Fishing in the Queen Charlotte Islands is
the experience of a lifetime.

MV Charlotte Princess, Langara Island The MV Charlotte Princess moored for the summer at Langara Island, Queen Charlotte Islands.

The MV Charlotte Princess - November 2013

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Princess,

We are writing to advise you of the sad news that after 25 years of operating at Langara in Haida Gwaii, we have made the difficult decision to close the Charlotte Princess for the 2014 season.

The Charlotte Princess was the dream and passion of our founder Bob Wright, and for many years it was enjoyed and loved by all of us. The stories and memories that were built from this operation form an important and substantial part of our history. Consequently, the decision to withdraw our flagship from Haida Gwaii was not made without considerable thought and due diligence.

Operating a working ship on the west coast of British Columbia presents numerous challenges. With fixed costs, regulatory requirements and only a very short season, it has simply become cost prohibitive to continue this operation for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, we have exciting plans to re-invigorate our product offerings at our Vancouver Island Resorts. The Canadian Princess, Painter’s Lodge and April Point Resort and Spa will continue to offer world class hospitality including diversified and enhanced fishing options that are unique and affordable.

And of course, our Cape Santa Maria Resort in the Bahamas (rated one of the top 5 resorts in all of the Bahamas by Trip Advisor,) is a true paradise for guests who seek fishing options or simple relaxation in the welcoming warmth of the Caribbean.

We sincerely thank you for your business at the Charlotte Princess and hope we will see you again at one of our other properties in the near future.


The Oak Bay Marine Group Crew