Central BC Coast, Kwatsi Bay Marina
Central BC Coast, Kwatsi Bay Marina
Kwatsi Bay Marina serves boaters and kayakers from its location on the central BC Coast, off Tribune Channel at the edge of the Broughton Archipelago. Tribune Channel runs between the mainland and Gilford Island, with Kwatsi Bay across from the northern tip of Gilford Island. Kwatsi Bay Marina is on the northern shore of Kwatsi Bay. The region is world-famous for fishing and whale-watching, as well as rugged natural beauty.
This offering is for two leases, one for the foreshore area and one where the upland improvements are located. The upland lease is for 1.31 hectares while the foreshore lease is for 0.65 hectares. The bay has the green water and steep cliffs typical of the inlets and fjords of the region, and the marina is surrounded by towering trees. This is a beautiful coastal location!
Services at the marina include moorage, water, wifi, gift shop and community space. A ramp leading to a boardwalk connects the marina to the land and onsite improvements.
The residence at the top of the dock is the owners’ home. This 2 bedroom residence with loft features an open living space with a nook, kitchen and living room. The kitchen has a propane cook stove and electric fridge, while the living room has a Fisher wood stove. Fir flooring and fir casings on the windows give the home west coast styling. One of the bedrooms has a built-in desk under the window. There is a composting toilet and a shower in the home, as well as a propane washing machine and hot water tank. There are nice ocean views over Kwatsi Bay from the home.
The one bedroom cabin sits to the east of the home, along the water’s edge. It is 16x24ft, plus a loft, and has a Fisher wood stove as well as propane appliances. There is a composting toilet that has not been connected and it has cold running water.
There are three outbuildings on the property. The hydro shed houses the alternator, battery bank and invertor system as well as the water treatment system consisting of a 165 gallon water tank and three filters.
The workshop right next to the hydro shed is a 24x18ft building with a main floor and small room upstairs. The downstairs has a Fisher wood stove.
There is also a firewood shed.
A 60ft galvanized steel ramp leads down to 500ft of dock and 4 floats. One float holds the gift shop, a 14x28ft building. There is also a small 18x11ft shed on one of the other floats. A useful feature is the 5 ton winch on a float. There are two water systems to the dock, one with filtered water and one unfiltered fresh water.
The area around Kwatsi Bay is nothing short of spectacular, with granite mountains and breathtaking waterfalls. The Great Bear Rainforest on the mainland side and the Broughton Archipelago on the water side provide endless exploration and opportunities for wildlife viewing. The region is popular with boaters of all kinds. The service centres of Port McNeill and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island are a boat ride away and there is float plane and water taxi service available.
The Great Bear Rainforest encompasses the central and northern BC Coast as well as the small islands off the coast (not including Vancouver Island and the Haida Gwaii islands). This area is recognized as one of the largest unspoiled tracts of temperate rainforest in the world.
Surrounded by the mountains of Vancouver Island to the west and the Coast Range on the mainland of British Columbia the remote islands of the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park are undeveloped and provide outstanding cruising, kayaking, unlimited and unique fishing, exploring and wildlife watching and access to the many channels and inlets on the mainland. The region is home to a northern population of resident killer whales (Orcas), and other marine mammals including dolphins, harbour porpoise, porpoise, seals, and wintering sea lions. Other wildlife in the area includes deer, bears, shorebirds, seabirds, loons, and bald eagles. Vast numbers of salmon migrate through these waters providing excellent salmon fishing.