Sea Kayaking Hakai and the Outer Islands of the Great Bear Rainforest

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.

$1949  CDN + GST – includes two way water taxi. 10 days of paddling – 2 days on either end for overnight travel/ferry access

Remote  islands and islets, long meandering inlets, secluded lagoons, white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife create a landscape of  mythical proportions. Traditional Territory of the Heiltsuk, we’ll explore the outer coast and islands south of Bella Bella, to the north tip of Calvert Island.


This is our most remote and longest journey. We do require you to have some kayaking experience,  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 Nimbus TELKWA’s. Our group size is ten, including guides. We paddle approximately 4 – 6 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.


TBA – Contact Matt & Jen for Details


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%.

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
  • 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