Ives Cove, McNabs Island 

4 (1 rating)
  • 44° 37' 25" N, 63° 32' 17" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

  • Mud

Protection against wind & swell

85% — Protection score
Cloudy
5.5°C
8.7°C
Wind
  • Speed : 11 knots
  • North East (30°)
Swell
  • Height : 2 m
  • South (169°)

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Unavailable
  • Snack
    Unavailable
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (1 rating)

  • Jason
    Jason — 23/08/2019
    Aventure | Sailboat — 13.96 m

    This is about the closest spot you can anchor to Downtown Halifax. Fort Ives on McNabs island is interesting, but avoid dusk as you will be eaten alive by mosquitoes. There is little else ashore here, and it’s a long dinghy ride to Halifax, often in fog. We had no problem leaving the dinghy in Halifax and really enjoyed the Maritime Museum and the Waterfront. The Anchorage was remarkably calm with good holding and few wakes, just plenty of fog horns to keep you awake!

    This is about the closest spot you can anchor to Downtown Halifax. Fort Ives on McNabs island is interesting, but avoid dusk as you will be eaten alive by mosquitoes. There is little else ashore here, and it’s a long dinghy ride to Halifax, often in fog. We had no problem leaving the dinghy in Halifax and really enjoyed the Maritime Museum and the Waterfront. The Anchorage was remarkably calm with good holding and few wakes, just plenty of fog horns to keep you awake!