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In our hearts, we all live on the land. That is the real world. We take away the obstacles to experience what is real, to experience your bliss. We show you the way. That's Coastal Bliss Adventures.

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We Take Care Of You

We do the planning, logistics, and support. You do the experience and the fun.

All-inclusive Tour

From pickup to return, we cover everything you need, except your personal items. We take you to and from the trip start, and feed you well along the way. We can't guarantee weight loss on our tours.

Knowledgable Guides

Our guides get out into our areas. They know the ins and outs of the trip and provide exceptional interpretation of flora, fauna and history. You'll know more after you leave.

Supportive Preparation

We give you an entire packet of information on how to prepare, what to bring, how to pack, and a plan for training so you can fully enjoy the trip. Our care for you starts before you even arrive.
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Custom Tours
And Adventures

Contact for Costs

Sometimes, we just can't predict what you will need. Maybe our scheduled tours won't fit your schedule. We're sorry for that, but we will do what we can to meet your needs. Every year, we have multiple problems to solve. We may have to reschedule a trip to fit your dates, or add a new one in and find another guide. Or maybe your boots fall apart on the trail and we have to get new ones sent in along the way. Or your backpack is not really workable for a multi-day hike and we have an extra one for you, just in case. Our custom trips are just that-they solve your problems for you. So, if something is not working for you logistically, give us a call to try to solve it. We're good at it.

  • HIKING/KAYAKING/CANOEING DAYS: TBD
  • TRAVEL DAYS: TBD
  • RATING: Beginner/Easy to Experienced/Strenuous

  • Dates And
    Availability

    We provide you, our guests, with great wilderness adventures by taking you to unique wilderness locations, taking care of the planning and logistics, helping you prepare before you leave, assisting you along the way, feeding you well, and returning you safely. Each of you should feel like you have been through a real life-journey with us.

  • Itinerary

    Itinerary

    Sometimes life is bit of a mystery that must be solved. If we know what you want to do, we can give you a typical itinerary. However, because we are travelling in wilderness, itineraries can change. There are many factors that can affect how a tour actually runs. We confirm pickup times by phone, email or SMS at least 12 hours before. For custom tours, we work closely with you to meet your needs.

    This trip begins where we agree, where we will arrange your pickup to drive to the location where we begin the activity.

    • Day One

      Pick up and travel to our start location. You are typically responsible for your food while travelling because we make stops for gas and supplies and you usually have some choices. We may start our activity on day one, or we may camp or stay in other accommodation, depending on the needs.

    • Day Two Through Next To Last Day

      We are usually into it by now! Having fun and moving through something! We are in the real world.

    • Last Day

      We usually have a last part of our activity on the morning of the last day, then pack up and return to our original pick up location for late afternoon or early evening, depending on the distance we travelled for the activity.

    • We are ready to work with you to come up with a great adventure to get you into the real world today!

  • What's Included
    Included Not Included
    Transportation from and to the departure location (pick up and drop off) Your transportation to the departure location (from your home)
    All backcountry park fees and camping fees National Park entry fees (may change as Parks alters their policies)
    Professional guides Hiking Boots (should be less than 5 years old)
    All meals (except on travel days) Some food (on travel days and special options)
    Tent (shared) Hiking Boots (should be less than 5 years old)
    A substantial preparation guide Backpack (available for rent)
    Gear rental options Sleeping bags or mats (available for rent)
      Gratuities are not included. Recognizing your guide for their hard work and care is always appreciated; $10-20/day per guide is recommended.
  • Getting There And
    Where To Stay

    Getting There

    If you are travelling into the Vancouver, Victoria, or Nanaimo area from afar, you should arrive at the departure location for your trip the day/evening prior to the trip start date and plan to leave the day following trip return. Try the following Canadian online travel booker: flightnetwork.com.

    You can fly to Vancouver (airport code YVR) or Seattle (airport code SEA) then connect to Vancouver Island using ferry, bus, or air, or arrange flights directly to Vancouver Island.

    Flying to Victoria (Airport code YYJ)

    Flying to Nanaimo (Airport code YCD)

    Nanaimo Airporter shuttle service.
    Servicing all of Vancouver Island from airports to ferrys to cruise ship terminals. Tel: 1 250 758-2133

    BC Ferries 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779)
    We will let you know the ferry to take for travelling to Vancouver Island, but if you want to check out times, you can go the the BC Ferries website at:
    www.bcferries.com/schedules/

    Where to Stay

    Victoria Pick up & Airport Hotels
    Pick up: Schwartz Bay Ferry Terminal, or the following Accommodations near the ferry or airport:

    Travelodge Sydney Airport Hotel
    Travelodge may offer Coastal Bliss Guests a lower rate per night (ask us for the discount code before you book) and is an easy place for us to pick you up/drop you off before and after your tour with us.
    2280 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC, CA, V8L 1X1
    Phone:1 250 656 1176
    Fax: 1-250-656-7344
    Reservation: 1-866-656-1176
    info@airporttravelodge.com
    https://www.airporttravelodge.com/

    Hotel Zed
    Hotel Zed is near downtown Victoria, but not right downtown. It has built up a very good reputation and has reasonable rates. Ask for Coastal Bliss Adventures Special Room Rate when making your reservation.
    3110 Douglas Ave. Victoria, BC, CA, V8Z 3K4
    Phone:1 250 388 4345 Or 1 800 997 6797
    victoria@hotelzed.com
    https://www.hotelzed.com

    Vancouver Hotels

    If you are arriving in Vancouver and staying there before getting to a pick up location on Vancouver Island, the Accent Inn is close to the aiport.

    Accent Inn, Vancouver Airport
    10551 St. Edwards Dr. (off Hwy #99)
    Richmond B.C. V6X 3L8
    Ph: 604-273-3311 Fx: 604-273-9522
    email: accent@accentinns.com

    (Our guests may be able to receive a discount at Accent Inn, contact us for details.)


    If you are staying in Victoria after the tour, consider these near downtown Victoria accommodations:

    The Strathcona Hotel
    Address: 919 Douglas Street, Victoria B.C.
    Phone: 250.383.7137
    Website: #

    Ocean Island Inn
    Address: 791 Pandora Ave. Victoria BC, Canada
    Phone: Toll Free 1.888.888.4180
    Website: https://oceanisland.com

    Travelodge Victoria
    229 Gorge Road East
    Victoria, BC V9A 1L1
    (250) 388-6611
    Toll-Free Reservations: 1-800-565-3777
    travelodge.com

    Getting There

    If you are travelling into the Vancouver, Victoria, or Nanaimo area from afar, you should arrive at the departure location (in Nanaimo) for your trip the day/evening prior to the trip start date and plan to leave the day following trip return.

    You can fly to Vancouver (airport code YVR) or Seattle (airport code SEA) then connect to Vancouver Island using ferry, bus, or air, or arrange flights directly to Vancouver Island.

    Flying to Victoria (Airport code YYJ)

    Flying to Nanaimo (Airport code YCD)

    Nanaimo Airporter shuttle service.
    Servicing all of Vancouver Island from airports to ferrys to cruise ship terminals. Tel: 1 250 758-2133

    BC Ferries 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779)
    We will let you know the ferry to take for travelling to Vancouver Island, but if you want to check out times, you can go the the BC Ferries website at:
    www.bcferries.com/schedules/

    Where to Stay

    Naniamo Pick up & Hotels

    Pick up: Departure Bay, Duke Point Ferry Terminal, or the following Accommodations:
    Days Inn Harbour View Nanaimo
    Address: 809 Island Hwy South, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, V9R 5K1
    Phone (250) 754-8171
    Website: www.nanaimohotel.com
    Best Western Dorchester Hotel
    Address: 70 Church, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, V9R 5H4
    Phone: (250) 754-6835
    Website: www.dorchesternanaimo.com
    Painted Turtle Guesthouse
    Address: 121 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia CANADA, V9R 3A2
    Toll Free: 1-866-309-4432
    Phone: (250) 753-4432

  • Preparing

    Preparing For Your Trip

    How you prepare for your adventure is important. Being well prepared will enhance the quality of your experience. Because we are travelling in wilderness, it is very important for you and for the rest of your adventure group that you are fit enough to handle the level of difficulty and demand with no problems. Our guides know how to minimize the impact of these demands as much as possible, but they cannot remove them. The depth of your experience can only increase if you have made sure that you have prepared well.

    Your preparation will be different for different activities. Preparing for a kayak trip is different from preparing for a hiking trip. We have provided some basic information that can be downloaded through the following links to pdf documents. If you do not have the Adobe Reader, you can download it from the Adobe site by clicking here.

    Use the links below to download some of the preparation files for this hiking or kayaking tour. When you book your tour, we will send you a complete preparation packet to help you get ready.Please take this seriously. Most people are unaware of the demands of a coastal environment, particularly with keeping dry and warm. Your preparation will really help make your coastal hiking or kayaking tour a great experience.



    Packing List For Hiking

    Important Details-Preparing Yourself For Hiking

    Hints and Tips For Wilderness Camping and Backpacking



    Packing List

    Important Details-Preparing Yourself For Kayaking or Canoeing

    Hints and Tips-Mostly for Backpacking, but lots of good overlap

  • Gear Rental

    Need Gear?

    We have gear available to rent if you don't want to buy a particular piece of equipment, or need to travel without it. 

    Look over the following list to help you decide whether you want to rent. If you decide to rent gear, you can tell us on the phone or book it online with your tour.

    Item Price
    Sherpa for Hiking Tours $2399.00
    Backpack Rental $55.00
    Sleeping Bag Rental $55.00
    Thermarest Rental $20.00
    Gaiter Rental $15.00
    Hiking Pole Rental (one) $7.50
    Rental Bundle 1-Sleeping Bag+Thermarest+Gaiters or hiking pole $80.00
    Rental Bundle 2-backpack+gaiters+hiking pole $76.00
    Rental Bundle 3-backpack+sleeping bag+Thermarest $117.00
    Item Price
    Sleeping Bag Rental $55.00
    Thermarest Rental $20.00
    Water Booties Rental $10.00
    Wetsuit Rental $20.00
    Helmet Rental $10.00
    Rental Bundle 4-sleeping bag+sleeping pad+water booties $65.00