My wife and I are both fairly new paddlers. We bought a couple of rec. kayaks earlier this year, and quickly outgrew them. We have now sold them and have a couple of sea kayaks on order. Being fairly new to the sport, we are not yet ready to take on anything too adventurous. We are also looking to able to combine some snorkelling with our kayaking. Earlier this summer we took our rec. kayaks over to Garden Bay in Pender Harbour for one week and had a great time but for next summer we would like to try somewhere different. We would like to find somewhere where we can stay (lodge, cabin, bed and breakfast, etc.) that we can use for our homebase, and then take day trips out for some good kayaking and also do some snorkelling. We would like somewhere relatively safe where we do not need to be overly concerned with dangerous conditions (eg. - strong currents, etc.). We were thinking of somewhere on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, or the Sunshine Coast. We are looking at going the first week of August next year. After looking on the net we had thought of the Desolation Sound Resort in Desolation Sound. We also thought of the Sechart Lodge by the Broken Islands. Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.