Nutchatlitz & Esperenza Inlets
Nootka Islands - If you really want to get away to a remote world still echoing the fiercely proud Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) heritage, Captains Cook, Bligh, Vancouver, Spanish explorers and fur traders, all amidst some of Vancouver Island's most spectacular scenery, this is the adventure you seek. The waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island offers the intrepid paddler some of the best paddling in the world. As one journeys further up the coastline, small settlements are left behind and a true sense of solitude evoked by the timeless beauty of coastal mountains, ancient rain forests and the raw energy of the Pacific Ocean surround us. This is the Wild West Coast of Vancouver Island
Launching from the small town of Zeballos on Vancouver Island's west coast, we will spend 6 days paddling in some of the most isolated waters of Nootka Sound. The days promise aquamarine lagoons and hidden coves, sand strewn beaches and the raw drama of the open coast, ancient native villages, black bear, cougar, deer, seal and porpoises, chance encounters with both Orca and Grey whales, thousands of sea birds and colourful inter tidal marine life. This fantastic area is also home to one of the largest sea otter populations on our west coast and encounters with large rafts of sea otters is not uncommon. Protected waters, ocean swells and surf all await our paddling pleasure and the fishing will "blow you away". Join us on one of our premier adventure destinations.
July 22-29, July 31-August 5
Price: $1700 Cdn.
(includes boat transfer from Zeballos to outside coast)
Nootka/Nuchatlitz 6 Day Itinerary
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