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I have sailed all over the world, and British Columbia is the best cruising area by far. The weather, in summer, is generally pleasant. The main cruising area, from Victoria to... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
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Victoria
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Victoria
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have sailed all over the world, and British Columbia is the best cruising area by far. The weather, in summer, is generally pleasant. The main cruising area, from Victoria to the Broughton Archipelago, is protected, with hundreds of islands and thousands of anchorages, many of which you might have to yourselves, even at the height of cruising season. The... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

A couple friends and I kayaked all the way here from a cabin we rented, and we went around a small island in the middle of the park. The amount of marine life there was unbelievable! If you're lucky, you can catch a couple of seals playing and the occasional eagle.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were lucky to arrive by sailboat and had three days to enjoy the tranquility of the Sounds. The water was great as well and learned to SUP. Visited the fabulous hanging lake and waterfalls on West Redondo Island - Teakerne Lake.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We've boated here for 41 years. Love the clear and warm water. Lots of anchorage sites when using a stern tie. It's surprising how accessible cell phone coverage is here.

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1 Thank Donald J
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went on brother in laws boat and cruised to Cortez, Savery and Lund. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, even swam with the harbor seals. Take a floatplane to Lund and skip the ferry rides

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Thank randyminion
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We set out from Campbell River passed Quadra and Cortez Islands, through the Lewis Channel to Desolation Sound. Through out the trip we heard about the history of the area from our Museum guide, Luisa. We went into Lund for a great lunch at the historic Lund Hotel. Here we were greeted by a staff member who gave us a... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Words can't do this place justice....the beauty that surrounds you is breathtaking and awe inspiring! The whole area just seeps into your soul. The trees and rocks tell a story if you take the time to look. Definite must see!

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Pacific Latitiude 20/49
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

This is an amazing trip to take in a Zodiac with a native guide. The petroglyphs are wonderful. So are the swimming holes complete with ropes from trees.

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Schilde
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

On board motoryacht Caroussel of Pristine charters, we thoroughly enjoyed athree hour sunset dinner tour mid august throught his park en route to/fro Desolation sound. The wondrous marine and bird life, e.g. seals, eagles, jumping fish and twilight illumination of the beautiful bays in this park make a oncea lifetime experience

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Absolutely a five star experience-chartering from "Desolation Sound Yacht Charters" out of Comox Harbour, B.C. We chartered a Jenneau 42 sail boat. Boat was in superb condition-almost brand new! self furling sails, well equipped cabin, plenty of room for 2 coupes. Could fit 6 persons easily. Easy to reach Desolation Sound from Comox....we had 6 days of great weather, good... More 

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