4-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour - Base Camp (140.229)

Location: Nuchatlitz
Price: $1999.00
Duration: 4 days/3 nights

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Departs from/arrives at: Comox Valley or Campbell River/Spring Island, Kyuquot
Accomodations: Camping
Tour Type: Leisure Tour
Activity Level: Novice
Nearest Town/Village: Zeballos, Port McNeill, Campbell River
Inclusions:
  • Kayaks double or single
  • Professional Guides
  • Kayak instruction
  • Safety equipment
  • Camping equipment and tents
  • Cooking equipment
  • Meals as stated on itinerary
  • Sheets
  • Thermarest
  • Paddling Jacket
  • Dry bags
  • Parking
  • Return transport; water taxi; Walk-in tents w/ beds, thick mattresses & pillows; Wilderness Retreat w/ dining shelter; shower
Exclusions: staff gratuities; personal sleeping bag (can rent); alcohol
Guest Parking: Yes Details: long-term parking available, including at recommended gateway accommodation
First Nations: Historic site visits; cultural sharing and local community interactions; co-owned by Kyuquot First Nations woman
Additional Information:
Unmatched kayaking comforts in Canada\'s finest sea kayaking base camp and coastal retreat. Delicious meals prepared by camp chef. Paddling options for everyone, including newbies and seasoned adventurers. Plenty of shoreline and forest options for guided interpretive hikes. A diverse relaxing experience that connects you with the coast!

Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    Early morning van transportation from Comox Valley or Campbell River to meet water taxi (boat transfer) from Fair Harbour for early afternoon arrival at wilderness retreat on Spring Island.

    Welcome orientation and tour of base camp facilities with time to settle into waterfront tent accommodations.

    Relaxing forest walk or initial kayaking to introduce spectacular and rugged exposed west coast shoreline and scenery.

    Dinner and evening activities, including preparation for next day's kayaking.

    Possible evening paddle or sunset walk.

    Meals: Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    2

    Introduction/refresher to kayaks and paddling strokes; safety briefing appropriate to the individual experience and day's activities.

    Day trip paddle through local islet clusters, abandoned First Nations Village site area, and sea otter viewing.

    Lunch break and shoreline tidepool/intertidal life orientation on sandy shell beach.

    More exploring and wildlife viewing by kayak in the afternoon. Return to established camp comforts. Shower option.

    Evening appetizers, dinner, and opportunities for on-water kayak skill development with one-on-one coaching.

    Possible sunset paddle or walk.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    3

    As per day 2, with additional day tripping destinations including: estuary and river exploration, fossil finding, and "salmon forest" hike. Can also explore more exposed outer coastlines if sea conditions are appropriate, including sea arches and sea caves. Black bear viewing and possible wolf sightings. Possible visit to remote First Nations village of Kyuquot. Intertidal and tide pool curiosities. Shoreline hikes, beachcombing, and world-class photography opportunities. It's endless!

    Possible sunrise paddle before breakfast.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    4

    Possible sunrise paddle before breakfast?!!

    Similar activities as days 2 & 3 during the morning, including the option of a morning paddle through nearby sea arches and islets, or short interpretive walk into ancient temperate old-growth rainforest.

    Packing of personal gear in preparation for water taxi departure after lunch, and return van transportation to Campbell River and the Comox Valley by evening.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Accomodation: Accommodation by Customer

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From Our Blog

"One of the Best Holidays of My Life"

Tuesday, February 9 2016

Here's a fantastic comment we received from Ann after her kayak vacation last August, her second Vancouver Island Kayak tour.

Scott, As we spoke earlier I can't thank you enough for being the facilitator in what truly has to be the best or at at least one of the best holidays of my life.  I only say one as my husband is not here and I wish he could have experienced the wonders of British Columbia nature first hand.

I had two wonderful but very different kayak trips.  The first to the Broken Island Group and the second up here in Port Mc Neil.  I enjoyed both for different reasons.  Different geographies. Wildlife and also fellow travellers on the trip but both wonderfully well organised and the natural beauty of this place speaks for itself.

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