In typical summer SE breezes, most yachts proceeding west along Investigator Strait will use the anchorages on Kangaroo Island. However, in light northerlies or westerlies which often blow at other times of the year, those anchorages are not tenable, and the south coast of Yorke Peninsula has several anchorages which can be used.
This coast from the Sultana Passage to Marion Bay is fairly low and flat, and it is not normally considered a popular cruising ground. However it is useful when conditions require it. By contrast the area at the western end which includes Cable Hut Bay, West Cape Bay and Althorpe Island is rocky, rugged and very beautiful. Although this presents more hazards and potential dangers, the rewards for exploring this area are considerable.