2019 Desolation Sound Tours
Desolation Sound Wilderness Discovery Cruise
5 Days / 4 Nights
In this immersive all-inclusive small ship cruise experience, your daylight hours are aboard the intimate Coastal Cruises’ the Pacific Bear, while overnights are spent at comfortable, curated eco-lodges in the heart of unspoiled wilderness.
Reawaken your explorer’s spirit amidst the awesome vistas, fog ensconced mountain peaks, and austere, northern grandeur of Desolation Sound. A paradise as pure and remote as any destination on earth, Desolation Sound remains virtually unchanged from its earliest discovery.
Experience nature as it was meant to be. The Pacific Bear is equipped to navigate hidden channels and discrete anchorages, affording you unparalleled views of sea lions, seals and dolphins immersed in this pristine playground.
- Search for humpback whales, sea lions, eagles and porpoises
- Explore quaint Harbour Villages including Lund & Gorge Harbours
- 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 for guests flying (35 min.) from Vancouver
Lund, BC, Embarkation.
Welcome reception and meet the crew of the Pacific Bear as we set off from the quaint village of Lund. Cruising north into Desolation Sound and leaving the boaters behind, we cruise into Homfray Channel, one of the deepest channels in North America and flanked by towering peaks, including the majestic Mount Denman (1920 m). In the 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
Cruise today as we travel north into remote Toba Inlet, a deep fjord with steep peaks, glacier green water and spectacular waterfalls. Return to Homfray Lodge in the afternoon with time to relax on the lodge's expansive dock as the chef prepares your dinner.
Chef prepares your dinner.Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight 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 join 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. Keep your cameras ready as this is the day we spot most of our Humpback Whales!
Breakfast at Homfray Lodge, lunch onboard the Pacific Bear, and dinner at Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge
Day 5: Friday
Depart after breakfast aboard the Pacific Bear.
Cruise from Quadra Island to Lund Harbour.
Return to Lund Harbour (estimated arrival at 12:00pm).
- Humpback Whales
- Sea Lions
- Grizzly Bears
Single Supplement $595
Extra Person $1,595
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
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.
CALL 1(844) 504-1392 TO BOOK