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Historic Boat Tour Exploring Desolation Sound
July 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Museum at Campbell River offers summer historic boat tours in partnership with Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours. Each trip explores the history of the region from the comfort of one of their boats that includes both indoor and outdoor seating areas, and an on-board washroom. As well as an experienced Captain, there is an on-board naturalist who is constantly on the lookout for wildlife to point out, and a Museum Guide to share historic points of interest. This 4-hour trip to Desolation Sound is a chance to experience the myriad bays and inter-connected coves nestled among the small islands of Desolation Sound. You will retrace areas explored by Captain George Vancouver of England and Captains Galiano and Valdez of Spain in 1792. The tour views the rugged beauty of the coastal mountains, and we can imagine daily life for people in the past. The trip includes a visit to historical Refuge Cove and Prideaux Haven, one of the most popular boating anchorages in the region. If time allows, the trip will also look at the nature reserve on Mitlenatch Island. Pack your own lunch for this 4 hour trip.