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Gulf Island Explorer ~ Sea Kayaking

Treat yourself to 3 days of fantastic paddling as we explore the coastlines of Link, DeCourcy and Valdes Islands. This is a perfect introduction for those of you who want to have a “taste” of multi-day sea kayaking before committing to a longer expedition or a west coast adventure. Our trip embarks and ends from Cedar-by-the-Sea, just south of Nanaimo and includes camping accommodation, delicious meals and snacks, professional and experienced guides, and equipment. Join us for a relaxing adventure while we explore the many splendid islets of the Northern Gulf Islands.

The Gulf Islands are one of BC's most popular kayak destinations. Bald eagles, cormorants and harbour seals thrive in these islands. The sculptured sandstone cliffs of the shorelines show off the colourful wildflowers. Their shelves and crevices are home to many nesting birds, including cliff swallows, pigeon guillemots, and peregrine falcons. The gnarled Garry Oak, Douglas Fir and the twisted Arbutus trees create picturesque rolling meadows, one of the rarest ecosystems in the world.

Explore the intertidal zone and enjoy the sensation of viewing the shorelines up close and personal - in a kayak.

Itinerary Dates More Info Book Online
Day 1

Meet at Cedar-by-the-Sea Boat Ramp
Camping Accommodation

Day 2


Camping Accommodation

Day 3


Return to Cedar-by-the-Sea Boat Ramp

At a Glance
Activity Level: Moderate
Trip Length: 3 days/2 nights
Group Size:

Min: 4

Max: 12

Lodging: Camping Accommodation
Meals: Included (2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
Cost: $529
Trip Includes
  • Professional, experienced & fun Guides
  • High quality single & double sea kayaks
  • Sea kayaking & safety equipment
  • Gear provided: Mountain Hardware & The North Face tents (2 people/tent), Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads, & camp chairs
  • Delicious meals, tasty snacks, great coffee & wine
2012 Dates

May 19 - 21 *Private Tour

June 13 - 15 *Private Tour

June 20 - 22

More Information
  • No kayak experience necessary
  • 4-6 hours of kayaking per day
  • Experienced leadership
  • Safety is number one priority
  • Learn as you go
  • A welcome package including detailed gear list will be sent to you upon registration
  • Trip itineraries are a combination active adventure and relaxing vacation and are adjusted according to weather conditions and to suit the needs of the group