else in all of Barkley Sound is there such an incredible concentration
of sea arches and caves as there are all along the western shores
of this group of islands.
Deer Islands are also prized for their many exquisite tide pools,
sandy beaches and sea lion haul outs. The area is also rich in
lore and history, as we will witness while exploring some fading
but still visible signs of ancient village sites and canoe runs.
the week, we will introduce a variety of paddling strokes and techniques.
We will demonstrate a number of deep water and self-rescues; learn
about charts and tide tables and discuss trip and route planning.
will take plenty of time to explore the marine environment; pause
to learn more about the coast's ethnobotany as we will be constantly
reminded about the rich and still visible native history. Our tours
are designed for both the beginning and more experienced kayaker
who is eager to really experience and enjoy the ocean environment.
kayaking is our main focus, we rarely paddle more than 3-5 hours
each day, allowing us plenty of time to explore the area on foot,
fish, beach comb or simply RELAX.
our entire week, we will be based from one spectacular campsite,
eliminating the need to spend valuable time breaking camp and
packing our kayaks.
motor vessel will be used for return transport from Bamfield
to our secluded campsite in the Deer Group. It will be anchored
by our campsite to be used in emergencies or to allow us to extend
our paddling range to more distant islands.
We frequently offer other weeks/dates on a contract basis.
If our scheduled weeks are not convenient for you, please check with us re: availability at other times.
July 10 - 15
July 17 - 22
$675 per person (plus HST)
includes water taxi from Bamfield