Desolation Sound Cruise

Desolation Sound

A place where towering mountain peaks, from the adjacent mainland coastal range, plunge into deep water fjords, waterways, and passages. Rocky islets laden with arbutus trees and towering forested hillsides on islands make up the topography of Desolation Sound.

Explore the area

Highlights

  • Sail across an inland sea, the Strait of Georgia, travelling from the Discovery Islands into Desolation Sound.
  • Wildlife viewing of marine birds, seals, sea lions, river otter, and bald eagles.
  • Picnics on secluded beaches.
  • Visits to eclectic coastal hamlets.
  • Explore rainforest trails to stunning views and secret
  • Dip into the ocean on a sunny day.
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Activities

  • Moderate walking and hikes
  • Small boat rides
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Natural history through hands-on experience and talks with your naturalist.
  • Village visit, cultural history and experience
  • Sailing
  • Exploring beaches
  • Kayaking and fishing (optional)

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Nature & Landscape

A place where towering mountain peaks, from the adjacent mainland coastal range, plunge into deep water fjords, waterways, and passages. Rocky islets laden with arbutus trees and towering forested hillsides on islands make up the topography of Desolation Sound.

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Featured Wildlife

  • Sea lions
  • Harbour Seals
  • River Otter
  • Dall’s porpoise
  • Sea Birds- surf scooters, harlequin ducks, rhinoceros auklets
  • Bald eagle
  • Sea stars
  • Colorful intertidal life

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Comfortable Ship & Expert Guides

Experience the comfort and warmth of sailing aboard a wooden schooner. With experienced local guides and naturalist, you will enjoy the relaxed nature of your adventure through Desolation Sound.

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Spring Season in Desolation Sound

Our experienced crew and naturalist will take you to areas where you’ll be able to witness stunning vistas, unique beaches, and interesting wildlife.

  • Spring highlights while Desolation Sound is one of the world’s most popular cruising destinations, you will enjoy the area in a unique way: without the bustle of other boaters. By touring Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands in early May, you will enjoy the tranquil waters in the calmness of spring before other cruisers arrive.

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What Makes it Unique

  • Dry rainforest, see up close the unique colors of arbutus trees and salmon berry flowers that bloom in spring.
  • Discover hidden island lakes nestled in the forest.
  • Explore natural gems such as Prideaux Haven, a long bay dotted with islets at the heart of Desolation Sound.

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Trip Itineraries

Desolation Sound Cruise
Desolation Sound in Spring

Be surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, green islands, and spring time migrations of marine birds. Watch for seals hauled out on islets, sea lions cruising the sound, and colorful intertidal life near shore. Adventure inland to a hidden island lake....