A Seafarer’s Weekend Escape
The beauty of Vancouver Island is undeniable. Surrounded by ocean, the Island is its own paradise, drawing thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the natural playgrounds of the region.
Nestled in its own quiet corner of Sooke, steps away from the ocean’s edge, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina boasts a range of ocean-faring activities, the most popular of which is fishing. On the west coast, guests can enjoy fishing year-round without having to first crack through a thick sheet of ice, and winter fishing tours offer the perfect getaway for anyone looking to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the open ocean without having to contend with the summer crowds.
Just minutes away from five-star fishing, our corner of the coast boasts Halibut and Salmon in abundance all year, as well as Chinook throughout the winter.
With both Half and Full Day Fishing Charters available, our packages are designed to work around our guest’s schedules, as well as provide comfort every step of the way. All fishing equipment and almost all necessities are provided by the professional fishing charters – although avid fishers are welcome to bring their own – and tours are perfect for sea-farers of all experience levels.
Tours begin only steps from the resort; guests are welcomed onto a charter boat by an experienced guide to begin the trip of a lifetime. All adventurers are encouraged to wear layers and pack a rain-resistant jacket, fill a cooler with snacks and beverages, and don’t forget a camera! Wildlife sightings are common, including seals, otters, eagles, sea lions, porpoises, and whale pods, and of course, each fisherman will want a picture immortalizing his or her most impressive catch of the day.
After a day out on the ocean, fishermen return with their bounty to shore to enjoy the luxury of their fully equipped resort accommodation. A soak in one of our outdoor hot tubs is guaranteed to soothe sore muscles (because we know hauling in those over sized catches is hard work), and a private grill awaits to cook the catch of the day. Guides handle cleaning of the catches, so guests can just grill and dig in.
For those who want to skip the fishing and simply enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the ocean, Adventures by HIP offers incredible whale watching and marine life tours right from our marina. There is no better place in the world to view whales and other marine life than the southern tip of Vancouver Island. This area is recognized as one of the most predictable places in the world to see these great marine mammals and Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is located right in the heart of these wildlife-rich waters. Choose your ideal package and reserve your spot on a 1 to 2.5 hour tour and get up close and personal with majestic marine life within minutes from our docks.
Sound heavenly? It is. Just a weekend away will make memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us to reserve your seafarers getaway to Sooke!