Desolation Sound, BC

Sample Itinerary: Desolation Sound Yacht Charter

Cruising Desolation Sound for 7 Nights

Luxury Yacht Charter in British Columbia

Your charter will be customized to your interests and preferences, but here is a sample itinerary:

Day 1

Arrive to your yacht

OPTIONS for arrival:
a.  By private jet or plane, fly in and out of Campbell River.
b.  Charter a seaplane directly to your yacht in a serene bay
c.  Scheduled flight from Vancouver (Pacific Coastal to Campbell River is most popular)
d.  Driving on Vancouver Island, and a BC ferry from the mainland/Vancouver.

Enjoy a champagne welcome reception while cruising to Mansons Landing on Cortez Island.

Day 2

Mansons Landing – Squirrel Cove

Enjoy breakfast onboard then walk to the lagoon to view sand dollars. Hike on the old school house trail with a visit to the Cortes Museum. After lunch cruise to the sheltered waters of Squirrel Cove for a guided kayaking tour.

Day 3

Squirrel Cove to Teakerne Arm to Mink Island

In the morning, cruise to Teakerne Arm, once the last refuge before heading north. Visit the oyster farm and chat with the resident oyster lady. Visit Cassel Falls and take a leisurely hike followed by a swim and rock diving in Cassel Lake. Afternoon cruise to Mink Island.

Day 4

Mink Island to Pendrell Sound to Black Lake

Enjoy stunning views on a morning cruise of the provincial marine park to Pendrell Sound. Swim in the Sound, also known as the Mexico of the North with waters reaching 80° F in summer. Spend the afternoon playing in these warm waters. In late afternoon cruise to Black Lake for a hike to see the beaver working her dam.

Day 5

Black Lake – Refuge Cove

After breakfast, take a short cruise to the funky creation known as Refuge Cove. Visit the general store and grab an islands-style coffee.

Day 6

Von Donop Inlet

Enjoy a full day exploring this deep inlet. Hike through moss strewn forest for a swim in a mountain lake. Spend the afternoon on a guided kayaking tour around the inlet. Evening cruise to Carrington Bay. Dinner onboard and overnight.

Day 7

Carrington Bay – Whiterock Passage

After breakfast cruise north to Whiterock Passage to anchor. Using the boat’s tenders, cruise through the reversing tides and tidal rips of Okisollo Passage and the famous “Hole in the Wall” including a picnic lunch. Return to the boat for farewell dinner onboard and overnight.

Day 8

Travel Home

Enjoy breakfast and the morning aboard.  Depart from Desolation by private seaplane charter, or most yachts can drop you off in Campbell River.


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