Luxury on the Sunshine Coast

Enjoy luxurious accommodation and stunning natural beauty in one of British Columbia's best kept secrets - the Sunshine Coast

Stay in a stunning oceanfront suite while experiencing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast on this self-guided road trip. From Gibsons to Egmont, you’ll explore beaches and rainforests, charming seaside towns and historic areas. This itinerary mixes locally guided nature tours with plenty of time to relax and explore at your own pace.

Start your morning with yoga or a walk on the beach — or just soak in the oceanviews from your floor-to-ceiling windows — before heading out to explore for the day. You’ll be treated to a private boat cruise, a float plane tour to remote Chatterbox falls and an Indigenous historical tour in Gibsons.

Choose to add one of the many optional excursions for a truly customized experience.

5 Days

Primary Location

Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia - Sunshine Coast

Departures

May - October, 2022

Included:

  • All accommodation for the four nights at an oceanfront guesthouse.
  • All breakfasts (days 2-5), and one dinner.
  • Guided tours including Indigenous historical tour in Gibsons, float plane tour to Chatterbox Falls, and an afternoon private boat cruise.
  • Ferry reservation fees.
  • Custom itinerary design, pre-trip educational information, and remote support from our team during your trip.

Not Included:

  • Lunches, and three dinners
  • Vehicle rental and fuel
  • Flights to/from and within British Columbia
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, medications, snacks, and souvenirs
  • 5% GST

Pricing Details

Contact us for more information and pricing!

    This is a self-guided trip and requires use of your own vehicle. If travelling via air into BC, we recommend renting a car from the airport. The trip itinerary begins on Day 1 at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver (about a one hour drive from Vancouver International Airport), where you will be booked on a late-morning car ferry to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast (40 minute ride). The trip ends on Day 5 with a ferry ride back to Horseshoe Bay at a time of your choice. The ferry can also be booked on an alternate day, if you wish to stay longer on the Sunshine Coast. Our team can provide suggestions for pre/post activities based on your preferences.

Itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Unwind and embrace the coast in style, relaxing at a beautiful oceanfront guesthouse offering on-site spa service, morning yoga and a catered dinner just for your group.
  • Embark on a scenic float plane tour over glacial covered fjords, past Malibu Rapids into Princess Louisa Inlet to explore the iconic Chatterbox Falls..
  • Explore Madeira Park before setting off on a private afternoon boat cruise through Pender Harbour and the surrounding islands.
  • Join an Indigenous-led walking, kayaking or SUP tour to learn about First Nations history in the area..
  • Spend an afternoon strolling the charming seaside towns of Sechelt and Gibsons, visiting the many eclectic shops, art galleries, breweries and cafes.
  • Get behind-the-scenes with an artist studio tour. With over 1000 studios in the region, the Sunshine Coast boasts the highest percentage of working artists in Canada.
  • Indulge in an evening of waterfront dining nearby, with the option to fly-and-dine over the Sechelt Inlet to a luxury lodge

Day 1: Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons, Sechelt, and Sargeant Bay

The trip begins at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver where you'll board the ferry to the Sunshine Coast. Once you arrive on the Coast, make your way to the town of Gibsons - a charming seaside village with the backdrop of the Howe Sound and coast mountains in the distance. Enjoy lunch at our favourite cafe or one of the waterfront restaurants, followed by a stroll along the harbour, a visit to the Gibsons Public Market and Marine Education Centre, or pop into the many eclectic shops and galleries in town. To get acquainted with the area, join an Indigenous-led historical walking tour, kayak or stand-up paddle board tour of the Gibsons Harbour.

Continue on your drive up the coast through Roberts Creek and Sechelt to Sargeant Bay, where you'll arrive at a beautiful guesthouse perched on the rocks just steps from the ocean. This private stretch of paradise features various outdoor lounging areas, hot tubs and a fire pit, massage room, private dock, and floor to ceiling windows for incredible views of the ocean. A private catered dinner awaits you tonight at the guesthouse, featuring fresh, local cuisine and relaxing atmosphere as you gaze out onto the ocean. Meals included: Dinner.

Day 2: Free Day in Sechelt

Today is an open canvas - we'll work with you to plan an itinerary that suits your interests. You may wish to rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards and set off on the ocean or inlets, or join a guided full- or half-day tour on the water. Explore the towns of Sechelt, Roberts Creek or Gibsons, with no shortage of local cafes, craft shops and galleries. Spend the day hiking nearby trails, or try your hand at mountain biking or fishing. Other guided experiences include an Indigenous cultural walking tour, Forest Bathing experience, brewery tour, or art tour where you'll get behind-the-scenes with some of the many renowned artists on the coast. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach with a good book, or indulge in a massage or private yoga class at the guesthouse. Dinner is free to enjoy as you wish - we can recommend some fantastic restaurants for a nice dinner out by the water, whether you're craving fresh oysters, Mexican, Italian, or a true fine dining experience. Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 3: Smuggler Cove and Madeira Park

Start the day with an optional morning yoga session or walk on the beach. Then, make your way to Smuggler Cove for a light hike through the forest out to a scenic cove. Enjoy lunch with a view at the marina cafe, and continue north to Madeira Park - a charming seaside community located in Pender Harbour. Stroll the boardwalk or take a scenic drive on the peninsula. In the afternoon you'll join a private boat cruise in the harbour and surrounding islands. Dinner can be enjoyed in Madeira Park upon your return, or brought onboard the boat cruise. Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 4: Princess Louisa Inlet & Chatterbox Falls

Today you join a guided float plane tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and the iconic Chatterbox Falls. You'll meet your pilot at the Sechelt Harbour and embark on a small sea plane to fly ~30 minutes north over a series of glacier-carved fjords, mountain peaks, and impressive waterfalls. Flying up to the head of Princess Louisa Inlet, you'll land in what is known as "the most beautiful anchorage in the world". After disembarking the plane, take the short walk through the forest to stand at the base of Chatterbox Falls, where you'll feel the spray and marvel at the beauty of this remote waterfall. Enjoy a few moments of peace in nature, overlooking the inlet and surrounding mountains, before heading off on your return flight to Sechelt.

The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish, with time to explore Sechelt and have lunch by the water. We can arrange any activities you still have on your list, or you may choose to relax back at the guesthouse, lounging by the ocean, in the hot tub, or booking a massage. For dinner on your final night, we recommend a nearby fine-dining restaurant overlooking the ocean, or we can arrange another catered dinner at the guesthouse. Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 5: Return to Gibsons and Horseshoe Bay

Spend the morning relaxing by the lake or take out a canoe or stand-up paddle board for a cruise on the calm water. As you make your way leisurely down the coast, the scenic stops are yours for the choosing. When you reach Gibsons, enjoy a final stroll along the beach or the harbour, or stop for a drink at Persephone Brewing - a local favourite. Catch your ferry in the afternoon at a time of your choosing - with the option to extend your stay. The trip ends at Horseshoe Bay where you can carry on to Vancouver or up the Sea to Sky for more
adventures in the mountains. Meals included: Breakfast.

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