Tranquil Port Sidney Marina

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Port Sidney is a cosy corner of the town of Sidney-by-the-Sea, with the sea on two sides. There is a free car park, a walkway along the waterfront with beautiful gardens, and a friendly, small town feel. Everything listed below is within a minute's walk of the others.


Breakwater Cafe, Port Sidney FOOD & DINING

The Breakwater is a fully licensed restaurant that also serves great coffee and sandwiches. Sit indoors in cosy comfort, or outdoors on their sunny patio, overlooking the busy Port Sidney Marina. Call (250)655-3757.

Captain's Table Restaurant offers a family dining environment set in a magnificent, high-ceiling wood building. The tall windows overlook Mt Baker across the water in the USA. A wide range of meals are available for adults, children and groups. Call (250)656-3320.

Rumrunner's Pub features draft beers from the local micro-breweries (ale, lager, brown) as well as traditional pub fare, food and warmth. Sit outside on the patio in the sun. Call (250)656-5643.

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Port Sidney Marina entrance (left) & coffeeshop (right) ATTRACTIONS

Mineral World & Scratch Patch has been described in the national media as one of the ten must-see stores in Canada. There's nowhere else like it. Superb jewelery and gems, museum-like displays of fossils and crystals, and every family's favorite -- the amazing outdoor Scratch Patch where you can hunt for gems, pan for gold, excavate for real fossils, or hunt for tropical shells. Call (250)655-4367. Open 364 days per year.

The Marine Ecology Centre hosts a wide range of science and educational projects related to the sea and our shorelines. Step aboard the 2-storey centre to experience the other world of the sea beneath. Call (250)655-1555.

Port Sidney Marina is one of the most modern marinas on the West Coast, boasting the most up-to-date facilities. Open to the public - stroll the clean docks, admire the beautiful hanging flower baskets, dream about owning something very, very expensive! Call (250)655-3711.

Island Camping offers catered or non-catered trips to the outer Gulf Islands, overnight camping equipment, and kakak rentals, centred from Port Sidney Marina. Call (250)656-4826.

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Kayaking with orca BOATS & MARINE

SeaQuest Adventures takes up to 12 visitors per boat on whale watching tours, kayak rentals (Apr-Sep) and dive charters. Call (250)656-7599.

Emerald Sea, located at the foot of Beacon Avenue, also offers daily whale watching tours during the summer months, scuba charters and more. Contact (888)620-6722.

Port Sidney Marina is your gateway to the premier cruising waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Sheltered and secure, it boasts 325 of the most luxurious berths in the Pacific NW. Within a 2 minute walk of Sidney's main street, the Marina features summer festivals, barbecues and special events on US and Canadian holidays. Call (250)655-3711 for more information and reservations.

Sidney Spit Ferry takes passengers (on the hour) out to Sidney Spit Provincial Park. For more information on this and other parks, call (250)391-2300. A 20-minute run brings you to the magnificent white sand beaches & bird-filled lagoon on this peaceful island. Tall trees, BBQ pits, wonderful walks, sea life. Call (250)727-7700.

Island Cruising offers skippered and bareboat charters on sailboats, operating from Port Sidney into the Canadian and US Gulf Islands. Enclosed, safe waters, lots of coves, ports and secluded beaches, diverse marine life (otter, eagle, salmon). Ten yachts to choose from. Call (250)656-7070, fax (250)656.7060.

Sunrise Fishing Charters gets you out among the Gulf Islands in minutes, where the big chinook and coho salmon wait! Call (250)656-5570.

Sidney Harbor Shuttle takes foot passengers around the bays and headlands of Sidney and the islands, with stopovers on request to watch wildlife. Also regularly scheduled trips to Piers Island. Call (250)655-5211.

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