Our Food


A large portion of the food we serve (and always the coffee!) is organically grown and freshly homemade. All meals and desserts are prepped in our modern galley, and the tantalizing aromas lure our guests home from their paddling adventures each evening.

We specialize in West Coast gourmet cuisine, healthy breakfasts, great salads, beautifully arranged fresh fruits, and desserts that are so popular our guests regularly request our recipes. (There is a lot of guest pressure for us to publish a Columbia III cookbook!) The guides love to provide a first-class meal to hungry kayakers, even if it is balanced on a beach log or a wave-smoothed rocky ledge on a wild and remote beach.

For anyone with special dietary needs, our cook is more than happy to ensure that you are well taken care of. Ensuring you get the food you need and want is part of our commitment to providing the best food.

Great food is essential to a first-class holiday, so it is only natural that Mothership Adventures maintains the highest standards of service and quality food.

"We appreciated the fabulous food and impeccable boat." - Cindy and Keith, Kelowna B.C.🙌

Features of Our Food

West Coast
Restrictions OK

Culinary Reviews

Discover the culinary delights of Mothership Adventures through our guests' reviews! Each testimonial offers a glimpse into the exceptional West Coast cuisine served aboard the Columbia III, where every meal is an integral part of the adventure in British Columbia's stunning wilderness. From fresh, locally sourced ingredients to memorable gourmet experiences, see why our dining is a highlight of the journey.

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“The food and service would rival any I have ever experienced; the professionalism, knowledge, and friendliness of the family crew were beyond comparison.” 

Bill Vanderford – Bill has won numerous awards for his writing and photography, and has been inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Guide.

“For Captain Campbell and crew – Thank-you for your competence, caring, professionalism and camaraderie. The ‘grub’ was superior to what we had on both the QE II and the QM III (no kidding!!) We appreciate the comfort, cleanliness and ambience of the Columbia III. We bonded with the crew and passengers. The kayaking was more than we hoped for – Fantastic! In fact we loved the trip so much we have already signed up for August 2009.” 

John and Jeanne, Florida

“These few days spent on the Columbia III truly have been some of the most incredible days of my life so far. Wish I could wrap it all up! J Starting off with Fern’s incredible cooking, then onto our days on the water and topping it off with laughter, music, and phenomenal company (and more great food) and peaceful slumber. Thank you once again! It feels like I have a new extended family! Love and peace to you all! See you next year!!” 

Kim and Duane, Jacksonville Florida 2014

“Thank-you for the never-ending supply of delicious and healthful meals. The variety you offered was equaled by the presentation. We looked forward every day to what new delights awaited us. And thank-you for sharing your recipes – I will be thinking of you and the Columbia III every time I make ‘Fern’s Couscous salad’.”

– Kathie and Bill, Zeballos BC 2007

“Thank you for taking such good care of me – with my vegan diet. It has been a real delight to travel on the Columbia III thanks to your wonderful hospitality.” 

Marcia, Victoria B.C.

“Spectacular! Paddling was delightful, food out-of-this-world, ship perfect size, class, etc., and awesome guides. You have a great team.”

Jim and Kay. Montana, USA 2005, 2006, 2009

“Loved the home-cooked meals… from the tasty soup, fresh crab, and wild salmon to the freshly baked rosemary bread and blueberry muffins. The cheese scones are to die for… yummy! I not only liked the homemade cooking but most of all, the top of the world service was out of this world!”

Condrea Jung

“Beyond my expectations in every way. Thank-you so much for taking such great care of my weird diet!”

Maureen, B.C. 2008, 2009, 2011

“We wish to thank you from our deepest souls for this incredible week we have shared with you. You welcomed us with open arms from the moment we stepped onto the Columbia III Your hospitality was far beyond all expectations. Fern, your food was an absolute highlight – so nourishing to our souls and bodies . And the kayaking adventures will be a lifetime memory – Thank you so much Steve and Luke !! And Ross, thanks for bringing us close to incredible wildlife – eagles feeding orcas, humpbacks and wolf tracks! Your love and appreciation for this wonderful place in which you live is contagious – we look forward to returning soon. We thank you for this incredible gift you’ve given us! With all our love.”

Mickey and Sue California, USA 2012


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