Operating out of the Egmont, near Skookumchuck Narrows, Sunshine Coast Tours most popular trip is the 30 mile cruise up to Princess Louisa Inlet.
Tours scheduled frequently through spring (March, April, May) and fall (October, November), and daily June to Sept. Winter tours are available by arrangement. Enjoy the best of the area from the warm dry cabin on the tour boat.Outside viewing areas maximize photo opportunities
Glacial action carved the steep sided fjords that penetrate the Sunshine Coast.Tour commentaries highlight the natural, cultural and political history of areas along this 30 mile trip. The sheer walls of the inlet make for numerous waterfalls and impressive landscapes. Every trip is unique; each passing weather system changes the look of the Inlet. Don’t try to pay attention to everything. Pick out what fascinates you and enjoy.
At the entrance to Princess Louisa Inlet is Young Life’s Malibu Club. Begun in the 1930’s by Tom Hamilton, his “Malibu Club in Canada” was intended to be a luxury resort for movie stars. By the early 50’s the project was abandoned and Young Life purchased the camp. Every year since then a summer program has been operated at this spectacular retreat. You’ll get a good overview of the site passing slowly through the Malibu rapids entering Princess Louisa Inlet.
The Inlet terminates at Chatterbox falls where you can go ashore at the Provincial Park. The park was once the homestead of James MacDonald who grew to think of himself more as a caretaker than an owner. For greatest public benefit ownership was passed from Mac to the society he created, and then to the Province of British Columbia as Princess Louisa Marine Park.
Shorter boat tours, wilderness camping drop-offs, charters up the inlet via a comfortable 25′ pontoon boat are available from Porpoise Bay, through www.mermaidboattours.com 604.989.0068