The trip from civilization out to an off-grid island can be and should be a major part of the adventure. If you are lacking your own yacht, or any other kind of boat you can still choose from an exilarating gorgeous boat ride, a panoramic floatplane flight on an iconic dehavilland beaver, or a breathtaking helicopter ride for an unparralleled dramatic entrance. (or exit!). you may choose to use one method for your ride in and the another for the ride home. The sky's the limit!
Campbell River is the most common starting point for most visitors but the below operators can offer you pick up at many differnt locations. You can ask us or contact any of the below directly to find your perfect trip in and out of Shoal Bay!
Way West offers both scheduled service to shoal bay from Campbell River on mondays at 9am and fridays at noon as well as full boat charters on any day. great service, available parking and proximity to groceries and supplies.
blind channel offers full boat charter service to and from shoal bay to multiple vancouver island locations. They offer an affordable charter from Rock Bay, the closest driveable Vancouver Island location to Shoal Bay.
discovery west offer full boat charters to shoal bay out of Browns Bay just north of campbell river. you can also ask to have a sightseeing or whale watching tour while on your way into or back home from your rental cottage for an extra fee.
corilair are a floatplane airline operating out of campbell river that offer both scheduled flights to shoal bay as well as full plane charters. contact them to learn of the many available options for travel to and from shoal bay.
grizzly helicopters operate out of campbell river and can whisk you out to shoal bay quickly and with unparalleled views of the coastal inlets and islands. custom tours and fly-in fly-fishing available
no more exciting or panoramic way to arrive at your rental cottage than via a 49north helicopter. in addition to transit back and forth adventure packages such as glacier tours and fly-in fly-fishing are available.