About Us


Jo & Peter Benjafield first bought the small live-bait and boat rental business at the entrance to Garden Bay in 1961 and transformed it into a resort and marina. Wally & Sue Nowik continued to build its reputation as a spectacular base for fishing, hiking, boating, SCUBA diving, sunset watching and just plain relaxing.

David Pritchard and Jennifer Love took over the property in April 2005, and spent 10 years upgrading and improving the facilities, while maintaining the “1960s west-coast village” ambience that continues to attract so many returning customers.

In May 2015, the business was purchased by Allyson Nelson and Richard Gaudreau. They are excited about the opportunities presented at Fisherman's and look forward to bringing their Jeanneau sailboat back and forth during the summers from North Vancouver.

Although Allyson and Richard expect to be here quite often, the business is now managed by Stephen Beagle, who comes to Garden Bay from being the General Manager of the Milltown Marina & Boatyard in Vancouver. You will find Stephen an eclectic, passionate individual who loves to sail and has a wealth of knowledge.

We are looking forward to having you at Fisherman's!