God’s Pocket, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. has pioneered offering exclusive, wilderness lodge-based sea kayak trips in this area, designed for those who wish a true vacation from stressful urban life, surrounded by nature yet with creature comforts. A stay at God’s Pocket Resort in BC Canada’s new park God’s Pocket Provincial Park is the perfect mix of quiet, relaxation, superb whale viewing from a kayak while feasting on the chef’s gourmet preparations of local organic produce and local freshly caught seafood. We have exclusive use of this lodge – the only one in the park.
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If you want to try kayak touring but have no desire to camp out, you’ll find God’s Pocket Resort’s quaint accommodations appealing. You will stay in a private room complete with ensuite bathroom at this quaint 7-room lodge, located on a remote uninhabited island in the heart of God’s Pocket Provincial Park just off the northern tip of Vancouver Island. From Port Hardy, a boat takes us there on an unforgettable cruise through breathtaking scenes of rugged mountains, forested islands, and the pristine waters of Queen Charlotte Strait.
People of all experience levels will find this an excellent introduction to sea kayak touring and a great way to truly experience the wonders of paddling on Canada’s Inside Passage. It’s also the perfect place to celebrate special birthdays, anniversaries, multi-generational family reunions, all women’s trips, yoga retreats, etc. We’ve had couples become engaged there, and celebrate anniversaries there – weddings, too!
Paddling this area combines the adventure of exploration by sea kayak with the amenities of lodged accommodation. Daily excursions take you into the intricate network of waterways surrounding the many islands that make up the park. From a kayak you will have the opportunity to see humpback and fin whales, sea otters, porpoises, seals, sea lions and bald eagles frolicking in their natural habitat. Hiking trails take you into the island’s lush rainforest. This area is also famous for its diving and fishing. Jacques Cousteau helped create the park, dubbing the area the world’s best cold water SCUBA dive site for its incredible diversity.
After a day of kayaking, hiking, and wildlife watching, you will be back at the lodge to enjoy a hot shower in your room, wine and appetizers on the deck and a delicious dinner. The meals are outstanding; featuring locally caught seafood and local wines – prepared fresh daily by the resort’s private chef. Enjoy fresh baked whole grain breads, cookies and cinnamon rolls – all baked daily at the lodge by the chef. Indulge in the warmth and hospitality of your hosts around the communal table and after dinner watching the sunset and stars fireside from a spacious deck above the water. Then sleep blissfully in a comfortable bed in absolute quiet. The quiet alone is fantastically rejuvenating.
God’s Pocket is also ideal for simply relaxing. You set the pace; a day off from kayaking is always your choice, and motorboat excursions always an option. The price of the tour is offered to your readers starting at just US $2295/person for five day tours. Trips depart every Monday June and July from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island June 21- July 30, 2011 by demand. Trips fill fast – call soon to book your space on these unique trips.
Includes: all kayaking and safety equipment, neoprene booties, water taxi transport to God’s Pocket Resort, lodging and meals, basic kayaking instructions, professional guides. Not included: breakfast on the first day, accommodations or meals in Port Hardy, transportation to airport, airfare to BC Canada.
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