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. For shellfish lovers, Crabbing tours are also available any time.
With both Half and Full Day Fishing Charters available, our packages are designed to work around our guest’s schedules, as well as provide five star comfort every step of the way. All fishing equipment and almost all necessities are provided by our marina – although avid fishers are welcome to bring their own – and our tours are perfect for sea-farers of all experience levels.
Tours begin only steps from the resort; guests are welcomed onto the True Key Adventures boat, “Seas of the Moment”, 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, “Seas of the Moment” will return its fishermen and 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, our Harbour Tour Package offers a one and a half hour evening boat tour around Sooke Harbour and learn about the aquaculture of the area, the history of the local First Nations, and the critical role of both salmon in the ecosystem and the role Sooke Basin played in the logging industry.
Sound heavenly? It is. Just a weekend away will make memories that will last a lifetime.