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
10 hours/day
3 guest-to-guide ratio
No fly fishing
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Overview

Your ultimate Salmon and Halibut fishing destination on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Our comfortable floating lodge is strategically located close to some of the best Salmon and Halibut fishing on the west coast of North America. Port Eliza Lodge will provide you with an affordable all inclusive guided fishing trip, or you can bring your own boat to explore the west coast’s finest salmon, halibut and ling cod fishing just minutes from the lodge docks. Fish the protected waters of Esperanza Inlet or venture offshore to the famed “salmon highway” and renowned bottom fishing spots. Nootka Sound and Kyuquot Sound are also accessible from our location. We have a fishing package tailored just for you!

Port Eliza Lodge is a floating fishing lodge located in Esperanza Inlet on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, right in the middle of some of the best Salmon and Halibut fishing in North America.
This beautiful area, teeming with wildlife, boasts a mild summer climate in the protected inlet that is your base while visiting us. While it can always rain on the west coast (we have plenty of rain gear if it does) the summers are generally dry and pleasant.

Why Choose Port Eliza Lodge?

At Port Eliza Lodge location means being close to the fish. Our lodge exists to provide easy access to the best salmon, halibut and bottom fishing on the west coast. At Port Eliza you will spend less time running to the grounds and more time fishing! The scenery is spectacular, and up close encounters with Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Gray Whales, Otters, Sea Lions and Bears are a bonus. Only Port Eliza Lodge offers a unique combination of a pristine wilderness setting and fantastic fishing without the necessity of flying in*. Part of the adventure is getting here, as you drive through the temperate rainforest to the village of Tahsis or Zabellos B.C., where we pick you up and complete the journey by boat, motoring through the mountain framed inlets.

Our location is designed to intercept runs of migrating salmon headed to California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. We are also able to take advantage of the prolific runs of Salmon heading back to the local Robertson Creek and Canuma River hatcheries that come close to shore to feed. Salmon limits are generous, with 4 per day and 8 per trip allowed per person, of which 2 per day and 4 per trip may be Chinook.

What makes us unique:

  1. Close to The fishing grounds
  2. Affordable fishing adventures
  3. Remote lodge atmosphere with drive in access
  4. Fully guided or bring your own boat!

What We Catch

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

Our season runs from May 27 to Sept 16.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$474.46
CA$575.00
£337.42
€392.88

PER PERSON

3 nights / 3 days fishing30 Hour guided fishing Package

2 people double occupancy

US$2,392.95
CA$2,900.00
£1,701.78
€1,981.47
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $116.00 per person
3 nights / 3 days fishing30 Hour guided fishing Package

3 people triple occupancy

US$1,939.11
CA$2,350.00
£1,379.03
€1,605.68
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $94.00 per person
3 nights / 3 days fishing30 Hour guided fishing Package

4 people double occupancy

US$1,609.05
CA$1,950.00
£1,144.30
€1,332.37
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $78.00 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishing40 Hour guided fishing package

2 people double occupancy

US$2,723.01
CA$3,300.00
£1,936.51
€2,254.78
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $132.00 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishing40 Hour guided fishing package

3 people triple occupancy

US$2,392.95
CA$2,900.00
£1,701.78
€1,981.47
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $116.00 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishing40 Hour guided fishing package

4 people double occupancy

US$1,897.85
CA$2,300.00
£1,349.69
€1,571.51
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $92.00 per person

NOTES

Customized trip dates can be arranged subject to availability. Additional fees may apply.

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?

10 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:

No—licensed bar with a selection of beer and wine for guests over 19 years old. Guests can bring their own alcohol if they wish.

Other:

Includes all equipment, bait, lures and rain gear if needed.

Deposit required: 50%. NOTE: For US guests we are not currently taking a deposit until the border is open.

Balance due: When you arrive at the Lodge


Deposits are fully refundable up until March 1. After that date it can be used for future trip should cancellation be necessary.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:
Canadian residents can use Interac.
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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 77 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 77 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

Our Lodge features 20 comfortable double or triple occupancy rooms with bathrooms that are either private, or shared with one other room. The bathrooms all have running water and hot water showers. Port Eliza Lodge features an indoor lounge area as well as a huge outdoor deck area to enjoy your favorite beverage and swap fish stories with your fellow fishers. Wifi and telephone service is available at the lodge in case you want to stay in touch with the outside world!

Details

Corporate buyout:

We can book the whole lodge for corporate or large group retreats.

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

40

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

15 minutes

Amenities

All waterfront rooms feature comfortable accommodations, and bathrooms with hot showers. rooms are double occupancy.

Meals

Packages include all meals and soft drinks:

Breakfast: Hot breakfast served every morning starting before sunup. hearty breakfasts including bacon, eggs, sausages, pancakes toast and coffee.

Lunch: Sandwiches and snacks packed for the boat. Hot soup available at the lodge if guests come back in.

Dinner: Hot dinner served after fishing. Salads, appetizers, main courses and deserts.

    Other Activities

    Wildlife viewing: The area is teeming with bears, otters, eagles, sea lions, seals and whales.

    BOATS

    Description

    We run 24-28 Foot sport fishing boats designed for west coast weather. This includes Aquasports, Grady Whites Pursuits, Trophys.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    Heated cabins:

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      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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      Seattle, BC

      Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
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      Details

      From Seattle with Northwest Sea Planes

      • From Seattle: Northwest Seaplanes flies to the lodge from their Renton WA base , website is https://www.nwseaplanes.com, Phone 1-800-690-0086
      • Flights are on Sundays and Thursdays. These are regularly scheduled flights not charters so can book up.
      • The fare for 2021 is $1,098 USD per person return. This amount will be in addition to the drive in trip cost
      • We can make the arrangements or you can book directly with NW seaplanes if you prefer. Just let us know your flight details if you have booked it yourself.
      • Flights depart at 10 AM, and passengers are required to check-in one hour prior, at 9 AM. Northwest Seaplanes is located at 860 W Perimeter Road – Renton, WA 98057
      • Parking is included with the flight if you are driving, Northwest Seaplanes provides a shuttle to Sea-Tac when you return from the lodge if you are flying home.
      • If you plan to fly to Seattle on the same day as your flight to Port Eliza Lodge you would need to arrive in Sea-Tac by 7:30AM. We recommend that you fly to Seattle the night before. The Red Lion Renton is close to the NW Seaplanes terminal. When booking, tell them you are flying with NW Seaplanes for a reduced room rate.
      • For your return flight from our Lodge, NW Seaplanes will depart our Lodge at approximately 1:30 PM and arrive back at their terminal about 4:15 PM. We recommend not booking travel out of Sea-Tac before 7:30 PM to allow time for customs clearance, unloading aircraft, and fish packaging.
      • NW Seaplanes will transport your fish in bags and upon your arrival at their terminal in Seattle they will box your catch in airline-approved wet lock boxes with adequate gel ice for your return trip home. The cost of this service is included in your package price. All travelers flying with NW Seaplanes will need a passport.
      • Weather delays: Our lodge is located in an area with variable weather, although uncommon, visibility may prevent the planes from flying. Port Eliza Lodge is not responsible for any weather related delays.

      From Vancouver via Campbell River: Pacific Coastal Airlines and Seaplane service from Campbell River

      • We can arrange transportation to the Lodge from Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal)
      • Regularly scheduled flights from Vancouver International Airport to Campbell River Regional Airport are available on Pacific Coastal Airlines. https://www.pacificcoastal.com/
      • From Campbell River: You will take a seaplane to the lodge with one of our seaplane partners.
      • ​Vancouver Island Air: (VIA) http://www.vancouverislandair.com
      • Corilair: http://www.corilair.com/
      • Air Nootka: https://www.airnootka.com/
      • Please contact us for pricing and availability

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