Alert Bay is located on Cormorant Island, amidst splendid scenery and abundant wildlife. This crescent-shaped island is situated just off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, approximately 180 miles by water from the city of Vancouver. Located on the beautiful Inside Passage of British Columbia, Alert Bay can be reached by taking a 40-minute ferry ride from Port McNeill. The Getting Here page has directions for getting here by car or bus, by boat and by air. And what’s to do when you visit? Alert Bay and Cormorant Island offers lots of both outdoor and indoor activities. You can indulge in the outdoor pursuits, immerse yourself in local arts, cultures and history, even bowl a perfect game!