Adventures in Solitude Desolation Sound with Grant Lawrence


Adventures in Solitude Cruise Tour

Itinerary

Grant LawrenceJoin award-winning author and broadcaster Grant Lawrence for a one-of-a-kind tour of Desolation Sound. Lawrence will lead a day during our cruise to many of the spectacular, hidden locations he wrote about in his best-selling 2010 memoir "Adventures in Solitude"

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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 1 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. Cruises depart from Lund or Powell River on July 8 and July 29. Ask about flights from Vancouver....they are only 35 minutes!

 

Day 1: Monday

Itinerary

  • Arrive on your own into Lund, BC, gateway to Desolation Sound 
  • Note: Scheduled airport transfers are offered complimentary from Powell River Airport 
  • Grant LawrenceWelcome reception and meet the crew of the Pacific Bear as we set off from Lund.
  • Grant will lead our cruise to many spectacular and hidden locations. We will pass Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park a haven for boaters and kayakers with its calm waters and sheltered anchorages. As we leave the boaters behind we cruise into Homfray Channel, one of the deepest in North America and flanked by towering peaks including the majestic Mount Denman (1920 m, 6299 ft straight up from the sea). In the late evening, we reach Homfray Lodge nestled in the remote wilderness of Desolation Sound, where we meet the staff and enjoy our meals prepared by the lodge's chef. 
  • Dinner and Overnight at Homfray Lodge

Day 2: Tuesday

Itinerary

  • After breakfast at Homfray Lodge, we will cruise north into remote Toba Inlet, a deep sound with steep peaks and glacial green water. Enjoy lunch on board The Pacific Bear, right beside one of the many spectacular waterfalls.
  • Return to Homfray Lodge in time to enjoy an afternoon at leisure with time to relax on the lodge's expansive dock or kayak to Foster Point.
  • Lunch is served on board. Breakfast, dinner and overnight Homfray Lodge 

Day 3: Wednesday

Itinerary

Waterfall in Toba Inlet

  • Today you may enjoy the rustic charm and authentic warmth of Homfray Lodge. Warm summer temperatures and the meeting of the tides cause the Desolation Sound to have the mildest climate, abundant sea life and warmest water on the BC coast, with ocean temperatures reaching up to 24°C (75°F). This peaceful setting allows you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life, and the lodge's activities such as kayaks, stand up paddle boards or join and eco boat tour to explore the nearby waters. With the warm waters you can even enjoy a swim off the lodge's dock!
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at Homfray Lodge

Day 4: Thursday

Itinerary

  • Humpback whaleDepart 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

  • guests on Pacific BearDepart after breakfast from Quadra Island and cruise to Lund Harbour  (Estimated arrival at 12:30)

 

 

2019 Departures

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

Dates with availability are listed below or contact us for latest availability, wait list or reserve your spot. 

Dates Duration Departs Availability
July 8-12 5 Lund 3+ rooms left
July 29-August 2 5 Lund 3+ rooms left


Adventures in SolitudeGrant Lawrence is an award winning author, radio, television, and podcasting personality, singer and columnist. His award winning book "Adventures In Solitude" 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, for the day, with stories including the Cougar Lady Cabin, 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.  

Cruise Tours Costs

2019

Departure Dates

July 8 & August 2

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Pacific Bear

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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 Extra Person $1,645

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 aboard the Pacific Bear and at Homfray Lodge
  • Onboard Naturalist
  • Guest storytelling guide Grant Lawrence "Adventures in Solitude" day tour from Lund to Homfray Lodge
  • Eco Boat Tour from Homfray Lodge
  • Luggage transport and handling plus scheduled airport transfer between Lund and Powell River Airport if required

Rates

Not Included

  • Transportation from your home and our embarkation location in Lund, BC 
    • Note we may add a complimentary schedule transfer between Lund and the Powell River Airport if you are flying from Vancouver (35 minute flight) with Pacific Coastal Airlines*. 
  • Alcoholic beverages during dinner at Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge
  • Parking in Lund 
  • 5% Tax and Service Fee of $35 per person per day

*We would be happy to help you arrange your flights or travel to Powell River or Lund. To learn more about getting to us please see our Arrivals and Departures information. 

 

*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. Grant Lawrence will guide the cruise on Day 1 as we cruise between Lund Harbour and Homfray Lodge. 

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

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