Destination Shearwater

Breathtaking. Unpretentious. Wild.

“This historic agreement is the culmination of a respectful relationship that my father established with the Heiltsuk Nation in 1947. The sale of Shearwater is a momentous decision for the Widsten Family and one that acknowledges the hard work, effort, and dedication of so many people throughout so many years. My family, friends, colleagues, and business partners are all part of this historic day and I thank them wholeheartedly.

I personally thank the Heiltsuk Nation for their friendship, mutual respect, and cooperation throughout my 53 years at the helm of the Shearwater Marine Group and I believe this is the right decision at the right time. I am very proud of the service business and legacy that our family has established on the Central Coast and trust that the Heiltsuk Nation will lead the way with confidence and respect for the needs of all stakeholders.”

A Craig Widsten

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Shearwater is British Columbia’s ultimate sportfishing and eco-tour destination. Inside the Heiltsuk territory, within the Great Bear Rainforest, are some of the richest fishing waters in the world. You will experience some of BC’s best chinook and salmon fishing while touring the breathtaking beauty of the Central Coast. Our unforgettable trophy fishing adventures will inspire your outdoor adventure bucket list. On a fishing trip with us you’ll experience animals up close and have the adventure of a lifetime at Shearwater.

Is wildlife your preference? Look no further. The Great Bear Rainforest is bursting with wildlife. We have fantastic eco-tour trips you can enjoy in this pristine, remote region of British Columbia. This is the path less traveled or off the beaten track, as a well seasoned traveler may say, which is part of the reason why we believe an adventure with us is once-in-a-lifetime.

An Eco-tour paradise

Eco-tour in the Great Bear Rainforest


Fantastic Lodging

Widest selection of accommodations


Ultimate Fishing

Spectacular fishing on BC's rugged coast


What They’re Saying

Guides were great. Kaitlyn was great. Fishing was great!

Cam J.

Everybody I had dealings with was excellent. I enjoyed my stay very much and hope to come back again very soon.

Dan T.

Great and extremely accommodating. Mike (Spoonman) and Joe did an excellent job as guides. Everyone made our stay fantastic.

Jeff L.

I have been visiting Shearwater for many years...this is my 27th. I have enjoyed several fishing lodges along the coast over the years but have yet to discover one the beats Shearwater. Fish species are plentiful..eagles, wildlife, orca and Humpback whales are all there to enjoy. Staff and services are second to none. A must-do for once in a lifetime.

J. BelangoRogers Television, Vancouver

Fully equipped marine center 

Marine Services at Shearwater

For over 70 years, Shearwater has been the Central Coast’s leader in a variety of premium marine services, storage, and moorage. We have the equipment and ability to safely handle your vessel, whether its for repair or storage and have you back on the water again.

Our newly upgraded fuel dock now features a convenience store that will meet all your last minute supply needs. Above the dock, we have a landing pad with three helicopter Jet fueling stations. Av fuel is available at the main fuel pad meters- closest to the dock ramp as well as off the floating dock.

We have competitive pricing within our remote location on the Central Coast.