May 1st to September 15.


The North Coast Trail Shuttle is a service taking hikers to or from the trail head of the new North Coast Trail and the existing Cape Scott Trail. Hikers Must Pre-Book. Leave your car in Port Hardy next to our dock/office located at the Quarterdeck Marina at 6555 Hardy Bay Road.

Our Water taxi “Sea Legend 1” departs at 8a.m when we have bookings and takes you to the Eastern trailhead located at Shushartie Bay.
Trip Time: 60 minutes.

Alternate options.
To Skip the overland section between Shushartie Bay and Skinner Creek and get dropped Nahwitti river or Cape Sutil. For more info, contact us.

To complete your hike our 10 passenger GMC shuttle van will pick you up at the Cape Scott Parking lot and return you to your vehicle in Port Hardy.
Trip Time: 75 minutes.

Unlike the West Coast Trail, there are no reservations necessary to hike the North Coast Trail , but it is necessary to book both the shuttle and water taxi. As cell service is not available on the route you may want to rent a VHF marine radio from us in case of emergencies.

There are many great spots to visit and experience on the North Island. Visit the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce website to check them out or contact us for info and advice. Go to Wild Coast Magazine or John online for a great map and description of the Cape Scott North Coast Trail.