Island Sky

After leaving Porpoise Bay Provincial Parkwe took the MV Island Sky ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay on the Sunshine coast. We were able to use the same ticket that we used from Horseshoe Bay.

“The 102-metre vessel was built at Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver. ” “Passenger amenities on the Island Sky include a Coastal Café Express, comfortable lounge seating with panoramic views and spacious outdoor seating on an open sundeck”  “MV Island Sky, which will accommodate 450 passengers and 125 vehicles, is equipped with the latest in marine safety, firefighting and lifesaving equipment. ” ” Gross tonnage of the vessel is 4,313 tonnes. The Island Sky is powered by four matched sets of Niigata medium speed diesel engines, with an output of 1,323 kilowatts (1,800 horsepower), operating at 750 rpm (revolutions per minute). The vessel also uses Niigata Z-peller right-angle drive propellers that provide the Island Sky with precise steering.” – PRpeak

The mouth of Jervis Inlet
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“It is the deepest fjord on the British Columbia coast with a maximum depth of 732 metres (2,402 ft).[2]Wikipedia

The mouth of Jervis Inlet.
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“The head of Jervis Inlet was once a seasonal settlement of the Sechelt Indian Band, who called it xénichen.”

George Vancouver named the inlet after the 1791-95 expedition to search for the fabled Northwest Passage. In the Royal Navy tradition, Vancouver named this main waterway after his friend Rear Admiral Sir John Jervis (Earl of St. Vincent) for hisvictory over the Spanish fleet on February 14, 1797 at Cape St.Vincent in Portugal.[4] He named St. Vincent’s Bay (near the entrance of Jervis Inlet) after the location of the battle, St.Vincent Bay.[5]“- Wikipedia

Please click here for a map of Jervis Inlet.

Our rig on the ferry ©

Sailing Time: 50 Minutes.
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Our rig leaving the Ferry ©

“Saltery Bay was named after a Japanese salmon saltery that was built on stilts out in the bay in the early part of last century.” – BC Ferries

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