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Trip Dates

Adventuress is open from  March to Thanksgiving, 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 2020  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 2020
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.  

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                        Seamanship & Trip Planning Course for Paddlers #1
6                        Sea Lion Tour
7                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
8                        Sea Lion Tour
9                        Full Moon Howl
10                      Seamanship & Trip Planning Course for Paddlers #2
13                      Sea Lion Tour
14                      Sea Lion Tour
15                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
16                      Sea Lion Tour
17                      Seamanship & Trip Planning Course for Paddlers #3
20                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
21                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
22                      Sea Lion Tour
23                      Sea Lion Tour
24                      Seamanship & Trip Planning Course for Paddlers #4
27                      Sunset Paddle
28                      Sea Lion Tour
29                      Sea Lion Tour
31                      Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners #5

April 2020
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 11-13th.   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 18th… a gentle introduction to the sport of kayaking.  On April 19th, we offer our full day Paddle Canada Certified Course for Beginners and for those who already have some kayaking skills under their belt, the Level 1 Paddle Canada course on April 25 & 26th.  See Lessons for more details.

Fabulous Friends Weekend

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

23                Sunset Paddle
24                Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
28 & 29        Paddle Canada Level 1 Course
25                Sunset Paddle
26                Sea Lion Tour

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

May 2020

Our first multi-day adventure tour of the season.  Come join us for the Gulf Islands Escape on the holiday weekend May 16-18th.  The waters are warming up, so come and take the plunge and join our full day Paddle Canada Certified Basic Kayaking Course for Beginners on either the 9th or the 30th. Get ready for the paddling season!   Adventuress is offering the Paddle Canada Level 1 .. a weekend of more skill development, more on-water practice and more fun!! May 23 & 24th are the dates.    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 on May 17th.  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 7th!  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                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
3                        Sea Lion tour
4                        Sea Lion Tour
5                        Sea Lion Tour
6
                       Sea Lion Tour
7                        Full Moon Howl
8                        Sunset Paddle
9                        Paddle Canada Basic Certified Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
9                        Sunset Paddle
10                      Happy Mother’s Day ….Sea Lion Tour
11                      Sea Lion Tour
12                      Sea Lion Tour
13                      Sea Lion Tour
14                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
15                      Sea Lion Tour
16-18                 Victoria Day Holiday Weekend – Gulf Islands Escape!!
16                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
17                      Discover Kayaking Lesson
18                      Sea Lion Tour
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 & 24              Paddle Canada Level 1 Course
23                      Sunset Paddle
24                      Evening Tour
25                      Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
26                      Evening Tour
27                      Sea Lion Tour
28                      Sea Lion Tour
29                      Sea Lion Tour
30                      Paddle Canada Certified Basic Course for Beginners
30                      Sea Lion Tour
31                      Sea Lion Tour

Contemplative Time in the Broken Group Islands

June  2020
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!

Ahh.. summer is here… time for a much needed getaway?  Try out Gulf Islands Getaway… 2 days of kayaking and one night at a marine Park.  Dates are June 25 & 26th.  Fun trip… call us to book or email Jan at adventuress@shaw.ca.  Tour details sent upon enquiry.

On June 30th we head off to Vancouver Island’s West Coast again this year  for Adventuress’ Women in the Wild Kayaking Skills and Paddling Adventure!!  This 5 day trip is based in the fabulous Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park. We have paired an intensive Kayaking & Camping Skills and Seawomanship component with a Paddle Canada Certification in either Basic or Level 1 Sea Kayaking, depending on your skills and experience. Take your learning to a whole new level …. also open to complete 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 13 & 27th) or our fun, introductory 2.5 hour Discover Kayaking lesson (June 14th).  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 20 & 21st.  Always a good thing to practice your wet exits and re-entries.  Join us for our 3 hour in-depth Rescue & Safety Clinic on June 6 & 28th… we have lots to share and you have lots of time to practice!  

1                       Seaside Tour
2                       Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
3                       Seaside Tour
3                       Sunset Paddle
4                       Seaside Tour
4                       Sunset Paddle
5                       Seaside Tour
5                       Full Moon Howl
6                       Rescue & Safety Clinic
6                       Sunset Paddle

7                       Seaside Tour
7                       Sunset Paddle
8                       Seaside Tour
8                       Sunset Paddle
9                       Seaside Tour
9                       Sunset Paddle
10                     Seaside Tour
10                     Sunset Paddle
11                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
12                     Seaside Tour
13                     Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
13                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
14                     Discover Kayaking Lesson
14                     Seaside Tour
15                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
16                     Seaside Tour
16                     Sunset Paddle
17                     Seaside Tour
17                     Sunset Paddle
18                     Seaside Tour
18                     Sunset Paddle
19                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
19                     Sunset Paddle
20& 21              Paddle Canada Level 1 Certified Kayaking Course
20                     Solstice Evening Paddle

21                     Father’s Day Qualicum Beach Evening Paddle
22                     Seaside Tour
22                     Sunset Paddle
23                     Seaside Tour
23                     Sunset Paddle
24                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
24                     Sunset Paddle
25 & 26            Gulf Islands Getaway
25                     Seaside Tour
25                     Sunset Paddle
26                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
26                     Sunset Paddle
27                     Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
27                     Family Day Seaside Tour
27                     Sunset Paddle
28                     Rescue & Safety Clinic
28                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
29                     Seaside Tour
30 – July 4        Women in the Wild Kayaking Skills and Paddling Adventure
30                     Seaside Tour
30                     Sunset Paddle

July 2020
     
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 4th.  We schedule a Sunset Paddle most evenings as generally the winds are down and the sky lit up in those beautiful West Coast colours.  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.  Need to get away but only have a weekend to spare?  Then join us for the Gulf Islands Getaway… 2 days of paddling the magical Gulf Islands and one night camping at a marine park.. July  8 & 9th and 23 & 24th.

NEW THIS YEAR ***  We are heading out to the Wild West Coast and exploring the Nuchatlitz Islands.  Join us July 14-18th for this once in a lifetime trip!

The Discover Kayaking on July 12th is a gentle introduction to kayaking 2.5 hours in length; a great way to start out.  For those wanting to increase their kayaking skills, join us for a full day Paddle Canada Certified Basic Course for Beginners on July 12th & 26th.  Take your skills up a notch and join us for the 2 day Paddle Canada Certified Level 1 Sea Kayaking course on July 30th & 31st.    Next on our list to support those paddlers who wish to practice water safety, learn new techniques for rescuing themselves and others, is our 3 hour in-depth Rescue & Safety Clinic on July 25th.   Give us a call 250.755.6702 or send us an e-mail adventuress@shaw.ca to reserve.

Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Family Kayaking Fun!

June 30 – July 4  Women in the Wild Kayaking Skills & Paddling Adventure
1                     Happy Canada Day!
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                     Full Moon Howl
5                     Seaside Tour
5                     Sunset Paddle
6                     Seaside Tour
6                     Sunset Paddle
7                     Seaside Tour
7                     Sunset Paddle
8 & 9               Gulf Islands Getaway
8                     Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
8                     Sunset Paddle
9                     Seaside Tour
9                     Sunset Paddle
10                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
10                   Sunset Paddle
11                   Winchelsea Islands Tour
11                   Sunset Paddle
12                   Discover Kayaking Lesson
12                   Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course
13                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
14-18              NEW THIS YEAR!!  Nuchatlitz Explorer Tour
14                   Seaside Tour
14                   Sunset Paddle
15                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
15                   Sunset Paddle
16                   Seaside Tour
16                   Sunset Paddle
17                   Seaside Tour
17                   Sunset Paddle
18                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
18                   Sunset Paddle
19                   Seaside Tour
19                   Sunset Paddle
20                   Seaside Tour
20                   Sunset Tour
21                   Seaside Tour
21                   Sunset Paddle
22                   Seaside Tour
22                   Sunset Paddle
23                   Seaside Tour
23                   Sunset Paddle
24                   Seaside Tour
24                   Sunset Paddle
24-26              Gulf Island Escape
25                   Rescue & Safety Clinic
25                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
25                   Sunset Paddle
26                   Paddle Canada Basic Certified Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
26                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
27                   Seaside Tour
27                   Sunset Paddle
28                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
28                   Sunset Paddle
29                   Seaside Tour
29                   Sunset Paddle
30 & 31           Paddle Canada Certified Level 1 Sea Kayaking Skills
30                   Seaside Tour
30                   Sunset Paddle
31                   Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
31                   Sunset Paddle

August  2020   
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 or if you just want to paddle with a buddy. If you have experience, rent kayaks and go exploring on your own… lots to see! Rentals come with instruction, your boat and gear, dry bags and a laminated chart to show you where all the beaches and wildlife are.

Multi-day Adventures…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 27 & 28th… how good does it get!!  Something a little longer… join us for our 3 day Gulf Islands Escape… kayaking the magical Gulf Islands August 20-22nd.  Register now to save your seat(s).. bring your family and friends! And for an epic kayaking adventure… sign up for our 4 day Kayaking with the Orcas in Johnstone Strait… this is an intermediate trip so start training now!  August 10-13 to see this amazing creatures swim in their ancestral home.  Not to be missed!!

Skills, Lessons, Courses and More…Want to try out kayaking to see if you like it?  Try our Discover Kayaking lesson… a 2.5 hour gentle introduction to kayaking… we have one on August 1st.  Or book yourself in with some friends or family on another date.  For something more in-depth Adventuress offers our full day Paddle Canada Certified Basic Course for Beginners on August 8 & 30th.  We also book additional dates per request, so do check in with us as we may have additional dates. Kick it up a notch and join the 2 day Paddle Canada Certified Level 1 course recommended for those with the Basic certification or skills and knowledge as a pre-requisite… lots to learn and lots of fun on August 15 & 16.  It is always a good thing to practice your wet exits and re-entries, especially before joining us on a multi-day adventure. Book yourself in for our 3 hour in-depth Rescue & Safety Clinic on the 23rd … we have lots to share and you have lots of time to practice! 

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

1                          Discover Kayaking Lesson
1                          Seaside Tour
1                          Sunset Paddle
2                          Mistaken Island Lunch  Tour
2                          Sunset Paddle
3                          Seaside Tour
3                          Full Moon Howl
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
8                          Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
8                          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
8                          Sunset Paddle
9                          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
10 – 13                Kayaking with the Orcas
10                        Seaside Tour
10                        Sunset Paddle
11                         Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
11                         Sunset Paddle
12                        Seaside Tour
12                        Sunset Paddle
13                        Seaside Tour
13                        Sunset Paddle
14                        Seaside Tour
14                        Sunset Paddle
15 & 16                Paddle Canada Level 1 Certified Sea Kayaking Course
15                        Seaside Tour
15                        Sunset Paddle
16                        Seaside Tour
16                        Sunset Paddle
16                        Discover Kayaking
17 & 18               Gulf Islands Getaway
17                        Seaside Tour
17                        Sunset Paddle
18                        Seaside Tour
18                        Sunset Paddle
19                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
19                        Sunset Paddle
20-22                  Gulf Islands Escape Tour
20                        Sunset Paddle
21                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
21                        Sunset Paddle
22                        Seaside Tour
22                        Sunset Paddle
23                        Rescue & Skills Clinic
23                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
23                        Sunset Paddle
24                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
24                        Sunset Paddle
25                        Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
25                        Seaside Tour
25                        Sunset Paddle
26                        Seaside Tour
26                        Sunset Paddle
27 & 28               Gulf Islands Getaway
27                        Seaside  Tour
27                        Sunset Paddle
28                        Seaside Tour
28                        Sunset Paddle
29                        Seaside Tour
29                        Seaside Tour
29                        Sunset Paddle
30                        Seaside Tour
30                        Sunset Paddle
30                        Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
31                        Seaside Tour
31                        Sunset Paddle

Paddling Beautiful BC

September 2020  
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 to their fall and winter home here as the month progresses.  Our last multi-day adventure… Join us for the Gulf Islands Getaway on the Sept. 12 & 13th weekend.  Enjoy these last days of summer weather.  Full Moon Howl is September 1st.. come howl with us and enjoy the full moon while paddling.

Just a beginner and want to check out kayaking?   Join us for this introductory Discover Kayaking 2.5 hour lesson on the 6th.  No experience necessary.  Didn’t get that training in this summer that you wanted to? We still have courses running… try our full day Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners on Sept.5th and a Paddle Canada Level 1 on the 19 & 20th.  Always need to practice those wet exits and rescues.  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.  Want a paddling getaway for 2 days?  Bring some friends or family and book your tour on the 12th and 13th. Or let us know the dates and we can arrange it for you.  Enjoy these last days of summer weather.

1            Seaside Tour
1            Full Moon Howl
2            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
2            Sunset Paddle
3            Seaside Tour
3            Sunset Paddle

4            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
4            Sunset Paddle
5            Paddle Canada Basic Certified Sea Kayaking Course for Beginners
5            Seaside Tour
5            Sunset Paddle
6            Discover Kayaking Lesson
6            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
6            Sunset Paddle
7            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
7            Sunset Paddle
8            Seaside Tour
8            Sunset Paddle
9            Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
9            Sunset Paddle
10          Seaside Tour
10          Sunset Paddle
11          Seaside Tour
11          Sunset Paddle
12 & 13  Gulf Islands Getaway
12          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
12          Sunset Paddle
13          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
13          Sunset Paddle
14          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
14          Sunset Paddle
15          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
15          Sunset Paddle
16          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
16          Sunset Paddle
17          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
17          Sunset Paddle
18          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
18          Sunset Paddle
19 & 20  Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking Course
19          Sea Lion/Seaside Tour
19          Sunset Paddle
20          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
20          Sunset Paddle
21          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
21          Sunset Paddle
22          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
22          Sunset Paddle
23          Seaside/Sea Lion Tuor
23          Sunset Paddle
24          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
24          Sunset Paddle
25          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
25          Sunset Paddle
26          Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
26          Sunset Paddle
27          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
27          Sunset Paddle
28          Sea Lion Tour
28          Sunset Paddle
29          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
29          Sunset Paddle
30          Seaside/Sea Lion Tour
30          Sunset Paddle

October 2020  
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.  Still want to practice your skills?  We can set something up for you and your group.   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           Sea Lion Tour
2           Sea Lion Tour
3           Sea Lion Tour
4           Mistaken Island Lunch Tour or Sea Lion Tour
5           Mistaken Island Lunch Tour or Sea Lion Tour
6           Mistaken Island Lunch Tour or Sea Lion Tour
7           Sea Lion Tour or Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
8           Sea Lion Tour or Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
9           Sea Lion Tour or Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
10         Sea Lion Tour or Mistaken Island Lunch Tour
11         Sea Lion Tour
12         Happy Thanksgiving!  Sea Lion Tour

We are now closed for the Season until March 2021. 

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