Weekend Kayak Camping
Weekend Kayak Camping Tour
A short Vancouver Island sea kayaking tour in provincial parks.
If you want a real getaway and you only have a little time, consider our weekend kayak camping tour! This is a short kayaking adventure that includes 2 days of kayak touring and an overnight under the stars. It's easy: you bring happy energy and we supply the rest! Our short kayak tour route is a delightful paddling path to local Discovery Islands marine/park area at either the Octopus or Rendezvous Islands. (Route may depend on tide and weather conditions.)
The island shorelines provide exciting paddling, forested shores and intertidal zones rich with marine life. This Discovery Islands archipelago near Vancouver Island is part of the world's largest protected Coastal Douglas Fir rainforest ecosystem. On our sea kayaking expedition, we’ll kayak in shallow intertidal waters and see a myriad of colourful sea creatures just below our paddles. The island campsites are especially beautiful settings where we'll make sleeping comfortable in good tents - after we provide a delicious evening meal, perhaps more exploring, a campfire, tall tales and stargazing...
This guided trip starts at Discovery Islands Lodge on Saturday morning and returns Sunday afternoon. You'll have time to travel home, or at least get on your way. Or stretch your getaway with another night at Discovery Islands Lodge!
This British Columbia sea kayaking tour is designed to pack maximum adventure into a short expedition exploring some of Vancouver Island's most fascinating marine environments. All specialized equipment and food (guiding, kayaks, tents, food, etc.) is included in the price, and we can supply rain gear, sleeping bag, and pad for a small fee. Mostly…we just need you and your spirit of adventure!
See also our 2-night Marine Parks Tour, and our other kayak adventures!
Weekend Kayak Camping - a sea kayak tour near Vancouver Island
2013 TOUR DATES:
• July 6-7, July 27-28, Aug 3-4. Aug 10-11, Aug 17-18, or by special arrangement. • Maximum: 10 participants & 2 kayak guides; minimum group size.
COST: $359 Cdn plus tax
Payable by Mastercard, VISA or cheque.
About this Kayak Trip
• Easy to Moderate
• 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 vacation adventure! From Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 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 hostel. For detailed driving instructions, please click here
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you’ll come to Vancouver Island for an island adventure sea kayaking British Columbia, Canada!
Coast Mountain Expeditions offers sea kayaking Vancouver Island tours in British Columbia Canada. Our kayak camping eco tours and lodge based nature vacations start from Quadra Island in Discovery Islands east of Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC Our Guided British Columbia kayaking trips include kayak instruction wilderness lodge accommodation & camping in remote BC provincial park and spectacular Vancouver Island kayaking locations. We are one of BC’s original kayak companies – natural island-ocean-mountain wilderness adventures since 1987!