Sea Kayak Gabriola & the Gulf Islands

Fully Booked for 2020 – Please contact Matt for alternative options. Have a group of 4 or more? Be sure to get in touch to organize a private trip

$399 + GST. 2 days of paddling

This trip is by request. If are a group of 2-5 wishing to paddle with us in the Gulf Islands let us know and we can arrange for a date  for you and your group. 

Read about Kayaking in the Southern Gulf Islands with Gabriola Sea Kayaking in  Harbors Magazine

Join us for the perfect overnight weekend get away on Gabriola and the surrounding waters of Mudge, Link, De Courcey, Galliano and Valdez Islands. The Gulf Islands are a kayaker’s paradise with a warm mediterranean climate and endless opportunities for exploration. Sheltered waters, dramatic sandstone shorelines and large white shell midden beaches are a highlight. The paddling is suitable for beginners and all levels of ability. Its an all inclusive trip!, including tents, thermarests and meals (except lunches).


No kayaking 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 take along six single kayaks and two double kayaks and take turns in the variety of boats – Necky TESLA’s,  ARLUK III’s – IV’s, Current Designs SOLSTICE GT’s,and NimbusTELKWA’s. Our group size is ten, including guides. 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. The Gulf islands Islands offer both protected waters for  novice paddlers and an ideal first time environment, and more challenging conditions in Gabriola and Porlier Pass for those that desire so on a longer trip in the area.  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.


After a brief paddling introduction, we head out the first morning, returning early afternoon on the final day in time for people to catch ferries from Nanaimo returning to Vancouver.  We have multiple route options in Gulf Islands and keep our itinerary flexible.


We’ll take care of dinner and breakfast using fabulous local produce and Gabriola products where we can.  Each person is responsible for taking care of their own lunches for the duration of the trip.

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
  • Tents
  • Thermarest (sleeping pad)
  • Cooking equipment
  • Guide
  • Dry bags (one 20 litre bag per person)
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners

Does Not Include

  • Transportation
  • Lunches
  • Accommodations the night before trip start
  • Sleeping bag
  • Your travel insurance for evacuation costs in the event of an emergency. Although really unlikely, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. You will be billed for water taxi/helicopter or other transport costs


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!