Sample Itinerary: Pacific Northwest, BC
This sample itinerary for a 10-night motor yacht charter in the
provided by m/v Pacific Yellowfin.
Northwest: Broughton Archipelago
By m/v Pacific Yellowfin
10-Day Sample Itinerary
m/v Pacific Yellowfin - 114 ft
Please understand that this is just a sample
itinerary. While cruising in the Pacific Northwest, tidal streams,
weather conditions, and wildlife determine our routes and
The "Broughton Archipelago" forms the buffer between the rough open
waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound and the narrow convoluted waterways
of the inner Inside Passage. At its western edge, rugged little islands
with unusual names such as White Cliff and Fog Islets take the rough
weather blowing in from the northwest. Deep surge channels, steep
cliffs and stunted trees are common features. Further east, larger
islands offer protected anchorages for the many yachts that cruise
these waters but still offering an "edge of the wild" experience. The
archipelago offers an exceptionally rich marine environment.
Day 1: Welcome to the Broughton
Fly from Vancouver BC to Port McNeil on Vancouver Island by chartered
seaplane, or directly to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island by private jet
or scheduled flight. Transfer to the M/V Pacific Yellowfin
for a champagne welcome reception. Take a short cruise to Alert Bay and
visit the U’Mista Cultural Centre celebrating the rich First Nations
culture of this part of the coast. Continue on to the historic mill
town of Telegraph Cove featuring boardwalks and an interpretive centre.
In this part of the Inside Passage, there’s a good chance of viewing
Day 2: Orcas & Bears
Get up close and personal with the black bears that forage for crabs at
low tide and make these small islets their home. Continue though
Johnstone Straight to see Orca whales that are abundant in these waters.
Conclude the day with a vigorous hike on Hansen Island to a viewpoint
that overlooks the whole region.
Day 3: Into the Wild
Explore the native heritage of the area with visits to some of the best
preserved native sites including pictographs (ancient rock paintings)
and shell “Middens.” End the day with a spectacular guided kayaking trip
through a remote lagoon. Area wildlife includes grizzly bears, black
bears, eagles, Humpback whales, Orca whales, seals, Steller sea lions
Day 4: The Archipelago
Enjoy a full-day’s guided kayaking trip through the myriad small islands
of the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park. Guests can stay onboard the
Yellowfin while it sails north to rendez-vous with us for dinner if the
kayaking is too strenuous.
Days 5 and 6: Northern Extremities
Explore the remote northern islands in the Polkinghorne Group with
excellent kayaking and beach combing opportunities. See Orcas, dolphins
and all types of fauna and flora. Continue to cliff ringed Carriden Bay
and Embely Lagoon to see bears and some spectacular waterfalls and tidal
Day 7: Return to Civilization
Return through Queen Charlotte Sound to Port McNeil for your return flight to Vancouver.
itineraries > Pacific Northwest : Broughton
Archipelago, British Columbia, Canada