Mitlenatch Island Tours

Anchored at Mitlenatch Island

Anchored at Mitlenatch Island

About Mitlenatch Island

Mitlenatch Island has been a protected Provincial Nature Park since 1961. Each spring there is a continuous progression in the blooming of wildflowers starting with seablush and blue eyed mary in April, going through chocolate lilies, tiger lilies, common camas, death camas and prickly pear cactus in high summer.

Gull Chicks in July

Gull Chicks in July

The island also hosts the largest seabird breeding colony in the Straits of Georgia, largely because the ocean around it provides both a barrier from most predators and a large supply of food. Weather permitting, we often anchor the Misty Isles and board the zodiac for a tour around the island to get a closeup view the cormorant nests and othe wildlife. On the island we can enjoy a walk through the flower meadow to the bird blind for a close up view into the nesting activities of the Glaucous Wing Gull.

Mitlenatch Island is home to hundreds of harbour seals and in the early spring, migratory Steller and California Sealions bark and grunt at us from their basking rocks. With new things to see from one week to the next, Mitlenatch Island is a dynamic and exciting place to explore.

Steller Sea Lion On Mitlenatch Island

Steller Sea Lion On Mitlenatch Island

Scheduled Half-Day Trips

Misty Isles has scheduled half-day trips departing from Hollyhock on Cortes at 1:30pm and returning about 6:30pm. Check the Trip Calendar for schedule information. These scheduled trips are $105 per person.

Groups of….. up to 4 Groups of. 5-6 Groups of… 7-8 Groups of… 9-10 Groups of… 11-12 Per Person
Charters * $85/hour $105/hour $120/hour $135/hour $150/hour
Half day trips $105
3 hour sunset trip $80
All prices in Canadian dollars and are based on a 3 person minimum. Applicable taxes not included.Full Price List
* Minimum charter length is 3 hours

 

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