Coastal Kayak Tours
Kayak touring is like backpacking without the pain. You get to enjoy wilderness
camping in total beachfront comfort, with fresh salads and camp baked
breads along with a glass of wine, not the usual blister-swollen feet
with a side of turkey sawdust en foile. We offer a variety of both camping-based
programs and lodge-based programs to suit an assortment of paddlers' interests.
Each of our trips is different and designed around the individual tastes,
skills and interests of its participants. We strive to continually raise
the bar of quality on each of our adventures to truly make them deserve
the title of Uncommon.
1984, we have specialized in small group(4-8) trips that are designed
around our guests in the best places we can find. You may not have heard
of some of our destinations, but they've been chosen for their breathtaking
wilderness possibilities and not the numbers of others flocking to them.
We crave solitude with a dash of contemplation over the "been there,
done that, got the t-shirt" destinations you sometimes read about.
All of your trips are "instructional in nature", so to speak.
Our instructors are either ACA or BCU certified or both. Kayak skills
will be a primary focus on tours, but participants also have an opportunity
on each trip to learn about navigation, backcountry cooking, leave-no-trace
camping and general wilderness skills. Complete novices are welcome, supported
and encouraged. We also have a variety of trips for intermediate through
advanced paddlers. If there is somewhere you'd like to explore that we
don't have on the menu, we may be able to build you a custom trip or refer
you to an outfitter we trust to help you have a good experience.
- Novice: from no experience to limited flatwater and gentle class 1
- Intermediate: Some open water experience, familiar with group recovery
techniques and can handle up to 12 mile days.
- Advanced: Multi-day open water experience, some eskimo rolling skills
and comfortable paddling up to 18 mile days.
Our guests speak for us...
back to normal, back to work and wishing we were back north. We both really
enjoyed the trip. …I was describing our weekend with you, and our
friend was glad to see that we had decided to pursue an instructional
approach before heading out on our own because “everyone’s
a expert if they’ve been in a boat”…We valued the experience
not only for what we learned, but also for what we figured out about ourselves…There’s
no question that spending the weekend with you gave us the confidence
to spend a rental day on the lake if is a calm day. We’re thinking
we will probably spend some more time with you before we get too cocky
though! So, good food, good company, great weekend…we’ll
be in touch again."
Matt and Belinda, B&B Kayak Instructional Weekend
Who are our guests?
Singles, couples and even families who are interested in an active and
inspiring immersion into some terrific outdoor activities that can bring
you close to nature in ways you may never have experienced before.