Home to the Kwakwaka’wakw people who have lived on the coast for thousands of years, Port McNeill began seeing European settlers arrive in the late 1800’s. Officially incorporated in 1966, Port McNeill was named after Captain William Henry McNeill, who established a salmon saltery in the area in the early 1900s. A community traditionally supported by a logging and fishing industry, Port McNeill has grown to be a popular tourist destination for the adventure seeker and mariners alike. The towns perfectly situated about 1/2 way up the coast, and with direct flights to both Vancouver and Seattle, and with a marina that can cater to yachts up to 285′, Port McNeill makes a perfect spot for boaters to reprovision, refuel and repair. Situated just south of Queen Charlotte Sound and the only 60km of open ocean along the Inside Passage, Port McNeill is an ideal stop if you are waiting to make the crossing up to the Great Bear Rainforest continuing along the Inside Passage to Alaska.
Designed with hospitality in mind, North Island Marina is perfectly located 1/2 way up the BC coastline making it a perfect stop for transient boaters. Catering to yachts up to 285', the marina also has a full chandlery , laundromat and a unique in-berth fueling system for your convenience.