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Misty Isles
General News · 4th May 2015
Cimas Gina
SPRING IS BURSTING & HATCHING ON BEAUTIFUL MITLENATCH ISLAND! Take a relaxed and leisurely cruise aboard Misty Isles to this unique wildlife sanctuary in the Salish Sea. Walk meadows ablaze with wildflowers including chocolate lilies, death camas & monkey flowers. Search for owl pellets & river otter dining tables. Experience territorial & nesting behaviours of gulls, cormorants, pigeon guillemots & oyster catchers – black birds with pink gumboots & carrot beaks!
Ride a zodiac around Mitlenatch to encounter noisy seabird cliff rookeries, massive & agile sea lions. Watch for eagles, river otters, dolphins & orcas. There’s a new baby orca in a local pod!
Skipper/naturalist Mike Moore has a wealth of information & stories about this gem in the gulf.
Sponsored by Cortes Museum, this cruise leaves Cortes Bay at 10:30 am, returning at 5 pm. Choose Friday, May 22 or Saturday, June 13. Cost is $120 (tax incl.)
Pack your lunch, binoculars & camera. Dress for the weather – don’t forget hat & sunscreen! An extra pair of shoes is recommended. For details & registration call Lynne Jordan at 250-935-6472, e-mail Cortes Museum at, or call the Museum at 250-935-6340. Check the Museum’s website ( for details, photos, and more summer cruises.