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Experience Catalina Island-Day Trip (United States)
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Skill Level: Novice

Departs: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct,

Cost: $540 total for 1-4

Length: 7 hrs

Kayaking - Experience Catalina Island-Day Trip - CAIf you've only 1 day to spend on Catalina Island, this is the way to experience her beautiful lee shore. Our day begins with a 6-8 mile coastal cruise on our custom 25' Radon boat, examining the shoreline you'll soon paddle back down. We'll leave you with your snorkel gear, picnic and guide whose years of intimate knowledge of Catalina's marine & terrestrial wonders, history & geology will help you to discover the island. Slip into Red Cave (room for a couple of kayaks), explore remote beaches, snorkel crystal clear waters and kelp forests. Your day ends in the town of Avalon, time for an ice cream before boarding the speedy ferry back to Los Angeles - worlds away.
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More Details: http://www.kayakcatalinaisland.com


Great Bear Rainforest (Canada)
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Departs: Aug, Sep,

Cost: $2850-3975 CDN

Length: 7-10 days

Kayaking - Great Bear Rainforest - BCSet in the heart of British Columbia's wild central coast, the Great Bear Rainforest offers some of the most stunning sea kayaking in the world. The Columbia III departs Sunday afternoons from the remote First Nations' village of Bella Bella. We then begin our week of exploring the most pristine wilderness on the British Columbian coast. The diversity of landscapes, abundance of wildlife, and unlimited paddling routes makes the Great Bear Rainforest a truly superb sea kayaker's destination.
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More Details: www.mothershipadventures.com/


Early Season Alaska Whale Watching (United States)
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Departs: May, Jun,

Cost: $4000/person

Length: 8 days

Kayaking - Early Season Alaska Whale Watching - AKJoin us aboard the 65' kayak mothership Ursa Major in late May/early June 2013 for our annual early season whale watching trips as southeast Alaska awakens for summer. Paddle amongst ice, early returning humpback whales, and pristine anchorages before the cruise ships arrive for the summer. Ursa Major Charters specializes in kayaking trips for 2-6 guests in southeast Alaska. Trip activities include kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
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More Details: http://www.myursamajor.com/


Alaska: Icy Strait / Glacier Bay (United States)
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Skill Level: Int. - Adv.

Departs: May, Jun, Jul, Aug,

Cost: $2,500

Length: 7 Days

Kayaking - Alaska:  Icy Strait / Glacier Bay - AKWant to test your paddling skills? How about currents, waves, arches and caves? All of this in an area with whales, sea lions, bears and glaciers. Unequaled anywhere. In addition we visit one or more of the truly Alaskan small towns of Elfin Cove or Pelican. This is way off the beaten path of the cruise ships. We are the only mothership we know in Southeast Alaska with a fleet of single kayaks. We cater to experienced paddlers who are ready to jump in a kayak and go. Most importantly, we know of no one who does what we do at the price we do it for. Abyssinia (our 65 foot aluminum vessel) will serve as home base for meals, showers and comfortable sleeping accommodations. USFS permitted.
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More Details: http://www.kayaktransport.com/


Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland (Greenland)
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Skill Level: Moderate

Departs: Jul, Aug, Sep,

Cost: from $7055 AUD

Length: 11-14 days

Kayaking - Spitsbergen, Greenland & IcelandThe European Arctic in mid summer is a place of wonder and beauty. Life explodes during the brief summer and sea kayaks are a superb way to view polar bear, walrus, seals, whales, musk ox, reindeer and millions of migratory birds. The island of Spitsbergen provides a stunning backdrop to our day paddles and Greenland is awe inspiring with the largest fjords in the world and panoramic glacial vistas. Using our ship, the Polar Pioneer, as a floating base camp, we paddle at every opportunity, returning for the comfort of meals and our cozy cabins. You'll be a member of a select group, accompanied by a Southern Sea Ventures' dedicated kayak guide ready to share with fellow paddlers the splendor of the Arctic. You may even find yourself kayaking in the middle of the night in the land of the midnight sun!
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More Details: http://www.southernseaventures.com/


Alaska: Petersburg to Juneau (United States)
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Skill Level: Int. - Adv.

Departs: May, Jun, Jul, Aug,

Cost: $2,500

Length: 7 Days

Kayaking - Alaska: Petersburg to Juneau - AKOur Southeast Alaska mothership trips are unequalled in terms of comfort and adventure. No two trips are exactly alike. We are the only mothership we know in Southeast Alaska with a fleet of single kayaks. We cater to experienced paddlers who are ready to jump in a kayak and go. Most importantly, we know of no one who does what we do at the price we do it for. We do it because this is how we want to spend our time, on the water with you seeing the most amazing sights we know of anywhere. Between Petersburg and Juneau are endless paddling options with opportunities to see whales, bears, glaciers and much more. Abyssinia (our 65 foot aluminum vessel) will serve as home base for meals, showers and comfortable sleeping accommodations. This is our tenth year of offering this trip. USFS permitted.
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More Details: http://www.kayaktransport.com/


Broughton Archipelago (Canada)
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Departs: Jul, Aug,

Cost: $1900-2850 CDN

Length: 5 - 7 days

Kayaking - Broughton Archipelago - BCSet in the home of British Columbia's resident orca population, this trip provides the ideal combination of coastal wilderness kayaking and spectacular wildlife viewing. With the Columbia III's onboard accommodation, we can easily travel to the untouched corners of the Broughton Archipelago (usually inaccessible by expedition kayakers) and position ourselves in 'the right place at the right time' for the most unforgettable wildlife encounters.
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More Details: www.mothershipadventures.com/


Turkey - Paddle the Turquoise Coast (Turkey)
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Skill Level: Moderate

Departs: May, Jun, Sep, Oct,

Cost: From AUD $1595

Length: 6-13 days

Kayaking / Canoeing - Turkey - Paddle the Turquoise CoastSouthern Sea Ventures offer a number of amazing adventures along Turkey's stunning Mediterranean coast. The "Active Turkey Kayak trip" combines 7 days paddling the Turquoise Coast between Koycegiz Lake and Gocek Bay with 4 days of walking along the Lycian Way. The walk combines rugged mountain scenery with stunning coastal views, traditional villages and little visited ruins. Our "Wild Loryma" trip ventures into the rugged Southwest. Our "Bozburun Peninsula Hotel and Kayak" trip adds a bit of luxury staying in small private hotels and dining in local restaurants. Join us we explore remote beaches, Lycian ruins and swim in beautifully clear water. Private departures and custom made itineraries are available, contact Southern Sea Ventures for details.
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More Details: http://www.southernseaventures.com/


Florida Keys Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (United States)
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Departs: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,

Cost: $125 per person

Length: 4 hours

Kayaking - Florida Keys Nat'l Wildlife Refuge - FLJoin Captain Bill Keogh aboard his 24' explorer skiff loaded with kayaks and ready to explore. Using the skiff we ferry the kayaks out into the remote wilderness of the refuge backcountry where we visit bird rookeries, beachcomb sandy beaches and enjoy unparalleled ocean vistas. Baby Shark, giant sea turtles, roseate spoonbulls, sting rays, eagles, dolphin, sea stars and "crabs that live in the trees" are just a few of the creatures we may encounter. Kayaking, snorkeling, birdwatching, photography and getting away from it all is what makes this a highlight of your Keys vacation. Departs year-round
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More Details: http://www.keyskayaktours.com/


Patagonian Fjords & Lake District (Chile)
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Departs: Jan, Feb,

Cost: US$1980

Length: 8 days

Kayaking - Patagonian Fjords & Lake DistrictFrom the beautiful lakeside town of Puerto Varas we will start our Patagonian adventure, experiencing two different Andean landscapes: the snow-capped volcanoes, pristine lakes and emerald colored rivers of Chile’s Lake Region and the magnificent fjords of Pumalin Park, where wild mountains plunge into the sea. We will visit the famousVolcan Osorno for stunning views of the Andean range, Lake Llanquihue and Petrohue River. Then it’s on to the majestic fjords, natural hot springs, crystal rivers and primeval rain forest of Pumalin Reserve. We will paddle into protected waters with time to hike, take hot baths or fish, while our cook prepare gourmet meals in the galley of our picturesque support vessel. Certainly a unique experience you will remember and treasure for a lifetime.
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More Details: http://www.seakayakchile.com/


Gulf Islands of Southwest Florida (United States)
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Departs: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec,

Cost: $700 to $1900

Length: 3-6 days

Kayaking - Gulf Islands of Southwest Florida - FLLive aboard our mothership, Mirage, as you paddle the tropical Gulf Islands of Southwest Florida. Mirage was custom built with sea kayaking excursions in mind. The Gulf Islands offer a variety of paddling environments as well as abundant wildlife and marine life viewing. Contact us about group rates, families and custom trips.
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More Details: http://www.kayakvoyagers.com/


Broughton Archipelago Wildlife Tour (Canada)
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Departs: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep,

Cost: $1995

Length: 4 day

Kayaking - Broughton Archipelago Wildlife Tour - BCThe remote waters of The Broughton Archipelago are home to the largest resident orca population in the world, as well as Gray, Humpback and Minki whales. Pacific White Sided dolphins, porpoise, sea lions, eagles, sea birds, Black and Grizzly bears all grace these shores and make for a wildlife lovers dream destination. We invite you to join us on this mother ship assisted wildlife tour. Every morning we cruise to a new destination and launch our kayaks in the most scenic and wildlife rich areas of the archipelago. After each day on the water we return to our floating lodge for a hot shower and fresh local cuisine served with wine. Treat yourself to spectacular scenery, wildlife and comfort in the wilderness.
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More Details: http://www.kayakingbritishcolumbia.com/


Antarctica & South Georgia (Antarctica)
Southern Sea Ventures Logo

Skill Level: Moderate+

Departs: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec,

Cost: From $8025 US

Length: 11-20 days

Kayaking - Antarctica & South GeorgiaThe time to visit Antarctica is now. Our addition of Chile's Antarctic Gateway, Puerto Williams, and Fly/Sail voyages from which include one way flights between the Antarctic Peninsuala (or Port Stanley) and South America offer great variety. Nine to twenty day trips provide the most extensive offering of Antarctic kayak programs ever. This is simply the most humbling and powerful place on earth, and a sea kayaking holiday in Antarctica is an experience not to be missed. Every day holds new wonders, from face to face encounters with whales, penguins and seals to serene paddles among brash ice and through narrow fjords dwarfed by enormous Antarctic icebergs. These polar kayaking adventures take place on an Antarctic cruise aboard the mother-ship Polar Pioneer, home to our fleet of sturdy plastic kayaks. These are small-ship expedition cruises rather than fully programmed tours, and each Antarctic sea kayaking trip is guaranteed to have new and exciting experiences.
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More Details: http://www.southernseaventures.com/


Russian Coast - Sea of Okhotsk (Russia)
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Skill Level: Moderate

Departs: Jun,

Cost: $7995 USD

Length: 12 days

Kayaking - Russian Coast - Sea of OkhotskRussia is a vast country, encompassing nine time zones, a complex history, amazing wildlife and rugged landscapes. Travel by expedition ship is the safest and most enjoyable way to unlock the secrets of one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. Explore the rugged inner islands surrounded by bands of pack ice within the Sea of Okhotsk. Seldom visited by westerners the wildlife is nothing short of spectacular. Ribbon seals, stellar sea lions, whales and large colonies of northern fur seals line the shores with Steller Sea Eagles, and massive numbers of seabirds overhead. The evening sky blackens as Crested Auklets return en masse with swarms of guillemots, puffins and fulmars feeding during the day. Kayaking from our base aboard the Spirit of Enderby each day is journey of discovery on this magical adventure.
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More Details: http://www.southernseaventures.com/


Alaska Glacier & Fjord Viewing Trip (United States)
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Departs: Jun, Jul,

Cost: $4000/person

Length: 8 days

Kayaking - Alaska Glacier & Fjord Viewing Trip - AKJoin us as we return to the glaciers and fjords of southeast Alaska in summer 2013 for our 14th charter season! Relax aboard the 65' kayaking mothership Ursa Major between paddles amongst the spectacular scenery as we visit deepwater fiords, calving glaciers, and isolated anchorages seldom seen by visitors. Ursa Major Charters specializes in kayaking trips for 2-6 guests in southeast Alaska. Trip activities include kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
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More Details: http://www.myursamajor.com/


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