Our Comox Base
Welcome to Comox, home of Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
When you arrive at Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) you are moments away from DSYC and in the perfect location to explore everything Vancouver Island has to offer.
It’s all here…magnificent mountain trails, incredible beaches and unique boutique shops. Enjoy one of our world-class golf courses or SUP and kayak along the shoreline. And the food… don’t forget about the food! Dine seaside at one of the many boutique eateries.
You can get to Comox in a number of ways … but we can assure you that once you have arrived … you are going to want to stay!
AIR TRAVEL TO COMOX
The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is centrally located, providing easy access to all points on central and northern Vancouver Island with daily flights from major cities including Vancouver (YVR), and Calgary (YYC) with connections beyond with 3 airlines to choose from:
- Pacific Coastal www.pacific-coastal.com (1-800-663-2872 or (604) 273-8666)
- WestJet www.westjet.com (1-800-538-5696)
- Air Canada www.aircanada.com (1-888-247-2262)
Sea Plane Service
Harbour Air from downtown Vancouver terminal and the Comox Bay Marina www.harbourair.com or call 1-800-665-0212.
Kenmore Air Express from Seattle area to Campbell River which is 45 minutes north of Comox www.kenmoreair.com (1-866-435-9524)
ROAD TRAVEL TO COMOX
There are several ferry services available to Vancouver Island. www.bcferries.com or call 1-888-223-3779 (Canada & US)
Vancouver to Nanaimo
- The Tsawwassen to Duke Point (Nanaimo) ferry leaves south of Vancouver every 2.5 hours starting at 5:15 am until 10:45 pm.Iit is a 1 1/2 hour drive from Nanaimo to Comox.
- The Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo) ferry leaves every 2 hours starting at 6:30am to 12:30pm and 3pm to 9:00 pm. It is a 1 1/4 hour drive north up to Comox.
Port Angeles to Victoria
The Port Angeles to downtown Victoria ferry, is available on a daily basis offering car and walk-on passenger service. The crossing is approximately 90 minutes. Upon arrival in Victoria, it is a 3 1/2 hour drive north to Comox on Highway 19. For more up to date schedule and reservation information, call Black Ball Transport; in Port Angeles, WA at (360) 457-4491; in Seattle, WA at (206) 283-4400; in Victoria, BC at (250) 386-2202 or check their website at www.ferrytovictoria.com. Vehicle reservations are recommended.
LOCAL TAXI & SHUTTLE SERVICES
Our Main Office is only a 15-minute ride from the Comox Airport. Twenty-four hour taxi services can get you where you need to go! Service providers include:
Comox Taxi, (250) 339-7955
Comox Taxi operates regular cars and larger vans so can accommodate small or larger groups, plus luggage. They have also added an ‘Airport Shuttle Bus’ to their list of services. You can book your taxi in advance of your arrival with their online service.
Ambassador Shuttle, (250) 339-5252
An alternative transportation to / from the Comox Airport is the Ambassador Shuttle. They can handle up to 7 people with luggage.
Services in the Comox Valley
The Comox Valley has a wide variety of accommodations including Hotels & Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Hostels & Guest Houses, Chalets & Condos and Resorts & Campgrounds. For details check out Discover the Comox Valley at www.discovercomoxvalley.com
The Valley also boasts more than 80 restaurants offering everything from a casual family meal to an elegant candle-lit dinner. For a list of Dining options, go to www.discovercomoxvalley.com .
There is a full range of shopping experiences available in the Comox Valley. Downtown Comox offers unique boutiques & specialty stores, a bike shop, grocery store, pharmacies, and bookstore. Courtenay offers art galleries, men’s and ladies’ fashions, fish tackle shops, dive shop and full blown ‘box’ stores. www.downtowncomox.com