• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,990.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,860.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,560.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,260.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,930.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,780.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,630.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,475.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,340.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,340.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,340.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,340.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,230.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,300.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,267.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,152.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on Sep 11
Ends with lunch on Sep 16

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $675

Package Price: $1,230 - $1,990 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

September 11 - 16, 2020

This program might still run in person in 2020 with limited accommodation and take out meals. Find out more about our campus re-opening here.

Please contact Guest Services at 800-933-6339 or registration@hollyhock.ca for more details.

You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Learn to kayak safely and comfortably as you navigate the protected ocean waters surrounding Cortes Island. Glide gently on the surface of the sea, passing miles of pristine coastline, all the while accompanied by wildlife, both high and low.

With kayaks and lunch loaded each morning, we will voyage out from Hollyhock on the 43-foot Misty Isles schooner, starting our adventures around Cortes Island and Desolation Sound anew. Along the way, we may be able to calm our pace, set the sails, and view a vast array of wildlife, such as eagles, seals, humpback whales, porpoises and dolphins. Aboard the comfortable mothership, we cruise past mountains that seem to shoot up out of the sea and historic sites.

Upon arrival at our day’s destination, we launch the kayaks and paddle off for an exploration of picturesque channels and islands. Enjoy the deep quiet of nature and the peace of your own thoughts as you paddle these serene, protected waters. Hungry from adventuring, we return to Hollyhock for a warm meal and a relaxing hot tub dip.

No experience required, kayaks, paddles and life vests are supplied. Limited to 12 participants.

This program will also be offered May 29 – June 3, 2020.


Jonas Fineman
Jonas Fineman brings over two decades of commitment to the sea to the decks of the schooner Misty Isles. From isolated surfing locales, to high seas fisheries and trans-ocean sail crossings, the nautical life and how it shapes human thought and existence has kept Jonas loyal to a life offshore. As a wilderness guide and sea captain, Jonas is honoured to serve as steward and ambassador for the waters and shorelines he holds close to his heart. He lives on Cortes Island with his wife and two young daughters, where they own and operate Misty Isles Adventures. mistyislesadventures.com
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Kai Harvey
Kai Harvey grew up on Cortes Island and has always had a deep love and appreciation for the sea and the natural world. She started kayaking at a very young age, and now is the owner of local kayaking business, Cortes Kayaks. Kai loves guiding because it gives her the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge for marine ecology on the coast. She is currently writing her thesis on human connections to ecology and how local business can be a platform for climate activism. mistyisleskayaking.com
Learn more about Kai Harvey