Floating Lodges and world-class salmon and halibut fishing. Westcoast Resorts are located on British Columbia's remote coast in Haida Gwaii, (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) only 80 miles south of Alaska. Both lodges target trophy-sized king salmon, silvers, halibut, ling cod and more. The floating lodges are open May through September.
The Floating Lodge at Hippa Island
Stay at the flagship of the WCR lodges, located in one of the most secluded inlets on the west side of Graham Island. This pristine, untapped area is teeming with huge runs of salmon and halibut, migrating close to the lodge. Only 80 miles south of Alaska, Hippa Island has earned a reputation for being a highly productive fishery as it is one of the first significant land masses that migrating salmon encounter. Vast numbers of southbound king salmon filter around both sides of the island, allowing anglers to target them on both the east and west sides. Trolling off the lighthouse on the north side of the island is very popular and kings can be found at multiple depths the entire season long. Halibut and all species of bottom fish are readily available here as the area has numerous pinnacles and reefs along its coastline. From the area’s rugged beauty to the incredible cuisine. The lodge accommodates up to 48 guests. There's a bar, central lounge, hot tub, and gift shop.
The Floating Lodge at Englefield Bay
Englefield Bay is an ultra-exclusive floating lodge is located on the west side of Haida Gwaii. All of British Columbia’s salmon species migrate past these exclusive fishing grounds. The Lodge is known for its dense population of trophy-sized kings and boats an extremely short run to the area's most popular salmon and halibut fishing grounds. Ling cod and yellow eyes (red snapper) are also available here. Legendary spots, such as Denham Bay and Cape Henry, allow anglers to fish underwater structure or tight against the kelp. The luxury of an inside-and-outside fishery, with some very productive fishing grounds only minutes away. This beautiful rugged region targets multiple species and offers spectacular wildlife watching. The lodge accommodates up to 46 guests.
Westcoast Resorts Boats and Dining
Westcoast Boats: Custom-designed 18-foot Bridgeview aluminum center-consoles with four-stroke Mercury outboards.
Plus VHF radios, GPS, depth-finders, electric downriggers, all saltwater gear for salmon and halibut, rods, reels, tackle and bait, raingear, boots, and flotation collars. If you run out of bait or beer,
simply call them on the VHF radio. At both lodges, you may upgrade to a premium 24’ cabin cruiser with fiberglass hull and 300 h.p. motor, including a full-time
guide for up to 10 hours per day. The rear deck accommodates up to four anglers. The comfortable cabin is fully enclosed and heated with air-ride suspension seats and an onboard washroom.
Their skilled dock crew will take care of filleting, vacuum packing and flash freezing your fish on-site so it’s as fresh as possible when boxed for your trip home.
Meals: At both of these deluxe floating lodges, you'll enjoy local wild salmon and halibut as well as prime grade beef and lamb. Their chefs prepare gourmet meals. Complimentary red or white wine is served with dinner. Their international wine list also features outstanding British Columbia products.