Dating south okanagan
A few mooring buoys sit just south of the island for an overnighter if weather conditions permit.You can pass through between the Island and eastern shore during most times of the year.Heading north, you pass below the stunning Naramata benchlands where many excellent wineries invite your tasting and dining, before reaching the little hamlet of Naramata – a quiet, little community with an old hotel, a general store and a yacht club.
History tells us the local Indians paddled over from their Westside settlements near Peachland to offer sacrifices to the legendary sea monster, thereby ensuring their own safe passage across the rough and windy waters.At the southwest corner of the lake sits the retired S. Sicamous, a paddle wheeler that transported passengers and supplies up and down the lake for over 30 years. As you head north on Okanagan lake, you will see Hwy. In a car, it’s a scenic drive up the lake past Summerland, Peachland and the Westside on your way towards Kelowna.Between Penticton and Summerland are several parks and beaches for picnicking and swimming – great stops for lunch or for views of the lake and its eastern shores.Always be careful of other boats – it is tight for two vessels to pass by one another here.Heading north of Rattle Snake Island the sloped hills roll down below the steep mountains in the background.