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Safety Orientation & Safety Info

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (341)

Safety is our #1 regard; Before departure all guests receive a Safety Orientation and are informed as to the location of Safety Equipment.

1 You will be shown the Red DSC button on the boat radio. When required, if you push the button for 5 seconds it will send the digital ID and location of the boat on a Mayday protocol which will be received by all commercial boats including the Coast Guard.
 
2 All guests will be supplied with life-jackets that must be properly worn (clipped in) at all times.

3 All guests will be informed as to the location of Safety Equipment, this includes:
     Air horn & whistle.
     Dry Bag with spare horn, water proof flash light & radio, flare gun & flares.
     Throwing ball & throwing Life-Ring both with heaving lines.
     Anchors (2).
     First Aid Kit with thermal blankets.
     Fire extinguishers (2).
     Paddle.

4 Our boats are maintained to meet and exceed Transport Canada requirements. All are equipped with VHF marine radio, GPS plotter, depth sounder, automatic bilge pump, & running lights.
 
5 All skippers are extensively trained and have a min of 1 full season of professional marine experience in Clayoquot Sound.  All have passed the required courses set by Transport Canada including Marine First Aid. All boats carry a tool kit.

Whales at Ahous Bay

Posted on August 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM Comments comments (34)
Recently, while entering Ahous Bay for remote island surfing and camping drop-off on the West Side on Vargas Island, we encountered 4 Gray Whales feeding.  On the return cruise back to Tofino there were 8 whales in Ahous Bay, it is always great to see larger numbers of whales and wildlife in Clayoquot Sound. 

The Remote Surfing and Camping drop-off is at a very protected smaller cove just West of Ahous Bay, with a 5 minute hike through the forest to a beautiful prestine beach with a great surfing break on Vargas Island.  That beach with some sand dunes is known locally as Little BaJa; it is a great place to Camp, Surf, and Beachcomb.  I should mention there is a food cache and a toilet at the drop-off cove.  Few people go there and with plenty of beach you should be able to find your solitude if that's what you're looking for. 

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