Kayaking

Whale Channel, Great Bear Rainforest

Sea kayaking is a great way to explore the protected bays, inlets, islands, estuaries, and anchorages we visit and enjoy the solitude of connecting with the marine environment around you. It’s also a great way to get a peek into the underwater world and encounter coastal wildlife.

Onboard schooner Passing Cloud we carry two single Delta 10 kayaks. These boats are super stable, easy to get in and out of, and fun to paddle. The models that we have are catamaran hulls with plexiglass viewing panels in the cockpits for underwater viewing. During our expeditions, we generally make kayaking available in the vicinity of our anchorages, either before or after breakfast or late afternoon before dinner once we’ve reached your new anchorage for the night. Highlight locations for kayaking include Burnaby Narrows in Gwaii Haanas, with its incredibly abundant and colourful marine life, and anywhere where’s kelp forests and eelgrass meadows to cruise through.

At Outer Shores Lodge, while we are currently in the process of preparing for our inaugural season in 2022, guided sea kayaking will be available, including in the protected waters of Bamfield and Grappler Inlets (which are great places for watching black bears), along the incredible shoreline from the lodge to Brady’s Beach, the Blowhole, and as far as the ancient village of Kiix?in. We also look forward to providing guided day-trip sea kayaking opportunities in both the Deer Group Islands and the Broken Group Islands, the jewel of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

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