8 night 9 day Desolation Sound Passage

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Bear Paw Charters: 8-Night, 9-Day Yacht Charter Itinerary – Bellingham to Desolation Sound

Day 1: Bellingham to Roche Harbor – Harbor Haven Depart from picturesque Bellingham and set sail for Roche Harbor. Revel in the journey as you cruise through serene waters, anticipating the evening’s fine dining at one of Roche Harbor’s renowned restaurants. Indulge in a culinary experience at Lime Kiln CafĂ© or McMillin’s Dining Room, complemented by stunning harbor views. Dinner Ashore

Day 3: Roche Harbor to Sidney, BC – Canadian Gateway Embark on a scenic journey to Sidney, BC. Marvel at the coastal beauty as you cruise towards the Canadian border. Chances are, the orcas may be working the shoreline along the western coastline of San Juan Island to feed.  After clearing Canadian Customs, time is allowable for shore excursions to Victoria, BC or Butchart Gardens. Dinner ashore for your taste of local delights, setting the stage for delightful Canadian exploration.

Day 4: Sidney, BC to Nanaimo – Coastal Gastronomy Continue your Canadian sojourn to Nanaimo, a city rich in maritime charm. Dock and venture into town for dinner, savoring the diverse culinary offerings that characterize this vibrant coastal community.

Day 5: Nanaimo to Quadra Island – Island Retreat Chart a course to Quadra Island, immersing yourself in the tranquil island atmosphere. Golf courses, island pub fare and small town vibes. 

Day 6: Quadra Island to Prideaux Haven – Coastal Oasis Embark on a mesmerizing journey to Prideaux Haven, a secluded coastal oasis nestled within Desolation Sound. As you approach this pristine marine sanctuary, marvel at the rugged cliffs and emerald waters surrounding your yacht. Drop anchor in Prideaux Haven, an enchanting network of interconnected coves surrounded by lush greenery. Spend the day exploring secluded inlets, kayaking through crystal-clear waters, or simply unwinding on the yacht’s deck. For dinner, relish the tranquility of Prideaux Haven with a delightful onboard meal, capturing the essence of this hidden coastal gem.

Day 7: Prideaux Haven – to local anchorage- Nature’s Amphitheater

Immerse yourself in the natural amphitheater of Prideaux Haven, surrounded by towering evergreens and mirrored reflections on the serene waters. Explore the intricate shoreline by tender or paddleboard, discovering the diverse marine life inhabiting these pristine waters. In the evening, indulge in a gourmet dinner on the yacht, savoring the peaceful ambiance of Prideaux Haven as the sun sets behind the rugged hills, casting a warm glow over this untouched paradise.

Day 8: Ganges – Gulf Islands Retreat Navigate towards Ganges, a gem in the Gulf Islands. Dine at one of the charming waterfront restaurants, celebrating the flavors of the region.

Day 9: Ganges to Friday Harbor – Island Serenity and Culinary Delights Embark on a serene sail from Ganges to Friday Harbor, immersing yourself in the tranquil waters surrounding the San Juan Islands. Arrive at Friday Harbor to complete the US Customs check-in, taking in the breathtaking scenery of this coastal haven. Delight in a final dinner ashore, surrounded by the pristine beauty of San Juan Island. Indulge in multiple shore excursions, from visits to local wineries and a lavender farm to exploring a brewery, offering a taste of the diverse culinary and cultural delights that the island has to offer.

Day 10: Sucia to Bellingham – Journey’s End As the journey concludes, savor a leisurely cruise back to Bellingham. Reflect on the memorable experiences, culinary delights, and breathtaking vistas encountered on this unforgettable yacht charter with Bear Paw Charters.

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