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“Clean, quiet, good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Protection Island

Protection Island
Ranked #9 of 74 things to do in Nanaimo
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Doncaster England
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266 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Clean, quiet, good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

A lovely place to visit for a day.

Take the boat taxi from Nanaimo to the Island. You get dropped off at a lovely floating pub/restaurant (have lunch overlooking Nanaimo Harbour - lovely).

As previously written, it's nice to stroll around the island, there's some nice beaches and views. No facilities to speak of other than at the restaurant where you arrive/depart.

Visited July 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Ten minutes from a city but away from it all. Nice walks and views. No public facillities except for the Dingy Dock.

Visited August 2013
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Lantzville, BC, Canada
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Floating pub in Nanaimo Harbour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

This pub has character and a great view of Nanaimo across Nanaimo Harbour. I visited taking friends on my own boat, but there is a regular water taxi to this pub. There are lots of choices on the menu, the food is above average for a pub, the beer is excellent and the atmosphere superb.

Visited June 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
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104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Take the little ferry and dine at the Dinghy Dock Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

There is a short ferry (shuttle) from the Nanaimo Boat Basin to the Island - there is a cost for this. The island is a fun place to walk around - most of the streets have a name related to pirate stuff.
The highlight of the island is the Dinghy Dock Pub. Families can dine here as well as adults. The food is great and the atmosphere is a lot of fun. It is a floating restaurant and you can even take your own boat to get there if there is dock space available. There are no shops or other facilities on this island.

Visited May 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great little stopover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My GF and I took a ferry to Protectin Island cause we knew there was pub and thought that it had hiking.
Needless to say we stayed for a whole day, great pub friendly locals. Though not much for actual parks or beaches...It has a pub!

Visited July 2013
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