Brackish Adventures

Brackish Adventures

Vancouver Island is known to be an adventurer’s paradise, with unspoilt natural beauty always within driving distance. In the case of Brackish Adventures, there’s no drive necessary as they bring the fun to you! This mobile company rents out an assortment of watersports equipment and accessories, most notably paddleboards and kayaks.

Adventuring on the coast

Not only are they able to bring the equipment and accessories to you, but will also provide lessons for you and your party as well as assist in the planning of your excursion. Operating within the Central Vancouver Island region, they are familiar with the waterways located within Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay and Parksville making for an enjoyable outing with experienced instructors.

Adventuring up the river

With a love of the outdoors and a passion for kayaking and paddle boarding, Brackish Adventures has developed a solid reputation as a fantastic tour company. They are there to help you build your confidence while at the same time having a memorable experience with friends and family.

Are you looking for a unique paddle boarding, kayaking or snorkeling experience? Keep an eye out for word of our annual Paddling With the Salmon excursions that we’ll be hosting with help from Brackish Adventures and Sundown Diving!

Off the Eaten Path Dinner Series – Hops Farm

For our Off the Eaten Path dinner series, we sought to create a farm-to table dining experience that truly reflected the agricultural landscape of Vancouer Island. For our second dinner, we drew inspiration from our friends and business partners at the Longwood Brewery. Specifically, we drew inspiration from the local hops farm that sources much of the hops used in their beer! Cedar Valley Hops is located south of Nanaimo and their products have been used in many of the local breweries and distilleries on the island.

Hops grown at Cedar Valley Hops Farm

While some might consider hosting a dinner at a hops farm unconventional, no one can deny that it makes for a uniquely beautiful location. And what better way to add to the experience than to make Longwood Brewery beer available as a pairing? Taste the product while surrounded by the source!

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Longwood brews surrounded by Cedar Valley hops

For our choice of food pairing, we wanted to do something a little different while equally special. Farm’s Gate Foods and Catering is a Cowichan-based catering venture wholly dedicated to using local products. Their drive to ‘go local’ stems from what they describe as, “a sense of respect and admiration for the work it takes to produce the ingredients used in our recipes.” Their love of all things local pairs well with our choice of local beer and wine!

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Amazing, local food prepared with the utmost care by Farm’s Gate Foods and Catering

Our second dinner will be taking place on August 16th. Interested in taking part? You better be quick as only a handful of tickets are left for this long table dinner, so check out our facebook page, or contact us directly!