Activities at Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina
Naturally, Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel and Marina is your ideal basecamp for all recreational activities on the BC Sunshine Coast. From our fleet of professionally maintained motorboat rentals or spectacular marine tours to world renown Princess Louisa Inlet to local Pender Harbour boat tours and professionally guided fishing or sailing charters. From fantastic golfing and world class scuba diving to idyllic ocean kayaking, hiking and mountain biking to horseback riding and lake swimming. We also offer customized fitness and wellness packages – you choose the length of your fitness getaway and we design your personal fitness itinerary for a successful Sunshine Coast fitness challenge. Or relax with a massage or spa service in our private Freedom Spa suite #215. Sunshine Coast Resort has it all! > View our Resort Movie featuring activities and things to do during your stay at Sunshine Coast Resort.
CHARTERS AND TOURS
FISHING AND SCUBA DIVING CHARTERS:
Fishing the Pender Harbour waters is fantastic all year round. Chinook or Coho salmon, lingcod, sole, snapper, rock cod or even a bucket full of prawns, the action is your’s to catch! Our professional skipper will take you to the most productive and scenic fishing and prawning spots aboard the fully licensed “Sea Otter”. All bait and tackle will be supplied. Whether you’re enjoying an activity during a family vacation, a company outing or an exciting afternoon for two, our guide will do what it takes to fill your cooler and to create that special memory that will stay with you forever. For more information, visit Gulf Rascal Charters www.gulfrascalcharters.com or Trophy Charters www.trophycharters.ca.
We also offer scuba diving excursions to some of the best diving locations in BC. For scuba diving articles, new finds, and other useful information about scuba diving in British Columbia visit: www.cooldives.com.
Make the beautiful Sunshine Coast Resort your home base for an unforgettable Sunshine Coast adventure. We are pleased to add skippered sailing charters to our selection of activities at Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina. Come aboard the 34 foot sailing vessel “Celtic Sun” and enjoy a day sailing the calm waters of Malaspina Strait which you’ll be crossing on your way to the rugged southern tips of Texada and Lasqueti Islands and famous Jedediah Marine Park, located right in the middle of the Strait of Georgia.
The 360 degree panoramic views of the impressive Coast Mountain Range with it’s majestic peaks and glaciers to the east, beautiful Vancouver Island to the west and the Gulf Islands with Mount Baker in the background to the south is so enormous, it competes with any view point in the world! We also offer motorboat rentals for those who want to get out on the water on their own.
MARINE SIGHTSEEING TOURS:
Sunshine Coast Tours offers a breathtaking discovery cruise through inlets and sounds, past enchanting waterfalls and majestic mountain formations. See ancient native paintings and observe hunting bald eagle. A harbour seal might cross your path or you may discover black bears digging for crabs and mussels along the shore. Experience the beauty of Princess Louisa Inlet on board the fully licensed “Topline”. For tour descriptions, schedules and reservations please visit www.sunshinecoasttours.ca
Or local Pender Harbour tours with commentary are offered three times daily on board the 12 passenger pontoon boat “Slo-Cat”. Tours are offered at 11.00 a.m., 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. between May 15th and September 15th. Custom water taxi services are also available right from our the docks at Sunshine Coast Resort.
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AT THE RESORT
KAYAK AND CANOE RENTALS:
Explore the beautiful coastal waters and the spectacular wildlife in one of our clean and well maintained canoes or kayaks. We offer single and double sea kayaks & canoes, as well as beginner’s “sit-on-top” kayak (single or double). Rentals are available for one hour, half day or full day.
FESTIVALS, WEDDINGS & EVENTS:
Every year Pender Harbour is home to a number of exciting festivals and events – starting with the famous Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, followed by a fantastic Wooden Boat Festival, a Blues Festival, several local Fishing Derbies, The Chamber Music Festivals and many more.
Sunshine Coast Resort offers a variety of accommodation styles and is the perfect location for hosting family gatherings or small weddings. With accommodations for up to 70 people and a number of jaw dropping locations for your ceremony, Sunshine Coast Resort could be your perfect match! Both catered and self catering weddings, meetings and retreats can be arranged.
During your stay at Sunshine Coast Resort treat yourself to relaxing spa services provided in partnership with Freedom Spa. They offer a variety of esthetics and massage treatments – choose from a romantic couples massage, or other therapeutic treatments such as hot stone, deep tissue and relaxation massage.
Michelle has been a spa therapist since relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 2009. In addition to building her business Freedom Spa, she has worked at local resort spas including the Spa at the Painted Boat and Westcoast Wilderness Lodge Eco Spa. She is pleased to offer her services at the Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel in combination with other skilled industry professionals. The private spa suite #215 at Sunshine Coast Resort is the perfect addition to your Sunshine Coast getaway!
For the young guests at Sunshine Coast Resort we have a kids playground, table tennis, a sand box, a big trampoline, a variety of outdoor games and our very popular outdoor ping pong table. The shoreline in front of the resort is rocky and therefore offers fantastic “critter-hunting”. Crab traps are provided!
Kid’s Stuff in the Area: Party Ponies & Farm Ventures offers an amazing farm adventure. Families are greeted by the talking horse who scratches your back, the singing dog, and goat who walks on her hind legs. Go on a Farm Tour, Pony Trail ride, play in the Petting Farm, feed the animals from your own animal goodie bag and collect your own chicken egg.
IN THE AREA
RESTAURANTS & FINE DINING:
Grasshopper Sports Bar & Pub 604-883-9013
Garden Bay Restaurant 604-883-9919
The Trattoria at Ruby Lake Resort 604-883-2269
Painted Boat Restaurant 604-883-3000
Clubhouse Restaurant (at Golf Club) 604-883-9542
Rockwater Resort 604-885-7038
The Blue Heron Inn 604-885-3847
Copper Sky Cafe 604-883-0096
Harbour Pizza 604-883-2543
Laverne’s Grill 604-883-1333
West Coast Wilderness Lodge 604-883-3667
– Sailing tours and lessons
– Local Area Golf Courses:
– Pender Harbour Golf Club,
– Sechelt Golf & Country Club and
– Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
– Horseback Riding, Hiking Trails, Mountain biking
– Lake swimming, Scuba diving, Fly fishing
– Canoeing, Sea kayaking
– Floatplane Sightseeing Tours
– Art galleries and Restaurants
– Skookumchuck Narrows, Francis Point and Smuggler’s Cove Marine Parks
You’ll find a lot of activities on this website – www.penderharbour.org
We traveled to the Sunshine Coast for a family vacation, and this resort was exactly what we wanted. The views are fantastic, especially at sunset, since it overlooked the harbor directly. In addition, there are a number of crab traps the resort has for guest use at the end of the dock, and they even provide a large pot for boiling the crabs upon request. We rented one of the boats from the hotel and took it to go fishing for a few hours, and the owner helped us set up the rods (available for rent) and gave us very straightforward instructions on where to go and how to drive the boat and how to fish. Would have loved to stay another few days since the area is so beautiful.” » read more reviews on Trip Advisor