How about a New Year’s resolution to spend more quality time with the family. Like getting away from Los Angeles and all the trappings of big city life and heading on a magical journey through British Columbia on a summer outing fit for mom, dad, the kids and even the grand parents.
One of our favorite home town tour operators, Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. just announced a new array of family-only tours in beautiful BC Canada for 2012(http://www.seakayakadventures.com/trip-types/family-kayak-tours.html).
Perfect for all ages, the unique, exclusive, wilderness lodge-based sea kayak trips, are tailored to people interested in experiencing the magic of BC Canada’s legendary Inside Passage in comfort and style, at God’s Pocket Resort, in God’s Pocket Provincial Park – Canada’s newest park.
The “Families with Teens” itinerary runs July 23-27, 2012 an d issuitable for teens 13 and older who are at least 5 feet tall (other June-July dates available as well) – teens age 14-17 get 10% off. Parents and grandparents love being pampered while teens play and learn new skills and experience nature at its finest!
Those who prefer to kayak but, like the Diva, aren’t too keen on camping out, will enjoy the comfort of God’s Pocket Resort’s quaint accommodations– a private room complete with ensuite bathroom at a rustic 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.
The tour run from Fort Hardy, with an unforgettable cruise through breathtaking scenes of rugged mountains, forested islands, and the pristine waters of Queen Charlotte Strait. Sea Kayak Adventures has exclusive use of this, the only lodge in the park.
Daily excursions take you into the intricate network of waterways surrounding the many islands that make up the park. Jacques Cousteau rated this park as the world’s best cold water dive site. This underwater diversity brings in the full array of marine mammals as well.
Photo ops include diverse marine life, whales, sea otters, porpoises, seals, sea lions and bald eagles frolicking in their natural habitat, rainbow-hued sea stars and sea anemones a foot below the surface of the water near shore.
There’s lots of hiking trails through the rainforest–an area famous for its diving and fishing. Our energetic guides will entertain and teach your teens about this unique environment, while making sure the adults have a chance to truly relax and unwind.
After a day of kayaking, hiking, and wildlife watching, it’s back to the lodge for a hot shower followed by appetizers on the sun deck, stories of the day and a delicious dinner.
Meals feature locally caught seafood and local wines – prepared fresh daily by the resort’s private chef, accompanied by fresh baked breads, cookies and cinnamon rolls – all baked daily at the lodge.
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. People of all experience levels will find this an excellent introduction to sea kayak touring. This is the perfect place for a multi-generational family reunion – we’ve had grandparents, parents and teens together equally enthralled here. The price of the six-day tour is normally just USD $1995/person. Youth age 13-17 receive 10% off on this tour.
lodeplus.com readers can get this trip TAX FREE if you book by April 2012 – no fooling! Includes: all kayaking and safety equipment, basic kayaking instruction, neoprene booties, water taxi transport to God’s Pocket Resort, lodging and meals, professional certified guides. Not included: 5% GST tax, breakfast on the first day, accommodations or meals in Port Hardy, transportation to airport, airfare to BC Canada.
For more information, call Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. at (800) 616-1943 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.