May 2018




May 19th, Sails and Whales!

Cost $130 Tax included

Departing from the Mansons Public dock on Sunday May 19th 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 May long weekend and enjoy Cortes Island’s famous Seafood Fest that happens Saturday, May 18th 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

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 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