Sea Kayaking British Columbia Canada. Kayak camping & kayaking Vancouver Island wilderness lodge eco tours.
Discovery Islands Sea Kayaking Tour
This is a short sea kayak introduction to British Columbia sea kayaking touring and a kayak trip through Vancouver Island's outer Discovery Islands.
Enjoy three days of paddling and Vancouver Island kayak camping in the sheltered waters and natural beauty of this inland archipelago. This is a short Vancouver Island sea kayaking tour for folks with just a little time, novice kayakers, and anyone who wants to learn more about Vancouver Island kayak touring and low-impact British Columbia west coast kayak camping.
From our meeting place at Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island (ferry from town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island) we’ll begin our kayaking adventure with a scenic voyage aboard our boat MV Chico Mendes.
We’ll spend the first afternoon at Coast Mountain Lodge on Read Island where we practice kayaking skills and enjoy a short kayaking excursion, returning to the rustic comforts of our wilderness homestead lodge for a candlelight dinner. Our kayak rescue lessons are serious but fun, and reward is the wood fired sauna by the creek.
Next morning we’re away on our British Columbia sea kayaking adventure in the Discover Islands! With the splendid and rugged Coast Mountains dominating the skyline, we’ll paddle 2 1/2 days on a roundabout route back to our meeting place.
On this British Columbia sea kayaking tour of Vancouver Island's outer Discovery Islands, we’ll travel remote shorelines enjoying the company of seals, porpoises, and many kinds of birds. We’ll explore secluded beaches, swim in a warm lake, and at our island campsites we will prepare delicious meals and freshly gathered seafood. Afternoon of the last day we bid farewell.
• Trips start 1:00 pm with boat ride
• Departing from Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island, near Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
• First night at Coast Mountain Lodge, Read Island
• 2 nights kayak camping
• Trip finishes early afternoon at Discovery Islands Lodge
• Maximum 10 participants, 2 sea kayak guides
Discovery Islands Sea Kayaking Tour
Explore British Columbia's Outer Islands
2013 KAYAK TOUR DATES
• June 28-July 1
• July 8-11
• July 29-Aug 1
• Aug 12-15
• Aug 24-27
• Aug 31-Sept 3
COST: $775 Cdn plus HST Payable by Mastercard, VISA or cheque.
About this Kayak Trip
• Easy: Suitable for nearly everyone
• Paddling: 3 to 4.5 hours of kayaking per day
• Single and double kayaks
• Average distance: 9-12 km (6-8 mi) per day
• Sea conditions: usually calm, rising to max 0.5metre (1.5ft)
• Beaches: low sloping sandy gravel or medium boulders; may be slippery when wet
• Weather conditions: usually sunny, sometimes hot. Extended rain unlikely, but possible
• Temperature: 12-30 C (50-85 F). Water 8-15 C (50-60 F)
Getting to Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
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Getting to Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island: Getting here is part of your British Columbia vacation adventure! From Campbell River on Vancouver Island, take the 10-minute BC Ferry to Quadra Island. You’ll enjoy a beautiful drive through classic British Columbia wilderness and Quadra Island’s Main Lakes BC Provincial Park. This winding road will take you through Quadra Island’s temperate rainforest, ending near Discovery Islands Lodge, our B&B kayak accommodation. For detailed driving instructions, please click here.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you’ll come to British Columbia for a sea kayaking island adventure in British Columbia, Canada!
Coast Mountain Expeditions offers sea kayaking British Columbia tours of wilderness islands and the original kayak lodge in west coast Canada near Vancouver Island BC. Our Vancouver Island kayak camping eco tours and lodge based sea kayaking Vancouver Island tours start on Quadra Island in BC’s Discovery Islands east of Campbell River BC. Guided kayaking Vancouver Island tours include kayak instruction, rainforest lodge accommodation & BC kayak camping in spectacular island locations. We are one of BC’s first sea kayaking BC companies - perfecting natural Vancouver Island adventures since 1987!