|The drive to the west coast of Vancouver Island is an adventure in itself! You’ll travel down winding
mountain roads with breath taking views of rivers, lakes and temperate rainforests. Take a rest stop at Cathedral
Grove, walk through ancient old growth forests and stand under the oldest trees recorded on Vancouver
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There are several points that offer ferry services from the mainland to Vancouver Island that are included in the transportation listings below. If you are coming from Victoria, travel north on the Trans-Canada Highway 1. It turns into the Island Highway 19 at Nanaimo. North of Nanaimo you will see an exit for the Pacific Rim National Park, Ucluelet and Tofino – exit right and travel west to Port Alberni on Highway 4. After passing Port Alberni,( Gone Fishing an excellent place to get a fishing license if you are a USA resident) or pick me up the hot spoon of the week. The store is one block from where you turn right for Ucluelet & Tofino. Then after another breathtaking drive through the Sutton Pass on Highway 4,( careful this road Really is a long winding road). You will weave along beautiful rivers and lakes and past the Famous West Coast Wild Zip Line, then after Kennedy Lake you will come to a junction. Turn left on the Pacific Rim Highway towards Ucluelet.
As you enter Ucluelet you will see the Dock system on your left just past the Canadian Princess Resort then Turn left on Hemlock Street and to find the parking lot to Ucluelet’s Inner Boat Basin also called the Small Craft Harbour. You are welcome to walk down
the ramp look for the Castaway Charters Sportfishing boat moored at the dock. Castaway is easy to find we have had the same spot for over 10 years now, ask anyone if needed.
Both the Comox and Nanaimo airports are only a 3 hour drive from Ucluelet. If you’re flying
internationally you can fly into Victoria, about a 5 hour drive to Ucluelet. Smaller airlines and chartered
airlines offer services to the Tofino/Long Beach Airport. Please see the transportation listings below for
All airports offer rental car services. Castaway Charters will help you make arrangements to fly your fish.