Explore – Fun – Adventure – Whales – Fishing
Tours exploring the Discovery Islands & Desolation Sound
Specialising in small groups & families!
50North Adventures has been set up to give everybody access to a unique ecosystem that is only accessible to boat owners, holidaying cruisers and sailing yachts.
An oppertunity to explore the waters like the locals do!
Cruise some of the magnificent Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound on our 4 – hour tour.
We depart Discovery Harbour Marina and head into the busy Discovery Passage, frequently used by the north and southbound tugboats and cruise ships visiting Alaska.
This protected inland water way is also shared by both Transient Orca on the hunt for seals & sea lions and our returning Humpback whales here to feed on the schools of herring for the summer months.
Our local Seals, Sea lions, and any number of species of birds, including Bald eagles can be seen along our shores at any given time.
From Discovery Passage we have the freedom to roam around amongst the wildlife as we are constantly updated with real time information on the latest locations and sightings of the majestic whales.
We can trawl a few lures through some of the major salmon grounds and hopefully catch someone a big Chinook salmon.
Cruising the waters around the Discovery Islands and into Desolation Sound we can visit the likes of Gorge Harbour, Lund, Refuge Cove, Squirrel Cove, Manson’s Landing or Whale Town to mention a few.
We could stop in at one of the unique General stores or Trading Posts only accessible by boat for a bite to eat and seek out some of the beautiful bays and waterfalls these areas are famous for.
Inspect a few crab traps in hope for the tasty Dungeness crab and have the opportunity to view the prolific bird life that is here for the herring.
All this as you enjoy the endless panoramic views of these amazing water ways and the snow capped mountains on the main land.
4 Hours $180.00 per person – plus 5% gst
- Max of 6 guests & minimum of 3
- Covered boat with private toilet and wash room facilities
- Hydrophone to listen to the whales communicate
- Educational and interactive with small numbers
- Unique stop for lunch only accessible by boat
- Lots of room for everyone wanting to take photos
- Binoculars available if needed
- Transport Canada approved and insured
- Children and parent friendly
The weather here on Vancouver Island can be unpredictable, so wearing the right layers is important and there is plenty of room to store your jacket, so bring it along.
We would much appreciate it if guests didn’t wear heavy black sole hiking boots for a day on the water. A good pair of running shoes is so much more comfortable anyway!