Location
Haida Gwaii/North Coast
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
One full day of guided fishing, remaining days fishing is unguided—up to 12 hours/day
Fly fishing ((ocean))
RATING
Avg.
4/5
61 reviews

Overview

The Shearwater Lodge is ideal situated on the Central Coast of British Columbia. The Great Bear Rainforest will set the stage for an unforgettable fishing trip of a lifetime. The unspoiled waters surrounding the lodge (The ‘Hot Spots’ are located 5 to 45 minutes from the resort in the surrounding protected channels and inlets) have an abundance of huge and hard-hitting Chinook Salmon otherwise known as King Salmon that are consistently in the Tyee class (over 30 pounds). Our salmon fishing charters can produce spectacular results with Chinook or King salmon topping 72 lbs., Coho or Silver to 25 lbs., and Halibut to 200 lbs. Abundant bottom fish are also available including Lingcod, Red Snapper and Rock Fish.

Your choice of fish species are plentiful… but there is also diverse wildlife to enjoy. The Shearwater Resort is the Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest where wildlife is abundant in this vast area of temperate rainforest. Bald eagles, black tail deer and bears—grizzlies, black bears and the rare white Spirit Bear—are all found here. It is possible to see Humpback Whales, Orcas, steller Sea lions, Dall’s porpoises and harbour seals and enjoy the sounds and sights in one of the most untamed areas of British Columbia. Sightings of Orca’s (or Killer Whales), Humpback Whales, and Grey Whales are possible all season long because of our special area on the Central West Coast of BC.

We provide all inclusive fishing vacations in BC that incorporate roundtrip airfare from Vancouver, BC, to the resort, comfortable on-shore accommodations in the Shearwater Lodge, hearty west-coast style meals, complimentary BC VQA wines with dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, 10-12 hrs of fishing per full day, bait, fuel, tackle, filleting and vacuum packing and flash freezing of your catch. We also include one day of guided fishing to get you familiar with the area to get you set up for an unforgettable semi guide fishing adventure of a lifetime!

What makes us unique:

  1. Located at the Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest.
  2. Surrounded by smooth, calm and protected waters within the Heiltsuk territory, Shearwater sits within some of the richest salmon fishing grounds in the world.
  3. Choose between two comfortable lodges and three vacation rental homes.

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 May 15 to Sept 15.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$760.91
CA$998.75
£583.27
€641.44

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3 days fishingSelf-Guided Weekend

17′ Hourston

US$2,815.08
CA$3,695.00
£2,157.89
€2,373.09
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $147.80 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingSelf-Guided Mid-Week

17′ Hourston

US$3,043.64
CA$3,995.00
£2,333.09
€2,565.76
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $159.80 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingFully-Guided Weekend

21' NORTH RIVER (115 HP Yamaha, 9.9 HP Yamaha, Partially enclosed cabin, No washroom, Up to 3 guests)

US$3,576.94
CA$4,695.00
£2,741.90
€3,015.33
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $187.80 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingFully-Guided Weekend

23′ SHEAR 1 (Twin 115 HP Yamaha, Partially enclosed cabin, No washroom, Up to 4 guests)

US$3,767.40
CA$4,945.00
£2,887.90
€3,175.90
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $197.80 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishingFully-Guided Weekend

26′ HEWESCRAFT (Twin 150 HP Yamaha, Enclosed heated cabin, Washroom, Up to 4 guests) or 26′ KINGFISHER (225 HP Yamaha, Enclosed heated cabin, Washroom, Up to 4 guests)

US$3,928.92
CA$5,157.00
£3,011.70
€3,312.05
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $206.28 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingFully-Guided Mid-Week

21' NORTH RIVER (115 HP Yamaha, 9.9 HP Yamaha, Partially enclosed cabin, No washroom, Up to 3 guests)

US$3,995.96
CA$5,245.00
£3,063.10
€3,368.57
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $209.80 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingFully-Guided Mid-Week

23′ SHEAR 1 (Twin 115 HP Yamaha, Partially enclosed cabin, No washroom, Up to 4 guests)

US$4,262.61
CA$5,595.00
£3,267.50
€3,593.35
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $223.80 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingFully-Guided Mid-Week

26′ HEWESCRAFT (Twin 150 HP Yamaha, Enclosed heated cabin, Washroom, Up to 4 guests) or 26′ KINGFISHER (225 HP Yamaha, Enclosed heated cabin, Washroom, Up to 4 guests)

US$4,529.26
CA$5,945.00
£3,471.90
€3,818.14
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $237.80 per person

NOTES

Larger boats and guides for additional days available for additional fees.

Custom 7-day (Monday to Monday or Friday to Friday) trips can be arranged.

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?

One full day of guided fishing, remaining days fishing is unguided—up to 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 with dinner

Other:

Lowrance colour chart plotters, Scotty Electric downriggers & one day of guiding.

Deposit required: $1000

Balance due: 90 days prior to booking.


Cancellation policy:

  • Prior to 90 days: full refund.
  • 60 – 90 days prior to trip date $750.00 p/p cancellation fee
  • 30 – 59 days prior to trip date 50% cancellation fee of trip price
  • 0 – 29 days prior to trip date no refund

“We highly recommend that all our guests purchase travel protection coverage”

*FUEL SURCHARGE WILL BE CHARGED UPON BOOKING BASED UPON MARKET PRICE*


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 171 kilometers 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 171 kilometers 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

Whether it’s the Shearwater Lodge, the Hideaway float house, vacation rentals or the Cedar Lodge, you are sure to find the lodging you need. For work in the Bella Bella region or pleasure, the Cedar or Shearwater Lodges are great year-round options to make your stay in the Great Bear Rainforest a memorable and comfortable experience.

The Shearwater Lodge

This beautiful lodge was once a floating barge. Now, it sits on the protected shore of Denny Island where guests can experience an authentic fishing lodge. We have a selection of quaint guest rooms spread across two floors. Inside, guests have access to a games room complete with a poker table, pool table, and board games. There is also a great reading nook and a cozy lounge area to watch ducks, seals, and eagles play as the tide rises and falls

Rooms are complete with:

  • Free WiFi
  • Various room configurations
  • Private bathroom
  • In-room coffee/tea station
  • Waterfront balconies available

The Cedar Lodge

The Cedar Lodge offers a comfortable rustic experience for guests wanting to spend their time on or near the ocean. Accommodation here provides guests with ocean view or standard rooms at great prices.

Rooms include the following amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Double beds
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee/tea station
  • Private in-room vanity
  • Access to Shearwater Fitness Center
  • Shared bathroom with adjacent room

Vacation Rentals

Offering our most private experience, our three vacation rentals are your complete home-away-from-home. Each home offers stunning views of the marina and ocean. Situated just a minute from the center of Shearwater Resort, these homes are great for families, business guests, or couples.

Rentals are complete with:

  • Two bedrooms
  • Large bathroom
  • Back deck with ocean views
  • Lounge and kitchen area
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Perched on the hill with breathtaking ocean views

The Hideaway Floathouse

Extremely popular in the summer months, the Hideaway offers a private floating experience with lots of room and private moorage at your doorstep. The Hideaway is centrally located in the resort, tucked deep inside the marina. Just steps from the float house you will find the shipyard, Fisherman’s Bar & Grill, hardware & marine store and the grocery store. It is the perfect place where you can be part of the action or enjoy your privacy.

The Floathouse includes:

  • Full kitchen
  • Living room with a wood stove
  • Two bedrooms (one twin and one queen and single with the ability to add a cot)
  • Two washrooms
  • Washer and dryer
  • Panoramic views of the harbour and mountains on the horizon

The Windriver RV

The Windriver is for those who want to enjoy the RV experience without the hassle of bringing their own. The Windriver RV is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom space perfectly suited for an individual or couple. Outside you will find a waterfront picnic bench and outdoor BBQ, all of which are just steps from the main dock.

Rentals are complete with:

  • Queen bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Living and dining space
  • Kitchen with fridge and gas cooktop
  • BBQ

Details

Corporate buyout:

Contact us for pricing.

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:

2-45 mins

Amenities

Grocery store, liquor store, laundromat, showers, BC ferry terminal, pool table, poker table, wet bar.

Meals

Other Activities

Eco adventures, hot springs, whale watching, bear viewing.

BOATS

Description

Heated cabins and washrooms on-board depend on package chosen.

Details

Bathroom:

Heated cabins:

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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.
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