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Queen Charlotte Islands Renamed Haida Gwaii in Historic Deal

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Photo: Bluewater Adventures, Leanne Carey
B.C.'s Queen Charlotte Islands have officially been renamed Haida Gwaii as part of a historic reconciliation agreement between the province and the Haida Nation, Premier Gordon Campbell announced Friday in Vancouver. The modern native name for the group of more than 150 rugged islands off the province's north coast will will appear on revised provincial maps and all other official provincial documents and presentations, the premier said. The archipelago was first named after one of the ships of British Captain George Dixon in 1778, who called his vessel Queen Charlotte after the wife of King George III.
Haida Gwaii was created as an alternative name for the islands to acknowledge the history of the Haida Nation as part of its land claim efforts in the 1980s. According to the Haida Gwaii Tourism Association, the name translates as "islands of the people" in the Haida language.
The B.C. government later adopted the confusing na…

This Season Help BC's Wildlife

Give SustainabilityThis Season!
By Ryan Stuart

"It's two weeks until Christmas, which means it's almost time to start panicking about what to get people. Instead of hunting for a bunch of gifts that my relatives might not even use I've decided to give gifts that give back this year." Check out the BC Wild in BC Blog here, for some great Christmas Gift Ideas!

Source: Be Wild in BC Blog

Fashion in a Zodiac

And you ask are the Rubber Boots really THAT important? Yes! These guests on a July Southeast Alaska trip are showcasing their personal styles.

Last Chance for 2010 Early Booking Discounts!

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Thinking about joining us in 2010? On most Bluewater departures we are offering Early Booking incentives. This offer ends December 31, 2009 so don't miss out! Contact our office 1.888.877.1770 or email explore@bluewateradventures.ca for more information. Happy Holidays!

See Nancy Turner & Barb Wilson Dec 7th at the Vancouver Aquarium

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Session 4: Healthy Oceans, Healthy People!
Monday December 7th, 2009 - 7:00pm-9:00pm Don't miss Nancy Turner and Barb Wilson speaking at this session. To confirm your seat, email: lectureseries@vanaqua.org or call 604-659-3432. Please identify which session you would like to attend. Seating is limited.

Join both Nancy and Barb in 2010 on a Bluewater Adventure July 4-11 in the Queen Charlotte Islands. This exclusive 'Ancient Insights' Expedition will be a journey to remember. Call our office for details. Trip selling out fast! 1.888.877.1770 or visit us online@ www.bluewateradventures.ca

Humboldt Squid Photo

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A guest sent in this great photo from this season. This is Bluewater Captain, Tom McPherson holding up a squid that was found on one of our Great Bear Rainforest Trips.

Join Danny Catt Tonight - Bears, Bears, Bears

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Thursday, November 26, 2009, at 7:00pm Council Chambers North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver

The Legacy Lecture 90% Sold

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Once-in-a-lifetime lecture 90% sold out!
You still have time to buy tickets to a very special evening with David Suzuki.
A limited number of new seats to David Suzuki: The Legacy Lecture has been made available due to popular demand. All proceeds will support the work of the David Suzuki Foundation.
David Suzuki: The Legacy Lecture December 10, 2009, 7:00 PM Chan Centre for the Performing Arts University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Click here to buy tickets or call the Chan Centre box office at 604.822.9197. Travel with Bluewater Adventures and the David Suzuki Foundation June 1-10, 2010. Contact our office for details on this exclusive sailing 1.888.877.1770

Travel with the Sierra Club of BC in 2010

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Join Biologist Caitlyn Vernon from the Sierra Club of BC - and Kitasoo Bear Guide Doug Neasloss June 1-8, 2010 in the Great Bear Rainforest. This trip will be starting and ending in Bella Bella, BC and will showcase local wildlife and culture of the area. With Doug onboard, you will see the area through the eyes of a local and gain valuable insight about various topics. For full bios on Caitlyn and Doug - check out our Special Trips Page.



Photo Credit: Kitasoo First Nation; Patrick McCloskey

A Story with Two Ends...Tar Sands meet British Columbia

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Award-winning Canadian authors Andrew Nikiforic and Ian McAllister embark on speaking tour highlighting how Alberta Tar Sands developments are set to collide with BC's remarkable coastline. Join Ian McAllister, Conservation Director of Pacific Wild, and journalist Andrew Nikiforuk as they describe the beauty and complexity of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest and look at how Canada's dirty oil industry threatens BC and our nation. Ian and Andrew are outlining the stories surrounding both ends of the proposed Enbridge pipeline, from the Alberta Tar Sands to Kitimat’s pristine waters. This compelling muti-media presentation will provide an in-depth and intimate view along the pipeline and tanker route. Victoria - Nov. 22nd Alix Goolden Theatre, 907 Pandora 7-9:30pm Sidney - Nov. 23rd Bodine Family Hall, Mary Winspear Centre 7-9:30pm UVic - Nov. 24th Room A110 SS&M Building, UVic 2:30pm Vancouver- Nov. 25th Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street 7:30-9:30pm UBC- Nov. 26th…

Did you know? White Bears are more Successful...

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The white coat of the Kermode bear should stand out like a sore thumb in the forests, shadows and rivers of coastal B.C.

Instead, new research by University of Victoria biology professor Tom Reimchen and graduate student Dan Klinka shows that the Kermode, also known as spirit bears, are about 30-per-cent more efficient at catching salmon than their conventional black-bear cousins.
However, the advantage applies only in daylight, when salmon apparently have more difficulty spotting a white bear standing in the water. When bears go fishing at night, black bears have a slight advantage.
For the full article - click here

Annual Fall Newsletter is Here!

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Download our Fall 2009 Newsletter - 35th Anniversary Edition!
Available on our homepage! www.bluewateradventures.ca

For more on our special 2010 trips, and some trip 'experts' that will be leading these great adventures click here

A Public Lecture by Jeremy Goldbogen - Oct 27, 2009

2009 Michael A. Bigg Award Lecture
The Ultimate Mouthful: Lunge-feeding by Baleen Whales

Presented at the Vancouver Aquarium Goldcorp Theatre (Aquaquest entrance)
Join Jeremy Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 7pm

Jeremy Goldbogen, UBC graduate student and winner of the 2009 Michael A. Bigg Graduate Student Award, has recently completed his PhD dissertation on the mechanics and energetics of lunge feeding by blue, fin and humpback whales. Using specially-designed digital recording tags, Jeremy discovered that the whales glide to depth, make several lunges—each of which slows them to a near standstill—and then swim actively back to the surface. The volume of water engulfed and filtered during each lunge is larger than the whale’s entire body. Jeremy will discuss and illustrate these and other findings with photographs and video clips from his field work.

Instituted in 2007 and funded by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program, the Michael A. Bigg awa…

Dan Culver Summits Everest in 1990...Dedicates his Climb to the Khutzeymateen Valley

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I was recently going through some old files in the Bluewater office, when I came across this incredible photo of Dan Culver, the founder of Bluewater Adventures. In 1990 Dan became the 5th Canadian, and first British Columbian, to summit Mt. Everest, dedicating that ascent to the Khutzeymateen and Tsitika valleys, then in danger of being logged. Dan knew he was not going to be on this planet forever, but hoped that such places as the Khutzeymateen would be.

On June 23-29 2010, come with Bluewater Adventures on its First Annual trip into the Khutzeymateen Valley and see first had why Dan and so many others see this as a very special place in British Columbia.

For more on Dan Culver, and the history of Bluewater Adventures check this out!

Join Danny Catt this Sunday!

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Stanley Park Ecology Society - Annual General Meeting

When: Sunday October 18th 2pm-4pm
Where: Coal Harbour Community Centre (480 Broughton st. Vancouver)
Admission: Free to SPES Members, New Membership is by donation, this day only!

Featuring sensational stories and stunning scenes of connecting people with nature across hemispheres.

In traveling through 50 countries, award-winning naturalist-lecturer Danny Catt has captured insights and images that have been showcased as widely as Canadian Geographic and Time Magazines. Join him for an inspiring afternoon journey from the exotic Antarctic through the Equator to the mysterious Arctic.

Bluewater Adventures was lucky enough to have Danny lead a trip with us again this past summer in Southeast Alaska aboard the Island Odyssey.

BC by Water - Tourism BC Feature

Check out the latest campaign from Tourism BC - Randy Burke, Director of Bluewater Adventures was recently interviewed for this segment.

Bluewater Celebrates its 35th Birthday!

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Celebrating 35 Years! 1974-2009
Bluewater is proud to have provided guests with 35 years of coastal memories...do you have a story to share. Email your past Bluewater story to explore@bluewateradventures.ca

We look forward to seeing you onboard in 2010!

Humboldt Squid in BC?

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Bluewater Naturalists including Lindsay Janes, Krista Bogen and Tim Irvin have been surprised to see Giant Flying Squid or Humboldt Squid in the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest this summer. They can weigh up to 20 kilograms and reach 1.5 meters in length. Scientists think they may have made their way north in the warmer waters, or they are just moving north comfortably now.
With another sighting in Alaska this month, scientists are not sure whether the presence is short term, or long term and what the effects on eco-systems might be.
For a recent online article on cbc click here

Bubble-Net Feeding in the Great Bear Rainforest!

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A few guests onboard the Island Odyssey this week were lucky enough to see a group of Humpback Whales bubble-net feeding! This is very rare to see in the area, as we usually talk about this in Alaskan waters. Captain Randy Burke called into the office to chat about the experience.

BC is Stained by the Blood of the Great Bear - The Trophy Hunt Begins Today...

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September 10th (today) marks the beginning of the fall bear hunt trophy season. To everyone at Bluewater Adventures, and many other BC organizations, tour operators, environmental groups...this marks a very disturbing time. Surveys in the area are already showing an extreme lack of bears in the area because of the reduced number of salmon. For more on the bear hunt and other conservation efforts in the Great Bear Rainforest, please visit http://www.pacificwild.org/

Bluewater Captain Neil Shearar is also launching a new Campaign this week to urge the provincial government to take action on this issue. Join his Facebook group today "BC is Stained by the Blood of the Great Bear" and talk about your experiences in the area, your thoughts on the hunt, and make your own t-shirt to support the cause. Bluewater staff are taking action against the hunt...will you? Purchase your stop the hunt bracelets onboard our vessels in support of the movement. Check out an article printed yesterd…

Favourite Places on the Coast

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Everyone has their favourite place on the coast, or in my case a few places. Recently I was onboard the Island Odyssey traveling in Southeast Alaska when I discovered another place to add to my list. We stopped at the Baranof Island Hot Springs...talk about unreal. Walking up the wooden boardwalk into the forest and then coming across these amazing hot springs, overlooking the rushing waterfall was incredible. There were 2 large hot pools and 3 smaller cold ones - which you needed to go in after awhile! There was also a free bath house with 3 private rooms overlooking the bay. A great way to spend the evening. A very surreal place...

Photo: Leanne Carey

Spirit Bear sightings this morning from the Island Roamer!

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Captain Ian Giles phoned in this morning with news of Spirit Bear sightings from the Great Bear Rainforest. Just north of Princess Royal Island the bears have been wandering the shores already this season. We hope all of our September Bluewater trips have the same luck! Photo: Patrick McCloskey

Khutzeymateen Valley June 23-29, 2010

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ROLL OUT THE GREEN CARPET...these bears are coming to the KHUTZE!
Photo: Leanne Carey

Join our first ever expedition into the Khutzeymateen...Valley of the Bears. Aboard the Island Odyssey we will start and finish in Prince Rupert, BC. $ 3675 CDN + taxes

Click here to see our full 2010 schedule and download the itinerary for this trip

TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

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Did you know more than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year as a result of marine debris?- international coastal cleanup report, 2006

Be a Part of the Solution! - Register by Sept 4th!
Join a clean up crew, or become a crew leader
September 19-27, 2009
http://www.tdgcsc.ca/
Approximately 80% of the litter found along shorelines and in waterways originates from land and land-based activities.

Gwaii Haanas Speaker Series - Vancouver Aquarium

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Parks Canada has partnered with The Vancouver Aquarium to offer a unique speaker series to present the stories of Gwaii Haanas. Each engaging event allows audience members to explore a different aspect of the region and understand the need for its protection. Come and learn about some of the issues that affect the areas that Bluewater operates in - and you can be sure to spot some of our staff in the audience!

Session 1: Exploring the islands
Monday September 14
A virtual tour of Gwaii Haanas with stunning visual footage and presentations by the people who live, breathe and respect this extraordinary B.C. region.

Session 2: Icons of the Pacific
Monday October 26
It's no fluke that whales are here. Join us in exploring the marine life within Gwaii Haanas and why protecting this area benefits us all.

Session 3: Changing Seascapes
Monday November 16
Learn about ancient Haida villages, changing sea levels and how historical trade practices have all played a role in shaping today's Gwaii Ha…

Haida Gwaii 2010 - Into Ethnobotany?

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Come aboard with Island Roamer with Nancy Turner, ethnobotanist and author of 'Plants of Haida Gwaii' and her good friend, Haida Matriarch Barb Wilson in Gwaii Haanas. Explore the native use of plants and the roll these plants play in Haida culture. For more information on the Queen Charlotte Islands click here

Take the PLUNGE! Book Alaska 2010

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Come experience Alaska like you never thought possible. This trip will exceed all expectations! The list of wildlife is too long to list... so come list it yourself. 2010 Adventures now available. Check out our schedule for more details

Humpback Whales Playing in Frederick Sound

Check out these active whales from Frederick Sound. Island Odyssey guests watched in awe this past July as the Humpback whales were so active in the waters. Everyday they saw large numbers of Humpback whales and even transient Orcas.

Spend a Moment with a Bear

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At the Anan Wildlife Observatory in the Tongass National Forest, you can view bears in their environment - feeding on wild salmon, walking in the water, laying down on the grass.... It is a great chance to see bears interact with eachother...watch as black bears and brown bears confront eachother, see eagles soaring through the trees, witness a healthy salmon run and enjoy nature. To visit Anan Creek, you have to apply for permits. Bluewater takes care of this for you so you can enjoy this spectacular place.



Click here to see what is available for 2010!

Go Coastal in 2010!

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Take advantage of Early Booking Discounts and book your 2010 adventure now! Contact our office for more details. 1.888.877.1770

Gourmet Food On the Island Odyssey

Gourmet Chef Annie Strucel Serves up amazing meals like this in the Galley everyday!

Southeast Alaska...Beyond your Wildest Dreams!

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I just returned from 10 days in Southeast Alaska aboard the Island Odyssey. I could not have even imagined how great this trip would have been. Endless whales, sooo many bears, an amazing glacier... There were 11 passengers onboard for a journey from Petersburg to Prince Rupert. Neil, Annie, Steve, Danny and Brian were our fabulous crew who showed us so many spectacular places along the coast. Some of the highlights for me were visiting Anan Creek with all the Grizzlies and Black Bears in the river feeding on the salmon, taking a jet boat into the LeConte Glacier and watching all the ice calve into the water, a rare encounter with a large group of sea otters while we were kayaking near Security Cove, seeing all the unique birds of the region, floating past ice bergs in the waters, seeing Orcas and humpbacks in Frederick Sound, and of course the wonderful food from Annie : ) This trip was wild, and I highly recommend the Southeast Alaska Adventure to all of our clients! I will be posti…

Northern Vancouver Island Adventure

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Come join the Island Odyssey as we explore the Northern waters of Vancouver Island. A great family adventure for all ages! Bring the kids - bring the grandparents. This trip is an excellent way to see Orca whales in the rich waters of Johnstone Strait. See ancient totem poles and visit historical sites like Village Island. Gourmet food, knowledgeable crew, lots of wildlife, and much more. Contact our office for more details on this fantastic summer adventure! 1.888.877.1770 $ 2,470 CDN + 5% gst

Hunting Skills of the Orcas

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Each year, Bluewater partners with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society from the UK for some amazing adventures on the BC Coast. Their guide who joins us each year, Rob Lott - has a great article in the online World News today! Check out his great photography here

Photo by Rob Lott, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
We are looking forward to getting Rob back on the Pacific Coast to see our BC Orcas and share his wealth of knowledge with our guests.

Interested in a Mothership Kayaking Adventure?

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The Snow Goose is fully equipped with enough kayaks for your Mothership Kayaking Adventure. Whether you want to paddle the waters of the Southern San Juan Islands, or the Northern shores of Southeast Alaska - The Snow Goose is your vessel for an excellent kayaking experience. All of our vessels have kayaks onboard, but this vessel has a wide range of inventory and styles. Contact our office for details 1.888.877.1770 - We look forward to hosting your group!

Amazing Sightings in Haida Gwaii!

The 4 crew and 12 guests onboard the Island Roamer right now in the Queen Charlotte Islands had a great wildlife show yesterday. They spotted two Sperm whales, which were both approximately 40 feet long. The whales were located roughly about 10 miles off the Islands in the open Pacific waters. What an experience! To top it off, they also saw 45 black-footed Albatross the same day. We are looking forward to seeing the pictures and the videos when they get back from their trip.

Bluewater Welcomes Erin Hrushowy

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Our staff would like to introduce you to Erin Hrushowy - the newest member of the Bluewater office team. Erin's educational experience is in Business & Tourism Marketing - and has a variety of work experience in Logistics and Planning. Erin can be reached at info@bluewateradventures.ca and looks forward to helping you all plan your adventures this season.

Bluewater in British Columbia and Westworld Magazines - Available Now!

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Check out an article "Sail through Haida Gwaii" - by Frances Backhouse who joined us in May 2008 in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Special Anniversary issue, Summer 2009


White Sight - Spirit Bear Spotting in BC - By Bill and Joan Prunkl
Summer 2009 issue

visit our media page for full articles and other recent news

Illegal Grizzly Bear Poaching Discovered in Great Bear Rainforest Park

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Picture by Randy Burke, Bluewater Adventures
Bella Bella (June 12, 2009) -- A grizzly bear trophy hunter was found illegally baiting bears Thursday night in the Giltoyees River Conservancy Area on the B.C. north coast. Captain Eric Boyum, owner of the bear viewing company BC-based Ocean Adventures, discovered the incident while guiding a group of international clients in the remote watershed twenty-five kilometers east of the First Nations village of Hartley Bay. "We were getting settled in for the evening to photograph and watch for bears as they feed on sedges at the waters edge," stated Mr. Boyum reached by satellite phone on the Douglas Channel "when we discovered the individual, along with a large sack of bait being used to lure the bears into shooting range." "We have reported the full details of this sickening discovery to the local RCMP in Kitimat." Under section 33.1 of the BC Wildlife Act, it is illegal to use bait when hunting bears. "We ha…

Getting to Know Humpbacks

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By Bruce Whittington, Bluewater Naturalist


Taxis, buses, ferries, a plane ride or two — it’s not easy to get to Haida Gwaii for a trip with Bluewater Adventures. But the effort seems to vanish once we are underway. Each time I return, I am reminded of why I love this place: it’s the abundance of life here.

Within the national park reserve, vast forests stand unchanged by industry. The Haida people continue in their ancient relationship to this land. In May, thousands of tiny Ancient Murrelet chicks make their midnight dashes to the sea, in search of their parents whom they know only by the sound of their voices.

Perhaps the most visible of Haida Gwaii’s residents are its Humpback Whales. Until the 1940s, these gentle leviathans were hauled ashore at Rose Harbour, and rendered into oil and meal. The population was reduced to a fraction of its historical size. Today, though, the Humpbacks have returned in a way that is at once encouraging and exhilarating.

They come from Hawaii, where they …

CORAL DANGER

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Environmental group launches expedition to assess danger to coral from trawler gear By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist May 31, 2009


Picture: Stringer, AFP/Getty Images

VICTORIA — Delicate forests of deep-sea corals under Hecate Strait and the Queen Charlotte Basin are virtually unprotected from destructive fishing methods such as bottom-trawling for groundfish, says the executive director of a marine environmental group.
Each year in British Columbia waters, about 2,000 kilograms of coral is hauled to the surface in trawl nets, according to Department of Fisheries and Oceans statistics. "That is amazing when you think the coral is incredibly light and fragile — it's not huge boulders," said Jennifer Lash of Living Oceans Society.
Lash, with a team of international scientists, will embark on an expedition in June that she hopes will provide enough information to convince the government to step in and protect the coral forests. Until now, there has been little research …

Looking for your "Video Diaries"

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Photo: Rudy Stein

For those of you on Bluewater trips this year, we are looking for short 30 second video clips of you telling us why you love the destination you are traveling in! Whether you are watching a Spirit Bear play in the river, a pod of whales traveling past the boat, or enjoying the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. We want to hear your comments, and we will post your videos on our website to help show guests what makes these trips great. If you have any questions, please email Leanne at explore@bluewateradventures.ca


Guests are Soaking in the Charlottes

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Natural hot springs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hundreds of Humpback whales, ancient totem poles, Haida Elders, local culture, migrating sea birds, untouched beaches, black bears, sunshine, gourmet food...the list goes on. What a week on the Island Roamer!

Hungry Bears...

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By Neil Shearar - Bluewater Skipper
Last year while running a wilderness expedition on the remote British Columbia north coast I had an incredible shock. We visit coastal estuaries in the hopes of encountering bears, Grizzly bears and Black bears feeding on salmon that migrate up the rivers to spawn in the late summer and fall. I have run these bear focused trips for many years. On a typical year I expect to see many thousands of salmon in any one of the estuaries we visit. Last year I was stunned to find that there appeared to have been an absolute collapse of fish stocks within the estuaries we visit.

One river, typically a Grizzly hot spot, seemed very quiet on our initial approach, the tell tale bald eagles which dot the green tree tops with their white heads and the seals which hang around in the river mouth were suspiciously absent. As we entered the river we expected to see large schools of fish hiding from predators as they migrate upstream, carcasses of spawned out fish washing…

Oil Cube Lifted out of Robson Bight 'Cleanly'

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$2.5M salvage operation underway after barged tipped in August 2007
Picture: CTV NewsObservers on a barge in Robson Bight ecological reserve held their breath yesterday afternoon as a metal cube containing 1,400 litres of hydraulic oil was carefully pulled to the surface. "There was a lot of anticipation when the cube finally broke the surface, but the crew were very calm and professional, which helped," said Randy Alexander, environmental protection manager for the Environment Ministry. The two-metre-square container, with 72 pails of lube oil, had been sitting on the ocean floor since August 2007 when a barge tipped equipment into the famed wildlife area, where threatened northern resident killer whales feed and rub themselves on pebble beaches. The 11 pieces of equipment belonged to Ted LeRoy Trucking of Chemainus, which is charged with numerous pollution violations. The company declared bankruptcy last year.

The $2.5-million operation to remove the oil cube and a fully loa…

Birds of Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Islands

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Photo: Bruce Whittington

The spring plankton bloom which provides a rich influx of food into the ecosystem and supports breeding colonies of up to one million seabirds. Some of the more colourful species include: tufted puffins, horned puffins, rhinoceros auklets, black-footed albatross, black oystercatchers, and pigeon guillemots. With such abundant bird life, raptors, such as the peregrine falcon, are common in the Charlottes. Heavy concentration of Bald eagles. Our constant companions will be the smaller seabirds such as ancient murrelets, marbled murrelets, common murres, phalaropes, and gulls. If you are an avid birder, the best time to be in the area is May and June.
Join avid birder, author and Naturalist - Bruce Whittington May 23-31, 2009.

Bluewater Adventures - The Book!

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That's right, you can share your memories with friends and family right on your own coffee table! The Bluewater Book is 20 pages, full colour, hard cover and full of amazing photos and information on your favourite coastal destinations. Purchase onboard the vessels or order online.

NDP promises to buy Vancouver Island land...return public control

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Source: http://www.dogwoodinitiative.org/
New Democratic Party leader Carole James promised today an NDP government would buy 12,000 hectares of land on Vancouver Island that the B.C. Liberals removed in 2007 from management under the province's tree farm license system. For the full article by Andrew MacLeodclick here

Annual Spring Newsletter!

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Check out the Bluewater Spring Newsletter on our website! This edition of 'Waterways' shows 2009 special trips, talks about our adventures and provides insight into coastal conservation issues that affect the areas in which we operate. Check it out!

School Trips Wrapping up in the Gulf Islands

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Our 2009 school trip season is wrapping up in the Gulf Islands this week. It was another great year of sailing, campfires, kayaking and learning about the BC Coast. We had amazing weather for sailing and lots of luck with wildlife sightings. We hope all our students and teachers had a memorable experience with us in the Gulf Islands! Bluewater looks forward to hosting you again on another adventure aboard the Island Roamer and Island Odyssey.

Bluewater...the Green Generation - Celebrate Earth Day!

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April 22, 2009 is Earth Day! Bluewater is educating school groups in the Gulf Islands tomorrow about ways they can reduce their impact and become part of the green generation!
To see some of our acts of Green click here or Check out our new 'Coastal Conservation' page and get educated on some serious coastal issues that impact our areas of operation.