Below is everything you need to bring to ensure a wonderful and safe sea kayaking adventure. Do take a moment to review the packing list of what is included, what to bring and what to wear.
What's Included, What to Bring & What To Wear
We supply high quality and perfectly maintained equipment; including single and double kayaks, paddle jackets, PFD’s, wet suits, 2 person tents, dry bags, camp cooking equipment and utensils. All you bring is your sleeping bag and personal items, as suggested in our what to bring list below.
A word of caution – Please do not wear cotton clothes. Blue jeans and a t-shirt are standard fare for most summer days but they don’t work well on a kayak trip. The cotton takes a long time to dry if it gets wet and can drain the heat away from your body very quickly. We suggest polyester type clothing, nylon pants, fleece or micro fleece shirts. If you don’t have this tell us, we may be able to help you.Please do not wear jewelry or bring too many clothes. Wet suits and paddle jackets are provided for your comfort, to keep you warm and dry. We supply drybags to protect your personal belongings. Remember that there is limited space in the kayaks. Any items that do not fit can be stored in our vehicle until we return.Thank you for coming prepared; your cooperation is most appreciated. Please let us know if you do not have everything required and we will do our best to help you.
Day Trip List
What Is Included
- All kayaking equipment (Double kayaks are provided. Single kayaks are available upon request, for more advanced kayakers) - Lunch, individual water bottles and snacks - Dry bags to store all your personal items - Paddle jackets to wear in the kayak - Life jacket and spray skirt - Gloves if your hands get cold - Shoes for you if you didn’t bring the correct footwear - Extra hats because you really should have one for the day - Sunscreen in case you forgot yours - Wetsuits if we think that we would need them, but usually we don’t
What to Bring
- Shoes that you can get wet (sturdy sandals, old runners, neoprene booties, rubber boots) - Hat (either sun or rain hat, a visor or cap) - Sunscreen & lip balm - Sunglasses and a retainer strap - Binoculars - Extra clothes (in case you want to wear something warmer/cooler)
Multi-Day Trip List
What Is Included
- Fiberglass touring kayaks with rudders. (Double kayaks are provided. Single kayaks are available upon request, for more advanced kayakers) - Lightweight, fibreglass paddles. These do off set for feathering if you prefer - Neoprene Sprayskirts by Seaward Kayaks - Neoprene gloves from MEC - Comfortable, Salus Marine Wear life jackets (PFD’s) - Paddle jackets by Level6 - Wetsuits from NRS and Brooks - Pumps - 3 dry bags per person, a 5 litre, 20 litre and 30 litre - Laminated marine charts for each guest to follow along while on the tour and then to keep as a souvenir - REI Taj 3, Eureka and Mountain Hardwear tents; These tents are roomy enough for 3 people, but great for 2 people to share with plenty of moving around space. A door and vestibule on each side allows for easy entry and storage of dry bags - Big tarps for the kitchen and group sitting area - Fresh water brought from town, 3 litres per person per day is our provision - Toilet Paper - A hand wash station, with clean towels and biodegradable soap - All the safety equipment and first aid kit carried by the guide - Campfire on the beach every night (subject to conditions)
What to Bring
- 4 polyester shirts - 1 light fleece sweater - 1 heavier wool sweater or fleece jacket - 1 or 2 light gortex or nylon pants - 1 or 2 polyester shorts - Shoes (sandals, sneakers, neoprene booties or rubber boots) - Socks (not cotton) - Underwear (not cotton) - Wool hat or toque - Gloves or mittens - Rain jacket & pants - Rain hat - Spare prescription glasses with safety cord or contact lenses. - Personal medication - Cycling gloves (optional to protect soft hands) - Swim suit - Stuff sack or light pack for small items - Water bottle (we do provide them but you may like to bring your own) - Sun visor or sun hat - Sun glasses - Sun screen/lip salve - Insect repellant – (we don’t have many bugs) - Binoculars - Small flashlight or headlamp - Towel and toiletries - Baby wipes (for tent bath) - Sleeping bag (synthetic, no cotton or down) - Sleeping pad (closed cell or thermarest) - Sleeping bags & pads for rent $30.00 per trip
What To Wear
Don't Be A Bad Outdoor Adventurer
👎 You are ocean kayaking and this attire is not suitable for outdoor adventures.
Don't Be This Tourist!
👎 As much as your Mom loves your Hawaiian shirt; this is not appropriate outdoor adventure wear on the West Coast.
The Perfect Outdoor Adventurer
👍 Come dressed like this! This is the PERFECT prepared adventurer who is appropriately dressed for ocean kayaking.
The Ultimate Kayaker
👍 We provide and equip you with all the right gear so you too will be the ULTIMATE prepared West Coast adventurer.
Your Kayak Trip of a Lifetime Awaits
Kayaking Ucluelet, Tofino, the Broken Group Islands and Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, BC is truly Majestic!