Originally Posted by Joe E. H.
Will charter sail boat
next summer. This October would like to take a one day tour just to see my way around. I live in Winnipeg and will be on the coast the week of Oct 16. Any suggestions? A marina to contact. A charter or sightseeing operator. I know it off season for sightseeing but some leads might be helpful.
More info on contact
You mean Desolation Sound right?
For general charter info talk to:
(Office is in Vancouver
but they have a base in Powell River)
Desolation Sound Yacht Charters (Comox)
Nanaimo Yacht Charters (Nanaimo)
If you can make it up to Lund, you could try doing a kayak
tour which would give you a feel for the geography. The issue is Desolation is...well kind of desolate ;-) No roads, settlements etc. so a one-day tour is kinda problematic.
There aren't a lot of marinas
in Desolation but you could give Gorge Harbour a call; most of the others are seasonal. I'm not sure what they could tell you that you wouldn't get much more of here on the forum. You might be better off buying
a guide while you are there. Waggoners is a great overview of the entire PNW
(I love using it to dream where we are going next) and the Dreamspeaker Guide will give you sketches of all the popular anchorages
Coincidentally I will be sailing that week but I think we are planning to go south from Nanaimo not north.