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Port Graves
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Part of Howe Sound showing the Port Graves anchorage on Gambier Island.

Protected anchorage in Howe Sound.


Chart 3526 - Howe Sound


Howe Sound is generally protected from stronger winds and sea states in the Georgia Strait. Inflow winds from the south are common during daylight hours and outflow winds from the north more common at night. The Port Graves anchorage is well protected from all but direct southerly winds. However, due to low terrain immediately north of the anchorage, strong northerly winds can still have some effect. Sea state is generally calm in all conditions but wakes from larger vessels (mainly the regular ferries) frequently run all the way to the end of the anchorage.

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There are no public mooring buoys in Port Graves. Anchor holding is good. Some sailors have reported abandoned cables on the bottom, though nothing is shown on the charts.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

There are no marinas in Port Graves. Here are some popular nearby marinas.


There are no amenities at Port Graves other than the public wharf.


The town of Gibson's, and Gibson's Marina, is about 7 nmi southwest of Port Graves. The marina has a full complement of marine services and groceries and most other provisions are available within a short walking distance of the marina.


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Places to Visit

  • There are public hiking trails next to Camp Artaban. The camp itself is private property but with right of way to access the public trails from the dock.


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  • Port Graves last visited by Tedd on 2023/10/12.

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