Adventures in Solitude Desolation Sound with Grant Lawrence


Adventures in Solitude Cruise Tour

Itinerary

Join award-winning author and CBC broadcaster Grant Lawrence for a one-of-a-kind tour of Desolation Sound. Lawrence will lead our cruise to many of the spectacular, hidden locations he wrote about in his best-selling 2010 memoir "Adventures in Solitude". Along the way, Grant will share hilarious, intriguing and frightening stories of the local legends that have managed to cling to the shores of the Sound like barnacles over the decades. Stories will cover local First Nations lore, the pioneer era, the Age of Aquarius, and modern day. Lawrence's family has owned land in Desolation Sound for over 40 years - few know it better!

Grant will join our cruise from Lund and our "Adventures in Solitude" Desolation Sound tour will take place on day 2 as we travel from Lund to Homfray Lodge. From Homfray Lodge we will cruise Desolation Sound, to Quadra Island with our captain and on board naturalist. Cruise departs from Lund or Powell River on July 23rd. Ask about flights from Vancouver....they are only 35 minutes!

Day 1: Monday

Itinerary

  • The Historic Lund Hotel Arrive on your own into Lund, BC, gateway to Desolation Sound 
    •  Note: Scheduled airport transfers are offered complimentary from Powell River Airport 
  • Reception tonight dockside, on board the Pacific Bear. (Check-in scheduled for 5:00 pm)
  • Dinner and Overnight at The Historic Lund Hotel, Lund, BC 

Day 2: Tuesday

Itinerary

  • Depart after breakfast onboard the Pacific Bear from Lund Harbour this morning and cruise to the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast and into spectacular Desolation Sound and remote Homfray Channel.
  • Guest storytelling guide Grant Lawrence will join us today for a one-of-a-kind tour of Desolation Sound. Lawrence will lead our cruise to many spectacular and hidden locations.
  • Lunch onboard the Pacific Bear. Cruise to Homfray Lodge 
  • Dinner and overnight Homfray Lodge 

Day 3: Wednesday

Itinerary

  • Full day cruise to spectacular Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet visiting waterfalls and watching for wildlife.
  • Lunch on board the Pacific Bear.
  • Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Homfray Lodge

Day 4: Thursday

Itinerary

  • Depart Homfray Channel and cruise Desolation Sound to Quadra Island and Heriot Bay, watching for Humpback Whales.
  • Breakfast at the Lodge, Lunch on board the Pacific Bear
  • Farewell dinner and overnight at Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

Day 5: Friday

Itinerary

  • Depart after breakfast from Quadra Island and cruise to Lund Harbour 
  • Return aboard the Pacific Bear to Lund Harbour. (Estimated arrival at 12:30)

 

 

2019

☆ Special Trip: Storytelling Cruise with guest storytelling guide Grant Lawrence 

Dates

Duration

Departs

Availability

Call for 2019 Dates

5

Lund

3+ spots

 

 

Grant Lawrence is an award winning author, CBC personality, singer and columnist. His award winning book "Adventures In Solitude (Harbour Publishing, 2010)" offers a unique history of the place and the growth of a young man amidst the magic of Desolation Sound. Join Grant as he guides us with stories including a visit to Cougar Lady Cabin for a walk around the property, Galley Bay for the nude potluck reading back dropped by the site of the Galley Bay hippie commune and Prideaux Haven / Flea Village for stories of "Scarface" Mike and Captain Vancouver.  


Call us for 2019 dates and availability.

Cruise Tours Costs

2019

Departure Dates

 

 

 

 

Rates

$3,295 per person 

  • Homfray Lodge - Lodge Suite with one bed and private bathroom
  • Tsa-Kwa Luten Lodge - Standard Room

$3,395 per person 

  • Homfray Lodge - One Bedroom Chalet with Loft with one bedroom, private bathroom and living area and deck
  • Tsa-Kwa Luten Lodge - Standard Room

$3,495 per person 

  • Homfray Lodge - Two Bedroom Chalet with Loft including two bedrooms in each room, each with one queen bed and loft with two queen beds, one private bathroom and living area
  • Tsa-Kwa Luten Lodge - Standard Room

$2,895 x 4 guests**Special Shared Chalet pricing** quad & double occupancy

  • Homfray Lodge - Shared Chalet with two bedrooms; each with one queen bed plus a loft with two queen beds, one bathroom and shared living area and deck
  • Tsa-Kwa Luten Lodge - Standard Room - Double Occupancy
All rates are per person based on double occupancy, unless noted. Rates are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to 5% GST.

Single Supplement: $695

Departure Dates

Included

  • 4 nights' accommodation
    • 3 nights at Homfray Lodge,1 night at Tsa-Kwa Luten Lodge 
  • All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 5
  • House beverages including wine and beer on board the Pacific Bear and at Homfray Lodge
  • Guest storytelling guide Grant Lawrence "Adventures in Solitude" day tour
  • Onboard Naturalist
  • Luggage transport and handling plus scheduled airport transfer between Lund and Powell River Airport if required

Rates

Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Lund*
    • Note we may add a complimentary schedule transfer between Lund and the Powell River Airport  
  • Alcoholic beverages during meals at hotels
  • Parking in Lund 
  • Taxes
  • Gratuities (Guideline of $30 per person per day)

*Pacific Coastal Airlines operates daily 35 minute flights from Vancouver Airport to Powell River Airport. We would be happy to help you arrange your flights. 

*Please Note

If a particular lodge, as highlighted in the itinerary, is unavailable for your departure, we reserve the right to secure alternate accommodation. In the event this does occur, you will be notified at time of booking.

Itineraries are guidelines and variations often occur for the best experience. 

Crewed by a seasoned West Coast Captain, your naturalist guide, the “Little Blue Boat” is perfect for this cruise tour exploration.

Reserve Now. With limited space available (16 people only) these cruise/tours are quickly “sold out.”

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