Nootka Island (British Columbia)

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Sea Kayak - Nootka Island (British Columbia)

Come and play in a world destination paddlers' paradise.

  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 98.0 nm

We will start in the village of the winter home and then follow the ancient routes of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations around Nootka Island while exploring Nootka Sound, Nuchatlitz and Esperanza Inlets along the way.  This area has it all: sea caves, waterfalls, burial caves, blowholes, lonely islands and archipelagos, gorgeous sandy beaches that stretch for miles. We will stop in at the World Heritage Site in Yuquot/Friendly Cove and maybe get to say hi to Native carvers and one of the few last lighthouse keepers. Whales, sea otters, seals, sea lions, porpoises and one of the largest black bear populations in North America. Immersion wear required and you must have coastal paddling and kayak camping experience. Limit 4.  

For more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nootka_Island

http://vancouverisland.com/plan-your-trip/regions-and-towns/vancouver-island-bc-islands/nootka-island/

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/wild-life/videos/ep-14-vancouver-island-why-wildlife-thrives-here/

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: III-IV
  • Wind: 0-20 kts
  • Waves: 0-4'
  • Route: TBA
  • Distance:  TBA
  • Pace: coastal paddling

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Nootka Island (British Columbia)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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