Private Groups

Book a particular date & trip for your family, friends or organization. Choose from any of our dates and destinations or request a time frame in which you are interested. Please contact us to let us know how we can help you plan your trip.


No experience is required, although we do insist that you know how to swim and have a good fitness level. All kayaking and safety equipment is provided, including dry bags. We’ll bring six single kayaks, two doubles and take turns paddling the variety of boats – TESLA’s, SOLSTICE GT’s, ARLUK III’s – IV’s, and NIMBUS TELKWA’s. Our group size is 10 – this includes  guides in the Broken Group and 12 elsewhere. We paddle approximately 4 hours each day, leaving plenty of time for a hike in the woods, or just relaxing on the beach. Weather and sea conditions will ultimately determine our route. For those interested in developing or improving their kayaking skills, our guides are always happy to provide paddling tips, practice rescues, or discuss the art of navigation.


Client guide ratio is 5:1.

For one guide, the minimum cost is based on 5 people


We have found from past experience that the most economical, fun, and greatest variety of meals comes from when the food effort is shared (this also keeps our guides fresh!). Each person is responsible for the purchase and preparation of a share of group meals (typically two or three meals depending on group size).  We can organize the meal schedule if you wish, or your group can organize independently.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

How to Reserve

A $200 non-refundable deposit reserves a space. Full payment due 60 days before trip start. We aren’t able to process credit cards. In order to minimize your costs , please pay by cheque. Thanks. If you cancel, you’ll get your balance back unless it is 14 or fewer days before trip start, in which case we’ll refund you 50%.

To make your reservation,

Please email us at

Or give us a call at:

(250) 327-3346

Payments can be sent to our Winter Office in Nanaimo – 1950 Bay St. Nanaimo BC V9T 3A5

Please make cheques out to Gabriola Sea Kayaking.

An email transfer to is really easy to do

We also accept credit card payments – give us a call!

PayPal works too!

If you prefer this option, let us know and we’ll send you a Pay Pal invoice for an easy and convenient payment. Just follow the prompts and Pay Pal will walk you through a few simple steps (3% transaction fee for all credit card payments).

 Price Includes

  • All kayaking equipment
  • Cooking equipment
  • Two guides
  • Dry bags (one 20 litre bag per person)

Does Not Include

  • Transportation We share meal purchase & preparation (meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast on the final day)
  • Accommodations the night before trip start
  • Tents (rentals available for $45 if you reserve well in advance)
  • Sleeping bag & camping mat


GABRIOLA SEA KAYAKING are ADVENTURE OUTFITTERS. We wish to attract healthy, self-sufficient, fun-loving adventurers. Participants take part in all aspects of the adventure, including meal preparation and daily trip planning. Our primary role is to look after navigation, reduce risk, and outfit your trip. Our guides are outdoor professionals from an eclectic variety of backgrounds and have spent many seasons exploring the wilderness. We have been leading kayak adventures since 1995.

Hope to paddle with you this summer!