We went to Sooke for charter fishing. The town house configuration works well for friends going together. A two bedroom unit can accommodate six people; couples have bedrooms on separate floors for privacy. Two more people can use the pull-out couch. This makes for economic lodging for large groups who want separate sleeping quarters. The fully equipped kitchen was perfect for preparing our freshly caught salmon, crab, and shrimps for dinner.
The docks at the marina, besides providing mooring, were great for dropping off crab and shrimp traps. The marina has a coded gate to keep out non-guests, making it safe to leave the traps down during the night. The water under the docks are full of Dungeness crabs; each time the trap comes up, it is packed with crabs. Unfortunately, most are big females and under sized males (<6.25"), but not to worry. There are some "keepers" mixed in. An abundance of Coonstripe shrimps hang out by the pilings. They can easily be caught either with a trap or caught with a butterfly net ($1.50 at the Dollar Store) and flashlight at night when they are attracted by the light and come to the surface. The peaceful and quietness of the docks at night is perfect for relaxing after a long day of more rigorous activities.
The resort staff, under the Manager, Nigel Keatley, go above and beyond to provide excellent customer care. No matter who is at the reception desk, service with a smile is the norm.
I would highly recommend this resort for families and friends. If you happen to go, you should meet Mr. Keatley, with his British charm, and tell him I (Hellen) recommended his resort!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relaxation. Seclusion. Adventure. Whatever you want your vacation to be, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina's boutique-style townhome condominiums are the ideal home base. Steps from the resort's private marina and amenities, each beautifully appointed 2, 3, or 4 bedroom unit offers spectacular ocean views, relaxed luxury and everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. Unit Features: Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, private master bedrooms with ensuites, 2 private outdoor living spaces, outdoor grills, in-suite laundry facilities, covered parking stalls, flat screen televisions and DVD players, and high speed wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sooke Harbour Resort And Marina Canada - Vancouver Island