OPTION 1 - Ferry, Car, Water Taxi

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Ferry to Vancouver Island

BC Ferries have two main ports from the Mainland to Vancouver Island.

Route Schedule

  • Ferry - 1 hr. 35 min. Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
  • Car - 6 hr. Swartz Bay to Port Hardy

Route Schedule

  • Ferry - 1 hr. 40 min. Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
  • Car - 4 hr. Departure Bay to Port Hardy. 

More ferry information is available on the BC Ferries website.

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Drive to Port Hardy

Directions to Port Hardy, Cape Scott Water Taxi

  • North on BC-19
    (signs to Campbell RIver).
  • Continue straight through Campbell River on the BC-19.
    (signs to Port Hardy)
  • Turn Right onto Hardy Bay Rd.
  • Turn Right into Cape Scott Water Taxi (beside Quarter Deck Inn)
vancouver island map directions to port hardy from nanaimo bc

Water Taxi to Malei Island

Ride the ocean waves on the locally owned “Sea Legend 1”. Cape Scott Water Taxi's are guided by ticketed captains who have years of coastal waters knowledge. One-hour trip from Port Hardy Marina to Malei Island Resort.

Prebooked parking is available for $35 at the QuarterDeck Resort & Marina (not included).

cape scott yellow water taxi coming into malei island resort

Ride to Lodge

Upon your arrival at the resort, a solar-powered vehicle, driven by our resort host, will transport you and your luggage to the lodge.

Jurassic park like ride through the bc rainforest on a one kilometer boardwalk

OPTION 2 - by Air

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Fly to Port Hardy

Alongside the Vancouver International Airport is the Pacific Coastal Airlines airport. This small airport uses Beechcraft 1900's to transport its passengers from Vancouver to Port Hardy, BC (the northeastern tip of Vancouver Island). Pacific Coast Airlines

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Taxi to Helicopter

From Port Hardy airport take a taxi to Cape Scott Water Taxi, or in you have arranged a helicopter flight to Malei Island take a taxi to Port McNeill Airport. Waivin Flags Taxi

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Helicopter to Malei Island

Take a 15 minute Helicopter Ride to Malei Island Resort operated by West Coast Helicopters.

NOTE: Helicopter requires pre-booking. Contact us to arrange.

red helicopter on malei islands pad near vancouver island

OPTION 3 - Travel Arrangements