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Vancouver Island Sea Otter

[Dec 7, 2014]  Book your 2015 HAIDA GWAII or GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST expedition by December 19th and Save 10%


This 9-day expedition is dedicated to exploring and learning about the ecosystems, wildlife, and cultural heritage of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Heritage Site, and National Marine Conservation Area. We will visit ancient Haida villages and learn about their histories and people from the Haida Watchmen who protect them. Most famous is SGang Gwaay Llnagaay, abandoned in the late 19th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Here, a collection of haunting mortuary poles and wooden house remains stand testament to the traditional ways of the Haida Nation.

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The Great Bear Rainforest extends from northern Vancouver Island to the BC-Alaska border and represents one of the largest remaining intact coastal temperate forests in the world. This 9-day expedition is dedicated to observing, photographing, and learning about the abundant top predators of the Great Bear Rainforest, including grizzly bears, black bears, the iconic “Spirit” bear, and coastal wolves. We will visit bear viewing stands operated by local First Nations where we will have excellent opportunities to observe both Spirit bears and black bears fishing for salmon.

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[November 6, 2014]  Book your 2015 PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK expedition by December 19th and Save 10%

An archipelago of more than 300 islands and islets situated at the centre of Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Islands are the jewel of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This is a world where black bears feed on shellfish at low tide, ravens drop clams from the sky, gray whales sift the shallows for tube worms, and killer whales patrol kelp forests for salmon and seals. It’s also been the traditional territory of the Tseshaht First Nation for more than 10,000 years.

Living and sailing aboard our 70’ classic wooden schooner, the Passing Cloud, and through shore excursions, kayaking and zodiac tours, we’ll explore the islands, beaches, shores, old-growth rainforests, rocky intertidal zones, kelp forest communities, estuaries and rich cultural heritage of this remarkable region.

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[April  7, 2014]  Join us to celebrate schooner Passing Cloud’s 40th Anniversary!

It’s time to celebrate! Our iconic wooden schooner Passing Cloud is turning 40 this year. Cousin to the legendary schooner Bluenose featured on the Canadian dime, the elegant vessel has gone from a long history of offshore cruising, winning races and sail training to now being providing expedition cruises throughout the BC coast, operated by our talented crew.

To mark the 40th Anniversary, we’re inviting you to come onboard for a sailing excursion around Victoria’s inner harbour on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. There will be food, beverage, and Outer Shore’s warm hospitality. Space is limited, so RSVP soon! Email info@outershores.ca for more information and to sign-up.



The Schooner

Passing Cloud is a 70′ classic wooden schooner designed by William James Roue, famous for designing the legendary schooner Bluenose in 1921.

Meet the Crew

The Outer Shores Crew is a team of enthusiastic, fun and exceptional individuals who work both onboard and behind the scenes to provide the best possible experiences and care for our guests.

Outer Shores Brochure

An engaging glimpse into the onboard and onshore Outer Shores Expeditions experience.