BREWERY & WINE TOURS WITH VANCOUVER ISLAND EXPEDITIONS
Nanaimo Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tours with Vancouver Island Expeditions
Discover some of Vancouver Island's amazing local food, craft beverage & estate winery scenes as you tour through Nanaimo. Drink and eat your way through Nanaimo’s family owned vineyards, breweries, distilleries and local food producers as VIE guides you throughout this historic city. Book with Sunshine Coast Air on the early morning or early afternoon flight and meet at the Coast Bastion Hotel where the VIE shuttle will collect you and begin your tour! There are many adventure tours available through Vancouver Island Expeditions so be sure to check out their site, pick your adventure and book your seat!
PRICES per person
Brewery Tour $210 plus tax *Year-round
Winery Tour $250 plus tax *Spring/Summer
Departs Sechelt 10am
Start Time:10:30am pickup at the Coast Bastion (98 Front Street) in Nanaimo.
Emd Time: 3:30pm drop off Coast Bastion
Flight Departs: 4:00pm Sunshine Coast Air in Nanaimo Harbour
Fly from Sechelt to the award winning West Coast Wilderness Lodge. Soar through Narrows Inlet over the world famous Skookumchuck rapids. Then indulge in a 5 course dinner while gazing at the sunset. Click HERE for more information on booking and rates.
Spring and Summer ONLY please call to book 604-740-8889
COAST GRAVITY PARK
Let us pick you up and bring you to one of the BC's best new mountain bike parks Coast Gravity Park. Our classic de Havilland Beaver seats up to 4 with bikes (bike bags with disassembled bikes only) or 6 passengers and luggage. Bike rentals available at Off The Edge bike shop located just 10 minutes from the floaptlane dock. Coast Gravity Park shuttles available upon request via Coast Gravity Park. Our base is located just minutes away from the park with watefront accommodation available upon request at the base that sleeps up to 9 people.
Scheduled Flights Nanaimo to Sechelt DAILY
Long Weekends only flights departing from YVR to Sechelt.
Charters available for pick up from Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island
Call to book 604-740-8889
Wilderness Resort has 125 acres within a Provincial Marine Park. A world class destination for kayaking, fishing, paddle-boarding, hiking and connecting with nature. BC’s coastal rainforests are among the rarest, most productive and awe inspiring ecosystems on the planet. The Alpine Cabins enjoy panoramic views of oceans with stunning mountain back-drops. Our luxury platform tents are at the water’s edge of the rainforest, surrounded by a cathedral-like canopy of trees. Closer to the ground you’ll find blueberry, red huckleberry and salal and an abundance of mosses and lichens. Fallen nurse logs support new growth by creating elevated and moist habitats.
The unique location of Wilderness Resort offers one mile of waterfront including access to one of the few intertidal lagoons in the inlet system. Kayaks, canoes and paddle-boards are available at no cost for you explore the coastline and look for starfish, sunfish, sea anemones, crabs, and fish. Venture just a little away from the shore and you will find seals and even pacific black sided dolphins. Recent years have also seen increasing orca activity in our area.
We offer direct fly in services from YVR Airport. Call today to book!
TZOONIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
Tzoonie is Truly Unique - a one of a kind wilderness resort located up Narrows Inlet on the Sunshine Coast with no road access or neighbors of the human variety. Most marine parks and remote lodges cannot actually access the wilderness that surrounds them except by floatplane. Sunshine Coast Air provides fly in service so that you can explore the pristine forest trails overlooking ocean inlets from high in the mountains.
They have kayaks, canoes and paddleboards available to explore some of the most spectacular coastal wilderness in North America. Explore protected Narrows Inlet, jewel of the "Inland Sea." Explore reefs and tidepools full of starfish and other sea life. Paddle among seals, otters, eagles, herons, and much more.
FLIGHTS TO TZOONIE
Horseshoe Bay to Tzoonie : $585.80 Round Trip is $1171.60
YVR South Terminal to Tzoonie is $722.80 Round trip is $1445.60
Sechelt to Tzoonie $250.00 Round Trip $500.00
*taxes all included
Call to book 604-740-8889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CATAMARAN TOUR PACKAGES - NANAIMO
Fly from Vancouver or Sunshine Coast to cruise on a luxurious Catamaran for the day. SCA will drop you off at the Nanaimo Harbour Terminal for a short walk or cab ride to the boat terminal. Tours include swimming, viewing of wildlife, BBQ (bring your own food), or have Vancouver Island Catamaran do the shopping for you when you book an extended tour.
MOTOR CRUSING (No Sails Raised) & FLIGHT
6 People from YVR Airport to Nanaimo return $356.04 each - 1.5 hours
Or fly on our regular scheduled flight from Sechelt to Nanaimo return $228.50 per person
SAILING: (Sails Raised) & FLIGHT
Group Rate for up to 6 passengers YVR Airport to Nanaimo return $383.04 each - 3 Hours
Or fly on our regular scheduled flight from Sechelt to Nanaimo return $255.50 per person
The 3 Hour Sail includes a motorized tour of the Inner Harbour, the Newcastle Moorage areas and the downtown Boat Basin. We will then sail for about one hour in one direction ("whichever way the wind is blowing") and then sail back for one hour.
Boat departs from the permanent moorage at The Waterfront Suites & Marina, 1000 Stewart Ave.
To book your flight with Sunshine Coast Air call 250-591-1810
To book your sailing tour with Vancouver Island Catamaran Sailing call 250.714.5303
Join Trophy Charters for an experience that you will never forget. Sunshine Coast Air will pick you up in Vancouver or Vancouver Island and fly you direct to the Madeira Park government wharf where Tropy Charter will pick you up and take you fishing! They will leave from the government dock in Pender Harbour (Madeira Park) on board the REEL DEVIL . The REEL DEVIL is a well equipped 30 foot bayliner trophy boat designed for fishing and site seeing. During your charter you will see many different species of sea birds, seals , sea lions and sometimes Pacific Whiteside Dolphins , Porpoises , and Whales. We can fish for Salmon all Cod species and Crabs as well as West Coast Spotted Prawns. Captain Fred has over 40 years of experience sports fishing and commercial fishing in these waters. Enjoy the day or the evening and we will pick you up back at the dock for your return home.
Groups of 4-6
SCA 604-740-8889 or email email@example.com
Trophy Charters 604-741-2744 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sunshine Coast has so many incredible, noteworthy dive sites it is difficult to do them justice all in a single write-up. But we’ll try… Whether you’re diving out of Gibsons (I hear rumours of Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers in the shallows) or Sechelt or further up the coast, there is excellent diving to be had. There are many sites reachable both by boat and by shore.
A favourite shore site in Sechelt is Tuwanek. This site offers a variety of dives, from a shallow, sandy-bottomed area that is a decent spot for skills, drills, classes and practice to the dives on the two islands that frame the bay. Wolf eels are commonly found on the right island and both islands offer enough hiding spots for regular octopus sightings. There is parking along the street, but usually is not a problem and the entry is one of the easiest you’ll find. There is a great place to stay in Tuwanek called the Scuba Shack . Cooper’s Green is another popular spot that is a colourful dive site accessible to all levels of diver. Also found in Sechelt Inlet, this site in Halfmoon Bay bottoms out between 50-60ft/15-18m. The site is protected from current and typically free of wave action. There are lots of sun stars amongst the seaweed, and plenty of opportunity to spot an octopus or two.
The best known boat dive in the area is likely the Chaudiere. This is the first of several wrecks put down as artificial reefs by the ARSBC. The ship is on its side, which adds an additional element of interest to this wreck. The depth of the wreck (approximately 70’- 140’/21m-40m) makes it an advanced dive. For those that are wreck certified and have the proper equipment wreck penetration is a possibility. Because of the orientation of the wreck it is recommended that one has plenty of experience because it can be quite disorienting.
Another popular boat dive is the Skookumchuck Narrows. This is usually done as a drift dive on near slack. A thorough understanding of the tidal activity in the area is necessary for diving this site. It is worthwhile, however. Divers are rewarded greatly with sponges, anemones, and at technical depths, fans of gorgonian coral.
Great Article in the Globe & Mail, click to read.