- Discover Vancouver from an insider’s perspective
- Explore two world famous Coastal regions of BC: Desolation Sound and the Great Bear Rainforest
- Partake in a variety of activities suitable for all ages and abilities
- Sleep aboard the Pacific Yellowfin, an historic vessel dating back to the 1940s
- Snuggle up in a luxurious seaside cabin at Nimmo Bay
Day 1 – Vancouver Exploration
Upon your arrival at the Vancouver International airport, a car a driver will be waiting to transport you to the chic and modern Fairmont Pacific Rim. After settling in, you are perfectly positioned to walk the seawall or explore Gas Town, Chinatown, Coal Harbor, and the downtown core. And we will be happy to point you in the right direction of one of Vancouver’s hottest tables.
Days 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 – Desolation Sound aboard the Pacific Yellowfin
The next morning stroll two minutes from your hotel and board your private seaplane. Captain Colin and the crew of the Pacific Yellowfin will be waiting for you at Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. For five days you will blissfully explore stunning Desolation Sound’s secret coves, lonely shorelines, spectacular fjords and looming mountains. Many adventures await such as visiting remote island communities, throwing down your own crab traps, swimming in the warmest waters North of Mexico, lessons in First Nations culture, fishing in pristine areas and paddling to your heart’s content. Feel like a kid again a slip into the ocean on the boat’s giant inflatable slide! Remove your wristwatch and simply live by the tides! And did we mention the food? We offer a culinary experience worthy of writing home about. Every meal is thoughtfully prepared and you will enjoy seafood feasts of a lifetime! All our guests leave the Yellowfin vowing to return someday soon!
Days 7, 8, 9 & 10 – Find Yourself at Nimmo
Bid farewell to Captain Colin and board your seaplane to the wild playground of Nimmo Bay that is the Great Bear Rainforest. Weave the waters of the Broughton Archipelago, discovering all the mysteries that lie above and below. Based on the unique desires of every group, the adventure is a fluid, ever-changing journey. We provide our guests with a wide verity of activities, all focused on highlighting this glorious region. Adventurous guests have the chance to go paddle boarding, kayaking and hiking in remote locations surrounded by wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Or, sit back in the comfort of our fully enclosed boat. You’ll be surprised at the multitude of cultural experiences available on this wilderness and wildlife retreat, offering the opportunity to learn more about the rich history of the area and its deep spiritual ties to it’s people.
Lunch is always a gourmet picnic, served in a spectacular location: an isolated beach, next to a waterfall, or on board our vessel watching breaching whales and jumping dolphins. We strive to make it a special part of the day! For dinner, be prepared to indulge in a four-course meal back at the lodge. Nimmo Bay features local fresh coastal cuisine, tailored to your needs by our creative culinary team. From our floating bakery and lodge kitchen right to your plate, we take pride in preparing all aspects of your meal in house (including all our breads, ice cream and even smoked salmon)! Finish your evenings wrapped up in warm blankets, listening to the snap and crackle of the fire. Star gaze as you share in music and stories on our floating fire dock.
After a day of fabulous activities your private seaplane will arrive at Nimmo and deliver you back to Vancouver. This is a sample itinerary idea. Pricing depends upon seasonality, number of people in your party, and other inclusions.