2023 Cortes Museum Cruises with Misty Isles Adventures
Set sail this summer on three fascinating interpretive voyages aboard the historic schooner Misty Isles.
The waters around Cortes Island are famous for spectacular natural beauty, abundance of wildlife and significant maritime and cultural history. From British and Spanish explorers, who charted this area in the late 1700s, to homesteaders of the 19th century, right up the idealism of communities in the 1970s, rough and ready tales from these coastal communities abound.
Each trip is led by Captain Jonas Fineman and features a local guide who will share first-hand knowledge of the region to make your voyage truly memorable.
This year’s trips include Low Tide Reef Exploration, Refuge Cove, Háthayim/Von Donop Marine Park. All trips start from Cortes Island.
Low Tide Exploration, Thursday, July 13
Guided by George Sirk, filmmaker, radio personality and avid naturalist with a passion for birds and wildlife. George will share his legendary curiosity and deep knowledge about the natural world on this trip.
Cassel Lake & Refuge Cove, Thursday, July 27
Guided by writer Norm Gibbons and artist Lisa Weyler-Gibbons. Norm was a founding member of the Refuge Cove Land and Housing Coop and Lisa was raised in this spirited community during the 1970s.
Háthayim/Von Donop Marine Park Sunday, August 13
Guided by Bruce Ellingsen. A member of an early Cortes logging family, Bruce spent part of his childhood in V0n Donop Inlet in the 1940s and has a lifetime of rare knowledge of the social and natural history of this region and the island.
Meet Jonas and Amy, the owners of Misty Isles Adventures!
To book your trip please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.mistyislesadventures.com or call 250-935-6756.
The museum is also a tourist information booth and can give suggestions regarding accommodations and dining on Cortes. Give us a call and stay an extra night or two to explore the island! Or, check ourcortes.com, the official Cortes Island Business and Tourism website for more information regarding accommodation on Cortes Island.
For more information on other tours and programs organized by the Cortes Museum call 250-935-6340 or email email@example.com.