Advanced Expeditions: The North Coast Challenge

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This is an expedition style course that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler that wishes to explore remote locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. Whether you have received training through a professional organization, or you are a motivated boater with practical experience, this course will allow you to apply and polish your existing skills while deepening your understanding of their tactical applications. This type of expedition is aimed at guests seeking adventure, learning and challenges not normally offered on the average guided tour.

Traveling through the remote Orca and Humpback whale habitats of Northern Vancouver Island you will push yours skills while exploring surf beaches and the rocky points of this beautiful ocean playground. Facilitated by our committed instructors you will take full advantage of this wild place. You will hone your skills in everything from expedition management to technical paddling and build yourself from confident paddler to competent mariner.

Join us for an adventure that will be sure to develop you’re surfing and dynamic paddling skills; if nothing else, you will head home with one heck of a story!

Skill Level:

Intermediate-Advanced Paddler


  • Interested candidates should have extensive (over 50 days) previous sea kayak experience and have experience in dynamic waters and surf.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Restricted Radio Operators License (marine VHF) is recommended but not required.
  • Considerable personal paddling experience in light and moderate sea conditions or higher including overnights.
  • An ability to roll is preferred.
  • Please note that this course is very intense as well as mentally and physically demanding. If you are unsure of your ability to take this course, please call us to discuss your concerns prior to registering.

Course Information:

 Course Information Package
 Policies and Procedures
Waiver Form


A deposit of $600 is required at the time of registration in order to secure your spot. The balance of your payment is due at least 30 days before the start of the program. Payment can be made by Interac E-Transfer, cheque, money order, or cash. You can also pay the full amount with a credit card using the online registration system on our website.

 Trip Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!
Our next trip will be in 2020 North Coast, Vancouver Island CDN $1799 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs.