A Unique Sea-cation in B.C.’s Inside Passage – Nancy Mueller

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If your idea of paradise rests at the nexus of wildlife and wonder, welcome aboard the MV Aurora Explorer, a working freight vessel cruising British Columbia's Inside Passage. Owned by Marine Link Tours in Campbell River on the east side of Vancouver Island the 135-foot landing craft runs remote marine channels to service isolated fishing, lodging and logging communities. On board gargo ranges from heavy equipment to fuel, buliding supplies, seedlings for reforestation and groceries.

From April to Ocotober up to 12 lucky guests can cruise witht he six-person crew on one of two main routes out of Menzies Bay. Disocvery Passage with possibel tours to Loughbrourough and Knight Inlets or in our case, further north to the Broughton Archipelago, a group of undeveloped islands, islets and fjords at the southeast of Queen Charlotte Strait.