Quadra Island historian and author Jeanette Taylor will take you back in time with stories about aboriginal villages, homesteads and settlements. Jeanette has been with Mothership Adventures since 2006, taking our guests to remote coastal areas only accessible by boat. Her infectious enthusiasm for the beauty and history of the region, and her passion for storytelling, make these tours perennial favourites. She'll introduce you to the people of the coast, past and present, on daily shore excursions by zodiac. Our guides are also on hand, to share their knowledge of birds, plants and animals.
Two trips are being offered this year.
Discovery Islands to Bute Inlet Cruise - Four Day Trip from May 24 to 28, 2017
There's a photogenic scene at every turn as we wind through the tightly packed Discovery Islands archipelago to cruise up Bute Inlet, home to some of the province's highest peaks. This is a four-night trip, leaving from and returning to Campbell River, BC. The drama of Bute Inlet is a highlight, as are the clustered islands of Desolation Sound Marine Park, the bird sanctuary on Mitlenatch Island and the Octopus Islands Marine Park. We go ashore daily for short hikes to jewel-like islands, aboriginal rock art sites, and homesteads.
Broughton Archipelago to Kingcome Inlet Cruise - Five Day Tour from May 31 to June 5, 2017
The Columbia III heads north from Campbell River for a five-night cruise to the Broughton Archipelago, famed for its whale populations and rich marine life. We stop at deserted aboriginal villages like Mimquimlees, with its remnants of a traditional 'bighouse' and a totem pole. Guides show us the reoccupied village of Tasadzis'nukwame, and we visit charming homesteads of the past and present. The mountains of Kingcome Inlet, the many archaeological sites, and meeting coastal legends like Billy Proctor of Echo Bay are memorable. A shuttle bus returns you from Port McNeill to Campbell River.
For more information check the Columbia III’s website at www.mothershipadventures.com. Bookings and enquiries can be made at 1-888-833-8887.