of the San Juans, protected in the lee of Vancouver Island,lie
the Gulf Islands. This is an enchanting group of more than
200 islands and islets whose tranquil waterways and gentle
landscape contrast with the ruggedness of the open Pacific
Ocean coastline not many miles to the west.
has been described as a place where people can be with people
and yet be alone. Its many natural charms are complemented
by convenient man-made facilities making it a haven for boaters
meandering from anchorage to anchorage. As you find your way
among these island, you will gain an appreciation of why so
many hail this to be the best cruising in the world.