Getting To Nootka Sound

By air to Comox or
Campbell River

Air Canada 1-888-247-2262

Pacific Coastal Airlines 1-800-663-2872

Westjet 1-888-937-8538

Nootka Marine Adventures Route Map

By Seaplane

Seaplane from Seattle to our dock

Northwest Seaplanes – 1-800-690-0086

Lake Washington to Campbell River spit

Kenmore Air – 1-800-543-9595

Seaplane from Vancouver to our dock

Seair Seaplanes – 1-800-447-3247

Seaplane from Campbell River to our dock

Vancouver Island Air – 1-250-287-2433
Connects To Kenmore Air Seattle Flights

Seaplane from Gold River to our dock

Air Nootka – 1-250-283-2255
Charter only

By car

BC Ferries – 1-888-BCFERRY
Horseshoe Bay Terminal to Departure Bay
Tsawwassen Terminal to Duke Point

MV Coho Ferry – 1-250-386-2202
Port Angeles, Washington to Victoria,

BC Washington State Ferry – 1-888-808-7977
Anacortes, Washington to Victoria, BC


Once on the Island, head north on Highway 19 to Campbell River. From there head west on Hwy 28, which meanders along lake and mountain sides, for about 91 kms (57 miles). This is considered one of the most spectacular drives on Vancouver Island.

Upon arrival in Gold River, keep heading straight following the signs to Tahsis. This is an active logging road that is well maintained gravel with paving on the steepest hills. Please keep to your side of the road and drive with your headlights on at all times. If towing a boat, make sure your brakes are functioning as the road has grades as much as 18%.

Moutcha Bay Resort is located 43 km north of Gold River. 6 km (3.7 miles) after the Conuma Fish Hatchery you will see our entrance on the left hand side of the road. The gate is open 6AM-11PM. There is a boat launch and parking is available on site.

Gold River has a much improved boat launch. If you bring a heavy boat of 24 feet or more you may wish to launch at Gold River. Please phone us for advice on this issue.

If you are towing a foreign-registered vessel into Canada it must be in compliance with the safety equipment requirements for its country of registration only. If the vessel will be in Canada for more than 45 consecutive days you will need to comply with the Canadian equipment and competency regulations. The Transport Canada website provides information for visitors with vessels here.

Travel Directions