The Central Coast of British Columbia
is a world class cruising destination
. It offers some of the finest scenery on the west coast
The white sand beaches of Hakai Luxbalis Conservatory are located on the outer coast. Hakai, as called by locals, offers 475 square miles of pristine shoreline. Here, marine
life is abundant. Seals
, sea otters, dolphins
, orca & humpback whales are frequently spotted.
Spend the day exploring the expansive maze of islands, inlets and coves. Spend the night tucked into one of the area's numerous picturesque anchorages
Enjoy a salmon barbecue
at sunset and soak in the magic of being the only ones there..besides eagles, deer and the occasional wolf. Fuel
, groceries and full marina services are available at Shearwater & Bella Bella. Next, head
inland to the fjords, estuaries, salmon streams and old growth forests of the Coast Mountain Range. Explore Fjordlands Recreation Area.
Cruising these waters is a dream-like experience, passing through dramatic, seemingly endless fjords and passing by glacier capped mountains that rise thousands of feet straight up from the water's edge. Motoring is required to navigate through some of the areas narrow passages, while the fjords and long inlets provide exciting sailing opportunities. Fuel
, and groceries are available at Klemtu; a very friendly First Nation community.
Few areas of the world can match the wealth of wildlife in the Coast Mountain Rain Forest. Seals
, whales, wolves, grizzly bears, black bears and eagles can all be seen - possibly in just one day!
Bella Coola is located in the North Central Coast and is reachable via HWY 20, Pacific Coastal Airlines, or BC Ferry
(from Port Hardy). It's a good charter
departure point for those who would like to cruise
the North Coast or the BC Inside Passage
without spending a lot of travel time. Services in Bella Coola include reasonable berthage at the public wharf, fuel, parking, laundry
, showers, phones and wireless internet
Oh, and we have the finest hot springs in BC. They're located within easy reach of Bella Coola, including Eucott Bay Hot Springs, Nascall Hot Springs and Bishop Bay Hot Springs. These are natural springs, unspoiled and pristine.