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What to Bring for God's Pocket Sea Kayaking


Celebrating over 20 years of 'once-in-a-lifetime' moments This popular lodge-based kayak tour is ideal for those who love kayaking by day and a comfortable bed and hot shower at night. Jacques Cousteau rated God's Pocket Provincial Park the best cold water SCUBA dive spot in the world due to its phenomenal marine diversity. Though we stay above water with stable sea kayaks, this island wilderness offers stunning scenery and flourishing marine life. The area's beauty is complemented by the God's Pocket Resort that welcomes us with lovely accommodations and superb food prepared daily from scratch by the onsite chef.

Luggage Recommendations:
The adventures are best enjoyed if you travel light. There are no luggage restrictions on your God’s Pocket tour but we do think it is wise to avoid checking luggage under the plane and using carry-on luggage whenever possible. The packing list outlined below is meant to serve as a guide to help you plan, prepare and outfit yourself for your upcoming travels. We have provided our best recommendations and suggestions. These suggestions are based on the outlined itinerary, the geographic region, our knowledge of British Columbia, and our personal experience.

Packing for your Kayak Tour:
We will provide all necessary paddling equipment including: personal flotation devices (PFDs), all kayaking equipment, and neoprene booties. It is vital that all of your kayaking clothes are synthetic or wool, not cotton. As we like to say in the world of kayaking, “cotton is rotten!” Synthetics are also ideal for hiking in as they wick away moisture from the body and dry quickly. Plan to use 1-2 kayaking outfits and 2-4 casual resort outfits that you will reuse throughout the trip.

Dry Bags:
Once you arrive at God’s Pocket Resort we will provide each guest with 3 dry bags (two 20 Liter and one 10 Liter). You can choose one of these bags to pack with you for your day trips on your kayak. Your guides will provide a full explanation of how to use and pack your dry bag. You will pack your bag each day with any items that you want access to during your day trips exploring the surrounding islands. The rest of your luggage can remain in your room at God’s Pocket Resort.

Essentials:
? Passport – be sure it is valid for at least six (6) months after the date of your arrival
? A photocopy of your passport, inside a zip lock bag and stowed elsewhere in your luggage (as an additional precautionary measure, consider leaving a photocopy with family or friends at home as well)
? Copy of your air tickets with ticket numbers, placed elsewhere in your luggage
? Cash for gratuities (Ideally you should plan to use Canadian Currency for your guides and resort staff but US is also accepted)
? Credit card that works internationally, ideally with chip technology (Call your bank and let them know where you will be traveling)
? Waterproof Watch or small travel clock with alarm (if you are taking a phone, this can serve as your alarm clock)
? TSA-accessible lock for luggage security when not on your person (optional- can buy these at any outdoor or travel store.)

God’s Pocket Kayaking Clothes: Only synthetic or quick-dry materials should be worn while kayaking
? One pair of paddling gloves (optional)
? One pair long, lightweight, nylon pants with zipper pockets (Zip off legs give you more options)
? One - two pair nylon shorts or capris
? One - two pair synthetic or merino wool long underwear
? One - two short sleeve shirt(s) of tank top(s) (synthetic is best)
? Two long sleeve shirts with sun protection (You can buy tight-weave nylon shirts with 30 SPF protection made by companies such as Patagonia, Columbia, Exofficio or REI etc. Sun protection is essential)
? Four to five pair underwear (synthetic is best)
? Two - three pair synthetic or merino wool socks
? One wide-brim, tie-on hat (the floppy nylon variety is ideal, as it packs well)
? One warm hat
? One – two lightweight, packable jackets and/or vests (Synthetic is ideal for packing light)
? One – two wool or synthetic sweater or jacket for warmth in the evenings and mornings
? One waterproof jacket and pair of waterproof pants (essential for happy BC touring!)
? Paddling jacket (optional, if you do not have a paddling jacket your regular rain jacket can be worn while paddling if needed)
? One pair sturdy trail shoes, or running shoes, to use for hiking and around the islands
? One pair sandals with ankle straps to wear while kayaking, on the beaches, walking around camp, etc. (Chaco, Keens or Crocs are preferred but there are many other brands that are suitable)

Gear and Other Essentials:
? Headlamp for possible night walks or night paddles (it’s a good idea to pack extra batteries and possibly an extra bulb)
? One water bottle (1 Liter works best)
? One buff or bandanna for sun protection and cooling off
? Camera, batteries, battery charger (Mophie battery packs (external battery pack) for all USB enabled devices are a great option, you will also have electricity at God’s Pocket to charge any electronic devices needed)
? Binoculars (Optional but nice for bird and wildlife watching)
? Sunglasses, polarized are highly recommended for sun protection and enhanced clarity
? Retaining strap for glasses and sunglasses (Chums, Croakies or similar item. We will have these for sale at the orientation meeting)
? Extra pair of sunglasses and glasses/contacts
? Three to four kitchen garbage can liners (These are great for wet clothes, dirty laundry, soiled shoes, etc.)
? A few quart-size or 1-gallon Ziploc bags (Very handy for personal items as well as packing sunscreens, lotions or anything that might make a mess)
? Books or E-reader, pen and note pad,etc. (There are books, games and movies for you to check out at God’s Pocket, too!)

Toilet Kit/First Aid:
? Standard toiletry kit including general hygiene products (keep liquids under 3.38 oz. for carry-ons)
? Biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and soap
? Sunscreen & lip balm with SPF 15-30
? Personal medicines/prescriptions (Dramamine-motion sickness, Benadryl -allergic reactions, Advil or Aspirin, etc.)
? Insect repellent
? Skin lotion
? Small squeeze bottle of hand-sanitizer gel
? Hairdryer (optional)
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God's Pocket Sea Kayaking
Tour Code: ZZ-SKBC-22
6 days / 5 nights ~$3,490.00
Dates: July

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Port Hardy, Vancouver
Activities:
Kayaking, whale watching

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