Discovery Islands Coastal Touring Adventure

A self-supported trip created by BlueJellyfishSup

Trip Overview

The 5-day paddleboarding adventure will take place on Quadra Island and includes 4 nights of accommodations at Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island. This experience is for paddleboarders who are interested in exploring their coastlines for day tours and multi-day overnight trips. You will be introduced to navigating in a coastal environment, route planning, and more with an emphasis on knowledge, navigation and safety skills. The scenic waters of the Discovery Islands provide the backdrop for learning and exploring that will have you confidently and safely setting off on your own paddling adventures. If you would like to complete the Paddle Canada Certification, for an additional fee. Click this link to find out more.

Safety Notes

GET INTRODUCED TO SUP EXPEDITIONS Our Intro to Expedition Courses is ideal for those who want to improve their paddleboarding skills, get Paddle Canada Certified and work towards week-long expeditions. Discovery Islands Lodge, the perfect place to hone your paddleboarding skills and explore the amazing coastal environment around Quadra Island. It is also a great way to learn all more paddleboarding, from navigating in a coastal environment to route planning, as well as group management and self-care. After this program, you will feel more confident to take your own overnight trips or perhaps attend a more challenging expedition camping program.

Gear Notes

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OCEAN SCENERY If we get lucky, we may see some wildlife! This is a Pacific Harbour Seal, AKA Phoca vitulina richardsi. Did you know that the large eyes of harbour seals are protected by oily “tears” that help them see in deep dark waters? We will be paddling in a biodiverse region of BC so our chances for viewing a variety of sea birds and marine mammals is pretty good.

Portage Notes

STAY AT DISCOVERY ISLANDS LODGE Location : Discovery Islands Lodge, Surge Narrows, BC, Canada Welcome to one of the nicest waterfront accommodations for adventurous people! Located on Quadra Island, Discovery Islands Lodge offers easy access to an un-crowded paradise of clear sheltered ocean, marine parks, abundant wildlife, spectacular rainforest, and towering mountain vistas. On this adventure, our group gets full, exclusive use of the top two floors of the lodge, shared access to the dock and downstairs. There are six regular rooms that have two single beds, one double bed, or single bunk beds. Maximum 2 people per room. Beds provided with clean bottom sheet, pillow, pillow case. There are two showers with hot & cold running water, and there is also a wood fired sauna on the dock.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 9/15/2023-9/19/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Stand Up Paddling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean

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