See Spectacular Desolation Sound on a Historic Boat tour with the Museum at Campbell River

Spectacular fjords, mountains and wildlife are what most people think of when they hear the name Desolation Sound.  On the Historic Boat Cruise to Desolation Sound with the Mus2009-01-01 04.18.31eum at Campbell River and Discovery Marine Safaris you will encounter all of that, and also have the opportunity to delve into the region’s rich history.

The boat tour leaves Campbell River, cruises past Quadra Island and its iconic lighthouse built in 1898.  Guests will then have the opportunity to view Mitlenatch Island, a wildlife sanctuary that houses the largest seabird colony in the Strait of Georgia.  It is not unusual in this area to see not only birds, but other wildlife such as sea lions and seals.

Soon you’ll be passing Hernando Island, a private island with beautiful sandy beaches, as well as the Twin Islands, which were at one time owned by German royalty. LundHotelBW

Just north of Powell River is the community of Lund.  The trip stops here at the historic Lund Hotel.  Established by the Thulin Brothers in the 1890s, who would then go on to open the Willows Hotel in Campbell River, this hotel has been renovated and provides the ideal stop for lunch.

After lunch the tour heads towards Teakerne Arm and Lewis Channel.  Teakerne Arm is known for the stunning Cassel Falls that is located within Teakerne Arm Provincial Park.  This park is located on West Redonda Island.

After passing through the 2009-01-01 05.10.06north end of Lewis Channel, you will start to return towards Campbell River, passing between Read and Cortes Islands.

4 thoughts on “See Spectacular Desolation Sound on a Historic Boat tour with the Museum at Campbell River

    • The tour is approximately 5 hours and in 2016 was $165. We have not set dates and rates yet for the 2017 boat tour season.

  1. I’d like to take this tour on August 6th please. How much does it cost? I understand there is a discount for Museum members. What is the senior’s rate for the museum and what is the discount on this trip?
    Cheers,
    Beth Newman

    • Hello Beth, Please call the Museum to book at 250-287-3103. All of the remaining tours for the year now have wait lists, although quite frequently people on a wait list are able to go on the trip. A seniors membership is $25 and that gets you a 10% discount on all programs, including the boat tours.

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