Kayak Expedition - Explore British Columbia's Coastal Paradise
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Kayak the realm of the whales. This 6-day sea kayaking tour offers you to paddle one of the most amazing kayak routes in North America. We begin this tour from a remote floating lodge set in the Broughton Archipelago where we spend our first night. From there we move our camp each night, traversing the entire Archipelago - one of the most stunning seascapes found while kayaking British Columbia, before entering Johnstone Strait - home of killer (Orcas) and humpback whales. This tour perfectly combines wildlife viewing with stunning and remote paddling.
Our adventures are suitable for everyone and are designed to cater to all levels of experience and fitness. For those new to kayaking and or camping we help to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.
Our groups are small, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Our guides who have extensive training and experience are experts at helping you to encounter the natural and cultural history of the area, all the while ensuring your fun and safety. We provide everything you need for the adventure including high-quality kayaks, paddling and camping equipment. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime kayaking adventure.
This expedition is also available as a 4-day budget option ($895 CAD + 5% GST).
ADDITION RATE INFORMATION
LOW SEASON: CAD $1495 (BEFORE JULY 16 & AFTER AUGUST 25)
HIGH SEASON: CAD $1595 (JULY 16 TO AUGUST 25)
Day 1: Travel Up To Telegraph Cove, Water Taxi To Floating LodgeQuadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
Travel from Quadra Island / Campbell River to Telegraph Cove with the Spirit of the West Adventures van. Here we will enjoy a picnic lunch and a visit to the Killer Whale Interpretive Center, also known as the Bones Project. The Bones Project is an incredible museum displaying the skeletons of many marine mammals found on the BC coast and much more. We will then board our water taxi and journey out to either our Hanson Island Campsite or to the Paddler’s Inn Eco-lodge and will get out for a introductory paddle after reviewing kayaking basics and essential safety procedures. Then we will have our first dinner together and talk about the route for the following 5 days.
Day 2: Exploring Islands In The Broughton ArchipelagoBroughton Archipelago, British Columbia, Canada
After a hearty camp breakfast we will pack our kayaks and head off to explore, paddling amongst the enchanting islands of the Broughton Archipelago. The Broughton Archipelago is a network of forested islands and protected passageways that offers both scenic paddling as well as intriguing history. Route selection will depend on weather conditions, group preferences and wildlife viewing opportunities. We take our time and travel at a pace dictated by the group. We aim to arrive at our campsite in the late afternoon each day allowing time for settling in, dinner and then, of course, watching the sunset before retiring for the night.
Day 3-5: From Camp To Camp To Famous Johnstone StraitJohnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada
There are many options as this area is ripe for exploring. We do usually try to visit the ancient village site of Mamalilaculla, and learn about the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations people. There are also several other beaches and campsites in the area in which you can see evidence of those who have come before us, as well as more current uses of the area by the First Nation’s people. We also often visit another coastal gem, the home of local legend Billy Proctor and his collection of historical treasures. Spending some time listening to Billy’s stories is a great way to get a sense of what life on this coast was like and how it is changing. Each day we will keep our eyes and ears on the lookout for the many marine mammals, including the orcas, humpbacks, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises that travel through these waters.
Day 6: Our Last DayTelegraph Cove, British Columbia, Canada
After a magical early-morning paddle we will return to Telegraph Cove via water taxi and transfer back to Campbell River and Quadra Island.
Our approximate return time to Campbell River & Quadra Island is between 5 & 7pm. However, due to the high number of variables with wilderness travel, we recommend that you plan to stay in the area for this night to avoid unnecessarily stressful complications should our return be delayed by something out of our control. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your travel plans in more detail.
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