Tiny 4.5 hectare Cabbage Island, known for its sandy shoreline and lovely views, is cradled by the eastside of Tumbo Island. Tumbo Island is perched on the northeast shore of Saturna Island and is another lovely spot to explore.
There are no hiking trails on Cabbage, but you’re free to wander and sunbathe on the sandy beach. You can also enjoy a picnic at the tables or go fishing and scuba diving.
Cabbage Island’s marshes and stands of Garry oak, arbutus and coastal Douglas fir offer some of the most intact wetland and vegetation remaining on Gulf Islands. Bring your binoculars—the island is also an important nesting site for Black Oystercatchers and Bald Eagles!
Cabbage Island is a very popular location during the peak summer boating season. Our preference is to visit either mid week or slightly off season when the area is a little more peaceful.
Beware of strong north winds coming in off the Strait of Georgia, we have had a few very restless nights at anchor.