Five Fingers Island / Hudson Rocks Ecological Reserve
This is a really cool little group of islands, just outside of Departure Bay (and not as far out as Snake Island). You have to get out there with your own watercraft (we used canoes), but it is a very worthwhile excursion! It is a really neat landscape.
Here's the view from the ferry, or perhaps Piper's Lagoon (I forget where I took this):
Lots of harbour seals out here!
Check out the algae, lichen, and mosquito larvae. Eww.
Nothing says "West Coast" better than Lucky Lager. Makes the 5-Fingers even better.
"Now...I suppose you are wondering why I called this meeting with you here today..."
Hey RiverRat. Yes, looks very cool. I am No canoest. How far to the Finger / Hudson Rocks? Where do you put the canoe in the water and how bad are the currents?
MDavis, that's a great caption for that photo with the seals!
Barrie, I don't know anything about the currents, sorry.
If you need a boat launch, those are the stars (in the map below). Is there a boat launch at Kin Park too, does anyone know? If you're launching somelight light (canoe/kayak), there are a couple access points at Stephenson Point, or from the south (left) end of Pipers Lagoon, at the parking lot.