Homfray Explorer - 4 days / 3 nights


Highlights

Itinerary

 
Discover Desolation Sound with a stay at Homfray Lodge

Desolation Sound Map

Departs Fridays and returns Mondays, perfect for a weekend BC wilderness getaway. Cruise from Lund Harbour to remote Homfray Lodge nestled in the northeast corner of Desolation Sound, BC.
 
  • Search for whales, sea lions, eagles and porpoises
  • Enjoy a day cruise to spectacular Toba Inlet 
  • Experience spectacular three night wilderness stay at the intimate Homfray Lodge only accessible by boat 
  • Try kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and ocean swimming in warm waters that can reach up to 20 c (68 f).
  • Stay in cozy log lodge with lodge rooms or private chalets 
  • Enjoy home style meals with complimentary house wine & beer  
  • Cruise aboard our Boutique Fishing Boat converted for exclusive Coastal Cruising - only 16 guests

Day 1: Friday

Itinerary

Lund, BC, Embarkation

Homfray Lodge facade and dock Lund is located at the tip of the Sunshine Coast and is getaway to Desolation Sound. 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, we will pass Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park a haven for boaters and kayaker's with its calm waters and sheltered anchorages. As we leave the boaters behind we cruise into Homfray Channel, one of the deepest in North American and flanked by towering peaks including the majestic Mount Denman (1920 m, 6299 ft straight up from the sea).  This 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 lodges chef. Overnight at Homfray Lodge

Day 2: Saturday

Itinerary

Toba Inlet

Boat cruising with mountainsCruising today we travel north into remote Toba Inlet a deep fjord with steep peaks, glacier green water and spectacular waterfalls.  Sit back and enjoy the every changing scenery as we explore this remote fjord with its green waters. If we are lucky we may spot bears along the including Grizzly Bears. Return this afternoon with time to relax on the lodge's expansive dock as chef prepares your meals. Overnight at Homfray Lodge

Day 3: Sunday

Itinerary

Chairs looking out to oceanToday is a day at leisure to enjoy Homfray Lodge. The waters here are especially warm and with little nearby development the lodge is located in a true wilderness paradise. The meetings of the tides and warm summers allows for rich marine life and excellent chance for salt water swimming. Oysters grow in abundance around the lodge and curious Harbour seals are often seen swimming just off the dock. Water temperate can exceed 75°F (22°C) making the dock a natural hub of activity and place to sit back and relax. 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. vibrant marine life and a relaxed pace for the perfect wilderness getaway. Overnight at Homfray Lodge

Day 4: Monday

Itinerary

Homfray Lodge Departure

Naturalist talking to guest on boatCruise this morning from Homfray Lodge south through Homfray Channel past Desolation Sound Marine Park and back to the Sunshine Coast and Lund Harbour.

2019 Departures

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

Dates Duration Departs Availability
June 14-17 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
June 21-24 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
June 28-July 1 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
July 5-8 4 Lund  3+ rooms left
July 12-15 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
July 19-22 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
July 26-29 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
August 2-5 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
August 9-12 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
August 16-19 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
August 23-26 4 Lund 3+ rooms left
August 30-Sep 2* 4 Lund Contact Us
September 6-9* 4 Lund Contact Us
September 13-16* 4 Lund Contact Us
September 20-23* 4 Lund Contact Us
September 27-30* 4 Lund Contact Us
October 4-7* 4 Lund Contact Us
October 11-14* 4 Lund Contact Us

*These dates are also available including Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour. Please see details on the Grizzlies of Toba Tours here.

Cruise Tours Costs

2019

Departure Dates

June 14 to August 23

For Dates from August 30 to October 11 see Grizzlies of Toba Tours

Mountains and Channel with boats

Rates

$2,195 per person double occupancy

  • Homfray Lodge - Lodge Suite with one bed and private bathroom

$2,295 per person double occupancy

  • Homfray Lodge - One Bedroom Chalet with Loft with one bedroom, private bathroom and living area and deck

$2,395 per person 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

$1,895 x 4 guests quad 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

All rates are per person based on double occupancy, unless noted. Rates are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to 5% GST.

Single Supplement: $495  Extra Person $1,095

Departure Dates

Included

  • 3 nights' accommodation at Homfray Lodge 
  • All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 4 
  • House beverages aboard the Pacific Bear and at Homfray Lodge 
  • Onboard Naturalist on the cruise between Lund and Homfray Lodge and during the Day Cruise on Saturday
  • 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 (35 minute flight) from Vancouver with Pacific Coastal Airlines*. 
  • 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.

2019 Trips are now available! Save 15% on new reservations if you book before Dec 15th, 2018. 

(New bookings only for Salish Sea Gulf Islands, Homfray Explorer, and Desolation Sound cruises.) Learn More

We're eager to hear about your interest in our tours! Call us at (604) 566-8027 or Contact Us


*Please Note

Crewed by a seasoned West Coast Captain, and 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 and stays at Homfray Lodge are quickly “sold out.”

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