September 28 – October 13, 2013
Pre-board & provision after 1 pm Saturday, September 28th
Check-out & orientation Sunday, September 29th
Disembark by 12 pm Sunday, October 13th
Desolation Sound has come to be known as one of the best cruising grounds in the world. With its countless well protected anchorages, majestic peaks reaching over 7,000 feet, cascading waterfalls and pristine waterways, it is not difficult to imagine why. The almost complete absence of development or settlement results in a superlative “wilderness” feeling. This quality, which led Captain George Vancouver to name the area “Desolation Sound” in 1792 as he sailed into the remote and secluded shores, is what many people today wish to experience. By visiting this area in early fall, you are guaranteed to get a glimpse of the past with very few boaters cruising at this time. Included in this grand adventure is a trip to the famed Princess Louisa and Chatterbox Falls, one of the most popular boating destinations in British Columbia. Join us in the Pacific Northwest’s true legendary wilderness in Grand Banks style on our Desolation Sound flotilla!
By joining NW Explorations on this round-trip flotilla, you are embarking upon an adventure with fellow cruisers and the comfort of a lead vessel. Our Coast Guard licensed captain has extensive experience cruising from Baja, Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska. Along the way you will hear from our onboard naturalist via CB radio regarding native culture, local geology and wildlife. Once we arrive at an anchorage you have the option of participating in guided onshore and dinghy explorations, or simply relaxing in the comfort of your yacht.
In order to maintain our high level of personalized service, all flotillas are limited to a small number of vessels. Cruising in a more intimate group allows us to anchor in many of the smaller, more remote locales, offering a much more memorable experience. In addition, you will be sharing this journey with like-minded boaters, providing you the opportunity to forge new friendships; something many of our clients express as one of the most enjoyable aspects of their flotilla experience.
|36′||Grand Banks Classic||Spellbound||4||$8,950||Available|
|42′||Grand Banks Classic||Sea Spree||4||$10,200||Available|
|42′||Grand Banks Motoryacht||Grand Adventure||6||$11,150||BOOKED|
|42’||Grand Banks Classic||Aquila||4||$11,750||BOOKED|
|42′||Grand Banks Classic||Navigator||4||$12,000||BOOKED|
|42’||Grand Banks Classic||Change of Latitude||4||$12,250||BOOKED|
|46′||Grand Banks Classic||Patos||6||$12,320||BOOKED|
|47′||Grand Banks Europa||Eldean||4||$14,000||Available|
|47′||Grand Banks Classic||Morveren||4||$14,600||BOOKED|
|49’||Grand Banks Classic||Dream Catcher||6||$15,000||Available|
|49’||Grand Banks Motoryacht||Telita||5||$15,700||Available|
|49′||Grand Banks Classic||Ocean Flyer||4||$16,500||Available|
|52′||Grand Banks Europa||Kiawah||6||$15,000||Available|
|52’||Grand Banks Europa||Mystic Eagle||6||$18,000||Available|
Price includes: Moorage, daily damage waiver, park fees, orientation gathering, support services of lead boat, and countless memorable experiences
Click to view NW Explorations’ 2013 Desolation Sound calendar.
Note: This schedule is a tentative itinerary. The final route will be determined by the weather conditions, currents, group input and the lead boat Captain. Please note that these are bareboat charters and as such, all participants are free to cruise on their own or with the group.