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Special Offers and Events

Vancouver Island Sea Otter

[May 15, 2015] Book your 2015 HAIDA GWAII expedition or GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST cruise by July 1st and save receive 50% off your flight from Vancouver

Join us this summer on select Haida Gwaii and Great Bear Rainforest Expeditions, and we will cover half your flight from Vancouver! In Haida Gwaii, we will visit Gwaii Haanas National Park, famous sites including SGang Gwaay Llnagaay, and hear the stories of the Haida people from the Haida Watchmen.

In the Great Bear Rainforest, we we travel from Vancouver Island where we will experience some of the word’s finest whale watching, then as we sail deeper into the Great Bear, we will spend explore coastal estuaries, on the look out for the iconic Spirit Bear!

[March 2, 2015] Book your 2015 HAIDA GWAII expedition or GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST REPOSITIONING CRUISE by May 1st 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.

[January 27, 2015]  NEW! Announcing 2015 Spring Repositioning Cruises


Join us this spring aboard the schooner Passing Cloud as we explore and sail our way north from southern Vancouver Island to the Great Bear Rainforest!

Voyage1 (May 31-June 6): Departing from Sidney and ending in Campbell River, Voyage 1 will take us through Gulf Islands National Park, into the Salish Sea, along the Sunshine Coast, and into Desolation Sound.

Voyage 2 (June 7-13): Departing from Campbell River and ending in Port Hardy, Voyage 2 has us exploring our way through Discover Passage, Johnstone Strait, the Broughton Archipelago, and Queen Charlotte Strait.

Voyage 3 (June 14-21): Departing from Port Hardy and ending in Bella Bella, Voyage 3 takes us deep into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and features spring bear viewing in coastal estuaries.
Special Offer: Save 10% if booked by May 1st, 2015

**Restrictions may apply

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. Click above to view a brochure which provides you with further insight, an itinerary, highlights, and more. Click below to download the brochure.