Echo Bay is found in the heart of the Broughton Archipelago, or as the old timers call it;
Echo Bay EcoVentures
Nikki van Schyndel
Simoom Sound Post Office
VHF Channel 08 – Call Sign: Cadillac Fish
4-5 hour excursion: $150 per person (includes a wild stir-fry on an open fire)
Full day excursion: $275 per person (includes a primitive pit-cook, clay-bake or salmon barbecue)
Custom On-board Presentations: approx. 1 1/2 hours – $150 per group (travel costs will be added if traveling from Echo Bay)
Campfire Storytelling: approx. 1 1/2 hours – $200 per group (travel costs will be added if traveling from Echo Bay/ roasting goodies provided)
If planning any type of fishing adventure, all guests must have a valid fishing license obtained at B.C. fisheries
How to find us:
Echo Bay is accessible by boat or floatplane only, but we’re easy to find in Proctor Bay at Billy’s Museum, within walking distance of Pierre’s at Echo Bay Marina on Gilford Island in the Broughton Archipelago. Echo Bay is approximately 30 miles northeast of Port McNeill & Telegraph Cove along the Inside Passage of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Lat: 50 degrees 45 min. 4.7 sec. North
Long: 126 degrees 29 min. 49.2 sec. West
Port McNeill is the nearest town to Echo Bay. It is approximately a 4 hour drive from Nanaimo on the North Island Hwy, on Vancouver Island. Ferry schedules from Vancouver to Nanaimo are available at www.bcferries.com.
Water Taxi Options:
There are two companies I recommend for the North Island:
Bruce McMorran of The Paddler’s Inn
Mike Willie of Sea Wolf Adventures
Echo Bay EcoVentures may offer a discounted water taxi service depending on availability. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Seattle –
Lake Union 950 West Lake Ave. Seattle, WA
– Has daily scheduled flights to the Northern Inside Passage from Seattle-Tacoma Airport or from several
private terminals. $680 round trip. Prices may vary.
860 W. Perimeter Rd. Renton, WA
– Regularly serves Echo Bay and NE Vancouver Island. $658 round trip. Prices may vary.
From Vancouver Airport –
Pacific Coastal Airlines
– Serves Vancouver Island and surrounding islands. Regular flights are available to Campbell River and Port
Hardy and floatplane services are available from Vancouver and Port Hardy direct to Echo Bay.
From Campbell River –
Corilair float plane service has a shuttle available from the Campell River airport to their terminal and will fly to
Echo Bay. 888-287-8366
From Port Hardy or Port McNeill-
Pacific Coastal Airlines
-Has floatplane service to Echo Bay.
Though Echo Bay only has 13 full-time residents, during most of the year there are many options for accommodations while adventuring with Echo Bay EcoVentures. Please mention to your lodge of choice that you are a guest of mine.
Pierre’s at Echo Bay Marina has full lodge amenities, including their famous Saturday night pig roasts.
The Paddler’s Inn have private cabins as well as a hostel and sea kayaking adventures.
Sea Rose Studios offers a bed and breakfast package, studio tours, and art retreats.
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is the ultimate luxury getaway with helicopter adventures and spa services.