Newsletter - September 2009

Join us for a F-ing Adventure!

We have had an amazing response to our new F-ing Adventure tour. Corilair Charters and Destiny River Adventures have partnered to treat our guests to an amazing combination of flight seeing, scenic river rafting, food, and experiencing the lifestyle of locals who live “off the grid” at two remote coastal locations.

Choose a morning departure starting with the river tour – or a noon departure that starts with your flight. The tour combination is approximately 6 ½ hours from start to finish.

The rafting portion takes place on the Campbell River, a heritage float for part of the season and the raft & snorkel with the salmon tour from mid-summer to fall. We finish the river tour at the Corilair float plane terminal in the estuary. After experiencing the beauty and diversity of the river there’s time to change before heading out on the aerial adventure.

Your journey off the path begins with a super scenic floatplane flight to the settlement of Refuge Cove, which borders Desolation Sound. Completely off the grid (no public access via ferries, roads or public utilities), Refuge offers our guests the unique experience of a visit at a remote community rich in history from the pioneering days of the coast. After a pause to soak up the local ambiance of this truly unique lifestyle, our aerial tour continues as we traverse Teakerne Arm (making sure everyone takes in the picturesque Teakerne Falls, enroute to a wilderness lodge, for the chance to meet and eat with the locals, taste some fresh locally prepared foods and further experience the remote coastal lifestyle. The local hospitality and history, is enhanced by the final leg of our journey through the Discovery Islands back to beautiful downtown Campbell River, where our journey cumulates, with wonderful memories of rivers, rafts, wildlife, wilderness, pioneers, history, floatplanes and great local cuisine.

Tour details are found on the website under full day river tours.

Raft & Snorkel with record numbers of Pink Salmon!

We have record returns of salmon in the Campbell River this year, with counts approaching 500,000 fish! The crystal clear water of this heritage designated river allows for easy viewing of the salmon in their natural environment from the raft - or you can snorkel in the river pools teeming with thousands of salmon.  All five species of Pacific salmon can be found here over the course of the fall run, starting with pinks in late July and finishing with Chum in October. 

Visit Roderick Haig-Brown’s Heritage home on the river, watch for eagles, mergansers, seals, deer, bear, beaver, weasels, herons and other wildlife along the shoreline and in the river.

This is an easy trip suitable for almost everyone, with past participants ranging in age from 5 to 95 years old.  A great introduction to rafting with the option of snorkeling, paddling or just sightseeing and going for the ride!

Mention this newsletter and Destiny will pay all the taxes on this tour for trips booked in September, 2009.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009