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General News · 5th July 2012
Cortes Museum
The Cortes Island Museum is sponsoring a Mothership Kayaking Trip on Thursday, July 12th, 2012. Loaded with kayaks, MISTY ISLES will leave Whaletown and sail to Von Donop Inlet on the northwest end of Cortes Island. It is an area rich in history of the First Nations people, early settlers and loggers.

After anchoring MISTY ISLES and launching the kayaks, you will have the opportunity to paddle around the inlet. Von Donop Inlet is a very protected waterway and is an excellent place to kayak, even if it is your first time! Misty Isles Adventures provides all the equipment for this trip and all levels of experience are welcome.

We will depart from the Whaletown public dock at 10am and will return at around 5:30pm, in time for the last ferry off Cortes Island. Off island participants should catch the 8:30am ferry from Campbell River and are encouraged to leave their vehicles in Heriot Bay on Quadra Island and walk on the Cortes ferry. Shuttle service is available on Cortes to and from the ferry. If you choose to spend the night, there is a selection of B&B’s, Gorge Harbour Lodge or Cortes Motel, available through the Cortes Island website,

Cost for this great day of kayaking is $135 (HST incl.). This year a seasonal green salad and a slice of vegetarian pizza will be offered for an additional $9 (HST incl.) or you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Participants should dress for the weather, bring binoculars and a camera and don’t forget the sunscreen and a hat!

For more information or to register please call the Cortes Museum (250-935-6340), email or drop by the Cortes Museum.

Upcoming trips aboard MISTY ISLES include: two overnight visits to the waterfalls of Toba Inlet (July 7-8 and July 28-29); Cassel Lake and Waterfall in Teakerne Arm (July 19); ‘Round Maurelle Island through tidal rapids (Aug. 4); and two cruises into Desolation Sound (Aug. 10 and 22). Check our website for more details of summer cruises and coming events.