Sea Kayaking British Columbia

Discovery Islands Tour 2018

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Discovery Islands Kayak Tour

A fun-filled paddle through the heart of the Discovery Islands with lots of time to play, explore, and relax.

Length

4 days
3 nights

Dates

June 16 - 19
July 5 - 8
July 22 - 25
Aug 8 - 11
Aug 24 - 27

 

 

Challenge

Easy
(Suitable for nearly everyone)

Cost

$885 cdn (+ 5% tax)

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Why We Love This Trip

This short kayaking tour packs a heaping serving of everything that makes the Discovery Islands special. Secluded paddling routes through forested channels, abundant wildlife, a tranquil swimming lake, beach camping – it has it all! Because paddling days are shorter than other trips, this trip is perfect for those who are new to kayaking or just want more time to relax and explore on-shore.

About the Area

Nestled between the Coast Mountains and shores of Vancouver Island, the Discovery Islands are a maze of interlocked channels and forested islets. Sheltered from wind and ocean swell, the seas are remarkably calm, making it an ideal place for kayak touring. Bordered to the north by strong tidal rapids, the islands boast nutrient rich waters and are home to a spectacular variety of marine organisms – including colourful intertidal critters.

Trip Itinerary

Our trip begins with a boat pickup from Discovery Islands Lodge, our drive-to Quadra Island B&B location. We’ll take a relaxing boat ride around the south end of Read Island to Coast Mountain Lodge, keeping a keen eye out for wildlife along the way. At the lodge, we’ll get settled into sleeping cabins and then hit the water! We’ll enjoy comprehensive kayaking skills and safety lesson before relaxing in the creek side sauna or wood-fired hot tub. We’ll cap things off with a gourmet lodge-cooked meal featuring local seafood and organic produce from our own garden.

Next morning, we’ll pack kayaks and depart on our trip! Our trip will be a one-way paddle so you never have to see the same shoreline twice. We’ll stop to camp in beautiful spots and will have the opportunity to swim in a warm, secluded lake. During our two nights out, we’ll be well fed with lodge-prepared meals, healthy snacks, and Lannie’s famous cookies. We’ll also have the opportunity to catch fish and forage for shellfish.

Our final day is a full day of paddling as we skirt the edge of the Surge Narrows Marine Park and finish our paddle mid-afternoon at Discovery Islands Lodge. Make sure to inquire about special rates for those who wish to extend the fun with nights at Discovery Islands Lodge. 

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Trip Details

• Trip begins at 1:00pm first day, finishes mid-afternoon last day.   

Maximum 10 participants with 2 kayak guides.

• Paddling: 3 to 4.5 hours of kayaking per day (9-12 km (6-8 mi)).

• Single and double kayaks.

• Sea conditions: usually calm, rising to max 0.5metre (1.5ft).

• Beaches: low sloping sandy gravel or medium boulders; may be slippery when wet.

What’s Included

• All kayaking equipment

Group camping gear and shelter

Tent (you choose single or double)

• Therm-a-Rest inflatable sleeping pad

• Dry bags for personal gear

• All meals & snacks

• Professional skills training & guiding

• Boat transportation to CME Lodge

You Provide

• Personal clothing and accessories  (see our packing list)

• Sleeping bag (available to rent)

• Sense of adventure!

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…the care, commitment and attention to detail for each trip (planning, equipment, fabulous food!, and really interesting local information) is exceptional. It is clear that they are experts at running high quality wilderness tours that make you comfortable experiencing a back-country trip

Back again with Coast Mountain Expeditions with higher expectations which were predictability exceeded

As a family we are well and widely traveled - we have been to Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Africa... and the ultimate holiday was right here in Canada.

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More Information

We’d love to answer any more questions you might have about this tour, and are also happy to chat if you’d just like to get to know us. We’re looking forward to sharing our island home with you!

(250) 285-2823
coastmtn@island.net