Desolation Sound Tour
Surrounded by the towering snow-capped Coast Mountains and the lush evergreen slopes of East Redonda Island, Desolation Sound is situated in a truly spectacular setting. With its exceptionally warm waters and numerous islands, bays, and lagoons, it provides a perfect sea kayak experience. A visit to the unique sea bird nesting colony of Mitlenatch Island, with it’s carpets of wild flowers, is an additional highlight of this tour.
"The opportunity to explore this fantastic part of B.C. on such a lovely old ship with her fabulous crew has been a real treat."
Chris and Marilyn - New Zealand
Leaving Campbell River in the late afternoon aboard our mothership, the Columbia III, we head towards the awe inspiring beauty of Desolation Sound, leaving the cares of civilization behind. Throughout our journey we use the Columbia III as our luxurious floating home, planning each day around a kayak excursion and each night anchoring in a new cove with a stunning view. Taking advantage of our kayak’s silent manoeuvrability and shallow draft we can explore every nook and cranny that captures our fancy. We intimately view the intertidal marine life and keep our eyes open for marine mammals and sea birds.
"What can I say! I said we would return... and we did... and probably will again! A wonderful week of sea and sky, stars and moon, sun and shadows, starfish and seals, plus wonderful food, wine and conversation."
M.M., Vancouver, BC