Desolation Sound Sailing Adventure

About the Experience

Sail the spectacular British Columbia Coast on Canada’s prestigious classic schooner, the Maple Leaf. This epic journey gives you the best of the BC coast while learning to sail! Take the helm, navigate and work as a team with your fellow wild women! Hike, and beachcomb with local naturalist guides that will help illuminate the natural world around you. Witness the idyllic scenery unique to BC.

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty” ~Rumi

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Desolation Sound Sailing Adventure

About the Experience

Sail the spectacular British Columbia Coast on Canada’s prestigious classic schooner, the Maple Leaf. This epic journey gives you the best of the BC coast while learning to sail! Take the helm, navigate and work as a team with your fellow wild women! Hike, and beachcomb with local naturalist guides that will help illuminate the natural world around you. Witness the idyllic scenery unique to BC.

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty” ~Rumi

DAY ONE: ALL ABOARD

We board at Sidney where there will be an introductory orientation. We’ll then set Cruise to the Gulf Islands National Park reserves, walk the shores and experience the spectacular views and diversity of rare birds and marine life.

DAY TWO: GALIANO

Today we visit the beaches and old homestead at Cabbage and Tumbo islands. See the wildlife colonies at the Belle Chain Islets. We’ll sail up Galliano’s outer coast and cruise through Porlier Pass, Anchorage, and then the Inner Islands. There will be many opportunities to watch for seabirds in the nutrient rich waters. An evening kayaking option is also available.

DAY THREE: SAIL THE GEORGIA STRAIT

Today we head to Dodd Narrows and sail the Georgia Strait! We’ll take a shore trip and anchorage to Hornby Island.

DAY FOUR: SAVARY SHORE

We set sail for Savary Island- a slender island with a spectacular white sand beach (dubbed “Hawaii of the north”) at the entrance of desolation sound. We’ll take a shore trip, cruising to seabird haven Mitlenatch for zodiac exploring and bird watching. Anchorage at Cortez Island.

DAY FIVE-SIX: DISCOVERING DESOLATION SOUND

These two days are filled with cruising, anchorage, and shore trips in and around Desolation sound! You’ll see spectacular sites such as Prideaux Haven, Teakerne Arm on West Redonda Island, and Desolation Sound Marine Park.

DAY SEVEN-EIGHT: MANSON’S LANDING MARINE PARK

Today we explore Toba inlet, and further island groups in Desolation Sound. We’ll do an evening anchorage on Day 8 at Manson’s Landing Marine Park.

DAY NINE: FAIR WINDS AND FAREWELL

Our final cruise is to Campbell River where we can watch for wildlife, and say our goodbyes.

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