Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls… at last!!

Princess Louisa Sound – Chatterbox Falls


It is hard to describe the weather as anything else but perfect. Not a cloud in the blue sky and the water unruffled. The weather was just a bonus on top of the marvellous sights that popped up around every corner. High cliffs covered with lush pine trees and snow-capped peaks peeking through every now and then. The mirror reflection on the water was mind-blowing!

We arrived at Malibu rapids right on slack water as planned. After a communication lapse which caused us and another boat entering the rapids at the same time was averted, we went through without any trouble

The Malibu Club is spectacularly situated at the entrance to the rapids and is well worth a visit. We were very fortunate to have a quick tour around the resort by one of the female seaplane pilots. It is truly extraordinary what they are doing for young kids from all walks of life with their renowned “Young Life Summer Camp”.

Although the pictures are beautiful and way too many (my apologies!) … it still does not do justice to the beauty of the surroundings. Mountains soaring straight out of the water to heights of more than 7000 feet, capped in snow all year round, the tranquillity and beauty of the surroundings cannot be conveyed by pictures alone.  It is just really breathtaking! As we came around the last corner, Chatterbox Falls was the cork popping out of a good French Champagne …bubbling and flowing and crisp and fabulous!..

We thoroughly enjoyed the short walk around the forest of redwoods, ferns and moss covered branches hanging like arms …oh and the fresh water!!… we couldn’t wait to fill our drinking bottles with fresh mountain water (surprisingly not as cold as we thought it would be!) and then the serenity of this majestic fjord.

We plan to return early next season to see more snow and the more than 60 waterfalls that cascade down the massive granite cliffs. This year we could see the dry water courses, where water usually flows, due to the lack of rain and snow all along the PNW.

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