The voyage to Port Alice leads into the traditional territory of the Quatsino First Nation, in the heart of the wildest part of Vancouver Island. Cruise up Quatsino Sound, with a Provincial Park by that name, numerous inflowing rivers, abundant sea and land life and waters teeming with fish. Turn right at Neroutsos Inlet and you will find the Village of Port Alice and Rumble Beach Marina, ready to welcome you with our simple charms. You can spend weeks exploring the inner sound from here and every day will bring a different surprise. If you are hauling your boat, Port Alice is 30 km (20 mi) down Highway 30, paved all the way, from the Island Hwy between Port McNeill and Port Hardy.
This is where you find crowd-free access to prime fishing and recreation areas among the coves, inlets and islands of these deep, glacial waterways. The sheltered waters of Neroutsos Inlet are perfect for kayaking, scuba diving, wildlife viewing, fishing and prawning. Up here, expect to see eagles, bears, whales, sea otters, sea lions, orcas and humpback whales.
The municipally managed Rumble Beach Marina offers moorage for vessels up to 100’, at $1.05 per foot per day. Moorage fees include potable water, garbage disposal, fish cleaning station, public washrooms, pay showers, and a laundry facility. No power. For haulers, use our paved ramp boat launch and parking for $10 per day. The Marina Manager is available June through September at (250) 209-2665 or contact the Village office at (250) 284-3391.
Walking distance from the marina, the Village of Port Alice offers overnight accommodations, RV sites, a golf course, soccer and baseball fields, liquor store, grocery store, gas station, food truck, paddle sport rentals, fishing and wildlife charters, Royal Canadian Legion, post office, community centre, coffee shop, beauty salon, RCMP and a medical clinic. Stroll the 3-kilometre Sea Walk along the Port Alice coastline and keep your eyes open for whales and sea otters, rest at benches and picnic tables along the way, and follow the trail at the end to Walkout Island at low tide. Hike nearby trails at Marble River, Alice Lake/Link River Campground, Spruce Bay Campground, and unmarked trails in town. Drive the Alice Lake Loop to access geological wonders like Devil’s Bath and the Eternal Fountain – part of the vast stretches of limestone and karst formations that make Vancouver Island North prime caving country.