Kayak along the beautiful coastline of Kloiya Bay, where the waters are typically calm and the wildlife plentiful.
It's a short transfer from the ship to Kloiya Bay, located in Morse Basin, a picturesque coastal area sheltered from the wind and protected from ocean swells. The waters here tend to be almost lake-like, attracting kayakers of all skill levels. Despite being close to Prince Rupert, the area feels quite remote. In fact, in the native Tsimshian language, "kloiya" means an "out of the way place."
Following a safety briefing and instructions about your kayak and equipment, you'll hop in and start paddling through the pristine, placid waters. Kayaking may well be the most intimate means of experiencing the wilderness firsthand and as they are easy to maneuver, you can paddle wherever you wish.
A temperate rainforest here blankets much of the countryside and in many cases stretches to the shore. While you are paddling, be sure to scan the water's surface for frolicking seals and other marine life. A variety of sea birds also live throughout the bay, as do majestic bald eagles. These raptors have become icons of British Columbia, and you may spot their large stick nests atop the trees.
After approximately 2-hours on the water, you will follow your guide back to the beach where you will return your gear and join your van for the return ride back to the ship.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking; however, the tour is not available to wheelchair guests, those with mobility concerns, pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. Participants should be in good physical condition. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Sturdy, flat shoes; warm layered clothing and waterproof outerwear are suggested as you may be exposed to the elements. Maximum height allowance is 6'2" and maximum allowable weight is 350 lbs. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility and participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before being allowed to take part in the tour.