The Critter Cafe:
We open before first light for coffee and baking.
We welcome boaters who are not overnight guests at Critter Cafe.
The grill is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Desserts and soups are available after the grill is closed.
Our reasonably priced choices for lunch and dinner always include a variety of burgers and soups. Some of the dinner specials we often serve are pot roast with Yorkshire pudding, lasagne, and chicken pot pie.
The Pit Stop for Marine Gas:
There is never ethanol in our gas which can cause fuel system problems in boats.
You'll also find oil, ice, bait, coffee and tackle here.
For payment we accept debit, cash, Visa, and MasterCard.
The gas dock hours for July and August 2016 are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Gas is available from June 1st. June hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Souvenirs - Clothing - Snacks - Tackle - Ice - Bait - Pottery - Toiletries - Oil - Fish bags - Coffee - Boat supplies
You will pass through the store and by the front desk on your way through to the restaurant.
We have more than just the essential tackle items at the store and at prices that are competitive (and often better) compared to bigger centers. We always have a good assortment of Tomic plugs and spoons and Nootka sized nets. We aim to keep the most popular Nootka fishing fare in stock - you'll find plugs, spoons, hoochies, flashers, knives, gaffs, anchovy heads, hooks, weights, swivels, Scotty downrigger accessories and more.
We really strive to keep our prices fair and they are not inflated due to our location. We appreciate the support when you shop here. If you support our tackle store, then we can afford to keep it in future years, and keep the prices reasonable due to volume - so please do.
We carry a selection of ocean themed pottery that make great gifts for your friends back home.
We stock large frozen Anchovy, large herring, and lots of ice.
Fish Cooler check in:
If you have good luck fishing you will need to stow your catch. Some fishermen keep their fish in a cooler with ice on the dock outside their room. We also have a fish cooler that operates like a coat check. We bag and tag your fish when you've dressed it, then we keep it in our cooler just above freezing for $2 a fish a day. Note the heads must be off fish destined for the cooler (unless removing the head would make the fish under the legal size limit). Tails should always be left on salmon until you're home, so that the fish can be identified by authorities if necessary. Here's a link to the regulations on packaging and transporting your catch: Fish Packing Regs
We have an area for fishermen who like to catch fish off the dock.
Mackerel Island is located close to the cleaning station, so fishing is good and the kids are easy to watch. This dock is accessed by a narrow walkway, so it's easier to control stray hooks and bait.
The Peetz Challenge Cup:
Your name could be added to our Peetz Challenge trophy. The biggest salmon of the year caught by a Critter Cove guest using a Peetz reel wins for the year.
We have qualifying Peetz reels available to borrow if you'd like to participate and try out a Peetz.
Fish Cleaning Station & Vacuum packing Station:
There's a fish cleaning station for our overnight guests. There's a counter near the cleaning station with a power outlet for vacuum sealers, so BYO sealer & supplies and process your fish if you'd like. Note the rules on transporting your fish require tail and skin on. Here's where you'll find the regulations on how you may transport your fish: Packaging your catch legally
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