2019 Desolation Sound Tours
Adventures in Solitude Cruise
Special Guest Cruises with author Grant Lawrence
Join award-winning author and broadcaster, Grant Lawrence, for a one-of-a-kind tour of Desolation Sound. Lawrence will lead a day of outings during 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. 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 8th and July 29th. Ask about flights from Vancouver....they are only 35 minutes!
- Search for humpback whales, sea lions, eagles and porpoises
- Grant Lawrence will share his stories as we cruise from Lund to Homfray Lodge
- Discover First Nation Pictoglyphs
- Witness spectacular coastal scenery
- Stay at exclusive wilderness lodges: Our own Homfray Lodge and Tsa-Kwa Luten Lodge on Quadra Island
- Cruise aboard our Boutique Fishing Boat converted for exclusive Coastal Cruising – only 16 guests
Day 1: Monday
Arrive on your own into Lund, BC, gateway to Desolation Sound.
Note: Scheduled airport transfers are offered complimentary from Powell River Airport
Welcome 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
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 served on board; breakfast, dinner and overnight at Homfray Lodge
Day 3: Wednesday
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, most 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 an 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
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
Depart after breakfast cruise from Quadra Island to Lund Harbour (estimated arrival at 12:30pm).
- Humpback Whales
- Sea Lions
- Grizzly Bears
Single Supplement $695
Extra Person $1,645
Included in Price
4 nights accommodation:
3 nights at Homfray Lodge and 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
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
Not Included in Price
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 (35 minute flight) from Vancouver 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.
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