Location
Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
BC, Canada
Fly-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, freshwater (rivers),
Guided
10-12 hours/day
2:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing (River trips are available (Kakweiken River) for Trout, Pinks, and Coho, Ocean fly fishing for chrome Coho in early September. )
RATING
Avg.
5/5
28 reviews

Overview

At Coastal Springs Float Lodge we offer a relaxed, intimate fly-in fishing experience.

Our full service lodge has been in operation for over three decades and is located on the central British Columbia coast amid the splendor of Knight Inlet and Blackfish Sound. Our protected location lets us take advantage of calm waters unavailable to most other lodges in British Columbia. This combined with a lodge designed to accommodate smaller groups makes Coastal Springs Float Lodge the premier salmon fishing experience in British Columbia.

From the central location of the lodge, we fish Knight Inlet and the surrounding waters for all five species of Pacific salmon, with our main focus on the large Chinook (King or Tyee) with our well seasoned staff seeing to it that every effort is made to make your stay a memorable one.

Knight Inlet is prime Black Bear and Grizzly Bear habitat, Bald Eagles, Orcas and other wildlife are abundant, fishing is superb, and the river system supports a phenomenal fall salmon run. The opportunities for nature photography in Knight Inlet are world-renowned.

At Coastal Springs we have a team of guides beyond compare. We have over 100 years of guiding experience as a group. Our “team fishing” philosophy and extensive experience in the area provide you with your best chance for success. All skilled fishers and boat handlers, the similarities end there. You will find that our diversity in age, knowledge, approach, and technique will give you a productive, yet different experience on each outing.

With ever-changing cycles of nature, each trip is unique. You will discover the excitement of being amongst whales, bald eagles, and more in their natural habitat. An unpredictable wilderness, full of surprises is waiting for you. You will never forget this!

What makes us unique:

  1. Our Classic, full service lodge has been in operation for over four decades.
  2. Our protected location lets us take advantage of calm waters unavailable to most other lodges in British Columbia.
  3. Our lodge is designed to accommodate smaller groups and exclusive use of the lodge is given to groups of 6 or more
  4. While very remote, our included float plane charter is only 1h15m from Vancouver
  5. The fishing grounds can be as close as 5 minutes away, and sometimes off the dock!
  6. All of our guides are highly experienced and have been with with us anywhere from 8-40 years.
  7. We have world class wildlife viewing on our doorstep. Northern Resident Orca, humpback, dolphins, black bear, grizzlies, and more are must see!

What We Catch

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

Our season runs from June 15 to Sept 15.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$780.00
CA$1,023.81
£597.91
€657.53

PER PERSON

3 nights / 4 days fishing
US$3,600.00
CA$4,725.27
£2,759.57
€3,034.77
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $144.00 per person
4 nights / 5 days fishing
US$3,900.00
CA$5,119.04
£2,989.54
€3,287.67
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $156.00 per person
Current Deals

15% Off all 3 night and 4 night trips booked by January 1, for the 2021 season.  Dates available early July – mid September.

5 days of fishing.

US$3,060.00
15% DISCOUNT
CA$4,016.48
15% DISCOUNT
£2,345.64
15% DISCOUNT
€2,579.56
15% DISCOUNT
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NOTES

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

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, 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?

10-12 hours

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:

Wine is served free of charge with every meal. Beer is available for sale at the lodge. If you would like any hard liquor, you can either bring it yourself, or phone us a pre-order and we'll have it at the lodge when you arrive.

Other:

All taxes are included. All fishing licenses included.

Your catch will be cleaned, filleted, portioned, vacuum-sealed, labeled, and frozen immediately after you’ve taken your pictures and exercised your bragging rights. When the pink salmon are running in full force we will smoke many of them for you on site. Upon your departure we supply a sizable Styrofoam cooler box with a cardboard outer shell for your catch’s trip home.

Another option, if you chose to do so, is to get some of your catch canned or smoked by St. Jean’s Cannery located across the street from the float plane terminal in Vancouver. We supply all forms and special treatment of your catch to accommodate this option.

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: at the end of the trip.


Deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to booked date or if your canceled dates are later booked by another party.


Payment Methods Accepted
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Weather

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°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 57 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. 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

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 57 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. 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

We have kept our operation at Coastal Springs small in order to provide an intimate, family style atmosphere. We emphatically reject the high capacity “people farm” model of operation as we only take 8 guests at a time.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The lodge is appointed with 5 comfortable guest rooms featuring twin beds and sinks, three full service washrooms with shower, a common dining/living area, and very large deck space.

FOOD
Our chef prepares all meals from scratch and the menu is an ever-changing assortment of fresh caught seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes. The culinary experience at the lodge is simply second to none. Nothing quite feels as satisfying as an incredible meal after a long day on the water slaying fish. We of course can accommodate any and all dietary requirements and restrictions if given notice.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

8

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

10 mins

Meals

Other Activities

Knight Inlet is world famous Grizzly Bear and Black Bear habitat, Bald Eagles, Orcas, Humpback whales, and other wildlife are abundant, fishing is superb, and the river systems supports a phenomenal fall salmon run.  The opportunities for nature photography in Knight Inlet and the Broughton Archipelago are world-renowned.  Upon request, we happily will take you on an afternoon eco tour if you have caught your limit and are looking for something different, or you have a group member who is not the biggest fisher in the world.  Many of our guides are also experienced and very knowledgable Bear and Whale watching guides in addition to their fishing expertise.

With ever-changing cycles of nature, each trip is unique. You will discover the excitement of being amongst whales, bald eagles, and more in their natural habitat. An unpredictable wilderness, full of surprises is waiting for you. You will never forget this!

BOATS

Description

We use 17 and 18 ft fiberglass boats manufactured by Double Eagle and Hourston Glascraft. These vessels are designed specifically for the waters we navigate and are very comfortable for those long outings. Each boat is equipped with 2 Yamaha outboard motors, soft-top, VHF radio, GPS, depth sounders, and all safety equiptment.

All fishing gear and bait is provided and rigged by our expert guides, giving you more time to watch the rod. Every guide has slightly different taste in gear and technique, but we all troll using Scotty downriggers, and single action reels, adding an increased level of excitement to the fight!

Details

Bathroom:

Heated cabins:

Ratings and Reviews

Travel Planner

Travel destination:

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.

Vancouver, BC

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
4640-Inglis-Dr-Richmond-BC-V7B-Canada
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Details

Here is some information to help you plan for your trip.

1. FLOAT PLANE

The float plane leaves Vancouver, B.C. at 1pm on your designated departure day. The float plane company is Seair Seaplanes and they are located at 4640 Inglis Drive, Richmond, B.C. (1-800- 44SEAIR). From Vancouver International Airport it is about a 10 minute cab ride to Seair. If you are driving, Seair is approximately 3 hours from Seattle but allow yourself some extra time for possible border delays. They have ample free parking. Simply check with the Seair desk for parking instructions.

2. YVR

If you are traveling to Vancouver by air and wish to arrive at the lodge on the same day, please try for a Vancouver arrival time of no later than 11:30am. This will give you enough time to collect your bags and catch a cab to the Seair float plane terminal.
On your return trip, you will arrive back in Vancouver at approximately 4pm. Please allow yourself a minimum of 1.5 hours for domestic flights, and 2 hours for international flights, if you wish to fly home the same day.

3. VANCOUVER

If you are planning to overnight in Vancouver on either side of your stay with us, we recommend the The Pacific Gateway Hotel. They have a nice facility and offer freezer storage for your fish as well as shuttle bus service to and from the airport. They offer a fisherman’s rate of approx. $179 CDN. Their phone number is 1-888-937-2810. If  booking your room online, enter our Code: “SPRI”.

4. LUGGAGE

Please keep your luggage down to a minimum! You are allowed 25 lbs. per person on the float plane. If possible, soft duffel/sport bags are ideal for transport on the float plane.

5. PASSPORT

Please be aware that all travellers coming from the U.S. will require a passport. If you do not have one already, please apply soon.

If we can answer any other questions you may have, please contact us at your convenience. We are looking forward to have you fish with us!!

WHAT TO BRING

Our weather at Coastal Springs can be quite variable. Our daytime temperatures can vary anywhere from 45 F / 7 C to 80 F / 26 C, so layers of clothing work the best. We have insulated cruiser suits and boots at the lodge, so there is no need to bring heavy outerwear or raingear. The following is a suggested packing list, which you can use as a guide.

  • 2 pairs comfortable “fishing” pants. (Jeans, sweat pants, etc.)
  • 1 pair long underwear
  • 2-3 t-shirts
  • 2 turtle neck or long sleeved shirts
  • 2 sweat shirts
  • 1 warm sweater
  • 1 light to medium outer coat
  • 4-5 pairs warm socks
  • 1 comfortable hat (rain and sun)
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 1 pair tennis shoes
  • 1 pair water resistant footwear (avoid heavy hiking boots)
  • 1 pair warm gloves
  • Personal toiletries kit and medications
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • A good book

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