Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking Tours - Reservation and Information for Sea Kayaking in British Columbia.
RESERVATIONS Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking Tours
Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking Tours Reservations & Information for Kayaking British Columbia Adventures
Coast Mountain Expeditions Kayak Tours:
Our Vancouver Island sea kayak tours are small group adventures and we encourage you to register early. Please phone or email to ask questions and confirm space is available.
Discovery Islands Lodge:
Our Quadra Island B&B kayak hostel offers
accommodation, guided kayak daytrips and rental
kayaks and canoes. For more info and reservations,
please contact us by phone or email.
Telephone: (250) 285-2823 We're happy to answer questions and evening calls are welcome.
Reservation Deposit: $300 Cdn for each kayak trip space. Payment may be made by Mastercard, VISA, or cheque.
Balance of Payment is due 42 days before the kayak trip begins. 12% HST will be added to prices. We can be flexible, but reserve the right to cancel your reservation if payment is not received by the due date.
In Advance of Your Trip: Please fill out and send us registration/medical form.
Please read the LIABILITY WAIVER
We require your completed form at time of registration.This helps us be fully prepared for your trip. We make efforts to accommodate individual needs and informing us will help to ensure a safe trip for everyone. If you have any doubts about your physical condition, please talk with us about the trip, and/or consult your physician. Note: Parents must sign the medical and waiver form, and if not accompanying a minor, should provide a letter of endorsement.
Cancellation: We recommend trip cancellation insurance, which you can purchase from any travel agent at time of registration. Our cancellation charges include tax and apply from the date we are advised of your cancellation. Prior to the trip:
60 or more days—full refund less $100 handling fee per person.
59-42 days—loss of deposit.
41-28 days—50% of total price
27-0 days—forfeit total price
We have been guiding kayak trips since 1987. We have taken thousands of participants on daytrips and multiday tours in the Discovery Islands and Fjordlands. There have been a few scrapes and bruises, but for serious incidents we have had only one sprain and one broken ankle. We have never been involved in litigation. We have full insurance coverage. It is necessary for all participants to sign a liability waiver (FYI above) before our sea kayaking British Columbia tours and BC kayak trips. In case of emergency: Be sure your personal insurance is adequate to cover expenses caused by accidents in remote locations. Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care, and in the event of an unscheduled evacuation, may expect arising costs to be borne by the client. On advancement of deposit to Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd., the participant agrees to be bound by all the above-stated terms and conditions.
Safety & Responsibility: We have a perfect safety record since 1987. We travel in areas local to us and are very familiar with this remote inland archipelago, its water and weather conditions. We encourage participants to develop skills and judgment that will lead to self-confidence and self-reliance. Real adventure is not without risk! Please read this (the fine print): We spare no reasonable effort to ensure participants a safe journey. Our guides are highly skilled and experienced. Our high quality equipment is well maintained. Though we take every reasonable precaution, the territory in which we operate is remote and rugged wilderness. Weather conditions can be extreme and cannot always be reliably predicted. We share the habitat of bears, wolves, and cougars though they are rarely encountered. Therefore . . . Disclaimer of liability: Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. reserves the right to withdraw any itinerary or service and to without penalty, make alterations as necessary for safe and proper handling of tours. All arrangements made on behalf of Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. shall be on the sole condition that we shall not be held responsible for any reason whatsoever, including negligence, for injury, illness, death or accident to participant or clients, or damage to or loss of personal property or for time or expense incurred, or for any irregularity which may be occasioned through acts of any persons and/or company connected with or otherwise engaged in carrying out the services described and in connection herewith.
For our sea kayaking Vancouver Island BC tours Coast Mountain Expeditions relies on high quality, well-maintained equipment. We use mostly single fibreglass sea kayaks and have many popular kayak designs to accommodate individual preference and assure comfortable paddling. Comfortable & sleek double sea kayaks are also available.
Top quality kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, PFD’s (lifejackets), charts & compass, kayak camp-kitchen, radio & safety equipment, wilderness first aid supplies, good 2-person tents, delicious wholesome food, boat transportation, eco-lodge accommodation, and excellent certified guides. We supply 2 dry bags for each participant.
Your Packing List
- Daypack (for tours that include hiking)
- Sleeping bag & sleeping pad (rentals available)
- Pants: long and short, quick dry*
- Shirts: long sleeve quick dry* and short sleeve or t-shirt(s)
- Warm sweater or fleece jacket
- Raingear/windbreaker: (really :) waterproof jacket & rain pants
- Hat(s) for sun and rain
- 2 Towels & Bathing suit
- Gloves: bike gloves are good for blister/sun protection; neoprene for cold weather trips
- Water shoes: good fitting sport sandals or any shoe with grip - not flip-flops!
- Comfy dry-shoes: for short hikes and in-camp
- Socks: for blisters, bugs, warmth
- Personal clothing, toothbrush, etc.
- Sunglasses (essential)
- Sunscreen (good protection essential)
- Spare prescription glasses, if worn
- Medications (report use to trip leader)
- Water bottle: 1-litre, unbreakable
- Eating utensils: cup, bowl, cutlery
- Waterproof bags for your gear: smaller bags (10-15 litre) fit hatches best. You can make a good 'dry bag' with a garbage bag inside a cloth stuff sack.
- Camera (Bring a waterproof camera bag or plastic container—tupperware works!)
- Insect repellent: its not usually buggy here, but if you are the group bug-magnet...
- Book, small game, good jokes...
- Tips/money: Your trip is all-inclusive, but you may wish to consider a gratuity for your guides. We also have some books, local souvenirs and t-shirts/caps for sale.
- For British Columbia kayak trips, quick-dry* synthetic shirts and pants are best.
- Cotton clothes can be damp and uncomfortable for kayaking - dry cotton clothing for around camp is fine.
- Synthetic fleece or wool provide warmth, especially when combined with a wind/rain shell.
- Bring several smaller stuff sacks - 10L 'sleeping bag size' is good. Kayaks have adequate storage space, but the hatch openings are small.
If you have any questions about packing for your BC kayaking trip, please contact us!