6-Day Broughton Archipelago Kayaking Tour
All equipment and meals provided
Extended tour to prime locations by use of water taxi
Friendly & certified guides
Enjoy Our All-inclusive 6-Day Sea Kayak Expedition Of The Broughton Archipelago
On this extended 6-day tour, we will cross both the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound to delve deep into the Broughton Archipelago. Indulge in the unparalleled tranquility of this majestic archipelago that boasts over 200 islands and stretches all the way to the mainland of Canada. Enjoy the best of both worlds by experiencing wildlife hotspots in the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound before losing yourself in the hushed serenity of the Broughton Archipelago. Paddling one way from Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island to the mainland and using a water taxi one way, this tour is made for adventurers looking for a longer challenge.
Experience this world class marine environment extensively by kayak — the least invasive form of transportation in the area
Use expedition-level equipment (high quality kayaks, paddles, paddling gear, paddling clothing, camping gear)
All guides are highly experienced with the area and have professional training outside of their guiding certifications regarding risk management, hazard analysis, interpretation and more
Experience the abundant wilderness of the area: bears, birds, orcas, sea lions… Without a doubt, you’re bound to be speechless throughout your adventure
An extended 6-day tour that will take you away from the hustle of busy day life and immerse you in nature’s finest element
All of your meals and equipment are included in the tour price so that you don’t have to worry about various extra costs or missing an important piece of gear
$2199 CAD per person
Bauza Cove, Telegraph Cove BC
Sunday departure dates, weekly
6 days, 5 nights
2 minimum, 10 maximum
Due to the remote and lengthy nature of this trip, we recommend that participants are 16 years and older and have some experience with remote, self-supported trips. Minors (under 19) will require a parent/guardian signature for our waiver, and all participants must fill out a medical form before booking. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact us.
We ask all who come to bring a respectful attitude towards the natural environment and your fellow kayakers. The weather and wildlife are out of our control, but our attitudes are not!
- All paddling equipment
- All camping equipment
- Water taxi cost included
- All food
- Top-level guides certified by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia, recognized internationally as a leader in the sea kayak industry
- Parking at Telegraph Cove
- Safety gear
- Paddling jacket & pants
- Sleeping bags & mats
- Camp chairs
- Cooking & kitchen gear
- Day 1: lunch, dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, appetizers and snacks
- Day 2-6: 3 meals, snacks, appetizers, drinks
- Day 7: breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks
What to bring
- Sunglasses & sunscreen
- Rain jacket
- A detailed packing list is sent upon receipt of deposit
- 2 sets of synthetic clothing for paddling (quick dry pants, thermal underlayer, quick dry base layer, insulating mid layer (fleece, pile, poly, etc.), and swim shorts. We recommend that you stay away from cotton clothing.
- Comfortable, warm, synthetic clothing to relax and adventure in camp
- A rain jacket and rain pants for camp clothes
- Footwear for paddling, such as neoprene booties or running shoes with wool socks. Our beaches are mostly rocky so bring a supportive shoe with a good sole (no flip flops!).
- Footwear for camp (rubber boots, light hiking shoes, running shoes)
- Swim shorts to wear over paddling pants. You can use these to paddle in or swim on sunny days!
- Book to read while at camp
- Camera if you choose — please note that we will be in a marine environment
- Alcoholic drinks if you wish
We will try to reschedule or refund. Please check our terms & conditions for more information.
Overview of our 6-day expedition
If you’re looking for the complete experience that will take you on an extended journey through the incredible and untamed wilderness of the BC coast, then look no further. We’ll start by paddling out from Bauza Cove and across the Johnstone Strait exploring the habitats of minke whales, orcas, and harbour seals. We’ll then paddle across to Blackfish Sound, passing through areas common for humpback whales, Dall’s porpoises, and Steller sea lions. Finally, we’ll paddle through the Broughton Archipelago in search of vast migratory birds, sea lion haul outs, harbour porpoises, and some of the best intertidal life in the area before boarding a water taxi to boat us back to Telegraph Cove. This trip can also run in reverse by taking a water taxi on the first morning to the heart of the Archipelago before paddling for the next 6 days back to Telegraph Cove.
This tour involves six days of kayaking, and some of those days, we paddle as much as 20 km or more and camp in remote areas with very few developed services. It is best for ages 16 years old and above, especially those who have experience with remote, self-supported trips. However, we appreciate the universal benefits nature has on every one of us. Please contact us directly if you are interested in this adventure and do not have previous experience.