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Trip Dates

Adventuress is open from  March to the end of September, so if the weather is fine and you feel like paddling, give us a call!   If you wish to kayak on an alternative date from those listed, feel free to call and reserve a time more suitable for you.

Book your own private tour, no additional cost!  Bring your friends, family members, out of town guests, or work buddies and create your own tour.    People are already starting to book their 2019  multi-day tour for their  group.   It is best to reserve early to get the dates you want for your group’s availability and the dates are still open with Adventuress….the season goes fast!! Call Jan to reserve 250.755.6702 or 1.866.955.6702 (toll free) or adventuress@shaw.ca.

March 2019
This month is especially good to come on a Sea Lion Tour.  The herring are running and sometimes we can see up to 300 sea lions (and more!) on the haul-out.  They cavort and play and swim the waters to feed on herring. A great family tour!   As always, Adventuress adheres to wildlife viewing protocols keeping our distance to minimize impact. Rentals are also available  starting this month if you have ocean kayaking experience.  And for those hardy souls, we start our Paddle Canada Certified Kayaking Course for Beginners on the 30th… get ready for summer paddling!

It is still early in the season, so feel free to e-mail and book your choice of tour if it is not listed or to paddle on days that a tour is not listed.

Sea Lions in Nanoose

Sea Lion Kayaking Tour

1                         Sea Lion Tour
2                        Sea Lion Tour
3                        Sea Lion Tour
8                        Sea Lion Tour
9                        Sea Lion Tour
10                      Sea Lion Tour
15                      Sea Lion Tour
16                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
17                      Sea Lion Tour
20                      Full Moon
22                      Sea Lion Tour
23                      Sea Lion Tour
24                      Sea Lion Tour
29                      Sea Lion Tour
30                      Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
31                      Sea Lion

April 2019
Our launch locations are tidal dependent, so times will vary according to when the tide is high.  As well, these are suggested tours each day.  If you would like another tour on a particular day, please call  or e-mail to arrange.  If that tour is not already booked, we can change it to another tour. Celebrate Easter with your family and join us for the Sea Lion Tours on the weekend of April 19-21st.   Double kayaks are available for parents to paddle with younger ones in the front.

Time to gear up for lessons… we begin our lessons with the 2.5 hour Discover Kayaking lesson on April 13th… a gentle introduction to the sport of kayaking.  Later in the month on April 20th, we offer our full day Paddle Canada Certified Course for Beginners.  See Lessons for more details.

Fabulous Friends Weekend


1                  Sea Lion Tour
2                  Sea Lion Tour
3                  Sea Lion Tour
4                  Sea Lion Tour
5                  Sea Lion Tour
6                  Sea Lion Tour
7                  Sea Lion Tour
8                  Sea Lion Tour
9                  Sea Lion Tour
10                Sea Lion Tour
11                Sea Lion Tour
12                Sea Lion Tour
13                Discover Kayaking Lesson
14                Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
15                Sea Lion Tour
16                Sea Lion Tour
17                Sea Lion Tour
18                Sea Lion Tour
19                Full Moon Howl
20                Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
21                Happy Easter… Sea Lion Tour
22                Sea Lion Tour

23                Sea Lion Tour
24                Sea Lion Tour
25                Sea Lion Tour

26                Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
27                Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
28                Sea Lion Tour
29                Sea Lion Tour
30                Sea Lion Tour

May 2019

The waters are warming up, so come and take the plunge and join our full day certified Paddle Canada Certified Basic Kayaking Course for Beginners on the 26th. Get ready for the paddling season!  New this year, Adventuress is offering the Paddle Canada Level 1 .. a weekend of more skill development, more on-water practice and more fun!! April 18th and 19th are the dates.  Next on our list to support those paddlers who wish to practice water safety is our 4 hour Rescue Clinic on Saturday, May 25th.  And for those who want a taste of kayaking, check out our Discover Kayaking lesson… a 2.5 hour introduction to this amazing sport and past-time.  We do have one on May 12th or feel free to book one for you and your friends or family on another date.   See Lessons for more details.

Come howl with us on the Full Moon on May 18th!  This is the last month for the Sea Lion Tours as they leave our waters for their mating grounds.  So if you haven’t had a chance to come and enjoy the paddle across the bay to see them, now is the time.

Since many dates are open in May, feel free to book a tour of your choice on any day.  The tours here are suggested and can possibly be changed if not already reserved.  If you have experience, you will also enjoy paddling with the rentals of our boats and gear.  See here for Rental Information.

Kayaking with Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Nature’s Art Galley.. in the Gulf Islands

1                        Sea Lion Tour
2                        Sea Lion Tour
3                        Sea Lion tour
4                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
5                        Sunset Paddle
6
                       Sea Lion Tour
7                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
8                        Sea Lion Tour
9                        Sea Lion Tour
10                      Sea Lion Tour
11                      Sea Lion Tour
12                      Happy Mother’s Day…Sea Lion Tour
12                      Discover Kayaking Lesson
13                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
14                      Sea Lion Tour
15                      Sea Lion Tour
16                      Sea Lion Tour
17                      Sunset Paddle
18                      Sea Lion Tour
18                      Full Moon Howl
18 & 19              Level 1 Paddle Canada Certified Sea Kayaking Course
19                      Sea Lion Tour
19                      Sunset Paddle
20                      Sea Lion Tour
20                      Sunset Paddle
21                      Sea Lion Tour
21                      Sunset Paddle
22                      Sea Lion Tour
23                      Sea Lion Tour
24                      Private Group Tour
25                      Sea Lion Tour
25                      Rescue Clinic
26                      Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course
26                      Sea Lion Tour
27                      Sea Lion Tour
28                      Sea Lion Tour
29                      Sea Lion Tour
29                      Sunset Paddle
30                      Sea Lion Tour
30                      Sunset Paddle
31                      Sea Lion Tour
31                      Sunset Paddle

Contemplative Time in the Broken Group Islands

June  2019
Paddle into the Sunset… come join us for these beautiful, relaxing tours…. most evenings… call to book.    Welcome Families … we have double kayaks to accommodate younger members or to paddle with a friend. Open for day tours.. try our 2 hour Seaside Tour, Sunset Paddle or our 3.5 hour Mistaken Island Lunch Tour where we paddle over to see the Pacific harbour seals… you pick!

On June 17th we head off to Vancouver Island’s West Coast again this year  for Adventuress’ Women in the Wild tour!!  This 5 day trip is based in the fabulous Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park. We have paired an intensive Kayaking and Camping Skills component with a Paddle Canada Certification in either Basic or Level 1 Sea Kayaking, depending on your skills and experience. Take your leaning to a whole new level …. also open to beginners who are adventurous and want to learn in real ocean conditions!!  See here for more info.   

More lessons to be had… now is the time to get yourself out there and learn so you can enjoy the rest of the paddling season.  Try our full day Paddle Canada Certified Basic Course for Beginners (June 8th) or our fun, introductory 2.5 hour Discover Kayaking lesson (June 9th).  For those with some skills and experience already, sign up for the  our Paddle Canada Certified Level 1 Sea Kayaking course done over a weekend… more skills & knowledge, more on-water practice, more fun!!  Offered on the weekend of June 29 & 30th.  Always a good thing to practice your wet exits and re-entries.  Join us for our 4 hour Rescue Clinic on June 15th … we have lots to share and lots of time to practice.

1                       Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
1                       Sunset Paddle
2                       Seaside Tour
2                       Sunset Paddle
3                       Seaside Tour
3                       Sunset Paddle
4                       Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
4                       Sunset Paddle
5                       Mistaken Island Kayaking Tour
5                       Sunset Paddle
6                       Seaside Tour
6                       Sunset Paddle

7                       Seaside Tour
7                       Sunset Paddle
8                       Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
8                       Seaside Tour
8                       Sunset Paddle
9                       Discover Kayaking Lesson
10                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
11                     Seaside Tour
12                     Seaside Tour
12                     Sunset Paddle
13                     Seaside Tour
13                     Sunset Paddle
14                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
14                     Sunset Paddle
15                     Rescue Clinic
15                     Sunset Paddle
16                     Happy Father’s Day!  Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
16                     Sunset Paddle
17                     Seaside Tour
17                     Full Moon Howl
17 – 21              Women in the Wild!!
18                     Seaside Tour
18                     Sunset Paddle
19                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
19                     Sunset Paddle
20                     Seaside Tour
20                     Sunset Paddle

21                     Seaside Tour
21                     Sunset Paddle
22                     Seaside Tour
22                     Qualicum Beach Evening Tour
23                     Seaside Tour
23                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
23                     Sunset Paddle
24                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
24                     Sunset Paddle
25                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
26 – 27              Gulf Islands Getaway
26                     Seaside Tour
27                     Seaside Tour
27                     Sunset Paddle
28                     Seaside Tour
28                     Sunset Paddle
29 & 30             Paddle Canada Certified Level 1 Sea Kayaking Course
29                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
29                     Sunset Paddle
30                     Seaside Tour
30                     Sunset Paddle

July 2019
     
The days are hot and the paddlin’ is fine!  Bring out your visiting friends and family who don’t get to enjoy Life here on beautiful Vancouver Island.  Come howl at the moon on our Full Moon Howl on July 16th.   Tours leave daily… call to reserve.   These are suggested tours, so feel free to call and arrange the one you want if they aren’t already booked.  Tours are tidal dependent so times vary according to the tour and the day you choose.  Paddle the magical Gulf Islands and join us this month for  our Gulf Islands Getaway… two days of paddling fun and one night of camping July 13-14th.  Want something very adventurous?  Come paddle the epic Kayaking with the Orcas  trip July 23-26th.   For those wanting to increase their kayaking skills, join us for a full day Paddle Canada Certified Basic Course for Beginners on July 7th or 20th.  The Discover Kayaking on July 13th is a gentle introduction to kayaking 2.5 hours in length; a great way to start out.  We  schedule a Sunset Paddle most evenings as generally the winds are down and the sky lit up in those West Coast colours.  Give us a call or send us an e-mail to reserve.

Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Family Kayaking Fun!

1                     Happy Canada Day!
1                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
1                     Sunset Paddle
2 – 5                New this year!! South Gulf Islands Explorer
2                     Seaside Tour
2                     Sunset Paddle
3                     Seaside Tour
3                     Sunset Paddle
4                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
4                     Sunset Paddle
5                     Seaside Tour
5                     Sunset Paddle
6                     Seaside Tour
6                     Sunset Paddle
7                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
7                     Sunset Paddle
7                     Paddle Canada Certified Basic Kayaking Course for Beginners

8                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
9                     Seaside Tour
10                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
11                   SeasideTour
11                   Sunset Paddle
12                   Seaside Tour
12                   Sunset Paddle
13                   SeasideTour
13 & 14          Gulf Islands Getaway
13                   Discover Kayaking Lesson
13                   Sunset Paddle
14                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour

14                   Sunset Paddle
15                   Seaside Tour
15                   Sunset Paddle
16                   Seaside Tour
16                   Full Moon Howl
17                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
17                   Sunset Paddle
18                   Seaside Tour
18                   Sunset Paddle
19                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
19                   Sunset Paddle
20                   Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course
20                   Seaside Tour
20                   Sunset Tour
21                   Seaside Tour
21                   Sunset Paddle

22                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
22                   Sunset Paddle
23-26              Kayaking with the Orcas!
23                   Seaside Tour
23                   Sunset Paddle

24                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
24                   Sunset Paddle
25                   Seaside Tour
25                   Sunset Paddle
26                   Seaside Tour
26                  
Sunset Paddle
27                   Seaside Tour
27                   Sunset Paddle

28                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
28                   Sunset Paddle
29 & 30           Paddle Canada Certified Level 1 Sea Kayaking Skills
29                   Seaside Tour
29                   Sunset Paddle
30                   Seaside Tour
30                   Sunset Paddle
31                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
31                   Sunset Paddle

August 2018 …. 2019 yet come…
August is busy!!  So call to request your tour or join us on one of our daily tours.  We have double kayaks for younger family  members to kayak with an adult. If you have experience, rent kayaks and go exploring on your own… lots to see!  Need a quick getaway?  Try our 2 day Gulf Islands Getaway… paddling the islands and camping with fabulous views to the mountains on Vancouver Island on August  18 & 19th… how good does it get!!  Book now to save your seat(s).. bring your family and friends!  Book a Discover Kayaking … our 2.5 gentle introduction to kayaking… we have one on August 4th or book yourself in with some friends or family on another date.  Our full day Paddle Canada certified course for beginners is on August 12th.  We also book additional dates per request, so do check in with us as we may have additional dates.

Day tours everyday…email  Adventuress@shaw.ca to book your favourite!

1                          Seaside Tour
1                          Sunset Paddle
2-3                      Gulf Islands Getaway
2                          Seaside  Tour
2                          Sunset Paddle
3                          Seaside Tour
3                          Sunset Paddle
4                          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
4                          Sunset Paddle
4                          Paddle Canada Certified Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
5                          Paddle Canada Certified Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
5                          Sunset Paddle
6                          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
6                          Sunset Paddle
7                          Sunset Paddle
8                          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
8                          Sunset Paddle
9                          Seaside Tour
9                          Discover Kayaking lesson
9                          Sunset Paddle
10                        Seaside Tour
10                        Early Evening Paddle
11                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
11                        Sunset Paddle
12                        Seaside Tour
12                        Sunset Paddle
13                        Seaside Tour
13                        Sunset Paddle
14                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
14                        Sunset Paddle
15                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
15                        Sunset Paddle
16                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
16                        Sunset Paddle
16                        Discover Kayaking
17                        Sunset Paddle
18                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
18                        Sunset Paddle
19                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
19                        Sunset Paddle
20                        Seaside Tour
20                        Sunset Paddle
21                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
21                        Sunset Paddle
22                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
22                        Early Evening  Paddle
23                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
23                        Sunset Paddle
23& 24               Gulf Islands Getaway
24                        Seaside Tour
24                        Sunset Paddle
25                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
25                        Sunset Paddle
26                        Seaside Tour
26                        Full Moon Howl
27                        Seaside  Tour
27                        Sunset Paddle
28                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
28                        Sunset Paddle
29                        Seaside Tour
29                        Seaside Tour
29                        Sunset Paddle
30                        Seaside Tour
30                        Sunset Paddle
31                         Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
31                        Sunset Paddle

Paddling Desolation Sound

September 2018… 2019 yet to come…
Beautiful paddling weather.. a fine time of year to kayak a 2 or 3.5 hour day trip.  The California Sea Lions are slowly making their way back as the month progresses. Time for a lesson?  Contact Jan and we will get you out there.   Tours upon request as well, so pick your fav and give us a call to reserve.  These are suggested tours, so if not already booked, you can change to another tour.  And most evenings, we can run a Sunset Paddle, so feel free to email us to reserve.

1            Mistaken Island
1            Sunset Paddle
2            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
2            Sunset Paddle
3            Seaside Tour

4            Seaside Tour
5            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
6            Seaside Tour
7            Mistaken Island
8            Paddle Canada Certified Course for Beginners
9            SeasideTour
9            Sunset Paddle
10          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
11          Seaside Tour
12          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
13          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
14          Seaside Tour
14          Sunset Paddle
15          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
15          Sunset Paddle
16          Discover Kayaking Lesson
17          Seaside Tour
17          Sunset Paddle
18          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
19          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
20          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
21          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
22          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
23          Discover Kayaking Lesson
24          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
24          Full Moon Howl
25          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
26          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
27          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
28          Sea Lion Tour
29          Mistaken Island Lunch tour
29          Sunset Paddle
30          Sea Lion Tour
30          Sunset Paddle

October 2018… 2019 yet to come…
We are staying open a little longer this year… come join us to paddle over to see the California Sea Lions who have made their way back to our waters.  Some days the tides are high all day so you have the option of the 3.5 hour Mistaken Island Lunch Tour or the 2 hour Sea Lion Tour.  Just email us at adventuress@shaw.ca or give us a call at 250.755.6702 to reserve your seats.  See you on the water!

1            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
2           Mistaken Island or Sea Lion Tour
3           Sea Lion Tour
4           Sea Lion Tour
5           Sea Lion Tour
6           Sea Lion Tour
7           Mistaken Island Lunch Tour

We are now closed for the Season until March 2019. 

Thank you to all for such a fabulous season.. you make it easy to love what I do.. Happy Holidays!