Update on dinner 9/29/19
Note - dinner on Sunday 9/29 will be at Village Pizza. 807 Commercial Ave. Anacortes. We may migrate over to Rockfish Grill afterwards.

2019 Quick Summary - Details below
The PNW Rendezvous will begin on September 28, 2019 in Anacortes. Over the next 10 days we'll go north into Canada and explore the area around the City of Vancouver and Howe Sound. Mike Dunn and Barb Lawrence are coordinating the event and will provide more details shortly. We will be asking for some help to have a tug plan one of the various ports of call. 9/28 & 9/29 at Anacortes. 9/30 & 10/1 at Point Roberts. 10/2 clear customs at False Creek in Vancouver. 10/2 & 10/3 in Snug Harbor, Bowden Island, BC (Union Steamship Company). 10/4 & 10/5 in Gibson, BC (BC’s Carmel by the Sea). End of formal rendezvous.

Then on to Nanaimo, BC and south thru Golf Islands and San Juan’s home….

2019 Detailed Information:

Basic Route as follows: 2 nights at each stop
September 28 -29 Anacortes, WA. Cap Santé Marina
September 30 - October 1 Point Roberts, WA Point Roberts Marina Resort
October 2 - 3 Bowen Island, British Columbia Union Steamship Company Marina
October 4 - 5 Gibson’s Landing, British Columbia Gibson’s Landing

Anacortes to Point Roberts 36 NM @ 7 knots approx. 5 hours

2019 Rendezvous Distances and Tidal Info. Please use your charts and tide charts, this is for planning purposes only.
Distance= 35.6 NM
Speed Knots Time HR: MIN
Speed Knots Time HR: MIN
6.5 5:29
7.0 5:05
7.5 4:45
8.0 4:27
8.5 4:11
Anacortes Tide Chart for September 30, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019. Sun 7:08am-6: 51pm. high tide6: 30am (7.80ft), low tide 12:07pm (2.22ft), high tide 6:28pm (8.29ft)

Point Roberts to False Creek Vancouver 33 miles @ 7 knots approx. 5 hours OR Gibson’s 34 miles / 5 hours

Time Height Tide
2:23 A.M. PDT -0.37 feet Low Tide
9:22 A.M. PDT 8.26 feet High Tide
2:46 P.M. PDT 4.47 feet Low Tide
8:16 P.M. PDT 8.38 feet High Tide
See the tide chart for all of October 2019 for Patos Island Wharf, Boundary Pass, Washington.

Point Roberts to Bowen Island

Bowen Island to Gibson’s

2019 Rendezvous Anacortes. September 28 & 29

Important: call to confirm & pay for your reserved spot with the LNVT Rendezvous by 8/28

Cap Santé Marina. (Close to restaurants and shopping)
100 Commercial Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Email: moc.setrocanafotrop|ofni#moc.setrocanafotrop|ofni
Phone: (360) 293-3134
Fax: (360) 293-9608
Summer – Jun 1st to Sep 30th
Rate Structure: LOA of vessel of 50 ft. or less LOA of vessel of 51 ft. or greater All boat lengths
Rate. $1.42/ft./day.
37’ = $52.54. 41’ = $58.22. 49’ = $69.58

Transient moorage rates apply to all Rendezvous reservations. Advance reservation fees are waived for all rendezvous reservations.

Point Roberts Marina
Tel: 360 945 2255
Fax: 360 945 0927
Security: 360 945 2166

713 Simundson Drive Point Roberts, WA 98281

• Power to 100 amp
• Coin operated laundry
• Shower facilities
• Free pump-out facilities
• Convenient U. S. Customs Clearance

• Gas, diesel and propane
• Ice, bait and tackle
• Snacks
• Fishing licenses
• Small boat sling lift

GUEST MOORAGE (3% added for credit card transaction, Marina rates are in US Dollars based on berth length or vessel Length Overall Water (LOW), whichever mooring rate is greater. Reciprocal moorage may be available, check your yacht club membership reciprocity agreements.
Summer rates
April 1 – Sept. 31
$1.25 per foot per night
Winter rates
Oct. 1 – March 31
$1.00 per foot per night

Attending by Land?
• From Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, etc.,
Take I-5 North from Seattle to Peace Arch Border Crossing…about 90 miles. Proceed North on Hwy 99 to Hwy17 Tsawwassen exit, then west another 10 miles to Pt. Roberts Border crossing.
• From Vancouver
South on Hwy 99 to Hwy17 (about 20 miles) west at Tsawwassen exit then on through Point Roberts Border crossing

HOTEL Best Western Surrey, BC. Approx 13 miles from Point Roberts

2293 King George Boulevard
Surrey, British Columbia V4A 5A4
Toll Free Reservations (US & Canada Only)
1(800) 780-7234
Hotel Direct Number. +1 604-541-8100
Rates checked for Sept 30 to Oct 2:

Dinner October 1st
Kiniski's Reef Tavern.
1334 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts, WA 98281-9004
+1 360-945-4042


Breakwaters Bar & Grill @ the marina
715 Simundson Drive
Point Roberts WA 98281
Lighthouse Marine Park

Lily Point Marine Reserve

Auntie Pam's Country Store (the biggest little store in Point Roberts). Approx. 1 mile walk from Marina

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (9 mile hike from Point Roberts). Great spot for beginner to expert birders and nature lovers. The walking trails are easy.

BALD EAGLE GOLF CLUB (award winning golf)
1350 Pelican Pl, Point Roberts, Washington 98281, United States

After leaving Point Roberts you will need to clear Canadian Customs/Border Security. If you have NEXUS you know what to do. Everyone on your boat must have Nexus. If no NEXUS, you’ll need to check in at False Creek. See Info Sheet for info on what not to bring into Canada, etc.

From here, we will go on to Union Steamship Co. Marina on Bowen Island.


Phone: (604) 947-0707
VHF. 66A


Lodging available via Marina.

GIBSONS 2019 Rendezvous Gibson’s Marina

VHF: 66A | 604-886-8686 | MARINA: 9am-5pm / FUEL DOCK 8am – 6pm
LATITUDE: 49° 23′ 54″ | LONGITUDE: -129° 30′ 22″

Much like the early days in Carmel, Monterey or Sausalito, Gibson’s Landing is home to an eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and services offering a unique experience. The Landing offers locally-roasted coffee, locally-grown and made products, and merchandise chosen with an eye to the Coastal lifestyle: comfort with style.

Located at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, just north of Vancouver, Gibson’s (population: 4,900) is a quaint town of artists and fishing boats. Perched on a hillside, it overlooks a harbour and faces nearby islands in Howe Sound.
As the crow flies, the “Gateway to the Sunshine Coast” is 16km/10mi from Vancouver. Gibson’s is accessible via BC Ferries service – a 40 minute ferry ride from West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay terminal – or via Pacific Ferries. This area is home to the traditional territories of both the Squamish and Sechelt First Nations.
Illustrated Map of Gibson’s >
Gibson has earned international recognition: it was recently named the “Most Livable Community under 20,000” (2009) in a world-wide competition by the UN-backed International Awards for Livable Communities. But, it’s perhaps most famously known as the location for the longtime hit TV show The Beachcombers, which first aired in 1972 and ran until 1990.
Nowadays, it attracts visitors with its chilled-out blend of water and land activities from scooter to kayak, canoe and SUP rentals, suitable for all ages and ability levels. Choose from kayaking, canoeing, diving, or fishing. Enjoy hiking in the Sunshine Coast’s regional and provincial parks, or play a round of golf. Relax while visiting farmers markets, dining at diverse restaurants, browsing through museums and art galleries, or checking out local festivals and events.
Water Activities in Gibson
Rent a kayak or canoe and explore the waters off Gibson Harbour, venturing over to local islands like Keats Island and Gambier Island. Alternatively, kayak up Sechelt Inlet, watching out for dolphins and deer. Wherever travellers go, Sunshine Coast beaches offer great summer swimming. Throughout the year, the ocean around Gibsons offers prime salmon fishing: coho, Chinook, chum, pink, and sockeye. Further up the coast, anglers love the trout fishing at Trout Lake, Sakinaw Lake, and Ruby Lake. Fishing charters and equipment rentals are available. Visitors can also stroll along the docks and buy fresh halibut, prawns and crabs at the historic marina in Gibbons Landing.
Land Activities in Gibbons
Hiking up Soames Hill offers a superb view of the region around Gibbons. Check out Sprockids Bike Park conveniently located right up the hill as you drive off the ferry, or take a stroll along the waterfront and public wharf with stunning views of Gibbons Harbour. If you prefer scooting to strolling, head over to Scotty’s Rentals Inc. to explore the community and coastline. While summer is the most popular time of year to visit the Sunshine Coast, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on groomed trails bring winter sports enthusiasts to the Dakota Ridge recreation area on a plateau north of Gibbons and Sechelt.
Food, Culture and More
Gibbons Public Market is a must-visit attraction – grab farm-fresh produce and crafts by local artisans. The Market is also home to the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, where you learn all about the local underwater world in Howe Sound. If you are in search of caffeine, the newly opened storefront for Beachcomber Coffee Company is also generating buzz, serving up “coffee in a cone” and selection of sweet & savory treats. Notable local museums include the Sunshine Coast Museum. There are numerous art galleries around Gibbons Landing. Better yet, time your trip to attend one of the annual festivals, including the Gibbons Landing Jazz Festival and the annual Sea Cavalcade, or the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival.
Gibbons Visitor Information Centre
Gibbons Visitor Information Centre
417 Marine Drive, Gibbons, BC
Tel: 604-886-2374
October – April
Wednesday – Sunday | 10am- 4pm
Monday + Tuesday | Closed



Customs Information:
General Information for U.S. boaters:
Customs must be cleared whenever you cross the US - Canadian border. Until you have cleared customs, it is not legal to anchor, tie up to a dock or tie to a buoy unless you are there to check in. Other then docking assistance, only the vessel captain may leave the vessel until check-in is completed. Nothing may be off-loaded or loaded
and no person may board or permanently leave the vessel (except for Government officials) until the check-in is completed. If customs dock is closed, you may tie to customs dock but do not leave your vessel for any reason except an emergency. This apply for Canada & the U.S.

Pleasure boat vessels cross the boarder into Canadian or U.S. waters which do not touch ground are not required to clear customs. This is mainly for vessels sightseeing via waterway only. Some charter boats however are required to clear customs regardless.

Everyone crossing into Canada must have required citizenship documentation including children. Click here to see documents needed along with traveler program options to clear Canadian and U.S. Customs including NEXUS cards and other similar programs.

U.S. citizens entering Canada by boat must comply with requirements for the Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card. (PCOC). U.S. citizens are not required to carry a PCOC if their visit into Canada is 44 days or less. If your visit into Canada is longer then 44 consectuive days you must either have a Canadian PCOC or the equivalent operator card issued by your state of residence

nformation needed during check-in:
• ETA when calling with NEXUS or CANPASS.
• Names, DOB's, addresses, Citizenship Doc's for all traveling.
• Nexus number or CanPass if you have one.
• Boat registration numbers, owner of boat and boat name.
• Purpose for visit, destinations, length of stay and return date.
• A declaration of goods being imported including firearms and currency if greater than $10,000 dollars.
Arrival into Canada:
Vessels must arrive at a marine telephone reporting site and immediately call the Canadian Telephone Reporting Centre at 1-888-226-7277. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) number is good 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. If reporting at a site, only the boat master may leave the vessel until authorization is given by the CBSA. Once cleared, you will be given a number with date/time of arrival location. (Note: it is suggested you keep clearance numbers for 12 months.) Once in Canada, vessels maybe subject to future inspections.

Food and Beverage Guideline / Restrictions:
Entering Canada or the United States

• You are allowed to bring in 24-12 oz. cans or bottles of beer or 40 oz liquor or 1.5 liters of wine - per person.
• 1 carton of Cigarettes or 50 cigars.
• Dairy products - less then 44 lbs.
• Meat - less then 44 lbs.
• Chicken - less then 22 lbs
• Fish - up to 20 kilograms per person
• Potatoes & Fruit - most prohibited
• Pet food generally ok if from the U.S. (no lamb or goat)
• No fresh tropical fruits or vegetables
• No corn on the cob, regarless of origin
• Avoid flowers, purchase in-country

Click here for more details on restrictions. Keep in mind restrictions change all the time. Even if you feel you're in compliance, don't be shocked if customs officers discard food or beverages.

A general rule when returning back to the United States, food and beverage restrictions are pretty much the same as entering Canada. To keep it simple, many recommend consuming any food and beverages purchased in Canada before returning to the U.S. On that same note, when traveling to Canada, keep a lite inventory of groceries on board…a good grocery trip after clearing customs best

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