Voyage To Desolation Sound
Date: Aug 6 - Aug 18, 2016 (13 days)
Standard Bunk: $2,550.00 per person, includes all meals.
Stateroom: $2,950.00 per person double occupancy
Boarding Time: 12:00, Return: 15:00
*PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP*
*We’ve added an extra day in 2016 to this unforgettable adventure!*
Call now to reserve your place on this adventure of a lifetime!
The voyage to Desolation Sound is the Schooner Zodiac’s ultimate adventure. Join the crew for a 13-day, 12-night expedition to one of the most beautiful and isolated destinations in North America. Your odyssey will depart from Bellingham Washington and wander through the San Juan Islands into British Columbia. Your foray into Canada will begin in the historic and picturesque city of Victoria. The Zodiac will dock directly in the inner harbor under the gaze of the famous Empress Hotel. Here passengers can venture ashore to explore and get their last taste of urban life for the remainder of the cruise.
The Zodiac will sail north through the Canadian Gulf Islands and up the Strait of Georgia along the east coast of Vancouver Island. Throughout the trip, on-board cruise director Captain Al Perna will arrange group activities. These include, film screenings, seminars on maritime topics, scavenger hunts, costume parties, talent shows and on-deck BBQs all designed to maintain a fun on-board community.
Desolation Sound sits at the north end of Canada's Sunshine Coast. Many yachters and sailors regard this area as some of the best saltwater cruising ground in the world. Steep evergreen mountains, all teeming with native North American wildlife, surround the pristine waters of Desolation Sound. One of the prime attractions in these waters is their warmth in summer months, which makes them ideal for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling.
Voyage Highlights Include:
- 13 days sailing and exploring the waters of British Columbia and San Juans
- A shore visit to Victoria’s inner harbor
- All meals and hors d’oeurves served from the ship’s galley
- Amazing wildlife sightings including: bald eagles, porpoises, seals and whales
- The chance to experience the waterfalls and fjords of Desolation Sound
- A truly unforgettable tall ship sailing experience
Already booked and wondering what to pack? See our handy packing list.
Part of the adventure of sailing is that wind and tide may alter your course. For this reason the Zodiac may deviate from it's intended route at the captain's discretion. Bearing this in mind, the captain and crew will always endeavor to give passengers the most incredible experience possible.
Some passenger photos from past Desolation Sound trips onboard the Schooner Zodiac. Click any image for a larger view.