Essential Adventure Gear

Essential is kind of a relative term here, as it will always depend on what your adventure is about. As we focus most on high sea adventures we do want to take a look at some of the more extreme trips you can do.

One of the most challenging trips, both from a preparation and execution point of view is shark fishing. You have to be extremely well equipped and prepared for such trips and professional advice is very important.

But if you want to go for something a little different then one thing we have been doing for a few years now is organized overnight sea fishing and island hunting trips. On such trips we choose one of the numerous islands not far offshore and spend about 4 to 6 hours fishing on the way there.

Once we get to one of the islands we set up camp and enjoy the fish we caught on the day and get everyone acquainted with the next days hunting plans. The islands do not have large mammals, but there is no shortage of smaller animals and birds which always makes a great challenge.

One of the most important aspects of these types of adventure is the fact that you need to pack for two completely different things, i.e. fishing and hunting. This means that you have to sacrifice eon some things that you cannot bring along, unless you want to carry a military weight for two days or more.

The type of fishing rod will entirely depend on what you want to fish for. Obviously tuna fishing will require completely different equipment to cod fishing. Most people however would be going for smaller fish. You should always check ahead of time what fish are in season and pick the appropriate rod, real and tackle.

Once onshore on the island we will make a camp, so you’ll need to bring a tent, for the wetter and cooler months of the year. Because weather is a bit unpredictable, we would not recommend just relying on a sleeping bag as it could make for a very wet and miserable night.

Whatever your favored hunting rifle is, you will need it. We generally suggest smaller caliber rifles, as we will not be going after large animals. You will need a pretty good hunting rifle scope as well, so check out this advice on rifle optics. A lot of the hunting areas are in dense forest with low light conditions meaning that the quality of your optics will make a huge difference.

Warm camouflage will also be a must have. Dressing in layers is the best advice we can give you as it will allow you to take of items of clothing if it gets warmer, but not end up cold if and when temperatures drop. Trying to shoot a small target when you are shivering is near impossible and will just take away from the whole experience.

Finally, just bring your sense of adventure and friends and family. The trips we organize are ideal for groups of people who are bored by the average adventure trip available. If you are interested in such a trip, then please use the contact page to arrange a free call on what we have to offer.

Sea Fishing Adventure Trips

Deep Sea Fishing

Enjoy the fresh fish with a difference once you get involved in a deep sea fishing excursions; you have started your line in the blue waters off the coast and you’ve captured your first fish. You have chosen to go fishing mackerel or cod? You want to measure yourself to a giant Bluefin tuna? You are attracted to the mysterious side of hunting shark? Regardless of the high seas adventure you choose, boat captains will be happy to share with you their experiences.

Fishing trips on the high sea are among the most common adventures people choose, both in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and in the Northumberland Strait are those for mackerel and cod. From the beginning of July to September, you can book tickets for a trip in one of the fishing ports of the coast of Prince Edward Island, including Shipwreck, North Lake, Red Head, Savage Harbour, Covehead Harbor, Malpeque, New London Wharf, North Rustico, Rusticoville, Stanley Bridge, Alberton and Seacow Pond Harbour.

harborThe tour, which usually lasts three and a half hours is an inexpensive activity that appeals to the whole family. Once you set foot on dry land, the captain will take you back to your cottage or your campground, with your catch of the day filleted and ready to be cooked on the barbecue!

If you have followed TV shows like Deadly Catch, then this is one way to experience what fishermen go through without the real danger that comes with the profession.

Big Game Fishing

For those who prefer big game fishing, we suggest to fish tuna or shark. Several companies offer fishing trips for Tuna on the Island Sport Fishing list. Some boats are also equipped to take adventurers where sharks are lurking under the water surface.

But as beach lovers need not worry! Blue sharks, mako and porbeagle sharks prefer the cool waters of the canal, so we rarely observe them near the coast. Moreover, there is no record of a shark attack in the Prince Edward Island area. The waters are not only the warmest north of the Carolinas, they are also among the safest.

Generally, sharks frequent the waters of the island towards the end of the summer. This is why the Tour captains don’t start taking reservations until about September. But in the month of July the big game fishing enthusiasts can play to their heart’s content, because the tuna fishing season begins mid-month and continues until autumn. Tuna fishing is based on a quota system, its season has no fixed duration.

Your rod securely attached to its support, be prepared for a fight that could last up to three hours. Tuna pull with all their strength on your line, so hard that the captain will have to put his boat on and shoot against your prey. The boat must sometimes move up to nine knots to exhaust a large tuna.

What Is This Website About

The purpose of this website is to provide a way for people to leanr about the best adventure TV shows out there and how to plan their own adventure trips around such shows. There are some very extreme shows like Naked and Afraid that most people will probably not want to try and copy, but the basics of these shows can be done by most people.

adventureAll you really need is a sense of adventure, willingness to step out of your comfort zone and at the same time see the fun in such adventures. I have been on many adventures and as a retired Army sergeant I have a lot of experience that I like to share with friends and family.

On this site you will also find some TV show and episode reviews of my favorite programs. One of my favorite entertainers is Bear Grylls. I know there has been a lot of talk about the fact that a lot of his programs are just for show and when it gets dark and the cameras are turned off he retreats to a comfortable hotel.

To be honest, I don’t care about that. What I care about is the advice he gives to his viewers and in that regard he is spot on. His own military background certainly helps with that and he gets his guests to massively step outside their comfort zones.

In many cases these are very wealthy celebrities who live lives very far removed from anything they experience on the show.

Some of the shows definitely go to places that would not be that affordable to most of my readers, which include the southernmost reaches of Patagonia or the Australian outback. But there are plenty of episodes that you can try and recreate in practically any State in the USA.

One thing I would caution of though is trying to attempt any of the abseiling without a trained professional. Yes, you can get a few lessons and think you are all set, but this is where things can go horribly wrong.

I always suggest that people focus on the basics first, like hunting and gathering food, making a camp and fire and getting to know their natural surroundings.

If you have any particular requests on how to plan your own adventure TV episode then please use the contact page and I will write up an article as requested.