Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles
- Hollyhock Leadership Centre
- 445 Highfield Road, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
- Jun 28 - Jul 3, 2019 (6 days)
- Single w/shared bathroom* - CAD $1,940.00 Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* - CAD $1,880.00 Couple w/ensuite* - CAD $1,730.00 Couple w/shared bathroom* - CAD $1,580.00 Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* - CAD $1,880.00 Twin w/ensuite* - CAD $1,730.00 Twin w/shar
About This Event
Learn to kayak safely and comfortably as you navigate the protected ocean waters surrounding Cortes Island. Glide gently on the surface of the sea, passing miles of pristine coastline, with seals, bald eagles and seabirds for company.
With kayaks and lunch loaded onboard the 43-foot Misty Isles schooner, voyage out from Hollyhock each morning to explore and paddle in the spectacular waters around Cortes Island and Desolation Sound. Along the way we may be able to set the sails or view wildlife which may include eagles, seals, and possibly humpback whales, porpoise or dolphins. Aboard the comfortable mothership, we cruise past mountains that seem to shoot up out of the sea and pass historic sites brought to life by Captain Mike’s vivid stories.
Upon arriving at our day’s destination, we launch the kayaks and paddle off for an exploration of picturesque channels or islands. Enjoy the deep quiet of nature and the peace of your own thoughts as you paddle these calm, protected waters. Hungry from adventuring, we return to Hollyhock in time for dinner and a hot tub.
No experience required, kayaks, paddles and life vests are supplied. Limit to 12 participants.
“Mike is a great kayak safety instructor; he used clear terminology and geared our discussions to our skill level. My best experience with kayaking ever over a 15 year kayak history.” – Past Participant
Check out one of our past adventures below:
Hollyhock definitely captured my heart. The food is wonderfully balanced and full of flavour. The garden is mesmerizing and the staff is always welcoming with a smile. Accommodation was comfortable and clean. There is something enchanting about this place that is calling me back ~ Monica G
Venue HighlightsHollyhock sits on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. We are committed to renewing our relationships with the First Nations peoples on whose territories we are guests.
Since 1982 Hollyhock has built upon the history of this land as a place of gathering, a pioneering homestead, and the site of an important human potential education centre. On this foundation of gathering, pioneering and learning, Hollyhock’s founders dreamed of creating a lifelong learning and leadership curriculum to inspire, nourish and support people intent on service to a better world.
Hollyhock became a not-for-profit in 2006 to strengthen carrying out our mission into the future. With your help we can keep this as a thriving centre for skill-building, lifelong learning and stewardship of the natural world, inspiring, nourishing and supporting people making the world better for another 30+ years.
AccommodationsA variety of accommodations are located throughout our lush campus, ranging in price to suit most budgets. Choose from private, beachfront or ocean facing rooms, dorm-style lodging or cabins that nestle in the quiet seclusion of the forest. Our beautiful campsites are also available, with a cedar bath house conveniently located for your use.
Room fees include all Hollyhock basics, like stimulating presenter evenings, delicious, organic meals, morning yoga/meditation classes, guided naturalist walks and tours of the garden, as well as luxurious soaks in our ocean-view hot-tubs. Telephones and wireless Internet are centrally located.
Room Options Include:
Single: 1 Person
Twin: Couple or Friends, 2 beds.
Couple: Couples or Friends sharing 1 bed.
Family/Friends: 3 or more adult friends or family /2 beds
Dorm: Up to 6 people/bunk beds
Tenting with full-service bath house (bring your own tent and bedding)
Roommates can be assigned, upon request, in twin and dorm rooms only.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineA feast for the senses! Renowned fresh, sumptuous food has made our Hollyhock kitchen famous. Our French-Intensive garden supplies vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers to each meal, gracing your table with food that is nourished with care every step of the way.
Our healthy, organic, vegetarian fare features ingredients from our abundant gardens located just outside our kitchen door, and well as local BC foods.
Meals at Hollyhock are globally-inspired and prepared with love and skill in our Hollyhock kitchen. Enjoy weekly wild seafood dinners and beach-side oyster appetizer barbecues. We serve organic grains and organic produce sourced locally, whenever possible. Organic herbs, flowers, greens, and vegetables are harvested daily from the Hollyhock garden. Our orchard produces many beautiful fruits featured on the dessert menu seasonally and served in our 24/7 fruit bowl, offering. Our meals are created and served “family style”.
DirectionsOur address is: PO Box 127, Manson’s Landing
Cortes Island, B.C. V0P 1K0 Canada
There are a variety of ways to get here. They include:
1 hr from Vancouver
2 hrs from Seattle
Fly & Water Taxi:
2 hrs from Vancouver
3 hrs from Seattle
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle
Public Trnsport (Ferry)
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle
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Electric Charging Station:
We are proud to offer an electric vehicle charging station on campus. Plan your stops with PlugShare.
Complimentary for Onsite guests to and from ferry, seaplane, water taxi and ferries.