This island is only 8km from downtown Nanaimo, but it is effectively more remote than you would imagine! Access is by private boat only. The island has a few dirt roads but no stores. However, the island has hydro and internet services! There is also a volunteer fire department with a truck and some other assets.
There is a marina (Moonshine Cove) but it’s private and there is a waitlist to join, as well as a hefty entry fee. There are some spaces around the island for mooring buoys but I can’t vouch for them. Many homeowners either have a dock (they are allowed on Mudge) or they pull smaller boats up at one of the many public accesses. There is a beach at the northeast part of the island that is a natural boat ramp; people bring trailers down to it all the time.
Mudge Island is separated from the Vancouver Island mainland by the famous tidal channel Dodd Narrows, where the current rips through like a river except during ebb/slack. It's also directly adjacent to the El Verano beach/launch on Gabriola Island, separated from that island by False Narrows, a navigable (but tricky) passage with some current of its own.
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