protected]; Tel: +1 (250) 629 2100; Toll free: +1 (888) 512 7638; Online reservations; VHF channel 66A
Address: Bedwell Harbour, 9801 Spalding Road, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M3, Canada
Hours: Closed from November to March
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Thieves Bay Marina

Thieves Bay Marina/wiki/Pender_Island#Thieves_Bay_Marina
Marina icon Thieves Bay Marina [[Pender Island#Thieves Bay Marina|Thieves Bay Marina]] 48°46.261'N, 123°18.775'W

The marina is in Thieves Bay in the North Pender Island'. It is a private marina with 187 slips. The maximum boat length is 11 m (36 feet) and a maximum beam 3.6 m (12 feet). Most of the slips are owned by members but "casual moorage" is also available for those coming for a short stay or for those waiting for a slip to become available.

[email protected]; Tel: +1 (250) 629 3686; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX

Otter Bay Marina

Otter Bay Marina/wiki/Pender_Island#Otter_Bay_Marina
Marina icon Otter Bay Marina [[Pender Island#Otter Bay Marina|Otter Bay Marina]] 48°47.974'N, 123°18.553'W

The marina is in Otter Bay in the North Pender Island', just east of the ferry terminal. It has 80 slips accommodating any length. Water, electricity, toilets, swowers, laundry, WiFi. Restaurants, marina store, heated swimming pools, scooter rentals.

[email protected]; Tel: +1 (250) 629 3579; Fax: +1 (250) 629 3589; VHF channel 66A
Address: 2311 MacKinnon Road, Pender Island, BC - V0N 2M1, Canada
Hours: Open all year.
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Port Browning Marina

Port Browning Marina/wiki/Pender_Island#Port_Browning_Marina
Marina icon Port Browning Marina [[Pender Island#Port Browning Marina|Port Browning Marina]] 48°46.600'N, 123°16.333'W

The marina is in Browning Harbour or Hamilton Beach Bay in the North Pender Island. It has slips for up to 25 m (80 ft) boats. Water, electricity, toilets, swowers, laundry (coin operated), WiFi, ice. Restaurant, small store (snacks, ice cream, coffee, tea, clothing, toiletries), swimming pool. It is close to a shopping mal.

[email protected]; Tel: +1 (250) 629 3493; Fax: +1 (250) 629 3495; VHF channel 66A
Address: Port Browning Marina Resort, 4605 Oak Rd, Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1, Canada
  • Port Browning
  • Government Docks
    • Browning Harbour
    • Port Washington
    • Hope Bay


Bedwell Harbor

Bedwell Harbor/wiki/Pender_Island#Bedwell_Harbor
Anchorage icon Bedwell Harbor [[Pender Island#Bedwell Harbor|Bedwell Harbor]] 48°45.002'N, 123°13.946'W
Nice anchorage.

Browning Harbor

Browning Harbor/wiki/Pender_Island#Browning_Harbor
Anchorage icon Browning Harbor [[Pender Island#Browning Harbor|Browning Harbor]] 48°46.430'N, 123°16.219'W
Spectacular anchorage.

Otter Bay

Otter Bay/wiki/Pender_Island#Otter_Bay
Anchorage icon Otter Bay [[Pender Island#Otter Bay|Otter Bay]] 48°47.831'N, 123°18.583'W
Anchorage is possible, although you will be subject to wake from traffic in Swanson Channel.
  • Beaumont Marine Park
    • There a numerous mooring balls in the area. Anchorage is possible just south of the mooring field.


Water In the Poets Cove Marina, Otter Bay Marina, and Port Browning Marina
Electricity In the Poets Cove Marina, Otter Bay Marina, and Port Browning Marina
Toilets In the Poets Cove Marina, Otter Bay Marina, and Port Browning Marina
Showers In the Poets Cove Marina, Otter Bay Marina, and Port Browning Marina
Laundry In the Poets Cove Marina, Otter Bay Marina, and Port Browning Marina (coin operated)
Garbage Buns in the marinas
Fuel Fuel station in the Poets Cove Marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A (Not Available)
Internet WiFi in the Poets Cove Marina, Otter Bay Marina, and Port Browning Marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals


Eating out


B.C. Ferries, toll-free: +1 (888) 223 3779. Operates car ferries to Otter Bay.



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