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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.

[March 15, 2014]  Book your 2014 “Haida Gwaii – Islands at the Edge” expedition by April 15th and Save 10%

Join us this July or August in world-renowned Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Heritage Site, and National Marine Conservation Area aboard our 70-ft classic wooden schooner “Passing Cloud”. Our 8-day expedition through this remote island archipelago is dedicated to exploring and learning about the ecosystems, wildlife, and cultural heritage of Haida Gwaii, Islands of the People.

Just two years after reverting to their traditional name, the former Queen Charlotte Islands are a wildlife-packed archipelago as culturally rich as they are mossy green. Here’s the top 3 reasons to travel there now.

  1. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve: The lost world of Haida culture overflows with stunning wilderness: rugged mountains, salmon spawning streams and deep fjords. Wildlife — both on land and sea — abounds. The park is so impressive that National Geographic Traveler named it the #1 Park in North America. A small few lucky people visit a year, but that’s starting to change…
  2. The Haida First Nations: Enmeshed in the Islands’ rich ecological tapestry are more than 10,000 years of cultural heritage of the indigenous Haida Nation, renowned for their prosperity, artistry, and seamanship. Recognized as one of the most advanced First Nations in the world, the Haida are making a strong come-back and fiercely protecting the Island’s pristine ecosystems, from sea floor to mountain top.
  3. Wildlife, Sealife, Plantlife: This is a world where giant moss-laden spruce and cedar trees tower over enchanted salmon streams, and productive kelp forests and colourful intertidal communities fringe the interface between land and sea. The unparalleled diversity of marine life includes everything from puffins to albatrosses, sunfish to jellyfish, and killer whales to blue whales.

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[Jan 7, 2014]  Receive 10% off all Gwaii Haanas and Pacific Rim National Park expeditions booked by March 15th

Join us in Pacific Rim and Gwaii Haanas National Parks in 2014 in search for grey whales, humpback whales, killer whales, bears, sea otters, and sea birds, and discover the rich cultural heritage of these spectacular regions!

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[Jan 2, 2014]  Join us on a Repositioning Cruise in 2014!

Repositioning Cruises are a great way to explore the BC coast as we reposition our ship between our expedition regions!

May 16-21: INSIDE PASSAGE (Sidney to Port McNeil), $1499.00 CAD/person
May 22-27: GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST (Port McNeil to Bella Bella), $1499.00 CAD/person

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[Jan 2, 2014]  Join our 2014 Photo Tour!

Interested in combining expedition travel with developing your photography skills and experience? Join our Photography Tour this Spring in Pacific Rim National Park!

April 28 – May 2: PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK (Ucluelet to Ucluelet), $1495.00 CAD/person

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[Dec 1, 2013]  Early Bookings Special Offer (Expired)

Book your 2014 expedition by December 31st and save 10-20% off the regular advertised rate. Inquire today!

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The Schooner

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