A Leader in Outdoor Adventures
Nootka Marine Adventure has been a leader in outdoor adventures on the West Coast of Vancouver Island for over ten years. Our goal has always been to provide our guests with memorable experiences and a lasting appreciation of our natural resources.
We believe that the schoolroom can and should be extended beyond four walls. Outdoor education takes students away from their desks and places them into the natural world where they can experience meaningful, experiential learning. Some of the benefits of outdoor learning include building community amongst students, obtaining real-world skills, and developing a better understanding of students’ environments and world cultures.
Our primary mission is to promote a deep and lasting connection between youth and the natural world. Our school group program is engaging, educational and accessible: A series of workshops, based out of Moutcha Bay Resort, are designed to teach real-world skills and knowledge that can be applied throughout their lives.
Custom school group itineraries are available with any combination of workshops, skills sessions and fun outdoor adventures. Our education team will help to create the perfect itinerary for your school group goals.
Three outstanding resort venues are available for your outdoor education program. The secluded natural playground of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet are perfect for outdoor training programs, skills development clinics, and certification courses.
Our resorts are accessible to numerous salt and freshwater learning locations. Hit the water: we have Class I-IV sea kayaking waters, whitewater rafting on the Gold River, and river paddling routes at the nearby Conuma, Tahsis or Leiner Rivers. Road-accessible freshwater lakes offer many activity options. Get active on land by exploring the famed Nootka Island Trail and Hesquiat Trail or visit our many lesser-known hiking trails between Gold River and Tahsis. The spectacular Upana Cave systems are only a short drive away, as are numerous mountain biking or ATV trails near to Moutcha Bay Resort.
We offer flexible indoor and outdoor space for your group, as well as exclusive resort booking opportunities for large groups. Onsite resort activities include access to a fleet of rental boats, guided fishing charters, kayak and SUP rentals. Each resort offers WiFi and indoor or outdoor presentation spaces. Dedicated staff is available to assist in making your program successful and enjoyable.
Let our education and special events team help build the perfect itinerary. Ask us for more information about hosting your program.
“Our school has been coming to Moutcha Bay Resort annually since 2017. I cannot say enough about how great this program has been for us. They are willing to do whatever it takes to make their program fit the vision I have for our trip. We have been fully satisfied every time we have come and intend to continue coming for as long as the program is available.” ~ The High School at Vancouver Island University
“Nootka Marine Adventures has been a key contributor to the learning of life long skills of my students. At Moutcha Bay Resort, we are spoiled to be surrounded by conservation, sustainability, hobbies and life skills. Additionally, the students leave with full bellies, big smiles, and happy memories!” ~ Nanaimo District Secondary School