Explore the mysteries of ancient coastal civilizations, search for foraging grizzlies, and snorkel with giant starfish – it’s time to tick off the 2015 travel bucket list with Outer Shores Expeditions, leader in wildlife, wilderness and cultural expeditions throughout Western Canada. Travellers can save up to 20% off small-group, expert-guided expeditions to Pacific Rim National Park, Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. Offer is valid on select departures throughout spring and summer and must be booked before March 1st, 2015.
Discover Vancouver Island’s West Coast with Expert Archeologist Denis St. Claire – Save 20%An expedition to Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands is the ideal adventure for travellers who want to uncover Canada’s ancient cultural and marine mysteries. New this year, Outer Shores welcomes expert archeologist Denis St. Claire aboard two exclusive sailings to Vancouver Island’s West Coast. St. Claire will offer guests an insider perspective on the ancient civilizations who’ve called this region home for over 5000 years. Whether from ashore or onboard, there will be ample opportunity to view wild migrating gray and humpback whales.
The expedition wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Pacific Rim National Park’s intertidal zone, a rich habitat that is completely covered by water at high tide and exposed to the air when the tide is out. Guided by marine ecologists, guests search the intertidal zone, spotting unique creatures, like prickly sea urchins, colourful anemones, barncales and bright starfish. The 5-day expedition embarks from Ucluelet, B.C. The 20% discount is valid on April 26 and May 2 departures only.
Additional Special Offers
- Save 10% off 9-day expedition to Haida Gwaii, named one of the Best Trips for 2015 by National Geographic Traveler. Special offer valid on departures throughout July.
- Save 10% off 9-day expedition to The Great Bear Rainforest, a sea and wilderness adventure dedicated to observing, photographing, and learning about the region’s top predators, including grizzly bears, black bears, the iconic Spirit bear, and rare coastal wolves. Special offer valid on departures throughout September.
About the schooner Passing Cloud
Passing Cloud is a classic, 70’ schooner designed by William James Roué, famous for designing the legendary schooner Bluenose. Built in Victoria, BC, in 1974, Passing Cloud has a rich history on the BC Coast, renowned for her elegant design, exceptional accommodation, robust construction, and remarkable sailing abilities. Designed to sail around the world, Passing Cloud is an ideal vessel for small-group natural and cultural history expeditions throughout the BC Coast. Among her many features are Passing Cloud’s classic West coast wheelhouse, four private staterooms and gorgeous main salon.
About Outer Shores Expeditions
Outer Shores’ small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities for being immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Canada’s Pacific Coast. Guided by a crew of professional mariners and expert naturalists, small groups of 6-8 guests explore the incredible coastline of British Columbia while living and cruising aboard the 70’ classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud. President and Captain Russell Markel holds a PhD in marine biology and is dedicated to hosting travellers from around the world while fostering stewardship and supporting conservation-based research in the areas where Outer Shores travels.
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