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Profile Last Updated: March 18, 2009
Since 2004, Blue Planet Kayaking Adventures has guided small groups around the shores of Vancouver Island and its surroundings. With a guide to guest ratio of one to five and groups maxing out at 10, Blue Planet promises intimate experiences with the natural world. Many of the tours concentrate on the natural surroundings, local history, Aboriginal culture as well as gourmet food often sourced locally from Vancouver Island.
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While experts will have just as much fun during Blue Planet’s tours as novices, most of the tours are geared towards the beginner kayaker. The speed of the day’s itinerary depends on the slowest paddler, which in most cases is just fine. Many of Blue Planet’s repeat clientele are urban dwellers looking to escape the pace of city living. Most trips are between three to five days, following tour killer whale migration paths, the preserved rainforests of Clayoquot Sound or the tucked away hot springs. Custom tours and school group bookings are also available.
Trips include almost all necessities such as food/wine, tents, kayaks, floatation devices, or a night’s stay at a lodge. Generally, the only necessities that paddle tourists need to pack are sleeping bags, sunscreen and a camera. Most trips sell out during the summer so booking three to six months ahead of time is recommended.