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2018 Slowboat Flotilla West Coast Vancouver Island

The 2018 West Coast of Vancouver Island flotilla was spectacular!

Circumnavigating Vancouver Island is one of the quintessential Pacific Northwest cruises. Known for its raw beauty, powerful surf, wildlife and remoteness, the West Coast of Vancouver Island is an exceptional cruising area.

Five boats left Port McNeill, BC at the northern end of Vancouver Island on July 21, 2018 for an adventure of a lifetime, cruising the scenic and rugged 300-mile long outside coast of Vancouver Island. We visited five sounds, separated by short hops in the Pacific Ocean, and enjoyed tranquil anchorages, historic villages, sandy beaches, and hot springs.

If you’d like to cruise the west coast of Vancouver Island with us in 2019, visit our 2019 West Coast Vancouver Island page.

To read our day-by-day reports, click on the links below.

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 1 | Port McNeill to Bull Harbour

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 2 | Bull Harbour to North Harbour

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 3 | North Harbour to Klaskish Basin

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 4 | Klaskish Basin to Columbia Cove

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 5 | Columbia Cove to the Bunsby Islands

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 6 | Bunsby Islands to Walters Cove/Kyuquot

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 7 | Walters Cove, Rugged Point, Nuchatlitz

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 8 | Nuchatlitz to Tahsis

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 9 | Tahsis to Yuquot (Friendly Cove)

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 10 | Yuquot (Friendly Cove) to Hot Springs Cove

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 11 | Hot Springs Cove to Tofino

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 12-13 | Tofino to Ucluelet

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 14-15 | Ucluelet to Joe’s Bay

West Coast of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 16-17 | Joe’s Bay to Effingham Bay

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Day 18 | Effingham Bay to Bamfield

West Side of Vancouver Island Flotilla | Days 19-20-21 | Bamfield to Sooke Harbour and Victoria