"This is a charming bay to visit when we aren't seeking total seclusion. We can drop anchor and relax, yet still indulge in people-watching. If we feel like stretching our legs, we hike the trail which leads from the marina up to Skinner Bluff and Mount Tzuhalem." ~ Carolyn Ashmore Acs, "Gulf Island Day Trips", Pacific Yachting, July 2000, article (used with permission).
How to get here by land

Genoa Bay is about a 1.5 hour drive north of Victoria and an 1.5 hours south of Nanaimo.

Victoria can be reached by air or by ferry. B.C. Ferries from Tsawassen (just south of Vancouver) to Schwartz Bay (just north of Victoria). Washington State Ferries from Anacortes to Sidney. Black Ball Ferries, from Post Angeles to Victoria's inner harbour.

Nanaimo can be reached by air (Cassidy Airport), or B.C. Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, or from Tsawassen to Duke Point, just south of Nanaimo.

Drivers should follow the signs to Maple Bay, and after a ten minute drive on Maple Bay Road, turn right onto Genoa Bay Road. Keep going until you get there (another 15 minutes).

How to get here by water

Genoa Bay can be found on the North side of Cowichan Bay or on Nav Canada marine chart #3478 (Plans Saltspring Island). There is an inset on this chart with detailed approach information and depth markings for Genoa Bay.

Boaters arriving from the United States are required to check in with Canada Customs and Immigration as soon a spossible after crossing the International Boundry, generally at Bedwell Harbor, Sidney or Victoria.

Hail "Genoa Bay Marina" on VHF channel 66A.

Float planes can be chartered into Genoa Bay (Cowichan Bay) from Vancouver or Seattle, but there are no scheduled flights to the Bay.