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Discovery Islands Sea Kayaking Tour with Coast Mountain Expeditions

logo-cmeThis is a short sea kayak introduction to British Columbia sea kayaking touring and a kayak trip through Vancouver Island’s outer Discovery Islands.

Discovery Islands Tour_1_lrEnjoy 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.

Discovery Islands Sea Kayaking Tour

Explore British Columbia’s Outer Islands

2017 Tour Dates:
June 17 – 20
July 10 – 13
Aug 8 – 11
Aug 22 – 25

COST: $885 Cdn plus 5% GST
Payable by Mastercard, VISA or cheque.

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Kayak Trip Details

• 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)
Click here to download the Discovery Islands Chart (pdf 1.5mb)

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.

About this trip

• 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 guidesThank you for visiting our website. We hope you’ll come to British Columbia for a sea kayaking island adventure in British Columbia, Canada!