Find What You Need At Shearwater


At Shearwater, we offer a full selection of services and amenities from our retail stores for your visit. We are part of a thriving community on the Central Coast of BC and would be happy to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our retail stores stock amenities and many common items found in any mainland stores.

While you’re here, stop in and check out the local pottery, jewelry and prints we have for sale. Don’t forget to ask Lon in the Grocery store for some tips on local hikes or specialty craft beers!


Stop by the Grocery store, Liquor store and Post Office in the heart of Shearwater. We have a 1,500 square foot store that stocks a wide selection of brand-name foods, ice, and supplies.

The liquor store is found right inside the grocery store and carries a wide selection of alcohol, including beer and wine on the central coast. Our pricing is on par with other provincially regulated retail liquor stores. Talk about convenience!

Just inside the grocery store, to the right, you will find a souvenir shop featuring local artisan crafts as well as the Canada Post outlet, capable of handling any postage needs you have. Ask any of the grocery store staff for service in the souvenir shop or Post Office.


Shearwater Marine Group’s freight department, Sea Island Terminals offers scheduled freight services, including cooler and freezer service, from Richmond B.C. to Port Hardy B.C. From our Port Hardy terminal, we transfer goods to the ‘Central Coaster’ freight ship and travel the inside passage up to Hartley Bay and all points in between, ensuring products for your store arrive when you need them.

Shearwater Marine Group’s freight department has the ability and capacity to get what you need from Vancouver or Port Hardy to Shearwater on Denny Island.  The Central Coaster Captain and his crew will navigate the inside passage to bring your items safely to you and as quickly as possible.  Contact one of our offices to discuss your freight needs.

Fuel Dock Convenience Store

Our newly upgraded on-water fuel station features a retail convenience store which is stocked with amenities including cold drinks, candies, bait, block ice, gifts and more. Above the dock, we have a helicopter landing pad with three jet fueling stations. AV fuel is available at the main fuel pad meters, which is closest to the dock ramp. We also service AV & Jet off the floating fuel dock and of course offer competitive pricing within our remote location on the Central Coast. Potable water is limited in the summer but can be utilized based on availability.


Shearwater is a thriving resort community on the Central Coast, 95km west of Bella Coola, on Denny Island where travelers will find all their hardware and marine services met. With over 70 years of supplier experience on the central coast, we’ll provide an ideal solution for almost anything that you might imagine or need.

The Marine & Hardware store offers an incredibly wide selection of amenities. We have the best selection of both Salmon and Halibut fishing tackle available, a full selection of marine charts, and we offer sales and service of electronics on the central coast.

In the unlikely event that we don’t have exactly what you need, your item can be special ordered in and shipped by air freight.  Delivery times to the area are generally one to two days.

Shearwater Marine is a licensed Volvo-Penta Sales & Service centre.


Please note, as a result of COVID-19, the Shearwater to Bella Bella SeaBus is currently running for emergencies only.

Depart Shearwater

Depart Bella Bella

A few things to note

7:45 am Mon. – Fri.

9:00 am Sat – Sun, daily

10:00 am daily

11:30 am daily

12:30 pm daily

1:30 pm daily

3:30 pm daily

4:30 pm daily

5:30 pm daily

6:30 pm daily

7:30 pm Thurs – Sat

8:30 pm daily Sun – Wed (last seabus)

9:30 pm Thurs – Sat

10:30 pm Thurs – Sat

11:30 pm Thurs – Sat

12:30 am Thurs. – Sat

8:00 am Mon. – Fri.

9:30 am daily

11:00 am daily

12:00 pm daily

1:00 pm daily

2:30 pm daily

4:00 pm daily

5:00 pm daily

6:00 pm daily

7:00 pm Sun – Wed (last seabus)

8:00 pm Thurs – Sat

9:00 pm Thurs – Sat

10:00 pm Thurs – Sat

11:00 pm Thurs – Sat

$5 round trip (all passengers)

Tickets required for ride. Available at the Shearwater admin office from 8 am – 5 pm (closed at 12 pm – 1 pm for lunch).

Children 6 and under are free

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Take-out delivery too: $5 per order

Freight delivery subject to size and weight, $5 per order


The Great Bear Rainforest has a unique coastal culture that relies heavily on water transport and ferries for its essential services. Shearwater provides chartered water taxi service throughout the Central Coast of BC.  We have a fleet which is comprised of three vessels; The Clowhom Spirit 1 (40 person capacity), Mar-ell Mist (24 person capacity) and the Northern Lights (12 person capacity).

We regularly transport patients and medical professionals for medical visits,  children to school, small kayaking groups in the summer to remote locations,  commercial fishermen to live aboard locations and corporate travelers on business between various islands.

For more information on this service, please contact our water taxi department here.

Clowhom & Mar-ell Mist Route Map

Service from Shearwater to the following:

Prince Rupert


Port Hardy

amenities, Retail, service
amenities, Retail, service

Northern Lights Route Map

Service from Shearwater to the following:


Bella Coola

Ocean Falls

Rivers Inlet


Spillers Inlet