Charter Cruises

There is no shortage of spectacular wilderness spots to discover around Sonora Island, and using our extensive knowledge of the area, we’ll create a customized experience for you. Below are four of our favourite tours.

The Bay Cruise

A relaxing cruise through the Gillard Islands and across the Yuculta Rapids to the small community of Big Bay at Stuart Island, and a tour around Sonora’s neighbourhood. A variety of sea birds, seals and other wildlife can often be spotted amongst the Gillard Islands close to Sonora Resort.

Duration: 1 or 2 hours (guest booked)

Boat Options: 25ft, 28ft, 30ft, 36ft

 
The Bute Inlet Cruise

A cruise through the majestic Bute Inlet, with soaring peaks of up to 8000ft dominating the views, and sheer cliffs dropping into turquoise waters. From May to June, several waterfalls are in full force with the spring snow melt. Bears, eagles, a variety of sea birds, and small mammals can be seen along the shoreline, with many opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.

Duration: 3 to 5 Hours (guest booked)

Boat Options: 28ft, 30ft, 36ft

Note: Waterfalls are best viewed May through late June depending on the snowpack. July – October the scenery is spectacular but few waterfalls are visible.

Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet Cruise

Toba Inlet’s narrowness and steep valley walls are reminiscent of a Norwegian fjord. A longer trip down Waddington Channel takes you to one of the most popular cruising destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Desolation Sound Marine Park. Stop in at historic Refuge Cove or explore the hidden coves and anchorages throughout these northern gulf islands.

Duration: 6-8 hours (guest booked)

Boat Options: 28ft, 30ft, 36ft

Activity Includes

  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch (scheduling dependent)
  • Outdoor Weather Gear
  • Private marine head (marine washroom)
  • Refreshments
  • Safety Equiment

Activity Rates

Charter CruisesDurationRate
25ft Grady White (maximum 3 guests)minimum 1 hour$255 per vessel/hour
28ft Grady White (maximum 4 guests)minimum 1 hour$300 per vessel/hour
30ft Grady White (maximum 6 guests)minimum 1 hour$310 per vessel/hour
36ft Grady White (maximum 8 guests)minimum 1 hour$445 per vessel/hour

Rates do not include GST and carbon surcharges. All taxes, fees and surcharges are subject to change without prior notice.