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Breathtaking scenary

We spent 5 days camping and kayaking in the marine park. The beautiful scenary was breathtaking... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Frances R
The Best of the Best

I have sailed all over the world, and British Columbia is the best cruising area by far. The... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
ianjc
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

We spent 5 days camping and kayaking in the marine park. The beautiful scenary was breathtaking, and the diversity of wildlife was amazing - we saw seals, sealions, dolphins, hummingbirds and eagles! I could not recommend the peace and tranquility here enough

1  Thank Frances R
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

I have sailed all over the world, and British Columbia is the best cruising area by far. The weather, in summer, is generally pleasant. The main cruising area, from Victoria to the Broughton Archipelago, is protected, with hundreds of islands and thousands of anchorages, many of which you might have to yourselves, even at the height of cruising season. The most accessible are the Gulf Islands, but the best area is Desolation Sound. You can get there in one very long day from Vancouver, or two easy days. Two long days from Victoria. The water is warm, especially in Pendrill Sound, the warmest water north of, well, it's warmer than most of California. Great scenery, open enough for sailing but protected enough to be safe. What's not to like?

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

A couple friends and I kayaked all the way here from a cabin we rented, and we went around a small island in the middle of the park. The amount of marine life there was unbelievable! If you're lucky, you can catch a couple of seals playing and the occasional eagle.

2  Thank Jacob N
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

We were lucky to arrive by sailboat and had three days to enjoy the tranquility of the Sounds. The water was great as well and learned to SUP. Visited the fabulous hanging lake and waterfalls on West Redondo Island - Teakerne Lake.

Thank KiwiRo
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We've boated here for 41 years. Love the clear and warm water. Lots of anchorage sites when using a stern tie. It's surprising how accessible cell phone coverage is here.

1  Thank Donald J
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Went on brother in laws boat and cruised to Cortez, Savery and Lund. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, even swam with the harbor seals. Take a floatplane to Lund and skip the ferry rides

Thank randyminion
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We set out from Campbell River passed Quadra and Cortez Islands, through the Lewis Channel to Desolation Sound. Through out the trip we heard about the history of the area from our Museum guide, Luisa. We went into Lund for a great lunch at the historic Lund Hotel. Here we were greeted by a staff member who gave us a history of the hotel. We had time after lunch to go to the bakery for the cinnamon buns and the gift shop. Back on the boat we motored passed Mitlenatch Island, a nature Provincial Park. We saw many harbour seals, Steller's and California sea lions as well as various birds, oystercatchers, gulls, Cormorants and Pigeon Guillemots to name a few.
On the way back from Mitlenatch we were fortunate enough to see hump back whales, a great way to end a great trip.

2  Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

Words can't do this place justice....the beauty that surrounds you is breathtaking and awe inspiring! The whole area just seeps into your soul. The trees and rocks tell a story if you take the time to look. Definite must see!

1  Thank Sue6340
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Reviewed November 26, 2015

This is an amazing trip to take in a Zodiac with a native guide. The petroglyphs are wonderful. So are the swimming holes complete with ropes from trees.

1  Thank kcowan
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

On board motoryacht Caroussel of Pristine charters, we thoroughly enjoyed athree hour sunset dinner tour mid august throught his park en route to/fro Desolation sound. The wondrous
marine and bird life, e.g. seals, eagles, jumping fish and twilight illumination of the beautiful bays in this park make a oncea lifetime experience

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