My first trip to Desolation Sound was over 20 years ago, and it was a life-changing experience. My passion for the ocean was solidified there – to be able to take my children back to one of my favourite places meant the world to me.
Despite the grim-sounding title awarded to the area by Captain George Vancouver, the Sound is one of the most beautiful examples of natural splendour in all of British Columbia. For me – truly what I feel to be the best place on earth. In spite of its far-off mystique, Desolation Sound is no secret – it’s a haven for boaters and nature lovers from around up and down the West Coast.
We were welcomed by TerraCentric Coastal Adventures, who took us on a four-hour zodiac boat ride and a custom family-friendly Desolation Sound Boat Tour. It was an experience we will never forget. Our trip started off on the dock with a quick safety briefing and a welcome by some of the local jellyfish. Captain Christine got us geared up and ready to head out into the ocean.