Location
Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
BC, Canada
Drive-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater,
Guided + Unguided
Dusk til dawn/day
No fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.4/5
32 reviews

Overview

Duval Point Lodge, nestled in a protected bay near Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island, is only minutes away from prime fishing areas. Located at the northern end of Johnstone Strait, our fishing lodge is in an area through which virtually all of the millions of salmon which migrate down from the north Pacific each year must pass. It is also one of the coast’s most productive bottom fishing areas, producing ling cod up to 70 pounds, halibut to over 200 pounds and a variety of rockfish.

What makes us unique:

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

We are following all recommended BC safety guidelines.

Additional safety precautions: We will not pick up groups in a water taxi of 11 people we will be picking them up in our guide boat. Our cabins are set up for small individual groups, our boats are set up for 2 or3 people.

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dungeness Crab
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)

Our season runs from June 1 to Sept 30.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$100.88
CA$137.50
£80.58
€88.80

PER PERSON

4 nights / 5 days fishingMonday to Friday

Unguided

US$1,137.20
CA$1,550.00
£908.37
€1,001.04
Inquire
4 nights / 5 days fishingMonday to Friday

Unguided, bring your own boat

US$513.57
CA$700.00
£410.23
€452.08
Inquire
3 nights / 4 days fishingFriday to Monday

Unguided

US$917.09
CA$1,250.00
£732.56
€807.29
Inquire
3 nights / 4 days fishingFriday to Monday

Unguided, bring your own boat

US$403.52
CA$550.00
£322.32
€355.21
Inquire
8 nights / 7 days fishingMonday to Monday or Friday to Friday

Unguided

US$1,687.45
CA$2,300.00
£1,347.90
€1,485.41
Inquire
8 nights / 7 days fishingMonday to Monday or Friday to Friday

Unguided, bring your own boat

US$880.41
CA$1,200.00
£703.25
€775.00
Inquire

NOTES

Fully licensed guide trips available for large or small groups—call for pricing.

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $CAD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $CAD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

Dusk til dawn

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Other:

Freezers and bags provided for your catch. We have an industrial vacuum packer. We do not charge for this service, but we do have a small fee for the bags.

Deposit required: $500

Balance due: April 1st.


A deposit of $250 is required if bringing your own boat. Reservations made less than 60 days in advance require full payment. All prices are quoted in Canadian funds. Please note that a government tax is added to all prices.

Cancellations
For unexpected Cancellation: we suggest Traveller Insurance
Delays
Duval Point Lodge cannot be held responsible for delays caused by weather, cancelled or delayed flights, delays on other modes of transport, sickness or other situations beyond our control.
Itinerary
A detailed itinerary will be sent to you concerning your tour, upon receipt of your reservation deposit.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:

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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
7
2
193.9
Feb
7
1
111.4
Mar
9
2
126
Apr
11
3
89.6
May
14
6
52.8
Jun
16
9
53.3
Jul
18
11
27.9
Aug
18
11
43.5
Sep
16
9
68.4
Oct
12
6
194.8
Nov
8
3
243
Dec
6
2
210.3

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
44
35
7.63
Feb
45
35
4.39
Mar
48
36
4.96
Apr
52
38
3.53
May
57
43
2.08
Jun
60
48
2.1
Jul
64
51
1.1
Aug
65
52
1.71
Sep
61
48
2.69
Oct
53
43
7.67
Nov
47
38
9.57
Dec
43
35
8.28

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

In our secluded cove, you have your choice of staying at one of our two floating lodges or one of four land based lodges each with spectacular ocean vistas.

Floating Lodges:
Each floating lodge has four bedrooms equipped with two single (some with three) single beds, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room. All bed linen, blankets, towels, dishes, cutlery, condiments and a BBQ are supplied. Both lodges have a wood burning fireplace for cozy comfort.

Smaller Land Lodges:
Ideal for couples and small groups, these two smaller lodges have one bedroom with three single beds and a pull-out sofa in the living room, one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a living area. All bed linen, blankets, towels, dishes, cutlery, condiments and a BBQ are supplied.

Larger Land Lodges:
Each of the two larger land lodges have three bedrooms equipped with two or three single beds, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room. All bed linen, blankets, towels, dishes, cutlery, condiments and a BBQ are supplied. Both lodges have a wood burning fireplace for cozy comfort.

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

30

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

2-5 mis (salmon), 15-20 mins (bottom fishing)

Amenities

Fully equipped kitchens and BBQs on patios.

Meals

    Other Activities

    Wildlife viewing from the balconies or docks looking at the bay, frequent black bear sightings, whales, porpoises, and many different types of birds including eagles.

    BOATS

    Description

    16.5 foot welded aluminum boats with comfortable swivel seats. (Guests fish two to a boat) 30 hp 4-stroke Yamaha motors. Top of the line mooching/trolling rods with single and double action reels, as well as top of the line halibut rods and reels. Fully equipped tackle box with bait and terminal tackle. Fish finders with every boat. Safety equipment including life-jackets, charts and compasses.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    Heated cabins:

      Ratings and Reviews

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      Nearest significant city:

      The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.
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      Port Hardy, BC

      Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
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      How to Get Here

      Port Hardy can be reached via the Island Highway or scheduled air service. If you have the time, the day’s drive from Vancouver, Victoria or Nanaimo to Port Hardy takes you along the coast and through the famous coastal rain forests. Drive all the way to the end of the road, it will take 4.5 hrs on a beautiful road. Now we will pick you up and you are only ten minutes away. Duval Island is the first island on the left .The scenery is beautiful. However, if you are more pressed for time, the flight from Vancouver takes only one hour. For more information on flight times, cost and reservations call Pacific Coastal Airlines in Vancouver at 800-663-2872.

      Driving to Port Hardy, BC

      Seattle to Port Hardy 10 hours. (Seattle to the ferry terminal at Tsawassen a 3 hour drive, a 2 hour ferry ride, and 5 hour scenic drive from Nanaimo to Port Hardy. Victoria to Port Hardy via Island Highway 7.5 hours. Nanaimo to Port Hardy via Island highway 5 hours. Campbell River to Port Hardy via Island Highway, 2.5 hours.

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