TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
There are many ways to get to Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Below you will find a few options to consider to suit your needs.
Please indicate your preferred method of travel on your Hustle by Design registration form.
OPTION 1: COME WITH US!
Start your experience early and join us on our private bus and water taxies to Cortes Island. We will take care of all of the arrangements for you and a HBD host will be with you every step of the way!
Pricing: $255 CAD per person (return travel to/from downtown Vancouver)
Includes return travel to/from Downtown Vancouver, private HBD motorcoach bus, ferry fares, water taxi fares, and gratuities. Tax is not included.
Please note, timing and itinerary is subject to change. We will be in touch closer to the retreat with confirmed timing
DAY 1 – OCTOBER 3, 2019
Bus departs from Downtown Vancouver
11:00am – 12:40pm
Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo
12:40PM – 2:40pm
Bus from Nanaimo to Campbell River
3:00PM – 3:30pm
Water taxis to Cortes Island
3:30PM – 4:00pm
Arrive in Cortes Island
Shuttle to Hollyhock
Day 5 – OCTOBER 7, 2019
Shuttle from Hollyhock to Water Taxi Station
Meet in Hollyhock parking lot
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Water taxis depart
2:45pm - 4:45pm
Bus from Campbell River
5:45pm - 7:20pm
Ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay
7:20pm - 8:00pm
Bus arrives at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Vancouver
OPTION 2: BY AIRPLANE
From Vancouver to Campbell River (on Vancouver Island)
Note: If arriving by flight into the Main Terminal at Vancouver YVR airport, we suggest giving yourself 2-3 hrs between flights to collect luggage, clear customs and transfer to the South Terminal.
Airlines: (Prices vary)
Central Mountain Air: https://flycma.com/
Pacific Coastal – https://www.pacificcoastal.com/
Airport Shuttle: (approx $20)
From the Campbell River airport, you can catch the Airport shuttle (approx 15 mins) to the Discovery Launch Water Taxi terminal
Discovery Launch Water Taxi: ($30 – $250, each way)
To book a water taxi, please contact Discovery Launch in advance.
Price ranges depending on how many people are booked onto the same water taxi.
Hollyhock Shuttle: (complimentary)
Once you have booked your water taxi, please contact Hustle by Design to let us know what time your water taxi will be departing Campbell River, and we will schedule a complimentary shuttle to bring you to Hollyhock. For your return trip, please confirm your departure time with us so we can book your departing shuttle as well.
Flight prices vary (Approx $125 – $260 CAD) – 1 way
Cost of water taxi depends on the number of people on boat (Approx $30 – $240) – 1 way
OPTION 3: BY SEAPLANE
Seaplane from Seattle, WA
(Approx $535 USD, each way)
Note: Prices based on 2018 prices and are subject to change for 2019
Kenmore Air operates flights from Seattle to Cortes Island
Seaplane from Vancouver, BC
Harbour Air – https://www.harbourair.com/
There are several seaplane companies to choose from, however we recommend Habour Air.
Note: If arriving by flight into the Main Terminal at Vancouver YVR airport, we suggest giving yourself at least 2 hrs between flights to collect luggage, clear customs, and transfer to the seaplane dock via shuttle bus (free) or taxi ($20)
Hollyhock Shuttle: (complimentary)
Upon arrival on Cortes Island, a complimentary shuttle will bring you to Hollyhock. On departure day, you will need to be in the Hollyhock parking lot 30 mins prior to your flight’s departure in order to be shuttled to the dock. Once you have booked your flight, please contact Hustle by Design to let us know your arrival time, and we will schedule a complimentary shuttle to bring you to Hollyhock. For your return trip, please confirm your departure time with us so we can book your departing shuttle as well.
Other Seaplane Options:
VanCity Seaplanes – https://www.vancityseaplanes.com/
Coril Air – http://www.corilair.com/
Approximate Cost: $330 – $370 CAD per person, 1 way (Price is based on a full flight)
BOOK YOUR STAY AT HOLLYHOCK
After a beautiful journey over the ocean, you find yourself on a quaint island full of lush, tall green trees. You roll up onto Hollyhock’s campus and are greeted by friendly and welcoming faces. When you walk into the garden you are dazzled by the colours, smells, and sounds of the birds.
During your stay you explore the sunny beach, rest in hot tubs overlooking the ocean, discover winding paths through the forest, enjoy fireside chats with fresh organic tea, and discover the magic of night time bioluminescence with an expansive star filled sky above. From nourishing meals, to cozy handcrafted accommodations, it’s everything you imagined and more.
A feast for the senses! Globally-inspired meals from our renowned Hollyhock kitchen are prepared with love and skill. Hollyhock’s healthy, organic, vegetarian fare features ingredients from our abundant French-Intensive garden located just outside our kitchen door, ensuring your plate is nourished with care every step of the way. Served “family style” our vegetarian cuisine is complimented with weekly seafood dinners and beach-side oyster appetizer BBQs.
Meal packages are included in your accommodation packages.
A variety of accommodations are located throughout our lush campus, ranging in price to suit most budgets. Choose from private beachfront or ocean facing rooms, dorm-style lodging, or cabins and campsites nestled in the quiet seclusion of the forest. Please book early to ensure your preferred accommodations.
Room options include:
- Single: 1 person in a room
- Twin/Couple: 2 people in a room (1 or 2 beds)
- Family/Three-Share: 3 or more adults in a room
- Dorm: Up to 6 people in bunk beds
- Tenting: Bring your own tent and bedding, full-service bath house on site
Roommates can be assigned upon request in twin, dorm, and three-share rooms.
To book your stay or select your package, please visit the Hustle by Design Hollyhock Reservation portal before August 2, 2019 to receive 15% off.
Hollyhock’s preferred travel agent is Brian Hawksworth.
He offers Hollyhock guests a one-time, free consult on how to get to/from Hollyhock, providing all the options.
You can then make the arrangements on your own.
Or, if you would like Brian to arrange your travel, he charges a fee of $50 CAD per person.
If you book with Brian, he will need: your name as it appears on your passport, your date of birth, passport number, passport expiration date, and a credit card.
Contact: email@example.com or call toll free 1-866-668-0466.