I stayed in Shearwater at the start and end of a commercial kayak trip and found the entire community to be friend and helpful. Deedee at the lodge took great care of us. The three of us that had booked into the campground changed our minds and she found us a room for both the night coming and the night going. (I strongly recommend AGAINST the campground - it's a gravel parking lot up the hill from the marina and hotel, good only for parking RV's.) The rooms are fishing lodge style - small, and in the older building they have shared bathrooms. But there is no need to spend time there! Enjoy the restuarant or Rosie's or sit in the lounge inthe newer lodge building and chat to all the friendly people around! Deedee also made room for our gear and found a place for us to hang out after we check out and while we waited for the ferry. The restuarant accomodated our group of ten for meals no problem, even when we didn't all arrive at the same time. The food was fresh and there was plenty of choices. The prices reflect the fact that most things have to come in by boat. The grocery store is nothing to write home about, but it has the basics.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Shearwater Resort and Marina! Shearwater Resort & Marina, a World Class Fishing & Eco Adventure Resort located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The "Gateway to the Great Bear Rain Forest," is located on the calm and protected waters of the Central Coast of British Columbia. Our strategic location is the central hub of the waters traveled by mariners heading to and from Alaska via the inside passage or travelling throughout the British Columbia Coast. We are situated about 450km north of Vancouver, B.C. 3.5km across from Bella Bella BC, 100km west of Bella Coola on Denny Island. Our vacation resort has all of the amenities that you could ever wish for in a wilderness environment. Our cedar lodge was built to meet the needs of our growing number of resort guests. We also have the Shearwater Lodge, Fishermen's Bar and Grill, an RV & Campground Park, 1,500' of transient moorage for sailboats and power boats, fuel dock with propane, marine repair shipyard, with a haul out and boat lift area, grocery store, liquor store, hardware store, laundromat, showers, BC Ferry Terminal, boat rentals, and all of the bait, tackle and fishing licenses! Whether you arrive via plane, aboard the BC Ferries route through the Discovery Passage or find your way on your own boat, Shearwater Resort & Marina has the facilities to meet your needs. ... more less