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General News · 8th June 2012
Cortes Island Museum & Archive
To celebrate the summer solstice, Cortes Island Museum invites you on a cruise aboard MISTY ISLES to the Laughing Oyster Restaurant in Okeover Inlet on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012.

Relax on the deck of the MISTY ISLES schooner while taking in the picturesque scenery of Desolation Sound and the narrow channels of Malaspina Inlet and Okeover Inlet. Keep a lookout for eagles, dolphins, seals, sea birds, and orcas -- you might be lucky to catch a glimpse! The area is famous for its natural beauty as well as its shellfish farms, providing the perfect location for the much talked about Laughing Oyster Restaurant. It has become a destination for boaters both for the fine dining experience and seafood menu but also for its spectacular ocean view. After the meal you will return in the golden light of the evening sunset, arriving back at Cortes Bay just in time to watch the moon rise.

The trip departs from Cortes Bay at 3pm and will return around 10:30pm. Fee for the cruise is $90 (includes HST). Dinner is extra. The evening special is a steak and seafood buffet for $28.95 or you may choose to dine from the menu. As there is no return ferry from Cortes Island in the evening, off island participants will need to book overnight accommodation at a choice of B&B’s, Gorge Harbour Lodge or Cortes Motel, available through the Cortes Island website, For more information or to register please call the Cortes Museum (250-935-6340), email or drop by the Cortes Museum.

The Cortes Museum has more summer trips scheduled in July and August: A NEW Low Tide Reef Exploration off Hernando Island (July 4th), two overnight trips to Toba Inlet Waterfalls (July 7th/8th and July 28th/29th), Mothership Kayaking in Von Donop Inlet (July 12th), Cassel Lake & Waterfall (July 19th), Round Maurelle Island (Aug. 4th), and Desolation Sound (Aug. 10th and Aug. 22nd).