Sea Kayaking Workshop at Hollyhock

Join Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands.

Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as from the 43 foot schooner Misty Isles, each day we will access new waters with the Hollyhock campus serving as base camp. We will explore the expansive and intricate coastlines of the gulf islands. Learn about the geology, history, and ecology as we explore coastal ecosystems by kayak. Expand your kayaking skill set as we learn basic kayak safety, strokes and maneuvering. On one of our evenings we will venture out for sunset on the water, followed by a bioluminescence paddle as dusk falls.

While traveling aboard Misty Isles,  explore themes of meteorology, marine ecosystems and navigation. The warm, protected waters of the Northern Salish Sea will serve as a canvas for adventurers with a yearning for discovery and contemplation in one of the world’s most stunning coastal environments.

A unique and rare opportunity to explore unforgettable coastlines and waterways. Guides and Captains are licensed professionals and Transport Canada accredited.

Only 10 spaces available. If program is full, please join the Hollyhock waiting list to be contacted in case of availability.

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Multiple Day Trip


May 31-June 5


Sept 6-11

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