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Guided BC Kayaking Adventure

July 3rd to 8th 2022 Wild Coast Kayak Trip


This event is now full.  If you wish to be added to the waitlist in the event of cancellations, please contact sjhash.55@gmail.com

Guided BC Kayaking Adventure

When: July 3, 2022, 9:00 AM until Friday, July 8, 2022, 6:00 PM
Where: Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island, BC
Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island
Quandra Island, BC  

The number of participants has been increased to twelve (12). The first 12 members who expressed an interest, have b een signed up.  Other members who expressed an interest are on the waitlist and will be offered any cancellations.



Dates: July 3rd to July 8th, 2022 (plus travel time to and from BC prior to and following the trip.)


Summary of Event:

This event is a 6-day/5 night guided BC kayaking adventure that launches from Rebecca Spit on beautiful Quadra Island. You will explore several of the islands along the Discovery Islands chain. Quadra, Read, Rendezvous, Penns, and Bretons are sparsely inhabited and remote islands awaiting exploration. There is lots of wildlife to see along the way, including Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Dolphins, and lots more.


Trip details - do not signup through this link.


Your Skill Level:

While no special kayaking skills are required for this tour, you should have kayaking experience and the fitness to paddle 3 to 5 hours a day for five days. Previous kayak day trips or sea kayaking experience will be helpful.


As this will be a small group you should be the type of person that:

- enjoys a challenge

- has a positive mindset

- get along well with others and is willing to pitch in and help.


Included is:

 Six days / 5 nights fully supported kayaking expedition 

Including kayaks, camping gear, food, and two professional guides

They have both single and double kayaks - all kayaks are well kept, safe, and very stable.

Guides provide kayak instruction and safety procedures before your first launch and assist during your kayak tour with tweaking your technique.

The first night will be at the Tsa Kwa Luten Resort of Quadra Island

Includes complimentary transfers from the Quadra Island ferry terminal to the hotel when you arrive.



Price:   $1532/member, including all taxes and fees. You will have to get your way to the starting point and back to Calgary at your own cost. You may want to consider tips for the guides as well. Food is included during the kayaking portion of the event.


Accommodations

Your first night will be at the Tsa Kwa Luten Resort of Quadra Island. After that, all accommodations will be in furnished tents along the route.

All gear needed for your trip (kayaks, paddles, tents, & dry bags) is included in the trip price. You will have a tent to yourself if single with 

double tents for couples - no need to share with anyone else unless you want to.


Location and Arrival time:

You will need to make your way at your own cost by car or air to Vancouver and then to Campbell River and onward to Quadra via ferry or water taxi. And subsequent return to Calgary.


Check-in time for guests spending their first night at Tsa Kwa Luten Resort on Quadra Island

is anytime after 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 3rd.


You will have to arrange your cancellation insurance.


Bathroom and Washing Facilities

Wild Coast have 'privies or pit toilets' at most locations where we will camp, but in other sites, they have squat... so to speak.


Here is some information from Donna, who has made many kayaking trips;

I regard sea kayaking as a cross between backpacking and car camping. Your backpack is the kayak itself and car camping because you can pack some luxuries like beer and canned food. However, one luxury that will be left behind is washrooms. At a few of the sites, very likely,

the throne may be a pile of rocks or a log to hang over. In the

absence of such structures, it is not uncommon that we may need to pick a spot below tideline, dig a pit in the sand, and do what the fish do. Washing is another experience. Don't bother bringing regular soap. 

It doesn't work in seawater. The only soap you will need is either Sea Soap or Camp Suds. Suitable for everything from washing your hair and the dishes. A dip in the ocean will be your bath if the weather is good! We should also be heading to a freshwater lake where this soap

will work too. Best of all, it is biodegradable (a must in this fragile ecosystem) and is available for purchase at your favourite outdoor store (even Canadian Tire!)


Registration: is required -

To signup, you must do three things

1) register and pay through  Kayaking Adventure - Signup  (the link is open to the first 12 members who expressed an interest - you must be logged in to register) 

2) arrange cancellation and travel insurance (this may be available on your credit card, but please confirm)

3) once registered and paid, go to this Wild Coast link and complete the information and

documentation.


Payment: Payment In Full In Advance Only

Registrants & Fees: Kayakers $1,532.00


Event Rules: You must be vaccinated to attend this event. Please refer to the Covid page on the

website. All guides and WildCoast staff are vaccinated,


Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please contact the office as soon as possible. The Tour Company charges a 3% cancellation fee for cancellations 90 days or more before the trip begins.

In the 30 to 90 days before the trip, the cancellation fee is 50% of the cost. If you cancel within the last 30 days before the start date, they do not refund any money.


Please make sure you have suitable cancellation and trip interruption insurance. 

We will do our best to find a substitute for you, but this may prove more difficult closer to the departure

date.

 

Signup

 

When:
Sunday, July 3, 2022, 9:00 AM until Friday, July 8, 2022, 6:00 PM
Where:
Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island, BC
Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island
Quandra Island, BC  

Canada
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Steve Hashman
Category:
Multi Day Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You must be vaccinated to attend this event. Please refer to the Covid page on the website. All guides and WildCoast staff are vaccinated,
Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel, please contact the office as soon as possible. The Tour Company charges a 3% cancellation fee for cancellations 90 days or more before the trip begins. In the 30 to 90 days before the trip, the cancellation fee is 50% of the trip.
If you cancel within the last 30 days before the trip begins, they do not refund any money. Please make sure you have suitable cancellation and trip interruption insurance.
We will do our best to find a substitute for you, but this may prove more difficult closer to the departure date.
$1,532.00