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In addition to Ekins Point, TBYC has maintained slips at four marinas, strategically located along well traveled boating routes on the Sunshine coast and Vancouver island. Slips are leased for the exclusive use of our members, ensuring that those who enjoy cruising the coast can do so as part of the benefits of membership.

 

 

Bowen Island

Bowen Island is only 8 nautical miles north west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Located on the east side of Bowen Island in Snug Cove, Union Steam Ship Co. Marina (USSC) offers a first class year round facility featuring an historic turn of the century village. 

TBYC has 4 slips available, 24 hours a day along B dock, ( 25,27,29,31 ) as well as one 90' slip located at the beginning of B dock ( 5 & 7).

See map for reference. Members are required to pay for power at the office and log their stay on our website or use the logbook located not he dock.

 

The marina has 30 amp and 50 amp service, free Wi-Fi, water, laundry and showers in the boater's lounge.​ In addition, the marina offers a pump out station. Pay Parking is limited on the island.

NOTE: Bowen Island is exceptionally popular during the summer months and all slips are on a first come first serve basis.  

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Silva Bay

Please note that the docks and marina will be undergoing a massive renovation during 2022, and as a result, shore facilities are limited or not available.

Silva Bay Marina offers safe, permanent and year round transient moorage for traveling mariners and is located on the island of Gabriola which is known as the "Island of the Arts".

Our dock space is located on the outside of D dock for a total of 146' of moorage for the Club. Members are required to pay for power at the office and log your visit on the website or use the log book located at the dock. NEW! The gate key is located in our dock box, which is locked. See Updates for the code.

There is no dock water or fuel at Silva Bay Marina, but fuel is available at Page's Resort & Marina, along with a market and liquor store great for getting the basics and local products. Located beside Silva Bay Marina.

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Gibsons

Located at the south end of the Sunshine Coast just north of Vancouver, Gibsons is a quaint town of artists and fishing boats. Perched on a hillside, it overlooks the harbour and faces nearby islands in Howe Sound. 

 

TBYC has 3 slips available along B dock, B7, B8, and B9 (See map for reference). Members are required to pay for power at the office and log your visit on the website or use the log book located at the dock.

 

Gibsons is perhaps most famously known as the location for the longtime hit TV show The Beachcombers, which first aired in 1972 and ran until 1990. Molly's Reach is still operated as a popular restaurant today.

NOTE: The Marina reserves the right to rent TBYC slips to non members if they are left vacant after 5pm.  Non members must vacate the slips by 11am the following morning.

 

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Pender Harbour

Pender Harbour is a harbour on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, on the east side of Malaspina Strait. Often called “the Venice of the North”, the harbour is an intricate amalgam of bays and coves that encroach inland for five kilometres and provide over sixty kilometres of shoreline.

TBYC has 100' of dock space at the Pender Harbour Resort and Marina, on the outside of the main float and rafting permitted.  Additionally, slips D76 and D77 are available for club use. Members have full use of the property including the sports field, gazebo, swimming pool, communal fire pit, laundry, showers and boat launch. Shore power is also included in the rates and there is fresh water on the docks year round and parking is available in the gated compound.

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A word about our Outstations

 

Our outstations have always operated on a first come basis.  If you expect to arrive late and call ahead to the Marina Operator, all you have done is reserve this space for a Thunderbird boat, not necessarily yours, as another member may arrive before you.  Similarly, if you decide to go out for a cruise or to fish, you may not leave a dinghy in place for you return later that day.  Any Thunderbird boat can take that space while you are gone.  TBYC burgees MUST BE FLOWN at all outstations. Members are requested to limit their stay at any one outstation to 3 days when busy so that others may enjoy the marina as well.  If rafting is permitted, members are reminded that this is a long standing tradition and members are requested to co-operate when asked.

Rules & Regulations

In order that all members may fully enjoy our Club facilities, please review the rules and regulations below which are designed to benefit us all.

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Outstation Credits

Thunderbird Yacht Club also offers our members a credit at several marinas located in the Southern Gulf Islands.  A member may claim a maximum of $90 in any given year by submitting receipts to the Treasurer.

The following locations qualify for a credit and reservations are recommended;

  • Thetis Island Marina, Thetis Island

      - $45 max Ph. 250-246-1443  OR

  • Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island - $45 max Ph. 250-246-9511

  • Otter Bay Marina, North Pender Island - $45 max   Ph. 250-629-3579