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,
Guided + Unguided
8+ hours/day
No fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.7/5
74 reviews

Overview

Nootka Island Lodge on Nootka Sound is truly “Natural British Columbia”. Wildlife abounds and the scenery is breathtaking. The chance to battle Chinook (King) Salmon up to 60 pounds, or the fighting Coho (Silver) in excess of 15 pounds, awaits the ardent fisherman at Nootka Island Lodge. Although salmon is our specialty, there are also ling cod, rock cod and halibut.

Thank you for considering Nootka Island Lodge for your sportfishing trip. The serenity and seclusion of uncrowded Nootka Island Lodge provides a paradise for fishing! We were the first lodge on the island so we are the closest to the fishing grounds—just a short 1 to 5 mile commute!

Along with lots of fish, you will see an abundance of wildlife including whales, bear, deer, bald eagles, otters, and a variety of sea birds.

Nootka Island is unsurpassed in mountain scenery, beauty, and wildlife. You can retrace the footsteps of B.C’s early explorers, such as Captain Cook and Captain Bligh, on the beautiful pebble beach at Friendly Cove, visit the Governor General Totem and a quaint church, all only minutes from Nootka Island Lodge.

The Cyr family has owned and operated Nootka Island Lodge for over 34 years. Come for the fishing adventure of a lifetime with guides and hosts who know the area well! Start today by exploring our web site and booking your fishing adventure today!

We are the perfect spot for your British Columbia fishing trip.

What makes us unique:

  1. Family owned for 36 years.
  2. Close to the fishing grounds.
  3. Remote location with one of the biggest Chinook returns year after year.

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)

Our season runs from Jubne 15 to Sept 15.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$275.80
CA$375.06
£219.58
€244.53

PER PERSON

2 nights / 3 days fishingAll-inclusive
US$1,799.00
CA$2,446.47
£1,432.29
€1,595.03
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3 nights / 4 days fishingAll-inclusive
US$2,699.00
CA$3,670.38
£2,148.84
€2,392.98
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4 nights / 5 days fishingAll-inclusive
US$3,599.00
CA$4,894.29
£2,865.38
€3,190.94
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2 nights / 3 days fishingGuided/Self-Guided

4 people (1 guided boat, 1 self-guided boat)

US$1,379.00
CA$1,875.31
£1,097.90
€1,222.65
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3 nights / 4 days fishingGuided/Self-Guided

6 people (1 guided boat, 2 self-guided boats)

US$1,379.00
CA$1,875.31
£1,097.90
€1,222.65
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4 nights / 5 days fishingGuided/Self-Guided

8 people (2 guided boat, 2 self-guided boats)

US$1,379.00
CA$1,875.31
£1,097.90
€1,222.65
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Current Deals

Fully guided 4-night/5-day package, final trips left: June 4 to 8, June 11 to 15, September 3 to 7.

5 days of fishing.

US$2,198.00
US$1,401.00 DISCOUNT
CA$2,989.07
CA$1,905.22 DISCOUNT
£1,749.96
£1,115.42"] DISCOUNT
€1,948.79
€1,242.15 DISCOUNT
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Fully guided 3-night/4-day package, final trips left: June 8 to 11, June 15 to 18, August 31 to September 3.

4 days of fishing.

US$1,699.00
US$1,000.00 DISCOUNT
CA$2,310.48
CA$1,359.90 DISCOUNT
£1,352.68
£796.16"] DISCOUNT
€1,506.37
€886.62 DISCOUNT
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Fully guided 2-night/3-day package, final trips left: June 4 to 6, June 6 to 8, June 11 to 13, June 13 to 15, August 29 to 31, September 3 to 5, September 5 to 7.

3 days of fishing.

US$1,099.00
US$700.00 DISCOUNT
CA$1,494.53
CA$951.93 DISCOUNT
£874.98
£557.31"] DISCOUNT
€974.39
€620.63 DISCOUNT
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NOTES

All rates based on double occupancy.

About the Guided/Self-Guided Fishing Packages

This package is for the fishermen who want to do it themselves. Your group can share the fishing between the guided and self guided boats. Our guides will dial you in to the areas hottest fishing locations, so if this is your first time to our lodge our new program will bring you up to speed on exactly where to fish right away and provide you with the proper fishing gear and what techniques work to catch fish. Remember you will be dividing your fishing time with our guides and time on your own, so you can make the determination on how to split up the combinations yourself. Just let us know at the start of each day what you would like to do and we will see that it gets done.

Many of our clients want to bait their own hooks, run the downriggers catch and net their own fish by themselves. This package also makes the trip more affordable for the budget minded guests. You also have the option to upgrade to a Deluxe package for an extra $250 PP, which enters you in our Big Fish free trip derby, all the other Deluxe upgrade benefits, including vac packing your fish and enters you in our free trip drawings.

Please remember that this package is for experienced fishermen and experienced small craft boat operators with previous knowledge and expertise in both fishing and boat handling operation.

Each boat will host 2 anglers per boat each day, this means you have the option to rotate your group as you see fit, so everyone gets a chance at a guided fishing day while also enjoying the savings of self-guided pricing. We have priced this combination package to be more favorably priced than purchasing the packages separately.

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?

8+ 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:

Other:

WiFi is an additional CAD$20.00 for the duration of the trip.

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: At start of trip.


Deposits are non-refundable.


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

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 87 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
8
3
311.5
Feb
9
2
191.4
Mar
10
3
219.8
Apr
12
4
148.3
May
14
7
83.4
Jun
16
10
56.2
Jul
19
11
20.3
Aug
19
12
29.8
Sep
18
10
51.7
Oct
14
7
190.5
Nov
10
4
321.7
Dec
8
3
286.1

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 87 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
47
37
12.26
Feb
48
36
7.53
Mar
49
38
8.65
Apr
53
40
5.84
May
58
45
3.28
Jun
61
49
2.21
Jul
65
52
0.8
Aug
66
53
1.17
Sep
64
50
2.03
Oct
56
45
7.5
Nov
50
40
12.67
Dec
46
37
11.26

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Nootka Island Lodge sits amid the quiet virgin timber of cedars, spruce and firs and the calming waters of Nootka Sound in British Columbia, Canada. Our peaceful lodge offers comfortable rooms both single and double occupancy. The lodge accommodates up to 20 guests comfortably so we are an excellent choice for groups, family outings and retreats.

Whether you are fishing, dining, enjoying a favorite beverage or appetizer, sharing your day’s fishing adventure or just relaxing, you will always feel you are among close friends.

Dining is ‘Family-Style’ with individualized service from our attentive staff. We serve appetizers and complimentary beverages every evening. On the occasional cool evening, guests enjoy our natural stone fireplace located in the lounge. A great place to relax and share the triumphs of the day after a rewarding day of fishing!

Nootka Island Lodge offers comfortable rooms, twin and single. Dining is family style, and we will cook your catch if you so desire.

Details

Corporate buyout:

Book all 20 guest 'deluxe' all-Inclusive packages at one time and receive two free Deluxe all-Inclusive packages for next year.

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

20

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

5 mins

Meals

BOATS

Description

16 ft. to 24 ft. boats with Yamaha engines. Our self-guided boats are stable 15 1/2′ Sorenson boats with 50HP Yamaha four-stoke motors.

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.

Seattle, WA or Gold River, BC, BC

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
860-W-Perimeter-Rd-5346-Renton-WA-98057-USA
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Details

By Car with Air Transport from Gold River, BC [via Air Nootka]:

$240 CDN per person – Round Trip

If you are planning on sightseeing before your trip or live in Canada, you can complete part of your trip here by car and then enjoy a short ride by float plane direct to the lodge. All transportation costs are separate from fishing package rates and booked direct with Air Nootka.

  1. From your current location, navigate to Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver, BC) or Tsawwassen (South Vancouver, BC)
    Take the BC Ferry to Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, BC
  2. Take the Inland Island Highway #19 North to Campbell River
  3. From Campbell River, follow the signs to Gold river and head west on Highway #28 (Please note, there is no cell phone service past Campbell River)
  4. The 140 mile trip from Nanaimo to Gold River should take you about 3.5 hours and the scenery is spectacular!
  5. Turn into the village of Gold River (still Hwy #28) and continue to the very end of the road. Air Nootka is located on the left hand side of the road.
  6. Check-in time is 12:30pm local time and your flight direct to the lodge (via float plane) offers stunning views!

From Gold River – contact: Air Nootka (250) 283-2255

By Plane from Seattle, WA [via NorthWest Seaplanes]:

$1190 USD per Adult – Round Trip

$990 per child under 12 years – Round Trip

Airfare includes parking at Northwest Seaplanes or a complimentary shuttle to the Seattle/Sea-Tac on return flight. Fish boxing, gel ice and packing for catch is also included.

This offers you a direct flight from Seattle, Washington (USA) to the Lodge. NorthWest Seaplanes offers exclusive charter services for larger groups (up to 20 people) and allows for baggage and catch for return flight. All transportation costs are separate from fishing package rates and booked direct with NorthWest Seaplanes.

  1. The NorthWest Seaplanes flight terminal is conveniently located within the heart of the Seattle metropolitan area-  near the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 405, in Renton Washington (on the northwest corner of the Renton Municipal Airport KRNT – just minutes from the Seattle Tacoma International Airport)
  2. You will depart on one of NorthWest Seaplanes Beaver for a 2.5 hour scenic flight of a lifetime and land directly at the lodge. This is an easy and convenient way to get to the lodge and will be something you will remember for your entire life.

From Seattle, WA direct to Lodge – contact: NW Seaplanes (800) 690-0086

By Special Charter & Commercial Airlines:

We can help arrange Floatplane Charters, from Vancouver, BC as well as from other Coastal City’s. Another way to Getting Here is flying commercially into Campbell River or Comox, BC and from there we can help arrange ground transportation to Gold River, BC to catch the float plane (with Air Nootka) to the Lodge.

Please contact Nootka Island Lodge for any transportation questions you might have regarding your options for getting to the lodge. 

Shuttle Service from Airport

Do you need shuttle service from Campbell River Airport or Comox Airport? Pease contact: Ambassador Transportation 250-339-5252 (LOCAL) or 1-877-339-5252 (OUT OF AREA).

Check-In Time – Nootka Island Fishing Lodge:

Please be at the seaplane dock at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Due to weather and routing, your aircraft may arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure or as late as 30 minutes after the scheduled departure time.

Baggage: Float planes have a 25 lbs per person limit on scheduled flights.  We recommend that baggage be limited to 25 lbs per person on charter flights exceeding four passengers.  This will allow for your limit of fish (up to a total of 400 lbs max) to be accommodated on your return flight.  We also recommend  your gear be packed in smaller sized soft-sided bags.  Due to the size of the baggage compartment in the aircraft, we do not allow fish boxes or coolers.  Insulated coolers and gel ice are available to transport your catch on the major airlines. 

International Flights: For travellers flying to international destinations within Canada, please be prepared to clear customs, both upon entering Canada, and returning to the United States. Passports are required for air travel as of January 23, 2007 for all international passengers. For more information, please consult U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Service Agency. 

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