When the HMS Resolution set sail from England in 1776, her destination was the North Pacific, where she would spend four years exploring and mapping the Alaskan coastline and North-Western North America.
Imagine yourself at sea in 1778 and your orders are to sail north up the Pacific Coast to the northern tip off Vancouver Island. Nootka Sound is the only place along this journey where you can take refuge from the ocean mists that form thick clouds and make much of your journey on the water treacherous.
As you enter into Nootka Sound, the sun burns through the fingers of mist as they stretch through and around the islands. The sun’s light sparkles off the water surrounding the island that will be named after Captain Bligh in 1862 who, at the time, was the master of the HMS Resolution on Captain Cook’s third voyage.
What would have it been like to come ashore on Bligh Island? As part of your adventure, we invite you to experience the Bligh Island marine park of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.
With Adventica, you will discover through every season in Nootka Sound an abundance of Humpback and Orca Whales, sea lions, otters, dolphins, seals, salmon and many species of birds including eagles. Your fishing adventures here will give you the opportunity to absorb this raw natural setting. Come visit our suggested itinerary which also includes a Relais & Châteaux property that transitions you into the lap of luxury.
You won’t have to endure months at sea to view this unparalleled beauty as we’ll fly you there in under an hour.