Premier Listings for Nuchatlitz Provincial Park

Named after the old village of Nuchatlitz, the Nuchatlitz Provincial Park is located southwest of Zeballos, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, between Nuchatlitz and Esperanza inlets.

The park protects a number of archaeological sites, evidence that the area has been inhabited for thousands of years by First Nations people drawn to the region by the abundance of natural resources.

A great diversity of flora and fauna is protected within an extensive range of terrestrial, intertidal and marine environments. Nuchatlitz is an excellent place to study intertidal life, as many tide pools can be found throughout the maze of islets and reefs that make up the park.

The 2,135-hectare park (803 hectares upland and 1,332 hectares foreshore) also protects vital habitat for British Columbia’s recovering Sea Otter population. Decimated by the fur trade in the early 1900s, and extirpated in British Columbia by the late 1920s, sea otters from Alaska were transplanted to the northwest coastal waters in 1969-1972. The present population of sea otters on Vancouver Island’s west coast is currently estimated at approximately 2,000.

The remote islands are becoming a popular kayaking destination, offering both exposed coast and protected waters for paddling, quiet coves and a multitude of beaches. A wealth of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts exists, including boating, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing within the park and its surrounding area.

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed on the northwest tip of Nootka Island and the many small island groups within the park. There are some small developed sites accessible by kayaks and smaller boats at Rosa Island. Undeveloped but useable areas are scattered throughout the island groups and on the northwest coast of Nootka Island. Pit toilets are located at Rosa Island and at some of these other sites. This park is accessible year round; there is no fee for winter camping.

Access to Nuchatlitz Provincial Park is by boat from Zeballos, 11 miles (18 km) to the northeast, or from Tahsis or Gold River. Many of the parks in the North Island are only accessible by floatplane or by boat. These exciting journeys present unparalleled views of the rugged and remote wilderness beauty that is the west coast of beautiful Vancouver Island.

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Premier Listings

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Zeballos Oceanfront Lodge
509 Reno Street Zeballos BC V0P 2A0 Home Phone: 250-886-0315Work Phone: 1-888-855-7335Visit Website

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Come and join us for a world-class vacation at one of the premier Vancouver Island fishing lodges. At our oceanfront fishing lodge you’ll be treated like family, enjoy gourmet meals prepared by our chef, and relax after a day on the water in our hot tub and sauna – all in one of Vancouver Island’s hottest fishing areas. We consistently send our guests home with limits of Salmon and Halibut. The resort offers luxurious waterfront accommodation for up to 15 guests, and is the only oceanfront fishing lodge in Zeballos, BC, a great spot for a corporate retreat, a family vacation, or the fishing trip of a lifetime with friends.

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Spirit of the West Kayaking
P.O. Box 569 Heriot Bay Quadra Island BC V0P 1H0 Home Phone: 250-285-2121Home Fax: 1-888-389-5736Work Phone: 1-800-307-3982Visit Website

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Kayaking British Columbia is the ultimate way to view BC’s abundant wildlife.

We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our unique coast, and our passion shows in everything we do. Choose among several professionally-guided 4-8 day trips for all experience levels around Vancouver Island. ‘Glamping’ basecamp-style with wood-fired hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or expedition-style paddling from camp to camp and paddling between 100s of islands through the Broughton Archipelago, famous Desolation Sound and the wild Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. Savouring a fresh salmon BBQ in the open air, explore and view fascinating wildlife and wilderness and wake up on remote islands with the sound of the whales. Unique and breathtaking.

Our adventures are for everyone and are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. We take care to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected. Our groups are small, ranging from 8 to 13 people, depending on the trip, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. We provide everything you need for a once in a lifetime kayaking adventure. We provide high-quality fiberglass kayaks, paddling equipment, camp cookware, eating utensils, and camping gear.

Our guides take care of you for the entire duration of your tour, prepare delicious, organic and local meals, and have extensive training and experience in sea kayaking and in sharing the natural and cultural history of the area.

During the Northern Hemisphere winter, we also offer kayaking trips to the glacier-fed South American wildlife paradise, the Chilean Patagonia Archipelago, and multi-day escapes to sun, sand, remote beaches and the warm crystal clear waters of the Bahamas. Please contact us for all details of these amazing winter getaways!

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Nootka Marine Adventures
Resort Locations: Espinosa Inlet off Esperanza Inlet Galiano Bay and Moutcha Bay Nootka Sound BC Mailing Address: 1392 Seaview Road Black Creek BC V9J 1J7 Work Phone: 1-877-337-5464Visit Website

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Moutcha Bay Resort, Newton Cove Resort and Nootka Sound Resort operate together as Nootka Marine Adventures. Located on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, two of the resorts are located in the sheltered waters of Nootka Sound; Moutcha Bay Resort is situated at the mouth of the Conuma River, and Nootka Sound Resort operates out of the idyllic Galiano Bay off Tlupana Inlet. Our newest floating property, Newton Cove Resort, is conveniently located in Espinosa Inlet near the entrance to Esperanza Inlet.

These resorts offer exceptional amenities, comfortable luxury accommodation, gourmet meals and boat moorage, along with some of the most spectacular, salmon, halibut and tuna fishing available. The Nootka Marine Adventures’ guides are some of the most experienced and professional in the area. They will help ensure that you have both a memorable as well as a highly-productive time in their comfortable, covered 28-foot boats. Take a fully-guided fishing trip or wildlife-viewing excursion in Nootka Sound. Nootka Marine Adventures offers accommodations, rental boats, a full-service marina and fully-guided sport fishing charters and packages.

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Reel Obsession Sportfishing
3139 Carran Road Victoria BC V9C 2K5 Home Phone: 250-886-0315Work Phone: 1-888-855-7335Visit Website

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Reel Obsession Sport Fishing Charters offers year-round, world-class, fully guided BC salmon and halibut sport fishing charters on Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, fishing Zeballos, Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet, and Victoria. We offer a variety of charter fishing packages and are quite flexible in customizing your charter fishing experience to suit your needs. Our west coast Lodge produces great fishing all summer long.

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Newton Cove Resort
Newton Cove Espinosa Inlet Esperanza Inlet BC Work Phone: 1-877-337-5464Visit Website

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Newton Cove Resort is considered by many to be the finest floating wilderness resort on Vancouver Island. Situated in a protected cove in Espinosa Inlet near the Pacific entrance to Esperanza Inlet, the area is rich in both history and wildlife. The protected inshore waters and offshore fishing grounds are just minutes away and host some of the world’s most productive and consistent salmon, halibut, ling cod and rock fish opportunities.

At the end of a day, take out one of the complimentary kayaks or stand up paddle boards or just relax by the fire while your catch is professionally processed in the government-inspected fish-processing facility.

The luxurious Newton Cove Resort tailors to the needs of every angler, offering all-inclusive accommodation that is ideal for a secluded getaway, small groups or a corporate retreat. The resort can be accessed by boat or by float plane on direct flights from Vancouver, Comox, Campbell River and Seattle.

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