Your Magical Experience at Tzoonie Wilderness Resort
Genuine Sunshine Coast Wilderness Resort – Boat Access Only
Only 90 minutes from Vancouver is a vacation that goes back to the roots of ‘getting away’. No distractions, just BC coastal nature as untouched as it was 40 years ago, just like when you were a kid. Tzoonie offers kayaking, paddle boarding, seafood feeds, hiking, biking, fishing or just plain relaxing in a hammock with a good book, for less than it costs to book a B&B or cottage and includes your scenic boat cruise (valued at $700 via water taxi). LATE SPRING SPECIAL: for stays between May 15 and June 30, stay two nights and your third night is free!
Your Sunshine Coast Magical Experience
A Genuine Wilderness Resort on the Sunshine Coast – Boat Access Only
Only 90 minutes from Vancouver is a vacation that goes back to the roots of ‘getting away’. No distractions, just BC coastal nature as untouched as it was 40 years ago, just like when you were a kid. Tzoonie offers kayaking, paddle boarding, seafood feeds, hiking, biking, fishing or just plain relaxing in a hammock with a good book, for less than it costs to book a B&B or cottage and includes your scenic boat cruise!
A Feast for the Soul
Family friendly old-fashioned getaway on the edge of the ocean
At Tzoonie we treat you like family, and we are all about experiencing the beauty of the place we are in, being 100% present and allowing nature to work her magic. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else on the Sunshine Coast, or perhaps even in British Columbia.
No crowds or boats coming and going, no phones ringing or videos and games to interfere with fully immersing yourself in the Sunshine Coast’s most natural environment. Bring a camera, and put away the phones… your soul and relationships will thank you!
If you haven’t experienced our version of a Sunshine Coast resort, you haven’t had the real thing yet!
Waking up to the smell of ‘camp coffee’ on the fire. Hearing the Stellar jays and the squirrel mounting their daily battles around the feeder. Feeling the forest, quiet and steady behind the camp, green, lovely, peaceful.
Thinking: what should I do today? Go kayaking or paddle boarding? See orcas and white-sided dolphins? Tour Storm Bay or head through the Tzoonie Narrows and up-inlet? Hike up the mountain to the incredible views towards the Skookumchuck and Egmont?
Then wind down the day with a seafood feast, accompanied by a cold beverage out of the creek. Tell stories around the fire – up by the camp kitchen or at the Oyster Shack on the beach), play card or board games, read, and wait for the stars to emerge in a dazzling spectacle that reflects in the ocean’s surface on flat nights.
If you’re lucky and stay up until true darkness settles in, you’ll hear Sammy the seal grunting on the float and observe the magic of bioluminescence, where everything in the water glows as it moves. This is the magic of Tzoonie Resort, our timeless boat access only destination, yet only 40 minutes from Sechelt.
And remember, our $120/night per person rate includes your scenic cruise, valued at approx. $700 minimum for water taxi transportation!
After all, it wouldn’t be much of a wilderness vacation if you could drive to it, would it?
Book 2 nights, stay for 3 for bookings between May 15 and June 30!
In over 27 years we have received hundreds of reviews!
Art, you are a gentleman-thanks for being a great host. Excellent cutthroat fishing. The Inlet is beautiful! We will be back! Facilities are great!Aaron, Anglers West Fly & Tackle
Thanks for the fantastic hospitality, the peace and quiet and tranquility here is unbelievable. Can’t recommend you highly enough!Simon and Christine, UK
TZOONIE ROCKS!!! We got it all, fresh seafood, black bears, (holy S!!!), eagles, herons, sunshine, rain, clam bakes, live crab and wonderful hospitality.Louise, Vancouver
Tzoonie is Unique
Because we are truly a wilderness resort with no road access or neighbours of the human variety. Most marine parks and remote lodges cannot actually access the wilderness that surrounds them. Our site does! Explore many miles of abandoned logging trails overlooking ocean inlets from high in the mountains.
Tzoonie Resort is boat access only – but your mini-cruise is included!
Tzoonie Resort can sleep up to 14 in a mix of cabins, tent cabins, and tent platforms. We will pick up your group from Porpoise Bay and your nightly rate includes the boat cruise to and from Tzoonie Resort. Ask us about large group rates!
Team Building Retreats
Mountain Biking Getaways
Yoga and Wellness Retreats
We offer a range of accommodations from tent cabins overlooking the inlet, to rustic two person cottages, and a four person cabin at the head of the dock. Washroom facilities offer regular flush toilets, hand-washing stations, and we have an on-demand hot water shower building plus the solar shower on the dock for swimmers.
We have two fire pits: one next to the cookhouse with a large grill, and a second one on the beach at the ‘Oyster Shack’. Both are covered and can be enjoyed regardless of the weather. The only time the fire pits are not available is during Coastal Region fire bans. Our cookhouse offers a two burner propane stove, and a barbecue.
Your nightly rate includes use of our kayaks, paddle boards, canoe and mountain bikes (2). Single and double kayaks are available. Popular destinations are Storm Bay (k & pb), Tzoonie Narrows and waterfall (k). There is a trail to the decommissioned logging roads behind the camp where you can walk or ride for gorgeous viewpoints.
Your two night minimum stay includes seafood feasts! Depending on what the sea shares, this could include Art’s Steamed Crab, Fraser’s Mussels, beach clams, fresh oysters, and perch from the dock.
What are you waiting for?
My Dad and I have been here twice now, and enjoyed it immensely both times. It's hard to beat this ratio of travel time to untouched wilderness: this is a fabulous way to experience the best of the Sunshine Coast. The camp is located on the shores of one of the inlets near Sechelt, so there is plenty of opportunity to explore by canoe or kayak, as the water is fairly protected, not being open ocean. The seafood you can gather (fishing, picking oysters, digging clams, picking sea asparagus, etc) is the freshest possible; a true west coast experience. Art and Aleta are great hosts, and freely share their time and knowledge of the area. - Deborah T.