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Old 08-18-2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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Anchorages you have had to yourself for a week

I'm on the lookout for those semi-exotic anchorages where I expect to be the only one there. They may be hard to enter, in a tucked away area, or otherwise just been lucky to have no other boat in site for at least a week.

I'll start with two:

26N 33' 25.4"; 77W 51' 44"

24N 07' 39.9"; 74W 29' 37.1"
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:22 PM   #2
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Pine Island Bay, Antarctica.....well, me and the other 320 souls on board USCGC Glacier.

Hard to keep a good anchorage secret for very long....anywhere along the AICW.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:36 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:19 PM   #4
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Good start but new rule. Lat long a must or it never happened
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Good start but new rule. Lat long a must or it never happened
'cept then they would no longer be quiet anchorages...
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:42 AM   #7
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"Lollypop"the local name for a sand pit 1/2 mile from our house in FL.

Deep and protected , some claim to have seen FL Panthers at dusk , coming for a drink.

Not a great swim spot , the gators can be 12-14 ft but are rare..

Going East after leaving the Ortona Lock pass River Forrest marina entrance and turn in on the SECOND entrance on left.

A long dug canal (1/2 mile) that ends at Lollypop.

Sand bottom, a watch fob anchor will do.
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Ha Ha Ha
You say you are looking for a secluded anchorage where you would be alone for a week. Then you post the location on a very popular forum like this one. Somehow I think you won't be alone for long!
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Devil & Hoffman cay Berry Islands Bahamas, Johs's cay Honduras, Albuquerque cays off Nicaragua (owned by Colombia), Escudo de Veragus Panama
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Secluded anchorages that used to exist on the Great Lakes are now occupied by "cruisers". Thanks AGLCA and Active Captain. Love that internet.... Please close this thread...
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:20 AM   #11
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Not sure this is possible in the Long Island Sound area.
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Diver Dave,
What's lat & lon got to do w it?
I don't know that about any anchorage I've ever been in. I'd need to look it up. Is that what you're looking for?
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:44 AM   #13
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An easier question for us would be what anchorages have we had to share with other boats
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Murray,
Have you made it to Gillin Harbour on Dewdney Is yet?
The entrance may be choked w kelp late in the summer.
That would be a place to take your kayaks too.
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Devil & Hoffman cay Berry Islands Bahamas, Johs's cay Honduras, Albuquerque cays off Nicaragua (owned by Colombia), Escudo de Veragus Panama


Fond memories of devils hoffmans. Did you jump into the inland blue hole? Did you know at the bottom there is a vent lined with seemed like soggy corn flakes !
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Murray,
Have you made it to Gillin Harbour on Dewdney Is yet?
The entrance may be choked w kelp late in the summer.
That would be a place to take your kayaks too.
Nope, not yet. We've only had our boat for 4 years and have been building experience for places like the Estevan Group. So far on summer holidays we've been to Prince Rupert, Gardner Canal, Campania Island, and this summer it was Pruth Bay on Calvert Island. So next year might be the time to explore the Estevan Group

Talking about obscure anchorages; the place out there which has us interested is the uncharted waterway between Dewdney and Barnard Islands which dries at its western end. Anchoring near its western end would allow foot access to the beach at Oswald Bay.

Something to daydream about till next summers vacation...
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Murray Anchorage on Dewdney's western shore is also a must visit
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Secluded anchorages that used to exist on the Great Lakes are now occupied by "cruisers". Thanks AGLCA and Active Captain. Love that internet.... Please close this thread...
If it were not for Active Captain and other cruising groups there would be a lot less business activity too at marinas and restaurants. More business = more jobs for the locals...


Now, to add to the list -

Great Sale Cay, Bahamas as well as many locations along the west coast of Florida during the summertime.
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That reminds me.

Moraine Cay, which has an awesome reef on its Atlantic side.
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That reminds me.

Moraine Cay, which has an awesome reef on its Atlantic side.
THat's a great one. And, the nearby Fish Cay is awesome too! I dropped the hook there one time 4 feet away from an in-season lobster. Had that anchorage to ourselves, but only stayed a couple of days.
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