Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few answers to our most commonly asked questions. You can also call us at +1-250-218-3556

How many tickets are available to purchase?

40 Tickets are available.

 

Food Restrictions?

Let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements, we will be happy to accommodate.

What is the resort like?

Nootka Sound Resort is a floating resort with all the amenities of home.  Outside, there is room to roam on the docks, see what’s growing on the garden float, enjoy the scenic views from a lounge chair, or relax beside an outdoor smokeless fire pit.  Meals are served-to-table in our large dining room.  Inside, guests may enjoy our billiards and poker table.

What are my lodging options?

Tastefully appointed rooms with two twin beds and a private washroom.  Pricing is based on double occupancy.  Coming alone? we will pair you up with another attendee.  Upgrades to a room alone may be an option closer to the retreat date for a fee.  For couples, the twin beds can be converted to a seamless King for a $75 one time fee.

What are my fishing options?

Guests may choose to book half or full day fishing charters (at your own cost) directly with Nootka Marine Adventures.  Guide boats accommodate up to 4 guests with a professional, certified fishing guide and all gear provided.  Anglers must purchase their own Tidal Waters Sport fishing licence.  Please contact Nootka Marine Adventures to add on your fishing charter.

What if I catch fish?

Nootka Marine Adventures features a government-licensed fish processing facility.  The crew will professionally clean, portion, vacuum-pack, flash freeze, label, and package your catch for travel.  We will ensure that your catch is expertly handled and returned to your upon departure, ready for travel. 

Is there WIFI?

Yes, WiFi is available at the Resort.  Please note that there is no cell phone coverage in Nootka Sound. 

I’ve never paddled or practiced yoga before?

No previous experience is necessary for either of these options.  Our ocean kayaks and SUPs include necessary safety gear for a relaxing tour of the calm Bay.  Our yoga instructor welcomes all levels of yoga experience, from beginner to advanced.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

If you cancel your participation in this retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions.  We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving hotels and transportation.  We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans changes.  To protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

If you cancel the retreat

31 days or more prior to the start date of the retreat: a 50% refund will be given.

0 – 30 days prior to start date of the retreat: no refunds will be given.

To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to:
hello@craftbeerandwilderness.com

What type of beer will be brewed?

At the first 2 retreats, we foraged ingredients from the land and crafted a true taste of Nootka Sound.  Wild yeast we harvested from plants and flowers, cedar and fir trees provided more flavours.  What we brew for year 3 can be a collective decision.

(Although we will be brewing beer – no Yeast will be on-site.  When you add yeast, you legally make beer.  So in fact, we will be making wort.)

 

How do I get there?

Private bus transportation is included in your ticket price.  Pickup and drop-off from either Campbell River Airport or Comox Airport.  Scheduled pickup and drop-times to be determined closer to retreat dates.  We work closely with you when you book your ticket.  Hosts from Craft Beer & Wilderness will travel with you to the resort.  The private bus transfer time is approximately 2 hours to Moutcha Day (near Gold River), then you will be transferred by chartered boat (a 15 minute ride) to Nootka Sound Resort.  Once there, you will be checked in by the Nootka Resort manager and staff.

Please visit Travel Directions for more information on how to get to Nootka Sound Resort.

 

Who are the Hosts?

Dennyse Harris – Event Manager and owner of uBlossom Retreats & Events, and Event Specialist for PowHerhouse.

Her husband Brad Harris – Family Physician, home brewer and founder of Royston Nano Brewing – brewing beer for charity, BC Children’s Hospital Oncology and YANA Comox Valley. 

Joining forces and combining their years of event planning experience, travel to over 38 countries and their passion for craft beer, incredible cuisine and remote luxury – they have created their ultimate retreat experience.

More Questions? call Dennyse Now @ 250-218-3556

Teaming up with Nootka Marine Adventures and our brewing partners allows us to bring you this ultimate beer, food and travel experience.

Included in your ticket price:

  • Roundtrip Transfers from Comox or Campbell River airports
  • Historical Lecture on Nootka Sound
  • 4 Nights Accommodation & all meals and beverages, including 24-hour snack bar
  • 1/2 Day Guided Boat Trip to Nootka Island
  • Unlimited access to the SUP and kayaks all retreat long
  • Yoga Classes, at least 2 per day, more if interest warrants, dockside if the weather cooperates
  • 5 days hanging out with like-minded people and professional brewers
  • Formal beer tasting sessions with our 2 onsite cicerones
  • The absolute finest cuisine specifically paired with beer
  • Access to the Captain’s Quarters with pool table, satellite television, poker table and small share beer bar
  • An experience that is truly unique and authentic