A guided tour is a perfect way to explore the breathtaking scenery in Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands.

Lying just to the east of Cortes Island, Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park is one of the most spectacular boating destinations on the Pacific coastline. The natural shelter provided by the park's many inlets, islets, coves and bays makes it an ideal location to explore. The temperature of the water in Desolation Sound can reach 20 degrees Celsius in the summertime, making it the warmest stretch of the Pacific Ocean north of Mexico!
[su_spacer] These Cortes Island-based tour operators arrange for great ways to get out on the water and explore.

Tours On the Water

Calma Sailings


Calma Sailing - Adventures & Sailing School in Desolation Sound

Discover the beauty of sailing in Desolation Sound.
We are a small niche adventure sailing company and sailing school operating from Cortes Island within the beautiful waters of Desolation Sound away from the usual busy city centers. We offer one-day and multi-day sailing excursions on our 40-foot sailboat Mariah, focused on experiencing sailing, adventure, teaching, and providing Sail Canada-accredited sailing courses and certification. Visit our website for more information and bookings! Join us and begin your sailing adventure!

Contact: Dominik Domanski
Phone: 778-676-0825
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://calmasailing.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090382146788


Misty Isles Adventures


Misty-Ad-Tideline-2020Launched in 1992, the motor sailor Misty Isles has her heritage in the classic beauty of a gaff-rigged schooner and in the functional seaworthiness of a west coast troller. Misty Isles Adventures offers kayaking and sailing tours, charters, as well as kayak rentals throughout the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound.

Contact for Misty Isles Adventures: Amy Bockner and Jonas Fineman
Phone: 250-935-6756
Website: www.mistyislesadventures.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MistyIslesAdventures/

Cortes Kayaks

Our kayaking adventures and rentals are based off of Cortes Island, British Columbia. Cortes is situated 150km North of Vancouver, in the Discovery Islands. Cortes is the perfect jumping off point to explore Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and surrounding inlets. We are open May through September, and offer sunset tours, bioluminescence tours, afternoon adventures, kayaking expeditions, kayak and yoga retreats, lessons and much more! On our kayak adventures we will paddle the coastlines and explore nearby islands, while looking out for humpback whales, orcas, harbour seals, sea lions, and an abundance of birdlife along the way! On all of our trips, our certified local guides will teach you about the ocean, wildlife, geology and history of the area. Our trips are family friendly and open to all levels of kayaking experience. Book kayak trips and rentals online! Cortes Kayaks is locally owned and operated on Cortes Island, BC.

Phone: 250-202-6374
Website: corteskayaks.com
Email: [email protected]

Cortes Fishing Adventures

Cortes Fishing Adventures Cortes Island Tours

If you love fishing, then these guided fishing trips are for you. Make your fishing dreams come true with half or full-day guided fishing trips to some of the best salmon-fishing grounds in the world! Whether you want to drop a line in any of the numerous remote inlets of Desolation Sound, fish around the islands or perhaps cruise over to the world-famous fishing grounds of Campbell River, your guided fishing trip will be a trip of a lifetime! In addition to fishing adventures, we offer sightseeing trips and water taxi services.

Contact: Kyle Dempsey
Phone: +1 250 287 0408
Website: http://www.cortesfishingadventures.com/

Terracentric Adventures

Phone: 604-483-7900 or toll-free at 1-888-558-555
Email: [email protected]

Sutil Charters

Contact: Ed Jordan