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With Misty Isles into Desolation Sound
General News · 2nd September 2019
Saturday, September 14. History and nature await you! The Cortes Island Museum is offering its last cruise of this season to explore Desolation Sound aboard the schooner Misty Isles. And hurry up, there are only 2 places left.

Desolation Sound, much of it in a marine park, offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on this part of the coast. It is also the focal point of some of the area’s most fascinating maritime history, as the anchorage for British and Spanish explorers who first charted this area in the late 1700s.

Desolation Sound tops the list as a destination for boaters from all over the Pacific Northwest. Part of the attraction is the dramatic mountain scenery and the myriad of islands in the marine park. Misty Isles' skipper will take you a leisurely exploration of the area and given enough wind, the opportunity to help hoist sail. The relaxed pace of Misty Isles allows participants to sit outside for a cup of tea while enjoying the stunning scenery.

The cruise departs from Cortes Bay at 10:30 a.m. and returns about 5 p.m.

Bring your lunch, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker, binoculars and don’t forget a camera! You might want to take a bathing suit – if the weather’s hot there could be a chance for a cool dip off Misty Isles.

You can register at, by email or call 250-935-6756.

The cost of a one-day trip is $130 plus GST. You can order lunch for $16.00 when registering.