REMOTE CANADIAN WILDERNESS
Each day you will paddle into secret bays and each evening as you take in the spectacular view towards the British Columbia Coast or Vancouver Island Mountains, campfires will warm your soul as you recount the day.
WILDLIFE: HUMPBACK WHALES, SEALS, DOLPHINS, & MORE
In the last few years, Humpback Whales have made a strong resurgence in the Discovery Islands and have often been seen on our kayak trips. Given their wild nature, you can never be guaranteed to see a whale, but many of our recent trips have had amazing encounters.
During your sea kayaking vacation you’re bound to have close encounters with a variety of BC’s coastal wildlife. This region is known for its sea lions, seals, pacific white sided dolphins, otters, colorful birds and some of the largest starfish and clams in the world.
Humpbacks and dolphins aren’t the only marine mammals in this region, if you are very lucky, you may even get to see transient killer whales (orcas) who have also been spotted at times by kayakers during this sea kayaking vacation.
CUSTOM COASTAL CUISINE
We strive to make your sea kayaking vacation a trip of a lifetime. We know an important part of this experience is delicious, hearty, and plentiful food.
For our kayaking expedition trips we enlisted a local gourmet chef to design the menu and train our guides to be excellent wilderness cooks! Fresh meals prepared each day will leave your belly full and ready for all the adventures the new day brings!
QUALITY EXPEDITION TENTS & WARM SLEEPING BAGS
All gear needed for your trip (kayaks, paddles, tents, & dry bags) is included in the trip price. Our equipment is kept in top-notch condition. From toasty sleeping bags to crawl into at the end of each day as you head off for a peaceful sleep to quality tents (including tents for singles so you don’t have to bunk with anyone else if you are a solo traveller).
HIGH STAFF TO GUEST RATIO & SMALL GROUP SIZE
The maximum number of guests on any sea kayaking expedition is 10 and our staff to guest ratio is 1:5 or better. There are a large selection of islands we can explore in the Discovery Islands chain. Quadra Island, Read Island, the Octopus Islands and the Penn Islands are some we have explored on past kayaking tours.
For each trip, our guides select the kayak routes based on your group’s kayaking skills and level of experience. You will enjoy a couple nights at one spot, or if you are with a more advanced group your kayak expedition could be racking up the nautical miles circumnavigating one of the more remote islands. To further enhance your overall sea kayaking experience, guides love to share their wealth of knowledge about the area.
ACCOMMODATIONS ON QUADRA ISLAND THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU LAUNCH
Included in your sea kayaking vacation package is the first night at one of Quadra’s beautiful Resorts. A relaxing start and an opportunity to enjoy Quadra Island as you prepare for the spectacular days you will spend kayaking and camping throughout the Discovery Islands.
On the day of your arrival a briefing at the resort will provide you with everything you need to know before launching on your tour early the next morning.