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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saturna, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saturna...

Saturna is an island in Canada. It is part of the Gulf Islands island group. The water temperature around Saturna changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.6°F) in February up to 14.6°C (58.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Saturna is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Saturna?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Saturna is about:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Saturna. A good spot nearby is Point roberts point, which is 14.6km (13.6miles) away from Saturna. Click here for directions and for more information on Point roberts point and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Saturna are Midgets, which is roughly 21.8km (13.6miles) away, and Fort Ebey, located approximately 42.7km (26.5miles) from Saturna.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Saturna. A beach that might be worth checking out is Sound View Beach, which is only 12.2km (7.6miles) away from Saturna. Another gorgeous beach near Saturna is White Rock Beach, which is approximately 22.2km (13.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Saturna?

The water temperature around Saturna is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 7°C (45°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Saturna?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Saturna: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saturna...

Do you know what the the city Salapungan in the Philippines, the city Navarcles in the Spain, and the city Poggio A Caiano in the Italy have in common with Saturna? Click on the links to find out...