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Pruth Bay, BC

Pruth Bay is a secure, all-weather anchorage with room for dozens of cruising boats. Anchor near the head of the bay in 40-60 feet with good holding. Be sure to leave plenty of space for floatplanes arriving and departing the Hakai Institute docks.

This anchorage is scenic, but it’s also among the most heavily used in the area. In addition to cruising boats, small research boats and floatplanes from the Hakai Institute, at the head of the bay, can make Pruth Bay feel busy. For more privacy, consider anchoring north or south of the main anchorage. Nearby Keith Anchorage, or several nooks along the Meay Inlet Shore, offer additional anchoring options.

Lat/Lon: {51.654546,-128.127047}


Anchorage/Holding: Good
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: None
WiFI: Yes

WiFi, 300mb per device per day

Slowboat Tips and Activities

The real attraction of Pruth Bay is ashore. Cruisers are welcome to tie dinghies to the Hakai Institute dinghy dock and explore ashore. Please sign in at the kiosk at the top of the dock. The Institute maintains trails to several beaches on the “outside” of Calvert Island. The trail to West Beach is short, flat, and well-maintained, with boardwalk spanning the muddiest sections. West Beach is a vast sandy expanse, gently sloping towards the breaking Pacific Ocean. On a warm summer day, it feels like the tropics. Additional trails, of varying difficulties, lead past the headlands on either side of West Beach and end at more sandy beaches.

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Last update of this page: Apr 14, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: May 14, 2018

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