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Powell River, Sightseeing Tours
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Our summer secret is beautiful Savary Island located north of Powell River, B.C. near Desolation Sound. It is accessible by boat or by water taxi from Lund (45 minute drive north of Powell River). You can bring your bicycles on the water taxi and cycle the island for a fabulous day trip. One can also walk a short distance to discover the south beach. At low tide, the south side of Savary boasts a spectacular long sandy beach that is the perfect place to dip into the ocean. When the tide comes in, the ocean creeps over the long hot sand making swimming ideal! The water is amazingly warm. The south beach is a quiet paradise and easily accessible by boat. It is a beautiful place to anchor in the daytime, and be only minutes away from a marina and supplies in Lund. There are also protected anchorages nearby. One can also enjoy the jaw dropping panoramic view from the South side of Savary overlooking Powell River, Harwood, Denman and Hornby Islands, and Vancouver Island in the distance. Overhead, you will hear eagles and ravens and in the distance you will see countless sailboats and yachts cruising north into Desolation Sound. Savary Island is the perfect destination for those who enjoy strolling long sandy beaches, panoramic views, beachcombing, swimming or simply relaxing. Savary Island is a boaters paradise and the South beach is truly the best place to dip into the ocean!