Sittin’ at the Dock of Halfmoon Bay Rockwater Secret Cove Resort throws out the welcome dock to Kenmore Air
HALFMOON BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: It’s easy to pinpoint the parallels between the Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle and Vancouver: famous public markets, coffee shops, omnipresent greenery and of course the rain. For a change, bypass the city and head to Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on the Sunshine Coast in seaplane-style. Beginning May 22, 2009, Kenmore Air will operate daily flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Rockwater’s private dock in Halfmoon Bay. Now BC-bound Seattleites have yet another reason to head north of the 49.
Based in Washington State, Craig O’Neill of Kenmore Air explains: “Rockwater’s reputation as a unique and unforgettable resort in a spectacular setting has certainly found its way south. Our customers seek this kind of getaway destination; they rely on Kenmore Air for a quick, safe and enjoyable flight from Seattle, and Rockwater is the perfect fit for our clientele.” Kevin Toth, President at Rockwater is equally enthused about the new flight, “It is our great pleasure to welcome Kenmore Air. We are very excited about this new service and the opportunity it provides us to reach further into the Pacific Northwest market.”
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is located less than two-hours from Vancouver. Book-ended by picture-perfect ocean vistas and old growth rainforest, Rockwater has a variety of accommodation choices at nature’s edge. Perhaps best known for its ‘penthouse style’ tents, Rockwater also caters to families with its oceanfront cabins and newly renovated lodge rooms. Nature-inspired activities available onsite or through nearby operators, include: kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing charters, golfing and scuba diving. The Spa Without Walls offers indulgent outdoor treatments at the edge of the cove, while Rockwater’s oceanfront dining room puts fresh, seasonal West Coast fare on the menu. This summer, visit the much-lauded headquarters for glam camping on the Sunshine Coast, if only to sit in the dock of the bay.
Scheduled Seaplane Service from Seattle
Kenmore Air seaplanes fly directly to Rockwater Secret Cove Resort once daily May 22–July 2 and September 4–14; twice daily July 3–September 3; and five times weekly September 15–28. Flights can be booked from Kenmore Air Harbor in north Seattle or from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with a nominally priced shuttle connection. Flight time is under two hours. Contact Kenmore Air at www.KenmoreAir.com, [email protected] or toll-free (866) 435-9524.
Kenmore Air Seattle to Sunshine Coast seaplane service starts at $265 US one-way / $530 US round-trip. For more information on Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, please call (604) 741-6108 or visit www.rockwatersecretcoveresort.com.
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is a private paradise located on BC’s Sunshine Coast 15 minutes’ drive north of Sechelt. The accommodations at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort are unique, as they enhance the Resort’s relationship with nature. Rooms in the lodge offer ocean view and pool view rooms, while the Tenthouse Suites reward guests with king-size beds, hydrotherapy tubs, fireplaces and expansive ocean views.