Pacific Northwest Sea Kayaking and Sailing

Credit: Benjamin Lester

Pacific Northwest Sea Kayaking and Sailing

Head to the remote waters of Vancouver Island's outer coast and learn to travel the ocean by paddling and under sail.

On your course, you'll sleep on sandy beaches and explore hidden lagoons and tide pools; you'll learn about the area's ecology, present-day political concerns, and human history of resident First Nations peoples. With daily opportunities for leadership, practice in handling your sea kayak and sailboat, and new challenges, you'll leave this course with plenty of experience to head to the coasts on your own.

If you’re seeking to hone your skills so you can travel the ocean and start a lifetime of adventure, then this is the course for you.



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31 days

Minimum Age

17 yrs.

Academic Credit

6 College Credits
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Leadership Techniques
  • 2 Environmental Studies

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics


Conway, Washington

Fly in/out

Seattle, Washington

Skills learned


Sea Kayaking

“I learned so much about sailing and sea kayaking. I became a competent outdoorsperson and learned what it takes to be a leader. It was incredibly rewarding to learn these lessons against the beautiful Pacific Northwest backdrop from outstanding leaders and with amazing new lifelong friends.”

-Tessa M.