Calling all birders and budding naturalists! This tour takes you on an exploration of some of the islands of the Salish Sea, with a focus on the dynamic and distinct ecosystem of Mitlenatch Island. Nicknamed the “Galapagos of the Georgia Strait” this island is a nesting colony, home to 30,000 nesting gulls, cormorants, and others species of sea birds. Otters, seal and sea lions also make their home here.
After circumnavigating the island by boat, we will disembark to explore the spectacular variety of spring and summer wild flowers, which include many native species and even prickly pear cacti and visit the bird blind. On our 6 hour tour, our shore time concludes with a delicious homemade lunch, and once back on board our route takes us by Twin and Cortes Islands, Desolation Sound and Copeland Islands Marine Park. Beautiful at all times of year, but May & June are best for wildflowers.
Mitlenatch: Half Day
3.5 Hours / $105 per person + 5% GST
Minimum of 3 people
Departure: 9:00 am or 1:30 pm
Half Day - Limited on shore exploration, excludes lunch and shorter return route.
Note: If you are only 2, we will do our best to book others to join you. If there are only 2 for the 3.5 hour tour, the rate is $159 per person plus GST. For 2-person bookings, please call 1-888-552-5558.
Mitlenatch: Full Day
6 Hours / $159 per person + 5% GST
Minimum of 4 people
Departure: 9:30 am / Includes snacks and lunch
Note: If you are only 2, we will do our best to book others to join you. If we cannot, then we reserve the right to shorten the tour to a 3.5 hour tour. For 2-person bookings, please call 1-888-552-5558.
"We had an enjoyable day touring Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park on a 6 person zodiac boat. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area and enjoyed sharing stories and information. The tour included a yummy lunch, much of it from the guides own garden."