This was buy far one of the best spots I’ve ever stayed at. The view was amazing, the bed were comfortable and warm. The kitchen was stocked with loads of new pots and pans. Bathrooms were nice and clean. 100% would stay again!
My first time visiting the north island and also my first time ocean fishing. Bear Cove is a fantastic spot and very comfortable. The fishing was amazing and an experience I will never forget. Wade and his team are great hosts and set you up for success on the boat. Special shout out to our guide Kyle. I'll be back !!
The accommodations were first class and as advertised, The cottages had great views of the sunrise over Bear Cove. The fishing was equally spectacular. Whether we were relaxing at the cottages or fishing on the comfortable boats our time was memorable.
Bear Cove Cottages is a wonderful place for a quiet getaway or the best adventure of your life. The views are amazing, the cabins are luxurious, and if you choose to go fishing, you won’t be disappointed. Wade and Shannon are perfect hosts. I can’t recommend this place enough!
We stayed at Bear Cove Cottages for two nights and went on one fishing charter. It was amazing, the fishing charter, with Wicked Salmon Fishing Charters started out early morning. The charter guide was Toby he was awesome, skilled and knew where the fish were. We caught 83 pounds of fish and Toby helped us reel them in. We were so pleased with the charter and the cabin. The cottage is well appointed with awesome ocean view and the boat was spacious and perfect. We were so happy with our salmon and halibut catch plus it was taken care of packaged up and frozen. We highly recommend Bear Cove and Wicked Salmon Charter fishing.
Another truly wicked vacation!! Cant beat the stay I just had at Bear Cove Cottages. The location on North Vancouver Island is second to none. We went out for two days stellar fishing with Wicked Salmon, excellent accommodation in the cabins and great hospitality all round. Thank you Wade and Shannon! We will see you again next year.
I have been to Port Hardy a few times on fishing trips and it was first time this year with Bear Cove and Wicked Salmon. Easily the best of the bunch. It is the entire package that delivers on the full experience, boatful of fish, clean comfortable cottages, great local food, very knowledgeable, experienced guides that are super fun that kept us on par to bring the fish in including two double headers where we landed both fish!!! Not kidding. Ask me for the video of one of the fish jumping out the water on top of the other line and the calm voice of Wade talking us off the ledge and getting the two 20lb+ Springs in the boat!!!
I was lucky enough to stay at Bear Cove Cottages for an extended duration (4 months) while working in the North Island area. I couldn't have asked for a better place to call home during this time. I stayed in Cottage #3 and the room itself had everything I needed to ensure a comfortable stay. This included a comfortable bed, a fully functional kitchenette ( (stove, microwave, pots, pans, coffeemaker), a fireplace, and more. The bathroom was also clean and the shower had impressive water pressure which didn't go unnoticed after a long day of work. Towels and additional necessities were also available in the storage and laundry room (located a few doors down). The cable television and wi-fi also allowed me to stay comfortable, connected, and capable of doing work from home when needed. Although, shutting these amenities off and enjoying the peace and quiet offered by the north island was favoured more often than not. The peaceful cottages also offer a great view of Hardy Bay's outskirts and are a stone's throw away from the water and ferry terminal. Additionally, if you have a vehicle (which I'm assuming you do) you can get to downtown Port Hardy in 5-10 minutes, or travel South and take in some amazing sights at Storeys Beach,. You can also experience a bit of north island Indigenous culture at the famous site of Fort Rupert (Tsaxis), which I highly recommend paying a visit to! All in all, you can't find a better place to call your home away from home than Bear Cove Cottages if you're considering a visit to Northern Vancouver Island. Shannon and Wade Daley are excellent hosts who respond promptly to questions and were always there when needed. I look forward to my next stay at Bear Cove Cottages - one which will hopefully include an epic fishing story and a day trip to Cape Scott, which I regret not taking the time to visit when I had the chance!…
Pet friendly and bunk beds for our teenagers! Very quiet and private with an amazing view! Great place to relax after long days exploring the area. Unfortunately I’ve forgotten the ladies name who was taking care of the place but she was very kind and offered many suggestions for places to eat and adventures to take. Requests for more coffee and towels were accommodated immediately.
I booked the cottage and 2 days of fishing for my husbands birthday. I know nothing about fishing and Shannon was very helpful in getting me familiar with what the cottages and Wicked Fishing charters had to offer. The cottages are lovely and have nice updated touches. Check in staff was inexperienced but suspect that is due to pandemic and challenging gets in even getting staff in move remote locations. She did check with owners when asked for info. Location is fabulous...good view and very quiet. Due to Covid we had preferred this to a fishing lodge but would do it this way again even without a pandemic as it suited us perfectly. Our Fishing guide Toby was awesome and really worked hard at making sure our Two days were successful. He was helpful and geared his conversation to both of us even though I was a ‘non fishing person’. The packing of the fish went smoothly and we had a very good experience. We will definitely be back.…