We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shearwater Resort & Marina

Save
Share
1 Shearwater Road Shearwater BC, British Columbia V0T 1B0 Canada
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveller (44)
Dining (9)
Room & Suite (6)

About

#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Denny Island
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Shearwater is located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Situated on Denny Island about 450km north of Vancouver, 3.5km East of Bella Bella and 100km West of Bella Coola. We offer all-inclusive fishing packages, ecotours, accommodations, bar & grill, 1500 ft of moorage space in our marina, a full-service shipyard, fuel services and retail stores including grocery, liquor and marine hardware and water taxi services throughout the central coast of BC.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Show more
Room features
Fireplace
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Full view
Contact
1 Shearwater Road Shearwater BC, British Columbia V0T 1B0 Canada
Getting there
Bella Bella Airport2 kmSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
63Reviews3Q+A24Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 34
  • 14
  • 5
  • 3
  • 7
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
Bernd E wrote a review Aug. 2020
Williams Lake, Canada197 contributions109 helpful votes
This is one of the worst companies that I have dealt with in at least the past decade. A friend and I booked a trip to Shearwater Resort, on short notice, to stay there from Thursday to Sunday. On Wednesday, the evening before our trip, I called the resort to re-confirm the booking and to also advise that we would be partaking in their meal plan and would therefore not be bringing our own food. I was assured by Angelina that they had our reservation and were awaiting us, whereas she also confirmed the meal plan. We left our town the next afternoon for the 6-hour drive to Bella Coola, which would then be followed by a 3-hour boat ride to the lodge. To note is that there is no mobile phone service available during the 6-hour wilderness drive. Imagine our surprise, when arrived in Bella Coola at 8:00 PM, preparing to launch our boat, we received an email on my friend’s phone, advising us that our reservation had been cancelled. Stupefied, my friend phoned the resort and was advised that the cancellation was due to increased Covid-19 cases in Vancouver and Victoria, as well as concern by the Heiltsuk FN community. To note is that Vancouver and Victoria are 500 km from our town of residence and that our town, even at the time of this writing, still does not have, or has had, one single documented case of Covid-19; but I do have empathy for the FN concerns. Stranded in a village with a population of 1,000; with no food or accommodation, my friend protested, as the prospect of a 6-hour return journey, towing a 5,000 lb boat at night, was not something that we were looking forward to. That aside, we would not have made it back, as all the gas stations along the way close at 5:00 PM and we were almost out of fuel. A chap at the resort, who did not identify himself, said he would check with his colleagues and call right back. He did not phone back to this day. With the sun setting, we scrambled to find accommodation and finally found a place to stay. It is quite disconcerting that the resort cancelled our reservation literally when at their doorstep, did not offer to source us alternate accommodation or offer even the least bit of support. They not only ruined our vacation, but we are out a substantial amount of money. My friend and I both, in the following days, separately emailed the lodge (to several of their email addresses) to voice our displeasure, with no reply forthcoming to date. They simply don't care and this should be a warning to potential travelers that, if you have to cancel your booking with them for whatever reason, you will lose your deposit but, if they cancel your booking on a whim, you have no recourse whatsoever and are on your own. To make it clear: Covid-19 and the Heiltsuk FN are not the problems here; it is the resort's handling of the situation and their utter lack of caring, empathy or support. All they seem to care about is your money :( Bernd Eisele Williams Lake
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
4 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
ConC wrote a review Jul. 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is a total rip off. Disgusting hotel, restaurant is awful. Overpriced gouge town. Boats are unsafe. On top of all this Shearwater also has very shady business practices in relation to the local fisheries, local environment, business operations, and fails to consult properly with the local Heiltsuk Nation whose territory is where the resort lies. Take your money elsewhere, there are plenty of local options that provide way better service and value!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2019
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: Go elsewhere! Look around lots of local BnB's/cabins, smaller resorts too, Bella Bella has...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
3 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Fred Segal wrote a review Dec. 2019
Richmond, Canada1 contribution
amazing huge fish, great guides, great service, amazing food, beautiful fishing areas. Highly recommend. I went with my whole family. We did an all inclusive trip, I didn't have to plan anything. Best fishing trip of my life.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019
Location
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
14guestb wrote a review Aug. 2019
Bella Bella, Canada57 contributions29 helpful votes
I enjoyed the seabus ride over. The resort has several stores and a restaurant. There is also a private gift shop and coffee shop on site and a laundromat which I didn’t need to visit but other visitors seemed happy with. It’s a great place to relax. The restaurant was good with the prices you would expect at a resort.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from ShearwaterBC, Guest Relations Manager at Shearwater Resort & Marina
Responded Aug. 5, 2019
We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Nickers1 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions15 helpful votes
There is such an opportunity here for a great resort. Good fishing, kayaking, hiking etc. the season is short for these guys to make any money and they are trying to up their game but they have a load of work to do. The pub menu needs to be reworked. So visit with that in mind and you will have a great time.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Cheryllynn wrote a review Jul. 2019
3 contributions
Shearwater Resort and Marina has a new Chef. On the evening of July 3rd we had the pleasure of being served a sampling of Chef Brandon Johnsons talents. Lemon/lime marinated shrimp salad followed by Panko crusted Salmon in a creamy Cioppino sauce. Fresh donuts with a wonderful plum sauce for dessert. My descriptions don't come close to how absolutely wonderful these three dishes were. Chef Brandon and his staff go above and beyond to make sure your dining experience is exceptional. We see wonderful things happening at Shearwater and look forward to our next visit. If you get a chance to visit Shearwater Resort and Marina...don't miss a chance to eat at Fishermans Bar and Grill. The food and staff are the BEST!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ShearwaterBC, Guest Relations Manager at Shearwater Resort & Marina
Responded Aug. 5, 2019
Thank you for your great feedback, we are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
idyllfish wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom30 contributions13 helpful votes
Had the pleasure of spending the long weekend at Shearwater. Great facilities, superb seabus service and delicious food (I had the halibut burger). The servers and bar staff at the Fishermen's Bar and Grill were great. I'm always amazed at the amenities, selection of groceries and service available on such a remote stretch of the coast. Thanks for another memorable trip!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from ShearwaterBC, Manager at Shearwater Resort & Marina
Responded Jul. 1, 2019
We are thrilled to hear you had a fabulous visit. We hope to see you again in the future :)
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Mike C wrote a review Nov. 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions20 helpful votes
This was our 4th year on the Pacific Lure..........5 nights on the water, excellent food...okay Grant...you are a pretty good cook....We missed Capt. Mike this year but look forward to next year......FYI..I took my 90 yr. old father on the trip last year and they REALLY took care of him...and he caught the largest fish....20.5LB Coho....not bad!!!...Fantastic sunsets.......They take care of EVERYTHING......Booked again for next year.......
Read more
Date of stay: August 2018
Value
Service
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We stay on the Pacific Lure but we can say that Roman..who runs the food at the lodge..is VERY...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
3 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from Nicole P, Public Relations Manager at Shearwater Resort & Marina
Responded Nov. 12, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. As a team, we are glad you had an epic fishing eco-tour cruise aboard the Pacific Lure. We will be sure to pass your kind words to Grant. He will be very pleased. Our goal is to take care of all of your vacation details, allowing your family to sit back, relax and enjoy the Great Bear Rainforest surroundings. It was our pleasure. Kind regards, Team Shearwater
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Beerchaser1 wrote a review Nov. 2018
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
Outstanding as always . Staff , facility , fishing , wonders of nature all abound . 2019 will be my 40th trip to Shearwater . I will go for as long as I can with my 3 wonderful pals. It is an event and the treatment there is second to none.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2018
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rooms facing water and bay are excellent
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Nicole P, Public Relations Manager at Shearwater Resort & Marina
Responded Nov. 12, 2018
Thank you very much for the wonderful review of the staff, facility and the epic fishing. As a team, we appreciate your loyalty year after year. We aim to deliver memorable experiences for our guests and are delighted to read that you describe it as such. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019. Warmest regards, Team Shearwater
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
922JohnA922 wrote a review Nov. 2018
Guelph, Canada81 contributions74 helpful votes
From pick up by a Dash 8 at VHR south terminal to the return 5 days later the trip was seamless. Great accommodation, fabulous staff and every detail explained and covered. Proper equipment including foul weather gear is provided. Our guide put us on fish immediately! Scenery was outstanding and we saw orcas as well as humpback whales - eagles everywhere/ Food was "downtown good" - well prepared, well presented and excellent selections. One the best if not the best salmon lodges on the west coast. Shearwater is not to be missed.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2018
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from Nicole P, Public Relations Manager at Shearwater Resort & Marina
Responded Nov. 12, 2018
Thank you for this wonderful review of your Shearwater Resort experience. We are happy to read that you enjoyed all of the elements throughout your journey, including our non stop charter aircraft from Vancouver's South terminal, top quality fishing expedition gear, highly informative & attentive fishing guides, stunning wildlife rich scenery and gourmet cuisine empower by Chef Roman. As a team, it was our pleasure to explore with you this past season and we hope that you keep lasting memories. Kind regards, Team Shearwater
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaDenny Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Shearwater Resort & Marina
What are some of the property amenities at Shearwater Resort & Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Shearwater Resort & Marina?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Shearwater Resort & Marina?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Does Shearwater Resort & Marina have airport transportation?
Yes, Shearwater Resort & Marina offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shearwater Resort & Marina?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Shearwater Resort & Marina offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.