Thanks for choosing us at Norm Hann Expeditions! Below we’ve listed a few important details you should know before you join us on tour.
DEPARTURE: All trips depart at 7:00AM from Nexxan Beach at Squamish’s Waterfront located at 37321 Galbraith Avenue; please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in. Tours are 3.5 hours in length, with approximately 2-2.5 hours of paddling, where we will end at Galileo Coffee Shop in Brittania Beach.
Note that start times are weather and wind dependant. Final decision for start time will be established the night before departure and communicated to you via your provided phone number or email address.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Change of clothes
- Water bottle
- Proper water footwear/booties
- Warm Days: Swim/Board shorts & T-shirt
- Colder Days: Long tights under swim/board shorts & long-sleeve shirt, fleece
- Light Shell Jacket
- Sunglasses with attachments
- Waterproof camera/GoPro or cellphone with waterproof case
- Safety & Skills Introduction
- High quality touring inflatable Red Paddleboard Co
- Adjustable Blackfish
- Transport Canada Safety Gear
- Paddle Canada Certified Ocean Guide & Instructor C
- Coffee or tea at Galileo Coffee Shop
- Shuttle from Britannia Beach back to Nexxan Beach
CANCELLATION POLICY: Any changes or cancellations made within 24 hours of the activity are subject to a 100% charge. Norm Hann Expeditions (“NHE”) reserves the right to cancel tours due to inclement weather, sea state conditions, insufficient bookings or events beyond our control. If for any reason there is a cancellation within the 24 hour time frame, even if the booking is made within this time frame, we are unable to offer refunds or credits. If NHE needs to cancel your booking for any reason, they will refund your full deposit or, if you choose, move you to an alternative date convenient for you.
WAIVER POLICY: All guests must sign a release of liability waiver prior to participating in any activity. Guests who are 19 years and older sign their own waiver. Guests under the age of 19 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver on their behalf.
A Must-Do Paddling Adventure on Howe Sound
Experience one of the best local tours in the Sea to Sky area. The Coffee Run introduces you to the incredible beauty of the Howe Sound Fiord.
Our morning “commute” leaves from Squamish, underneath the towering cliffs of the Stawamus Chief and Shannon Falls, and travels on a memorable ten km paddle to Brittania Beach for our morning coffee at the Galileo Coffee Company. This guided interpretive tour takes place on the traditional paddling waters of the Squamish People and gives you the opportunity to experience a marine ecosystem that is beginning to thrive after years of industrial pressure. Bald Eagles, Sea Lions, and Harbour Seals are a few of the marine creatures that await you on this fun coastal adventure in the heart of Sea to Sky Country.
We are on the water early to avoid the common inflow winds that build throughout the day. We are looking forward to sharing this beautiful half-day tour with you and connecting you to an unforgettable paddling experience.
We love working with groups! Contact us here so we can set up a custom tour and time for you and your friends, coworkers or custom group!