Outer Shores is a small-ship, niche adventure travel company specializing in wildlife and cultural sailing expeditions to Canadaâs Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, and the Great Bear Rainforest aboard our classic 70' schooner, the Passing Cloud.
Our small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities for small groups of six guests to be immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Canadaâs Pacific Coast.
Passing Cloud is a 70-foot (21-metre) classic wooden staysail schooner from the design board of William James RouÃ©, famous for designing the legendary racing fishing schooner Bluenose.
Outer Shores Expeditions is carbon neutral! We have achieved carbon neutrality through dedicated conservation efforts, careful adherence to efficiency measures, and the purchase of carbon offsets.
As an ecotourism company, it has been our goal from the outset to become a carbon-neutral operation. Weâve always been able to maintain a very low carbon footprint thanks to the crewâs dedication to sustainability and efficiency, but we always felt it integral to our company mission that we achieve complete carbon neutrality.
Experience the diverse wildlife and cultures of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve; Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site; Vancouver Island's Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, and Northern Vancouver Island's Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound; and the Great Bear Rainforest.