Quarrybbean - Activities and Nature

ACTIVITIES & NATURE

Nature is everywhere.

Out on the water or in our backwood trails and forests, if you listen carefully, you'll hear the sounds of nature all around. 

Activities Abound!

  • Saltwater fishing (salmon, cod, red snappers, shiners & perch, prawn)

  • Fresh water fishing (trout)

  • Hiking (many trails to and around 2 lakes)

  • Kayaking (2 provided)

  • Swimming (salt & fresh water)

  • Sailing

  • Rowing (2 row boats available)

  • Beach combing

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling

  • Cliff Jumping (designated areas only)

  • Paddle Boarding (2 provided)

  • Bird Watching

  • Wind and Kite Surfing

  • Star, Planet and Meteor Gazing

  • Storm Watching

  • Water Skiing & Wake Boarding

  • Whale Watching

  • Photography & Videos

  • Indoor/Outdoor Cooking and Dining

  • Yoga, Meditation, or Naptime

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The Fleet

 

Our fleet consists of two kayaks, two paddleboards, two row boats, including all paddles, & oars and life-jackets, even floaties.

 

Arriving by boat or have friends with boats? Our floats have a 62’ open side (capable of mooring a 70’  boat) and a 22’ inside (which could handle a 26’ boat).

Hiking, Biking & Swimming

 

There’s salt and fresh water swimming. Down by the dock is the most popular but the lakes are special too. Extensive trails have been forged over the past 30 years and are predominately used to get to and from the lakes. If you are a serious hiker, there's even more challenging ones. If that’s your desire, bring hiking boots, provisions, a compass app, and hiking stick. 

 

In 2019 a new trail was created. It will lead you to Fearney Point, with staggering and expansive views from a massive cliff on the south-east corner of Nelson Island. There are plenty of spots to relax and take in the panoramic vistas, marvel at the changes in terrain, and the vastness of the breath-taking ocean views.

Robert’s Beach

 

This is a west coast gem! It’s a crescent moon-shaped pebble beach that’s within a 10 to 12 minute boat ride north, from our dock. It faces south and gets pounded by the south-easterly winds. It has piles of small driftwood and large sun-bleached silvery white logs, all jammed into place during the notorious winter ‘king’ high tides. It’s great for beachcombing, swimming, lounging, and exploring.

Fishing, Sight Seeing and Charters

 

If you would like to do some serious fishing for salmon or bottom fish, we have relationships with local fishing charters. They can pick you up from our dock and take you out for great fishing in a comfortable, safe boat that’s fully rigged with all the electronics and fish finders.

Fishing licenses are required. Reservations are advised, but always weather dependent. ​​

Sight-seeing with a charter boat or float plane company can be arranged. Go for a day or afternoon trip. Sometimes, being out in the Malaspina Strait can be a bit adventurous and if lucky, very lucky, you might spot whales!

 

A one to two hour plane ride could take you over the Malaspina Strait to other gulf islands, to Desolation Sound, Princess Louisa Inlet with endless waterfalls and the picturesque Chatterbox Falls, over Malibu Rapids and the famous Skookumchuck Rapids, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains or even over downtown Vancouver and Howe Sound! See URL links below.

Rent a Motor Boat

 

It is possible to rent a motor boat from Pender Harbour with reservations well in advance. If interested, try these possible boat rental marinas below.

 

Fearney Bluffs Hike

 

This hike is relatively new and it’s spectacular!

This hike can take up to three hours return. As you ascend the steep southeast corner of Nelson Island at the entrance to the Agamemnon Channel, you can see nearby Pearson Island, the Hodgson Islands, southern tip of Texada Island, the weathered sand cliffs of Thormanby Island and off in the far distance – Vancouver Island. Close by is the entrance to Pender Harbour.

 

The 40 plus metre bluffs offer a commanding view in three directions. 

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On The Trail
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Ocean Skiing
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Wildlife

You can expect to see many species of land and water based animals but not necessarily in any one visit. If you are lucky you might get to see mink, sea otters, raccoons, deer, beavers, salamanders, turtles, seals, lizards, snakes, bats, dragon flies, birds galore and other forest mammals and reptiles. There are bears, cougars and wolves on the island but they avoid human activity, especially during the summer months. No one has ever been attacked by any animal within our strata. Use caution and common sense and you won't be the first.

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Dolphins!
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