Proposed Comox marina development allies with Harbour Air

Comox Bay Marina and Residences will be a fly-in-fly-out resort following a partnership between the marina and Harbour Air.

Comox Bay Marina and Residences will be a fly-in-fly-out resort following a partnership between the marina and Harbour Air.

Harbour Air is operating three round-trip flights per day from Vancouver harbour to Comox Bay Marina and Residences, Comox Bay notes in a news release. Passengers can step off the airplane on the doorstep of the resort.

“This is a very unique perk for owners at Comox Bay Marina and Residences,” says Michael Hawitt, president of Howard Land Group. “A scheduled air service to your front door on Vancouver Island makes owning here so much more convenient and cost-effective.”

At less than $200 per round trip, and a 45-minute flight from Vancouver Harbour, the flights are quickly gaining in popularity for residents in Comox Bay.

“After people calculate the time spent waiting for a ferry and the nearly two-hour crossing, the cost of the ferry and gas, flying starts to make a lot of sense,” Chad Wetsch, vice-president of ground operations at Harbour Air says, “especially when you land steps

away from your door.”

With a round-trip ferry passage costing more than approximately $150 for two people and their vehicle and nearly four hours on the water plus driving time, it is little wonder Harbour Air is booking at nearly 80 per cent capacity daily, says Comox Bay. The popularity of the flights is leading the air service to look at options for larger airplanes to meet the demand.

“We’re working with Harbour Air to help them increase their capacity for future flights because we know our homeowners will value this service and we want it to be continually available to them,” Hawitt says. “It’s not only convenient for those living in

Vancouver, but for our owners that are flying in from Alberta and beyond.”

As proposed, Comox Bay Marina and Residences would be comprised of 62 fully furnished suites in a three-storey resort development featuring sweeping views of Comox Bay through oversized windows. Prices start in the mid $200,000s for one- and two-bedroom suites.

Sizes vary between 608 square feet to 625 square feet for one-bedroom suites and 760 square feet to 1,105 square feet for two-bedroom suites.

Comox Bay Marina and Residences is a $30-million resort development, which proposes suites, a restaurant, lounge and retail space all connected to Comox Bay Marina and located next to Marina Park in Comox.

The resort is being developed by Howard Land Group, the creators of the award-winning Oswego Hotel, a West Coast-inspired boutique hotel in downtown Victoria.

— Comox Bay Marina and Residences

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