explore guided Day tours
Kids belong outside. With our specially designed programs to include all abilities and backgrounds, we build student’s relationships with each other, their environment and themselves. Many studies have shown that children are more attentive, happier, and better behaved after time outside.
We not only guide kids safely in nature, we teach them the skills to go out on their own. Camp craft, cooking, navigation, tides, currents, oceanography, forest ecology, local flora and fauna, First Nations history, conflict resolution, communication, teamwork and leadership are the skills we are working to develop in these programs.
Every student comes home with the confidence to survive….and thrive…in the wilderness and at home.
Participants are expected to cook on the trip, though the food is provided. Camping gear can be rented for a small daily fee if needed.
All trips leave our dock in Sidney,B.C. Other locations available upon request.
All outdoor education trips operate April-May and September 15-October 30
Day Program – $100 per person
Our day program includes paddle instruction and a tour around the islands nearby. Students are taught a few key species that we see and receive a basic lesson in tides, ecology and First Nations history. Students are required to bring their own lunch..
Departure: Leaves 10 am, returns 4 pm
Duration: 1 Day
Weekend Camping Trip – $350 per person
On this trip we go kayak camping in the nearby gulf islands national park reserve. Students make their own meals and set up camp. We explore by kayak and by foot to learn about both ocean and forest ecosystems. Area is rich in First Nations and settler history. Navigation, tides, ecology, intermediate paddle strokes and leadership are taught on this course.
Departure: Leaves Saturday at 9 am, returns at 4 pm Sunday
Week Long Expedition – $800 per person
This five day adventure will take students on an extended tour of the gulf islands, visiting several of the islands and making new discoveries. This trip is intended to make students self reliant in the wilderness.
Departure: Leaves Monday at 9 am, returns Friday at 4 pm
Duration: 1 Week
The ultimate day trip–so close, but yet, so far–explore the amazing gulf islands by sea and land.
Explore a beautiful archipelago of islands with a guide leading you through small channels and islets.
Paddle sheltered waters ‘neath the glow of the setting sun–a tour suitable for all experience levels.
Paddle the calm waters of pretty Tsehum harbour, a place where seals and seabirds reside.
Just need a kayak? Check out our rental options and build your own adventure.