West Coast Salmon Fishing Corporate Retreat Planning Guide

Planning your corporate retreat at Eagle Nook Resort

At Eagle Nook Resort, we combine world-class Canadian salmon fishing with our luxury corporate retreat facilities. Eagle Nook corporate retreats offer a fun and riveting experience for your employees that they will not forget. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the needs of each group depending on their size, interests, and unique needs.

Experience Canadian sport fishing where wilderness meets luxury 

Eagle Nook Resort is situated in a remote location and offers a unique experience where rugged wilderness meets luxury. Your team can experience world-class salmon and halibut fishing, spectacular kayaking adventures, eco-adventure cruises, specialized team-building activities, and much more. We can arrange a meeting space in the resort for large groups to gather and offer logo’d vendor wear as a memento of your corporate retreat with us.

About our corporate retreat fishing packages 

Corporate fishing packages are all-inclusive and run either Sunday – Thursday (4 nights/5 days) or Thursday – Sunday (3 nights/4 days). Your team will enjoy our luxurious resort, featuring:

  •       Deluxe ocean-view rooms
  •       Relaxed fine dining
  •       Afternoon ‘appy’ hour
  •       Access to kayaks, paddle boards, frisbee golf, and 17 km of hiking trails
  •       Outdoor hot tub and patio area
  •       Full access to other resort amenities (games room, and more)

For additional activities, get an idea below of what we have to offer. Our customized fishing packages are dependent on a variety of factors, so if you’re interested in booking with us please contact us to get an accurate quote.

All-Inclusive: Let us help you plan a sport fishing corporate retreat 

No matter where you’re coming from, we can make all the arrangements. Getting here can be half the fun! We have Water Taxi pickup from Port Alberni included in any package, or you can arrive in style by float plane from Nanaimo, Vancouver, or Seattle. American guests can take advantage of the strong US Dollar and have the trip of a lifetime this summer in Canadian waters.

Eagle Nook Resort offers the perfect venue for a corporate fishing retreat that will be remembered for years 

On the remote beaches of Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, surrounded by old-growth forest, abundant wildlife and world-class salmon and halibut fishing, you will find Barkley Sound, home of Eagle Nook Resort and Lucky Sportfishing.

Accessible only by boat or floatplane, Eagle Nook offers a truly all-inclusive, luxury wilderness experience. Come for adventure and excitement, relaxation and rejuvenation, or a little bit of both; once you’re here, we’ll take care of everything else.

Eagle Nook Resort has 17 deluxe rooms, all with ocean views and a full in suite washroom. For those looking for more privacy, we have two ocean view cabins right next door. Inside the resort you’ll find our dining room, full bar, games room with a card table and two ocean-view patios. There’s even a hot tub overlooking Vernon Bay, the perfect place to relax after a day on the water or exploring the surrounding trails.

Reward your employees or spoil your clients; we offer customizable all-inclusive packages to suit groups of all sizes, and guarantee Eagle Nook will be a place you return to year after year.

Amenities 

  • Media Room
  • West Coast Hiking Trails
  • Hot Tub
  • Paddle boards
  • Kayaks
  • Full Dining Room
  • Bar and Licensed patios
  • Moorage
  • Marina

All-Inclusive Dining  

Experience west coast dining as fresh as it gets. All meals are included; breakfast and coffee ready to go for early mornings before fishing, or sleep in and enjoy your breakfast in the sunshine on the patio. Mid-afternoon our daily ‘appy’ hour is laid out, the perfect way to be welcomed back to the Resort. Nightly in the dining room tuck into a three-course gourmet dinner and enjoy a drink from our full-service bar.

Team Building Activities 

There are a variety of team building activities we can set up for your group while at Eagle Nook. Fishing derbies are a great way to create a friendly competitive atmosphere amongst your corporate team, whether you want to offer prizes at the end of the trip or make it strictly for fun! Our staff are happy to accommodate and help create memorable team building experiences for your group.

We can set up relays on our frisbee golf course or one of our many hiking trails, an oyster cook-out at the fire pit, adventure cruises for groups to head out on the water to explore the Sound, or guided kayaking tours in the Broken Group Islands. The structure of your corporate package is entirely up to you!

Vancouver Island Halibut & Salmon Fishing 

Experience world-class fishing charters when you visit us at Eagle Nook Resort in Barkley Sound, BC. Lucky Sportfishing provides fully guided fly in or drive in salmon and halibut fishing packages on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. This area lays claim to some of the best saltwater fishing grounds in the world. Barkley Sound has numerous runs of Chinook (King), Coho (Silver), and Sockeye salmon that pass through from May to September. Pacific Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish are plentiful all season making for fantastic inshore and offshore fishing.

Salmon Season in BC

In British Columbia, anglers enjoy an abundance of both freshwater and saltwater salmon year-round, with the most fish being caught from May to November. The salmon fishing season in BC correlates with the migration schedule of salmon, known as the salmon run. The various pacific salmon all have slightly different seasonal salmon runs, as noted above.

Again, the top prize is the chinook salmon, noted above as being the tastiest. Due to their popularity and population numbers that ebb and flow, chinook can be tough to come by, but not if you’re with an experienced fishing guide who can take you to the best spots.

Salmon Fishing Supplies  

With the use of our high-end reels, fishing rods and Scotty downriggers, you’ll be reeling in trophy-sized halibut and salmon in no time.   All of our fishing charters are aboard our 26-28 foot Grady White boats and are equipped with the latest and greatest fishing lures, bait and equipment. They also feature twin powered engines and 4 stroke trolling motors, stereos, below deck enclosed washrooms and modern up-to-date radar and electronics. Each of our fishing charters are unique and private and we do not mix any of our groups together.  With no more than 3 guests per boat (or a family of 4), we can cater to your needs and go to locations based on the fish you are after. We’ll make sure that you and your group leave with your limits of fish.

Expert Fishing Guides  

Not an expert fisherman?  Not to worry – that’s what our expert guides are for. They can walk you through it and ensure you’re reeling in those picture worthy fish in no time. Whether you’re going after Halibut, Salmon, Lingcod or one of the multiple species of Rockfish, our all-inclusive fishing packages will take care of all your needs.  Our friendly, experienced guides will take you to the hottest fishing spots and share their extensive knowledge to make this a legendary fishing experience. All our guides and boats are Transport Canada approved.

Bringing Your Salmon Home with You  

Another advantage of chartering with Eagle Nook Resort for your corporate retreat is that we include in our packages the portioning, filleting, and vacuum packing of your freshly caught salmon. We also provide you with an airline-approved cooler to help keep your fish stay fresh and frozen on your ride home.

If you’re travelling outside of Canada, you can transport your salmon to the United States without any special paperwork required. If you are traveling somewhere outside of the US and Canada, check your destination country’s regulations to see if vacuum-packed frozen fish is allowable.

What to bring for your corporate fishing retreat

We hope that you’re looking forward to your upcoming corporate retreat to Eagle Nook Resort. To help with your trip preparations we’ve put together a list of items we suggest you bring along. Keep in mind that the weather on the West Coast can vary throughout the day – mornings can be cool and foggy while afternoons are often hot and sunny, so clothing that is easily layered is recommended. The Resort will provide you with rain gear and rubber boots if necessary.

Some items that we suggest you bring along are:

  • 2 pairs of jeans or casual pants
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 fleece or hoodie
  • 1 long sleeve T-shirt
  • 2 short sleeve T-shirts
  • 4 – 5 pairs of socks, underwear
  • Lightweight jacket (rain gear and rubber boots are provided at the Resort)
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • 1 pair of hiker type shoes (if you plan to use the hiking trails)
  • 1 pair of casual shoes or runners
  • Swimsuit (for the hot tub, towels are provided here)
  • Personal medications and toiletries (soap, shampoo & hair dryers are provided at the lodge)
  • Guest rooms are supplied with towels, terry bathrobes and amenities such as shampoo and soap, with hair dryers available upon request.

Adventure Tours for corporate retreats

Eagle Nook Resort can also arrange eco-adventure tours that explore the coastline of Barkley Sound as part of your corporate retreat. Passengers will experience the Sound from a new angle, learn the history of the area’s first inhabitants, and have the chance to see Gray whales, Humpback whales, seals, sea lions and eagles up close.

Contact us for more information about planning your Salmon fishing in Canada corporate retreat today!