Take advantage of our early boarding option and stay aboard your yacht. Then plan to get up early on your first day and get ready to go. Click on the Map for details. These are the best choices to stay for the night before heading up to Princess Louisa Inlet. The best anchorage is in Kipling Cove, among the three northern-most islands. This is the prettiest of the anchorages along the entrance to Jervis Inlet. The water is warm for swimming and there is a waterfall that tumbles feet down sheer mountainside near the Harmony Islands.
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This is something you have to be there and feel it to truly understand. Steep glacial carved walls of granite rise out of what is often mirror calm water. The enclosure is surreal. Join our marine sightseeing tour, departing Egmont on the Sunshine Coast. There are three phases to this tour. First: the tour. Our commentary during this period highlights many of the features of this magnificent Inlet. Second : Free time ashore. Third: Transport back to Egmont This is direct, without stops or diversions.
The wide opening of Jervis Inlet narrows past the Lodge to become a long, glacier-cut fjord. On your journey up, you will pass dozens of cascading waterfalls that trickle down from craggy granite bluffs looming over you on both sides. As you cruise along you might catch a glimpse into the past — several cliffs display ancient petroglyphs, rock paintings done by the First Nations of the area. Once past the geological constriction called Malibu Rapids, Princess Louisa Inlet Marine Park opens up — renowned around the world for its beauty and protected waters. Glacier-fed Chatterbox Falls is the highlight of this sheltered inlet and is surrounded by a lush west coast rainforest unlike any other on the B. The air up at Princess Louisa is so moist with spray from the Falls that you will see trees covered with thick, emerald-like moss and ferns as you hike along the cedar boardwalks. The voyage will take you past other natural wonders such as Soda Pop Creek and Deserted Bay, so bring your camera!
The inlet is framed by snow-tipped mountains stretching 2, meters or 7, feet into the sky. Impossible to capture through words, pictures, even video; its raw, untouched, majestic beauty is best experienced first-hand. Besides the awe-inspiring waterfalls, you can expect to sail over calm waters and past ancient petroglyphs and rock paintings which are thought to be found in the most spiritually powerful places. Princess Louisa Inlet is best accessed via Jervis Inlet, although less convenient road access is possible too. At its North-Eastern end, vessels will move through Malibu Rapids — a narrow and shallow passage formed by the fast-moving tidal flow 7 to 10 knots resulting from the merging waters of Jervis Inlet and the entrance of Princess Louisa Inlet. Established in , Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park which surrounds much of the inlet is home to hectares of land.