Maps and Location
Shearwater, British Columbia, Coordinates
52.1472° N, 128.0928° W
Getting Here By AirPrivate and other chartered aircraft are welcome at Shearwater’s 3000’ paved airstrip on Denny Island (call letters - CYJQ). Our strip has a large apron for long term parking of aircraft.
We can also easily accommodate private helicopters on our large waterside helipad or at the airstrip.
Please advise us of your ETA as there are no phones or radios at the airstrip. Give the Shearwater hotel manager a call at 250-957-2666 or 250-957-2718 and we will send our shuttle to pick you up.
Air transportation is provided on chartered aircraft for our all inclusive package guests directly to Shearwater’s airstrip on Denny Island. Please see the Fishing Packages section for more information.
Bella Bella has convenient daily scheduled air service to and from Vancouver and Port Hardy on Pacific Coastal Airlines. Bella Bella is a short Seabus ride from Shearwater. The Shearwater Seabus meets most scheduled airline arrival times.
Contact the following airlines for more information on flights from Vancouver:
- Air North Airlines: 1-800-661-0407 or www.flyairnorth.com
- Pacific Coastal Airlines: 1-800-663-2872 or www.pacific-coastal.com
- Bella Coola Air: 250-982-2545 or www.bellacoolaair.com
Getting Here By Ferry
BC Ferries Discovery Coast Passage offers service from Port Hardy and Bella Coola right to our doorstep. Passengers and Vehicles are delivered to the Shearwater terminal after an exciting cruise of the mid coast. There is opportunity for all kinds of wildlife viewing along the way. The Captain will often go out of his way to make sure you get a good look at killer & humpback whales, porpoises, and other marine life, as well as a chance at seeing deer swimming or bears and wolves along the shoreline. We offer a variety of packages that include your ferry fare, including bring your own boat and/or RV packages. Check out the BC Ferries Website for up-to-date information about the route, schedules and fares.
Seabus from Bella BellaShearwater operates a scheduled Seabus to and from the government wharf in Bella Bella. This provides a convenient way to visit the village, as well as access the airport. Our 33 passenger Seabus is Canadian Steamship approved with certified Captain and Crew. Service is provided approximately every 1 ½ hours, and is coordinated with the airline schedules. The cost is $5 per person each way.
Shearwater Central - Port HardyShearwater Marine Group’s freight department, Sea Island Terminals offers a scheduled freight service, including cooler and freezer service from Richmond B.C. to Port Hardy B.C., which is put on flagship the 'Central Coaster' and transported by sea up to Hartley Bay and all points in between.
Shearwater South - RichmondShearwater Marine Group’s head office and the Vancouver freight department, Sea Island Terminals, operates out of Richmond, BC.