Not Offered in 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
$1850+GST – 10 days 2 way water taxi
One of our most remote and rugged kayak tours. Traditional territory to the Ka:’yu:’k't’h'/Che:k:tles7et’h', this cultural landscape provides a gateway to some of the finest sea kayaking Vancouver Island has to offer. We’ll explore spectacular rock studded coastline, sandy beaches, and the islands and islets of The Brooks the Bunsby’s, ending up on Spring Island in the Mission Group. Marine and wildlife are abundant with awe inspiring tide pools, sea lions, porpoises, sea birds, eagles, bears, seals and deer. The colony of sea otters which inhabit the area are always a highlight and chance whale sightings, simply remarkable. Welcome to the wild west coast.
Unlike our other trips, experience is required and we do insist that you know how to swim, have a good fitness level and a good sense of adventure. All kayaking and safety equipment is provided, including dry bags. We take along 6 to 8 single kayaks and 2 or 3 double kayaks – PASSAT’s, SKANA’s, TOFINO’s and take turns in a variety of boats – TESLA’s, SOLSTICE GT’s, ARLUK III – IV’s, and NIMBUS TELKWA’s. Our maximum group size is 10 including guides, often group size is smaller. We paddle approximately 4-6 hours each day, leaving plenty of time for hiking in the woods, or just relaxing on the beach. Weather and sea conditions will ultimately determine our route. Weather can be tempermental often requiring rapid changes in plans at a moments notice, – please come expecting this. This region is also very exposed so PLEASE EXPECT LOTS OF WIND and the potential of being windbound as a result! The area offers some protected paddling between rocky islets as well as the opportunity, weather permitting, for paddlers to get a taste of the exposed west coast and ocean swells generated by the Pacific Ocean (This trip isn’t a good first choice if you have troubles with motion sickness, as it is generally more exposed than our other destinations). Our first day can be challenging, as strong headwinds can blow down the Inlet as we paddle out. Our Kyuquot trips have water taxi transport at one end to minimize inlet paddling and maximize the area we can cover. 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.
Matt & Jen
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 organize the meal schedule and can forward you some suggestions about what keeps and packs well if you wish.
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%.
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- Boat transport to or from fair Harbour
- All kayaking equipment
- Cooking equipment
- Two guides/outfitters
- Dry bags (one 20 litre bag per person)
- LOTS OF FUN
Does Not Include
- Transportation to and from Fair Harbour
- We share meal purchase & preparation (meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 6)
- Accommodations in Zeballos the night before trip start (camping is almost always free)
- Tents (rentals available for $45 if you reserve well in advance)
- Sleeping bag & camping mat
- Your travel insurance for evacuation costs in the event of an emergency. Although really unlikely, we highly reccommend purchasing travel insurance. You will be billed for water taxi/helicopter or other transport costs