Location – Port McNeill, British Columbia

Port McNeill is your gateway to abundant wildlife, sparkling clear waterways, mountain scenery and ancient forests, our traditional territories encompass Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia and adjoining mainland and islands around Johnstone Strait, Queen Charlotte Strait, and Knight Inlet.

Sea Wolf Adventures guides your journey to ancient places in a manner that honours the values of First Nations people who live here. Sea Wolf Adventures, based out of Port McNeill, connects travellers to destinations in the Broughton Archipelago and surrounding areas for grizzly bear viewing, whale watching, and local First Nations cultural tours.

Port McNeill Departures

Our office us located at 1514 Broughton Blvd. in Port McNeil, right across the street from the entrance to the North Island Marina where we moor our boats and is our main departure point. We can also arrange pickups in Alert Bay and Alder Bay.

Alert Bay Pick-up Location

We pickup at the Municipal Dock just below the RCMP office in Alert Bay.

Alder Pick-up Location

We pickup at the dock in Alder Bay.

Travelling to Port McNeill

From Victoria

Travel north on Highway 19, approximately 5 hrs. People with more time can travel the more scenic Oceanside Route (19A). Rent a car at Budget Car Rentals  (world wide toll free1-800-268-8900).

Drive the inland island highway #19 to Port McNeill. If you want an RV to rent, try Courtenay Car Rentals 1-800-663-0194.

For bus line schedule look at Vancouver Island Coach Lines ph.250-388-5248 see Greyhound Bus Lines and enter Victoria, BC and Port McNeill for their 530am departure from Victoria to arrive in Port McNeill about 3pm.

From Vancouver

Take BC Ferries 1-888-223-3779 to 2 hours to Nanaimo from Tsawassen or Horseshoe Bay (sometimes you can spot killer whales from the ferry). Drive Nanaimo to Port McNeill in 4 hours.

From Seattle

Drive north to either Port Angeles on Highway 99 (take the M.V. Coho (Blackball Transport to Victoria) or Vancouver on Highway I -5 then take BC Ferries to Nanaimo from Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay. Once in Victoria or Nanaimo, you can drive north to Port McNeill as described above.

Alternatively, there are scheduled flights from Seattle-Tacoma Airport to Campbell River and Port McNeill, with NW Seaplanes.

Port McNeill and Northern Vancouver Island Accommodations

Black Bear Resort (Port McNeill)
Haida Way Motor Inn (Port McNeill)
Dalewood Inn (Port McNeill)
McNeill Inn (Port McNeill)
Ocean Comfort B&B (Port McNeill)
Alder Bay Resort (a short drive south of Port McNeill)
Cluxewe Resort (a short drive north Port McNeill)
The Seine Boat Inn (Alert Bay)
Ocean View Cabins (Alert Bay)
Ecoscape Cabins (Port Hardy)
Quarterdeck Inn (Port Hardy)

Additional Activities in Port McNeill and Northern Vancouver Island

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures (Port McNeill)
Alder Bay Kayak  (a short drive south of Port McNeill)
U’mista Cultural Centre (Alert Bay)
Coastal Rainforest Safaris (Port Hardy)
k’awat’si Tours (Port Hardy)
Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre  (Port Hardy)
Copper Maker Gallery (Port Hardy)
Cove Adventure Tours (Port Hardy)