Wells Arm

This part of Port Hardy seems to act as a wind funnel and as a result is of little use as a peaceful anchorage. The head of the arm dries and shallows for some distance from the shore. The anchorage shown at the head of the bay is suitable for SW winds. A stern line is generally impractical.

Hiding Bay is sheltered from all direct winds and sea. The sides of the bay drop steeply into the water but the last 20 m of the bay are shallow. A stern line is essential as there is insufficient width in the bay to swing an anchor. Unless boats are rafted together there is room for only one boat.

The two bays between South Arm and Wells Arm are very exposed to all winds except SE to SW. A stern line is impractical and the bays are affected by some surge. These bays should only be used in moderate winds.