British Columbia’s leading sailing operator, Outer Shores Expeditions, unveils its 2015 schedule with wildlife and cultural expeditions to Western Canada’s best parks, reserves and archipelagos, including Haida Gwaii, ‘the Galapagos of the North.’ Guests will explore, experience and learn about the local wildlife and ancient cultures of coastal British Columbia while traveling aboard the 70? classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud. The 2015 season begins April 11th in Pacific Rim National Park and concludes in Great Bear Rainforest on October 7th.
“With a range of sold-out sailings in 2014, including a waiting list, we decided to release our 2015 schedule as early as possible,” says Russell Markel, Outer Shores Expeditions President and Captain. “More importantly, we’re already so excited for what adventures await in 2015, we couldn’t wait to share the news.”
With 19 sailings confirmed in 2015, Outer Shores Expeditions returns to Pacific Rim National Park, Haida Gwaii Archipelago, Johnstone Straight and Blackfish Sound and Gulf Islands National Park. The small-ground operator offers the region’s best land and sea experiences and care for their guests. Each trip is intimately designed and guided by a crew of professional mariners and naturalists, with opportunities to spot B.C. wildlife, like the elusive Spirit Bear, engage with local First Nations communities and even learn basic sailing skills aboard Passing Cloud, a nautical beauty beloved by sailing enthusiasts and first timers alike.