Time: 3 hours
Start Time: Will be based on weather and winds with the decision being made the night before. All tours though will begin in the morning between 7:00am and 8:00am
Start Location: Nexxan Beach, Squamish Waterfront. End Location: Galileo Coffee Shop
- Paddle Canada Certified Guide
- Touring Inflatable Paddleboard
- Blackfish Adjustable Paddle
- Kokotat PFD
- Dry bag
- Coffee or Tea from Galileo Coffee CO
What to Bring
- Change of clothes
- Water bottle
- Proper water footwear/Booties
- Board shorts with short sleeve shirt. If it is cooler you can wear a pair of long tights with boards shorts over and a long sleeve polypro shirt
- Light shell jacket
- Sunglasses with attachments
- Camera or iPhone in waterproof case.
A Must Do Ocean Adventure on Howe Sound
Experience one of the best local tours in the Sea to Sky area. Norm Hann Expeditions created the Coffee Run a decade ago with the goals of safely introducing more people to the incredible beauty of the Howe Sound Fiord and to share the sport with local adventurers and those visiting the area and wanting an amazing ocean paddling experience here in Squamish.
Howe Sound is a deep, narrow finger of ocean that stretches 42 kilometres up from West Vancouver to Squamish. Lined with steep granite mountains covered in lush rainforest and topped with snowfields and glaciers, the sound is the southernmost fjord in North America.
Our morning commute leaves from the Squamish Estuary, underneath the towering cliffs of the Stawamus Chief and Shannon falls, and travels on a memorable nine kilometer paddle to Brittania Beach for our morning beverage at the Galileo Coffee Company. This guided interpretive tour gives you the opportunity to experience a marine ecosystem that is beginning to thrive after years of industrial pressure. Eagles, Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, sea birds, otters, bears and porpoises may await you on this fun coastal adventure in the heart of Sea to Sky Country. And if your really fortunate you may have the chance to paddle with Killer Whales and Humpbacks which are beginning to make more frequent trips deep into the Fiord.
This is also the traditional paddling waters of the Sko-ko-Mish First Nations and our tour leaves in close proximity to one of their oldest village sites on the shores of the Stawamus River. These people have roamed this land and traveled on this body of water for thousands of years, and have village sites and camp sites spread throughout the area where traditional harvesting once occurred.
The Life Aquatic: The Return of Howe Sound is a great online article Norm Hann Expeditions was excited to contribute to and gives you a good idea prior paddling of what is happening here on the ocean.
Please contact us for a private booking here.