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TRAVEL OPTIONS TO THE M.V. ESTERO

Vancouver B.C. as your "Gateway to Canada": Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

  • via Commercial Airline : You will continue to Campbell River Airport (YBL) via Air Canada's partner airline Central Mountain Air or Pacific Coastal Airlines. Be sure to be ticketed on a thru-fare basis to Campbell River when making your original booking which usually saves you on costs. You will need to overnight in CR at either Painters' Lodge or the Coast Discovery Inn which is downtown. Request airport pick up when making your hotel booking. The next morning, you will depart from the Discovery Harbour Marina with Way West Coastal Ventures water taxi service on scheduled or charter basis depending on group size and our boat location. Sheduled floatplane service may also be a cost effective alternative.
  • via Car Rental - rent a car at Vancouver Int. Airport and drive to Campbell River. This option would cost a car rental, B.C.Ferries fare for vehicle and passengers and fuel. This option could include a day of sightseeing around Victoria and Vancouver Island. It takes about 4 hours to drive from Victoria to Campbell River and 2 hours from Nanaimo. Ferry options include Tsawwassen to Victoria or Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo.
  • depending on our vessel location, a high speed water taxi operated by Way West Coastal Ventures on a scheduled or charter basis is the most economical transport to our vessel for any size group, with no "excess baggage charges" or hidden costs.

.SEATTLE U.S.A. as your "GATEWAY TO CANADA" from SeaTac Intl., Boeing Field, Lake Washington

  • via Commercial Airline: you can fly Air Canada or its partners to Campbell River via a connecting flight thru Vancouver. Again, make sure your are ticketed on a thru-fare basis It's same day service but you will need to overnight in Campbell River and travel to our boat location the next morning via water taxi.,
  • via Kenmore Air by scheduled Floatplane Service departing from Lake Washington at 0900 am for a direct flight to our boat location. You will clear Canada Customs en route during a short stop in Nanaimo B.C. This option is available from mid-May to mid-September for an approximate cost of $460.00usd per person return. This is our recommended mode of travel to our location however baggage allowance is restricted to 24lbs per person with extra charges levied at $1.00us/lb.
  • via Kenmore Air by sheduled wheeled commuter plane from Boeing Field in Seattle to Campbell River Intl. Airport (YBL) during July and August only. They offer daily flights with extra afternoon flights from mid-July to Sept. You would need to take a water taxi to our boat location from Campbell River.
  • via NW Seaplanes by scheduled direct floatplane service during July and August only.
  • via Washington State Ferries to Victoria B.C. on Vancouver Island. This option would include a car rental in Seattle or Victoria, ferry fares and a 4 hour drive to Campbell River. A water taxi or floatplane would complete your trip to our boat location.

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Air Canada and its USA partners including NW Airlines offer discounted "Adventure Fares" to Campbell River. We have partnered with Canada One Travel Planners to offer these fares to our guests and make reservations using these special rates. Please click on their website for all your travel requirements and hotels,car rentals etc.

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Phone Numbers and Web Sites

  • Air Canada toll-free: (888) 247-2262
  • Kenmore Air Harbor toll-free: (800) 543-9595
  • Way West Water Coastal Ventures: (250) 286-3050
  • Pacific Coastal Air Lines toll-free: (800) 663-2872
  • Central Mountain Air toll-free: (888) 865-8585
  • BC Ferries toll-free: (888) 223-3779

North Coast Adventures

Peter Klaui

Provincially Licensed Guide-Outfitter and Angling Guide

Box 13  RR # 2  Galiano  BC  V0N 1P0

In Season: Ph/Msg/Fax (250) 830-7434  Boat Mobile (phone only) (604) 640-9470

Off Season: Ph/Msg (250) 539-5751  Cell (250) 830-7676 Fax (250) 539-5114

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