Join us in a world-renowned paddling destination – the Gulf Islands are a paddler’s mecca!
DE COURCY ISLAND TOUR 2023
Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights • Skill Level: Beginner
This tour is an excellent opportunity for those people who have some kayaking experience and want to gain exposure to expedition paddling while also allowing you the downtime to really take-in all the beauty that these islands have to offer.
WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO
Your Guide will determine the best route based on their assessment of the weather forecast and everyone’s experience level and goals. The following islands are likely to be visited on this trip: De Courcy Island, Ruxton Island, and Valdes Island.
The sea kayaking skills that we focus on during this trip are dependent on the previous experience that participants possess while clarifying and delivering a program to help paddlers realize their aspirations.
This is an instructional multi-day expedition, participants can expect informal instruction, no certification will be provided on this trip.
Route and itinerary will be dependent on weather conditions as well as the individual and group goals.
WHERE WE'RE GOING
AVAILABLE DATES TO BOOK
This trip is led by experienced Guides
This gulf island trip will be facilitated by one or two of our local Vancouver Island-based Guides, depending on the number of registered participants. Our Guides are experienced leaders in the outdoor industry. Participants will be invited and encouraged to attend an online orientation call 30 days in advance of the trip departure date. This online meeting will be an opportunity for you to meet and greet your Guide(s) as well as fellow tour participants.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Boat control skills
Self and Assisted Rescues
Expedition packing and planning
Various aspects of Seamanship. i.e weather, navigation, tides, chart reading, etc.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR
We'll provide everything you need once the tour starts, until it ends. You may want to bring your favorite PFD or paddle, if you have one.
A comprehensive packing list will be shared upon trip registration.
An experienced sea kayak instructor
All group expedition equipment
Three meals a day including hot drinks and snacks
Hard-shell kayaks and performance sea kayaks for your use
Drybags for storing your personal items
Transportation to Nanaimo, BC