Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 8, 2021.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,465.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,315.00
  • 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
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,340.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,340.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,340.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,230.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,300.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,152.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on Sep 7
Ends with lunch on Sep 12

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $675 CAD

Package Price: $1,230 - $2,465 CAD / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. 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 contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles (Sept)

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

September 7 - 12, 2021

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 8-12 participants, depending on current health orders outlined by the Province.

“It was truly an unforgettable experience.” – 2019 participant

Related Program

Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles is also offered May 16-21, 2021.


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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
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