The Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association (CIBATA) was formed as a community group to drive economic and holistic community development for local businesses and to initiate activities that promote business and the island as a whole. Initially we came together to promote Cortes as a year round tourist destination that leaves a lasting positive impact on visitors and supports a vibrant local economy.
We represent a wide variety of rental accommodations, eco-tourism providers, shops, restaurants, grocery stores, marinas, and other services that cater to visitors. Businesses involved in other industry sectors are also welcome. The success of this non-profit organization depends on diverse and active membership.
Our current executive includes Carol London (Taili Lodge), Martha Abelson (Coast Realty Group (CR) Ltd.), Elizabeth Anderson (Juniper Bluffs B&B), Bill Dougan (Gorge Harbour Resort), Caz Ratcliffe (Sowelu), Mike Moore (Misty Isles Adventures).
This website is our first project with the aim of offering visitors a comprehensive listing of services available on the island. For changes or additions to the website, please submit the Change Form.
CIBATA is a standing committee of the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce. Members of CIBATA are also members of The Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce.
Please see the Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association Invitation to Join, as well as the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce Membership Information Letter for more details.