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Planning Your West Coast Fishing Charter

Planning Your West Coast Fishing Charter

Getting to Eagle Nook

Eagle Nook Resort is located in Barkley Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The most common way our guests arrive at Eagle Nook Resort is by floatplane with Seair Seaplanes or CorilAir. This option will not only minimize your travel time, but you will take an awe-inspiring flight over Vancouver Island from Vancouver and experience the beauty above before arriving at our resort to begin your all-inclusive fishing trip in British Columbia. Fly directly from the seaplane terminal to our dock, and we will take care of all the details, from booking your flight to arranging a shuttle to and from the terminal.

Arrival By Water Taxi

The water taxi pick-up is included in all packages. Drive through the breathtaking Cathedral Grove and arrive at Port Alberni, where our water taxi will be ready and waiting for you at China Creek Marina. Stop for a bite to eat in Port Alberni or grab something to go and enjoy it on the dock’s edge before you embark on the scenic 60-minute cruise to Eagle Nook Resort along the coast.

Barkley Sound Weather

The Barkley Sound region of British Columbia is well-known for its salmon fishing. The area is also popular for its beautiful scenery and mild weather. The average summer temperature in Barkley Sound is about 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit). This makes it a great place to enjoy the outdoors. There are many hiking and camping opportunities in the area. The Barkley Sound region is also a popular spot for whale watching. Several species of whales can be seen in the waters off Barkley Sound, including orcas, humpback whales, and minkes. Check the weather forecast if you’re planning a visit to Barkley Sound. The region can sometimes experience extreme weather conditions, so it’s important to be prepared.


What to Bring to Eagle Nook Resort:

We hope you’re looking forward to your upcoming trip 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
  • a 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.

If you are arriving by float plane:

Due to float plane weight restrictions, personal luggage weight should not exceed 20 lbs per person (approximately the size of an airline carry-on). Please use a duffel bag in place of a suitcase. This ensures you can bring the most fish home possible without exceeding float plane weight limits!

If you are arriving By Water Taxi:

Please use soft duffel-type bags and keep luggage to a maximum of 40 pounds or lighter if possible. We have limited space on the boat so small bags if possible.

To learn more and book your stay at Eagle Nook Resort in Barkley Sound, British Columbia, today, contact a member of our team.

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