Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort

Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort

445 Kaleva Road, British Columbia V0N 3E0 Canada
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All inclusive 5 Star meals! Vegan too!
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Historic Sund's Lodge with updated guest rooms
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We invite you to come and catch your breath. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the rugged British Columbia coast, protected by the islands and inlets of the Broughton Archipelago. Choose a package that suits you best, and prepare for adventure and re-connection. Our intimate 38-acre setting on Malcolm Island welcomes families, friends, business associates, and individuals as guests. A maximum of 18 guests per trip allows for personal service that cannot be matched. Built in the mid 1900’s, the lodge is rich in history and unique architecture. The main lodge is the center of the property where you spend cocktail hour, and dine in our ocean view dining room. Our historic farm setting is also home to a herd of alpacas. While at Sointula Lodge, guests stay in one of our 12 guest rooms, which are either original Cedar cabins or small log cabins built with Vancouver Island Douglas Fir trees. All of our cabins are furnished to feel like a home away from home. Most rooms have two beds in each room and all cabins have a private bath. Comfortable beds are adorned with down comforters and cotton sheets. Cabin extras include cozy robes, Canadian bath amenities, daily room service and turn down services, outdoor seating and ocean views. Fishing Package: Our calm, protected waters offer one of the most unique saltwater fishing experiences on the British Columbia Coast. All five species of pacific salmon, as well as halibut, lingcod, and other bottom fish can be caught just minutes from our dock. Our 4-day and 5-day all-inclusive fishing packages offer access to remote coastal fishing grounds, premium fish processing, luxury accommodations and dining, wine and spirits. Fish each day with a fully-certified, experienced guide equipped with top-of-the-line rods, reels, and gear. Whether you're a seasoned angler or fishing for the first time, unforgettable memories are guaranteed. Wilderness Package: When booking a wildlife package, you’re booking a customizable wilderness escape by private boat. We are located in one of the most concentrated areas of marine wildlife in the world: The Broughton Archipelago. Our experienced guides will take you through the stunning landscape by comfortable, 27ft cabin enclosed, heated vessels to see Humpback, Orca and Minke whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and porpoises, seals, stellar sea-lions, sea-otters, bald eagles, and if you’re lucky, elusive populations of coastal wolves and cougars. As we cruise nearby beaches, grizzlies and black bears can be seen feeding along the shoreline, and you can’t help but become immersed in the rugged beauty of coastal British Columbia. Along with the abundance of wildlife comes the extraordinary scenery that these animals call home. Hike on remote islands through gigantic western red cedar trees, swim through stunning waterfalls surrounded by 2000 foot granite cliffs, and fall in love with untouched nature in the remote inlets of the Broughton Archipelago. Relax in the evenings with 5-star coastal-inspired cuisine, fine wine and spirits, and finish off the night with a hot tub or traditional Finnish Sauna.
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Austinthelen wrote a review Feb 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been to several lodges in Alaska, and they really don't hold a candle to Sointula. This lodge is intimate and you don't feel like you're just one of a ton of people staying at a lodge. The staff are incredible, they really take the time to get to know you and make you feel like a friend. They have brand new boats and gear which was much better quality than anything I've experienced at AK lodges. From the lodging, to the scenery, to the staff and the experience, Sointula was nothing less than 5 stars all the way. I'll definitely be back as places like this are hard to find these days. I can't recommend enough!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mindy G wrote a review Dec 2023
7 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sointula lodge was the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation and luxury! The staff went above and beyond coordinating every detail of our experience. All of it was perfect! Hearing whales from our front steps at night, watching Wales frolic right outside the dining room, taking an exhilarating bike ride to town, being guided to the most breathtaking remote locations, catching sooo many fish, beautiful and thoughtful meals with local produce. Sooo delicious! Bruce and Lisa, along with the staff have this way of really drawing you into their community. We felt a sense of friendship and family that made experiencing the beauty, nature and adventure so much more fun! In the mornings we were greeted with warm breakfast and they always kept our coffee going while out on the boats(huge plus😜). At the end of our day we were always greeted warmly with a beverage of choice. We soaked in the hot tub everyday. It was just what we needed to connect with nature and reconnect with each other. We hope to go back and share this experience with our kids...we often found ourselves talking about how much they would love it.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lance I wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sointula was an incredible experience. Impressive boats, skillful guides (special thanks to Trevor!), great staff, well-appointed rooms, delicious food, cute alpacas, and priceless memories. You don't go home empty-handed: We have been enjoying all the great fish we came home with! It was a memorable experience, I would definitely do it again, and I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barry J wrote a review Aug 2022
Pleasanton, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After visiting this fishing lodge for more than 20 years, this past trip was truly special. While Sunds has always been one of my favorite lodges, the new ownership and staff have taken the Sointula Lodge to a whole new level. Everything has been updated and improved and I mean everything!! The accommodations, the boats, the equipment and everything in-between. Hats off the the new owner for investing big time in to the lodge and the staff is unlike any other lodge you will ever visit. It's not cheap, but you truly get your moneys worth.
The management and guides were the best I have experienced at any lodge. After a two year closure because of Covid, it was a special treat to return to this new and improved experience.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sophie S wrote a review Aug 2022
Portland, Oregon4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My son (age 7) and I visited Sointula lodge in July. Hands down our favorite vacation ever. Everything was fabulous. The resort has been renovated and the rooms are comfortable and clean. The food is incredible. And the staff is above and beyond. We went out every day on our own boat with our own guide and did whatever kind of fishing my son wanted too. We saw orcas, humpbacks, seals, sea otters, eagles, dolphins and bears! We caught so many fish!!!!! The guides were the best. They were so patient and so eager to teach my son. I had the unfortunate experience of getting a hook in my finger and had to go to the ER. The team handled the incident so smoothly. One of the guides actually held my hand while they performed a painful Digital block on my finger. We are so excited to return next year!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: best fishing trip ever!
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Paul M wrote a review Oct 2022
Victoria, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were clean, very comfortable, and the staff was amazing. They went over and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable.

Gorgeous breathtaking views. Simply Stunning.
We will be back again and again for sure.

Please give your staff awards!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Barry J wrote a review Jul 2023
Pleasanton, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ultimate fishing experience. In fact, I don't call this a fishing trip any longer. This is a great getaway, that happens to have great fishing as part of it. Staff and guides are nothing short of spectacular!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Scott A wrote a review Jul 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our 7th time to visit the lodge going back to 2005. It never disappoints. The staff, the guides, the food, and the experience are all second to none. Everything about this trip is wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone. Scott A.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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robertearltennyson wrote a review Mar 2018
Ferndale, Washington1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Fishing, the accommodations, the food and the staff are all top notch. Beautiful location with whales, sea otters, snow capped mountains everywhere you look. It is breath taking. During my first trip to Sunds lodge, I experienced the calm waters of the inside of Vancouver Island, I wondered why have I been enduring the rough seas on the west side of the island to catch the same amount of fish! I've already booked my for this year!
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Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LisaHAB2, Owner at Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort
Responded Mar 27, 2018
Rob, thanks for your feedback. So glad you loved your luxury fishing vacation and we could show you a truly amazing, calm-water fishing adventure in the incredible beauty of Canada's Inside Passage. As you've experienced, it doesn't get much better than this! Looking forward to hosting you once again!
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Dan C wrote a review Jul 2014
12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First, let me agree with another reviewer. Sund's Lodge is NOT in Hoodsport, WA. That is their business office. The lodge is on Malcolm Island, near the north end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. My wife and I, along with another couple of old friends, visited for four amazing days in June, 2014. The location is beautiful. We drove to Port McNeill, BC and were picked up at the dock and ferried over to the Lodge. You can also fly to the lodge from Seattle in a seaplane which lands right off shore and drops you at the Lodge. In late June the weather was a mix of sun and clouds and there was some drizzle in the mornings but that did not create a problem. The accommidations are excellent. We had a huge cabin with a very comfortable bed and sitting area plus a porch with a swing overlooking the water. For those who can't "disconnect" there is a strong WiFi signal throughout the lodge. Some of the cabins have TVs, ours did not, but if we wanted to watch something, there was a TV in the game room. The food is 5-star all the way with a nice mix of dishes prepared by the executive chef and his staff. Each evening begins with happy hour including appetizers and your choice of cocktails, wine or beer. Dinner is family style in the main dining room at the lodge. By the way, everything is included in the cost of your stay. The only things we paid for on site were some gifts from the gift shop. Now, saving the best for last, the fishing was GREAT! Everything you need is provided: fishing gear, foul weather clothing (which we really didn't need), comfortable, well equipped boats (8 of them, I believe), and experienced guides. The lodge can take up to ~25 visitors at a time (they were only about half full for our visit) and they limit each boat to ~4 fishermen plus the guide. We caught a number of large Chinook Salmon up to 28lbs and halibut. The staff cleans the fish, vacuum packs them, flash freezes them, and boxes them up to take home with you. We came home with a couple hundred pounds of fish. We fished Friday afternoon after we arrived, all day Saturday and Sunday, and Monday morning before we departed. Saturday, the "Burger Boat" visited each of the fishing boats to make lunch to order. On Sunday, we had "Bistro On the Beach" where the chef took his kitchen to a beach on a small secluded island and prepared lunch consisting of crab and fish tacos paired with appropriate side dishes and wine. Then it was back to fishing. Finally, I can't forget to say that Dave Sund and his staff were very friendly and focused on service. They made the visit a delight. A visit to Sund's Lodge is not inexpensive but it is well worth the cost for the experience and the service.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sophie S wrote a tip Aug 2022
Portland, Oregon4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best fishing trip ever!"
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Sheila S wrote a tip Jul 2019
canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have stunning ocean views. No need for A/C as there is a wonderful cool sea breeze in the evening."
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tennyre wrote a tip Jul 2018
Ferndale, Washington2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are great!"
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rlarrya wrote a tip Aug 2015
Mukilteo, Washington44 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most are rooms with views of the grounds and beach"
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aamargulies wrote a tip Sep 2014
seattle, wa43 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All cabins are more or less equivalent."
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C$9,316 - C$10,962 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandMalcolm Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort?
Nearby attractions include U'mista Cultural Centre (3.2 km), Alert Bay Ecological Park, Alert Bay, British Columbia (3.6 km), and Namgis Original Burial Grounds (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coho Joe Cafe, Gordie's Restaurant & Lounge, and Burger Barn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Sointula Lodge, A Marine & Wilderness Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting U'mista Cultural Centre (3.2 km) and 'Namgis Traditional Big House (2.7 km).
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