Exploring the Broughton Archipelago and Northern Vancouver Island offers a unique and captivating experience for boaters seeking pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, and serene seclusion. As you embark on your journey through these stunning coastal waters, you’ll be immersed in a world teeming with natural beauty and rich biodiversity.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Broughton Archipelago and Northern Vancouver Island is the incredible diversity of wildlife that calls this region home. As you navigate through the maze of islands, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter a wide array of marine and terrestrial species. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic orcas gliding through the waves, their distinctive black and white markings cutting through the crystal-clear waters. Humpback whales are also a common sight in these nutrient-rich seas, breaching and fluking as they feed on schools of fish. If you’re lucky, you may even spot elusive gray whales on their migratory journey along the coast.

Above the surface, the skies are alive with the graceful flight of bald eagles, their piercing cries echoing across the rugged landscape. Seals bask on rocky outcrops, while sea lions bark and frolic in the shallows. As you explore the secluded coves and hidden bays, you’ll encounter colonies of seabirds nesting on sheer cliffs, their raucous calls filling the air. 


North Island Marina

Located on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, across from the Broughton Archipelago, North Island Marina was built with service and hospitality in mind. The marina features a unique in-berth fueling system, their own chandlery, laundromat, and helipad

Marine Education and Rescue Society

Our work revolves around three key pillars: research, education, and response. With a research focus on whales, we are driven to understand and reduce anthropogenic impacts on marine species.

CAB Industrial

Servicing marine, industrial and automotive clients for more than 50 years,
Devils’ Bath Brewing Co. is located right next to Port McNeill’s harbour and the BC Ferry terminal.