About Tugboat Island
Tugboat Island is located in Silva Bay on Gabriola Island, 24 W NW of Jericho Home Port. There are over 2,500 linear feet of moorage plus a separate dinghy float/breakwater. Power is on the docks and water is available on a limited basis.
The dock shed has a sign-in book, a bulletin board with local information, and a freezer for making ice and freezing fish. Emergency equipment (fire extinguisher, fire blanket, emergency pump and rescue ladder) are on hand. A fish-cleaning table, dinghies, kayaks, and paddleboards are available as well.
The clubhouse on shore has full kitchen facilities, freezer, dryer, and a deck with barbecues and a glorious view. Emergency medical supplies (oxygen, defibrillator, First Aid kit including EpiPens) are located inside the clubhouse.
A table tennis hut, children’s play area, a horseshoe pit and basketball hoop are in the playing field behind the clubhouse.
Flush toilets and showers are located under the Clubhouse. Further flush toilets are located just off the playing field.
Since its purchase in 1960, the island has been preserved in its natural state and has many interesting nature trails, tidal pools, and wildlife. Deer, raccoons, otter, mink and a multitude of birds frequent this island.
There is an active programme to protect the native species of trees and flowers. Details of the Garry Oak Restoration Project are in the clubhouse and members are welcome to contribute.
Smoking is not permitted ashore.
No garbage facilities are available on Tugboat Island. Details of the current disposal at Silva Bay Marina are on the bulletin board.