Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale’s blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of orcas swim past your kayak as a bald eagle swoops down to catch a salmon. This can all be experienced on a kayak tour with Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures.
Andrew Jones, Kingfisher’s owner and expedition director, will be guest speaker at January’s monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Paddlers Club. Open to the public, the meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Lions Den in Comox at 7 p.m.
The CV Paddlers Club has a Trip List each spring created by members that volunteer to coordinate weekly short social paddles, weekend excursions, day paddles and longer camping trips with multi-day paddles.
Members of the club have a wide range of experience and learn from each other, but winter meetings are meant to educate and expand paddlers’ knowledge of their chosen sport. Periodically the club is treated to an in-depth presentation by a kayak tour company. For many members a guided trip with an expedition company is on their bucket list.
Jones has a multimedia presentation drawing on his 20-plus years of experience kayaking along British Columbia’s beautiful coast, with highlights from Kingfisher’s Orca Waters Base Camp in Johnstone Strait and from Gwaii Haanas National Park in Haida Gwaii.
Based on northern Vancouver Island, Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures offers multi-day guided kayak tours of Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Haida Gwaii. Members, potential members and guests can attend the Jan. 15 meeting at the Lion’s Den, 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox, under the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery.
– Comox Valley Paddlers Club