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Joe’s Bay, BC

Joe’s Bay, also known as Turtle Bay, is the bay formed by Turtle Island, Dodd Island, and Willis Island. This is a bomb-proof anchorage, with complete protection from all weather and seas. We’ve waited out gales here, and even when the wind blows the water remains calm. Enter through the channel north or south of Walsh Island and anchor anywhere in the bay in 20-50 feet with excellent holding.

Kayakers frequent the area and a kayak camp is sometimes set up on Dodd Island. Occasionally small tour boats zoom through the anchorage throwing a wake. 

Lat/Lon: {48.91702762967943,-125.32723964312089}

Facilities/Services:

Anchorage/Holding: Excellent
Mooring Ball: No
Dock: No
Protection: Excellent
Public/Private: Public
Fee: No
Fuel Available: No
Potable Water: No
Electric: None
Garbage: No
Pumpout: No
Maintenance: No
Groceries: No
Laundry: No
Liquor: No
Transportation: No
Cell Service: Average
WiFI: No
Notes:

Slowboat Tips and Activities

Explore by dinghy or kayak. Don’t get lost…the many islands and islets can be confusing!

Entry/Exit Hazards

Enter only on the east side, either north or south of Walsh Island. Hazards are well charted but not marked.

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History

Wildlife

Last update of this page: Oct 10, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: September 6, 2019

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