Friday Harbor Outstation
San Juan Island Slips 69 and 72 - C Dock Map: N 48° 32.12' W 123°00.88'
RVYC leases two 40' slips, C69 and C72, at the outside end of C Dock (shown empty in the picture at right) moorage and power are free to RVYC members fresh water is available at each slip.
Outstation Booking Protocols
PLEASE NOTE: Boats with an OAL greater than 55' are not permitted on the dock of either Friday Harbor or Long Harbour outstations. Full details about this rule and rules regarding over-hang and rafting can be found here.
Long Harbour: Check out is by noon on the day of departure. Members are to check in before 1700h. Members who have a booking but do not arrive prior to 1700h are considered to have forfeited their booking. Berths which have been ‘booked’ and remain vacant after 1700 hours may be used by other members.
At Long Harbour rafting to a maximum of three boats is mandatory alongside the outer docks for larger boats and smaller boats raft on the inside docks to maximize space when there is large number of bookings. Check for water depth on inside docks at low tides! Be sure to register in the book on the dock by the gangway. Your RVYC key opens all facilities at the Long Harbour Outstation. Members are expected to clean up after they use the facilities in the club house in consideration of other members to follow. Additional information about Long Harbour Outstation and area can be found here.
Friday Harbor: Check out is by noon on the day of departure. Members are to check in before 1700h. Members who have a booking but do not arrive prior to 1700h are considered to have forfeited their booking. Berths which have been ‘booked’ and remain vacant after 1700 hours may be used by other members. At Friday Harbor, rafting to a maximum of three boats is mandatory. For safety, bigger boats should tie alongside the dock and smaller boats raft to them. Be sure to sign in at the Friday Harbor Marina Office. Additional information about Friday Harbor Outstation and area is found here.
Moorage at the RVYC Oustations is not available to recriprocal clubs.
Long Harbour Outstation
Salt Spring Island: N 48º 51.582' W 123º 27.832'
Please download a chart of depths for Long Harbour here
0.8 nm past the BC Ferries terminal on the west side of Long Harbour by the launch ramp.
Our Long Harbour outstation on Saltspring Island features:
- full-time caretaker
- fully-equipped kitchen
- toilet and shower
- inside dining area with table and chairs
- outdoor deck
- 15 and 30 amp power at the docks (no charge).
- Patio Seating
- Kayaks and sailing dinghies
- Shuttle service by independent driver to Ganges
Note: In addition to dock space, which is limited, there are also two mooring buoys and anchoring space.
Book dock space through the online Outstation Booking Service on the RVYC members’ website.
You can take public transit to Ganges from Long Harbour Road (buses can be hailed; you do not need to find a bus stop). Click here for the schedule and route map. The fare is $2.
Taxi Service can be obtained by calling Amber Cab at (250) 537-3277 or Silver Shadow Taxi Ltd. at (250) 537-3030.
Driving Instructions: 105 Ontario Place on Long Harbour, Salt Spring Island. Take the road from Ganges to the Vesuvius/Long Harbour junction. Follow the Long Harbour road traveling 2 km toward the ferry. Turn left onto Quebec Drive and follow it up the hill to the 'T' junction. Turn right down Quebec Place. Continue down the hill until it becomes Ontario Place. Turn left. The outstation is at the end of Ontario Place on the left by the water.
Please note there are size restrictions when docking at the Outstations. Boats with an OAL greater than 55' are not permitted on the dock of either Friday Harbor or Long Harbour outstations but there are mooring balls available for member use.