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Level 1 Kayak Skills-Desolation Sound


This 3-day instructional kayak tour, departing from Desolation Sound Resort in Okeover Inlet, is ideal for aspiring kayakers wanting to develop their paddling and camping skills. Desolation Sound’s waters will allow you to effortlessly paddle past rocky islands and through narrow passages.

We’ll be setting up our base-camp for two nights on a scenic location, Hare Point or Feather Cove. The second day we’ll ‘travel light’ into the ‘heart of Desolation Sound’ and we’ll be surrounded by the immense natural beauty, BC’s largest provincial marine park has to offer. Often, we’ll be followed by seals and sometimes we even encounter some of the whales that visit this area. In addition to the spectacular Sea-to-Sky scenery, swimming or snorkeling in these waters is an extra bonus to your amazing camping and kayaking adventure!

Equipment List


  • Single ocean touring kayak
  • All required kayak safety gear and equipment
  • All meals during the tour
  • All required camping gear and equipment
  • Backcountry Camping Permit
  • Drybags


  • Personal items, we provide a detailed “Suggested Gear List” prior to the tour
  • Gratuities for your instructor and guide
Medical Forms

Please review the following form prior to your program. Please sign/initial the form in the presence of your instructor/guide, who will act as your witness.


About Ocean River

Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. Brian Henry, the founder & current owner, has been running Ocean River since 1981, and Ocean River continues to be recognised as one of the most significant outdoor/paddlesports instructional & tours provider in North America.

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