July 2019

 


July 19th, Around Maurelle Island
Cost $130, Tax included

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 10 knots! Eagles, seals and sealions 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 that is still standing. 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.
When the tides are right this is a unique opportunity, not to be missed!

Misty Isles departs the Whaletown public dock at 10 am and returns at about 5:20pm 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.
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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 cimas@twincomm.ca

 


July 21st, Sails and Whales!
Cost $130 Tax included
Departing from the Mansons Public dock on Sunday July 21st at 1030, we will head out to explore the waters around Marina Island and Sutil Channel on the west side of Cortes. This area is often frequented by humpback whales in the summer time and we will seek them out with friendlier intentions than the schooner Kate of the Dawson Whaling Company which was based out of Whaletown in the 1860’s. We hope to raise sail, see First Nations pictographs and stop for a low tide walk on a sandy beach before retuning to the Mansons dock at about 4:30pm for possible ferry shuttle.

Humpback Whales are often seen in Sutil Channel

Come on over to Cortes Island for the weekend and enjoy the famous Cortes Day that happens Saturday, July 20th and then set sail on Misty Isles on Sunday. Experience the historic marine environment and history of Cortes Island!
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 cimas@twincomm.ca
Also, the Museum is a Tourist Information Booth and can give suggestions regarding accommodations and dining on Cortes. Give them a call and stay an extra night or two to explore the island! Or check out OurCortes.com the official Cortes Island Business and Tourism website.

 

 


Guests participating on our trips should bring along a bagged lunch or order a Misty Isles sandwich (local fish, eggs or cheese in season) and local green salad lunch for $12 (GST included) at the time of registration. We also advise bringing rubber boots or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet for beach landings and clothing appropriate for the day which may include rain gear, extra jacket, long pants, sunscreen, sunhat and sun glasses. Don’t forget to pack your camera, binoculars and curiosity! Misty Isles provides black and herbal teas, coffee and home baked snacks.

LIABILITY WAIVER: All participants in sailing trips, guided kayaking trips or kayak rentals will be required to sign a waiver of liability. Link to Waiver

Participants under 19 years of age will be required to sign a Youth Participant’s Agreement along with a signature from a parent or guardian. Link to Youth Participant’s Agreement

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