North Island Explorer is a NEW 4 day sea kayak adventure that explores the beaches, islands and the coastline of the area north of Port Hardy. Formal kayak experience is required for these trips. Our trip starts at Port Hardy Harbour. We boat guests out to our first camp.
Our route takes us from sheltered waters into the open waters and the edge of the God's Pocket Marine Park and beyond. For four days, we will explore the outside reaches of an exposed coastline with a great variety of wildlife and great fishing.
This is an adventure for paddlers and outdoor folks who wish to venture on a trip that will not see other paddlers but will engage in the solitude of wilderness. Maximum time to explore waters rich in marine life. Ending at a camp on the outside on an islet where it is hard not to get a photo of a never ending sunset This adventure travel trip is always full of surprises and delightful marine mammal encounters. This trip starts at 8:30 AM the morning of departure and ends upon our return to the office in Port Hardy at 3:00 PM on the final day of our trip.
Arrival Day: Arrival in Port McNeill or Port Hardy for a nights accommodation. Pre-trip meeting in Port McNeill @ 8:30 pm the evening before your departure date. The meeting is scheduled to introduce your guides, check your gear, fit PFD, fit a paddle and answer any questions you might have about the trip. We will familiarize you with a double sea kayak and review our route on the marine chart of the area. And answer any last minute questions you may have about the trip.
Note: This trip is designed for folks who have paddled before. It can be a challenging journey through moving water and open passages.
Meet at 8:30 am out front of the governement dock in Port Hardy, BC. Morning cruise to our first camping destination. Whale sightings along the way. Explore the large beaches and shorelines of Shushartie Bay. Unique river estuary and adjacent beaches to view wolves at the lower tides of the afternoon.
A sea kayak travelling day in AM to our first campsite through a sheltered route with defined passages.
Paddling will be challenging through a narrows and crossing of large open passage.
Chances of encounter with humpback whales or traveling white-sided dolphins.
Option to do an extended paddle into remote passages.
A travelling day in AM move to a feature camp for sunsets. Great opportunities for fishing today.
PM explore the small group islands and scenic passages with visible marine life.
Listen to a shoreline, alive with sounds of kingfishers, eagles, and myriad sea birds.
Mexican night for dinner. Small beach fire to end the day.
AM pack up gear, sea kayak amongst small islets and islands.
Visit seal rookery and waters frequent by local wildlife.
After a relaxing lunch we will load our shuttle boat and begin our voyage back to Port Hardy, arriving late afternoon 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Email us with your preferred trip dates and group size and we'll confirm availability.
Trips Start and End: Port Hardy, BC
Trip Support Vessel: “MV Discovery Skiff”
Trip Cost: C$1595 per person Custom Dates +15%
Group Rates: start @ group of (4)
Trip Deposit: CAD$250.00 per person
May 24-27, June 03-06, June 10-13,
September 16-20 September 23-26