For adventure seekers who don’t mind getting their feet wet!
Cruise across the open ocean of the Strait of Georgia to this secluded Provincial marine park, keeping an eye out for whales and dolphins along the way. Anchoring just outside of Home Bay, you will be shuttled to shore two-at-a-time in a dinghy and left to explore. Jedediah Island is rich with history and a multitude of beautiful landscapes. Nature trails lead through old growth forests, meadows with wild sheep, and a historic homestead surrounded by rocky coves and beaches. You can view a map of the Island here.
We allow approximately one hour (depending on weather) for the crossing to Jedediah, and another half hour to shuttle guests to shore. This allows for ~3 hours of exploration, a picnic on land or on the boat, and a swim if desired. Your time can be extended at the Captain’s discretion.
This excursion is dependent on favourable wind conditions in the Strait of Georgia. If the wind does not allow for the Strait crossing, we will pivot to a cruise in more protected waters. The maximum number of passengers for this adventure is six.
To enhance your experience of the Island, we recommend the book Jedediah Days, by Mary Palmer.
Nanoose Bay is a rural community of 5,000 residents, located between the cities of Nanaimo and Parksville. Fairwinds Marina is located at
3521 Dolphin Drive.
Driving from Parksville: 13kms from Resort Drive ~14 minutes south
Driving from Nanaimo: 30kms from Departure Bay Ferry terminal ~30 minutes north
Free parking at the marina
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