Great food is always important to a first class holiday so it is only natural that Mothership Adventures maintains the highest standards of service and quality food. A large portion of the food we serve (and always the coffee!) is organically grown and freshly homemade. Our meals and desserts are created in our modern galley and the tantalizing aromas lure our guests home each evening. We specialize in great salads, West Coast cuisine, healthy breakfasts, 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!) And it gets better... more delicious food appears each day for lunch! 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.
"The food and service would rival any I have ever experienced; the
professionalism, knowledge, and friendliness of the family crew were beyond
- 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 if
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
For anyone with special dietary needs, our cook is more than happy to ensure that you are well taken care of! First class service is the norm on the Columbia III and making sure that you get the food you need and want is all part of our commitment to providing the best food for you!
"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 every time I make 'Fern's Couscous
- 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
- 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
"We appreciated the fabulous food and impeccable boat."
- Cindy and Keith, Kelowna B.C.
"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 everyway. Thank-you so much for taking such great care about 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