General News · 9th July 2008
When the tides are right this is a unique opportunity not to be missed
There are only certain tides in the summer that will allow Misty Isles to circumnavigate historic Maurelle Island. Surge Narrow's Beazley Pass and the Hole In The Wall are famous for their tidal rapids but we will be able to work our way through them on this day at near slack water. Later in the afternoon the incoming tide will thunder through at almost 11 knots! Eagles, seals and sea lions are often seen fishing in these fast waters.
Along the way we will pass the Octopus Islands and you'll also see some fascinating historic places, from pictographs and old village sites to a 1920s store still in operation. Skipper Mike Moore will be your guide to the rich marine and bird life of the area while also telling tales of the area's history.
Misty Isles departs the Whaletown public dock at 9:45 am and returns at about 5:30pm in conjunction with the ferry schedule. Guests are urged to park their vehicles in Heriot Bay on Quadra Is. and walk on to the Cortes ferry. This will reduce ferry traffic congestion and ensure that you will be able to get off Cortes on the last ferry of the day.
The cost of this trip is $105.00, GST included.
This trip is hosted by the Cortes Island Museum and because space is limited on the trip, pre-registration is essential, so be sure to reserve your place early by calling the museum at (250) 935-6340 or by email cimastwincomm.ca