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Rescue Bay, BC

Rescue Bay is a secure, spacious, and well-protected anchorage. Holding is good in 40-90 feet, with the shallowest anchorage along the western and southern shore. Be sure to avoid the drying shoal in the southeast corner of the bay.

On several occasions we’ve been able to buy fresh prawns from fishermen anchored here.

For vessels thinking about transiting Jackson Passage, anchoring in Rescue Bay allows for easy reconnoitering by dinghy.

Lat/Lon: {52.51663550069395,-128.28896163667508}


Anchorage/Holding: Good
Mooring Ball: No
Dock: No
Protection: Good
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: No

Slowboat Tips and Activities

Explore Jackson Narrows by dinghy or kayak.

Entry/Exit Hazards

Avoid the drying shoal in the southeast corner of the bay.


Photo Gallery



A large group of seals hang out in the cove near the entrance, and we’ve seen Pacific white-sided dolphins and Dall’s porpoises just outside the bay.

Last update of this page: May 23, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: May 17, 2019

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