8-Day Brooks Peninsula Kayaking Expedition - the BC Kayaking Trip
8-Day Brooks Peninsula KayakingReady for a full-on immersion in the wild West Coast? This sea kayaking expedition, designed for experienced paddlers, was described by Men's Journal as one of "10 Real Adventures for Mere Mortals," alongside other world-class thrills like diving in the Galapagos.
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OverviewThese trips begin and end from your accommodation in Comox/Courtenay or Campbell River, include van transportation, a scenic boat ride to our Wilderness Retreat Base Camp, and the perfect mix of personal and group time once on the west coast.
Your destination - the dramatic Muquin / Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park - is one of the quintessential west coast Vancouver Island kayaking adventures. So, consider joining West Coast Expeditions for this trip-of-a-lifetime to the mighty Brooks Peninsula, an 800 m high and 14 km projection off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island!
This sea kayaking expedition is for "experienced paddlers" and campers who have done a reasonable amount of paddling and camping in a range of conditions. Participants should know they are comfortable in a kayak for extended periods (up to 3 hours), and have the physical fitness and stamina to paddle a loaded kayak for several days in a row.
Participants should be familiar and practised with:
- basic strokes, including effective manoeuvring in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots or 35 km/h) and in moderate swell or wind waves
- wet exits (getting out of the kayak if you accidentally capsize)
- re-entry techniques (assisted and solo techniques for getting back into the kayak after a capsize!).
The start and end of your expedition uses our Wilderness Retreat base camp amenities on Spring Island as the perfect staging ground for this unparalleled Vancouver Island sea kayaking adventure. The specific itinerary of the Destination Brooks kayaking tour varies with the interests and skills of the group, the moods of the ocean and weather, and the offerings of this spectacularly rugged coastline.
Sea Kayaking Trip Area for the Brooks Peninsula Expedition
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