Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Slowboat on Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm

adventres wrote:We are interested in the seminar as a youtube type post. We have a musical to attend at that same time.

On the Slowboat website they have webinars, which I have watched a few when we were planning for Desolation sound. We are planning a trip to the Broughtons sometime late June or early July due to commitments that line up too close to the pig roast in late July.

Our questions would be the places to stay, marinas specifically, for we are travelling with a dog (which he is still new to us!), so land is important for us. Other goal while up in the Broughtons is to find the white sided dolphin and orcas, our daughters favorite animals!

Lots of places to stay between Desolation Sound and the Broughtons! Here are some options with docks in no particular order:

Shoal Bay. This is a favorite stop. The dock is public, has no services, is first-come, first-served, and rafting is mandatory. Incredible view up Phillips Arm. Lots of walking possible, including a hike to an old mine. The "pub" is a fun spot to hang out, too!

Fisherman's Landing & Lodge. New owners are upgrading facilities. Not sure exactly what is going to be finished in 2019...stay tuned!

Denham Bay. Small family-run marina with cabins and fishing charters. Some hiking trails ashore.

Stuart Island Community Dock. Between Yuculta Rapids and Gillard Pass. Nice facilities, not fancy. Hiking trails ashore. Lots of boats skip it to get through Yuculta-Gillard-Dent in one go.

Blind Channel. Well-run resort with fuel, water, small store, cabins on shore, a good restaurant. Walking trail to giant cedar tree. Nice facilities and great owners/managers.

Dent Island Lodge. Stunning property and superb service. This is among the highest-end marinas on the coast, with spa, fishing charters, excellent restaurant, etc. A treat yourself kind of place...bring $$$!

All of the above are past Desolation Sound but before Johnstone Strait...lots more in the Broughtons!

Robson Bight (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/eco_re ... nb_er.html) along Johnstone Strait is an ecological reserve. Orca are often spotted in the area...just make sure you stay out of the restricted zone!

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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby adventres on Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:10 pm

Oh gosh! thanks for the tips! We will have to plan our route and back up routes due to unforeseen weather. Thank goodness we have 3 trips of Desolation under our belt. We can't wait to get up to the Broughtons. Per Slowboats video on the inside page of Johnstone Strait, we will most likely take the back route and not the highway, we love exploring. Looks like we will have to plan our trip to include the pig roast stop. My daughters would totaly die if they see dolphins on our wake!!
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby ANTIDOTE on Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:51 pm

Count us in on attending Sam Landsman’s Seminar.
We look forward to being there.
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Re: Factory-Sponsored Broughtons trip, July 2019

Postby Sam Bisset on Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:00 am

This is exciting! The room holds 45 people, I think we'll hit it right on the money. We'll put boat show tickets in will call for the people that are coming to the Broughtons seminar. If you plan to come to the seminar, email me directly sambisset@rangertugs.com

We'll get the youtube video uploaded asap after the seminar and share the link in this thread. Sam has generously offered to answer questions for anyone who can't make it to the seminar.

After the seminar, the next steps will most likely be organizing smaller cruising groups within the large group and identifying the preferred route and stops. Does anyone have a knack for organizing communication between a group of this size?
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