4 Days / 3 Nights
The Broughton Archipelago is one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world teeming with life. You will have the opportunities to view, experience and photograph the complete ecosystem. There are few places left in the world were you can witness the smallest marine invertebrates to some of the largest mammals in the world all in the same day.
This is a place where you feel and see the connectivity of the whole marine ecosystem. An area where one can experience the connections between the Orcas, Bears, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Eagles, Rivers and the Coastal Temperate Rainforest.
Day 1 – Arrive at 12pm in Alder Bay B.C. meet your fellow guests, travel to your comfortable lodge and settle in to your accommodations. Head out to explore and experience the Whales and Wildlife of Blackfish Sound until dinner. After dinner enjoy an evening wildlife ecology slideshow and trip planning briefing for Day 2.
Day 2 – An early breakfast followed by a full day on the water. Explore the inlets of the Broughton in search Bears, Humpbacks and Orcas. Enjoy lunch and a visit to Echo Bay to check out Bill Proctor’s Museum and the Salmon Coast Research Station. We then return to our lodge for a wonderful west coast dinner followed by a sunset photo cruise with Humpbacks and Sea Lions.
Day 3 – Is the day to get out on the water early and travel to the outer reaches of the Broughton and beyond. Experience the Tufted Puffins of Triangle Island the largest seabird nesting area in western Canada. Or experience the fabled Cape Caution and Nakwakto Rapids one of the biggest tidal rapids in Canada. Return to the lodge and enjoy a sumptuous dinner.
Day 4 – Head out after an early breakfast to spend the morning with the wonderful whales and wildlife of Blackfish Sound with opportunities to capture images of Orcas, Humpbacks, Dolphins and Sea Lions. After lunch we will visit the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay to learn and explore the rich First Nations cultural heritage of the Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw people. Arrive in Alder Bay at 4 pm, unload the boat, and say good-bye to your new friends!