Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey
With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey
June 17 - 22, 2022
Join Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands.
Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as from the 43 foot schooner Misty Isles, each day we will access new waters with the Hollyhock campus serving as base camp. We will explore the expansive and intricate coastlines of the gulf islands. Learn about the geology, history, and ecology as we explore coastal ecosystems by kayak. Expand your kayaking skill set as we learn basic kayak safety, strokes and maneuvering. On one of our evenings we will venture out for sunset on the water, followed by a bioluminescence paddle as dusk falls.
While traveling aboard Misty Isles, explore themes of meteorology, marine ecosystems and navigation. The warm, protected waters of the Northern Salish Sea will serve as a canvas for adventurers with a yearning for discovery and contemplation in one of the world’s most stunning coastal environments.
A unique and rare opportunity to explore unforgettable coastlines and waterways. Guides and Captains are licensed professionals and Transport Canada accredited.
Only 10 spaces available. If program is full, please join the Hollyhock waiting list to be contacted in case of availability.
A detailed schedule will be available in advance of the program once marine weather is forecasted.
Special Terms & Conditions
This popular program has only 10 spots available. Please note that we require a non-refundable deposit to hold your space in the program.
Health & Safety
By order of the Provincial Health Office, we will be requiring all our guests to provide proof of at least one vaccination, starting September 12th 2021. Learn more here.
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 grew up on Cortes Island and has always had a deep love and appreciation for the sea and the natural world. Kai loves guiding because it gives her the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge for marine biology, geology, and history. Nature immersion can offer healing experiences, and Kai aims to facilitate a space for people to connect with the environments around them. Kai incorporates her degree in political ecology into her kayak adventures through narratives that focus on social, political, and ecological issues that intersect in outdoor spaces. Kai and her partner own and operate the local kayak adventure…
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