7-Day Broughton Archipelago Kayaking Tour

All equipment and meals provided

Extended tour to prime locations

Friendly & certified guides

Enjoy Our All-inclusive 7-day Kayak Tour Of The Broughton Archipelago

On this extended week-long 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 all the way from Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island to the mainland and back, this tour is made for adventurers looking for a longer challenge.

Highlights

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 7-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

Trip details

Price

$1989 CAD per person


Meeting time

8:30AM


Meeting point

Bauza Cove, Telegraph Cove BC


Season

Sundays, July 5 through September 20


Duration

7 days, 6 nights


Group size

2 minimum, 10 maximum


Participation requirements

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!


Included
  • All paddling equipment
  • All camping equipment
  • 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
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Paddling equipment

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Sprayskirts
  • Safety gear
  • PFD
  • Paddling jacket & pants

Camping equipment

  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags & mats
  • Cots
  • Camp chairs
  • Cooking & kitchen gear

Food

  • Day 1: coffee + muffins on first morning, 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
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera
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  • 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!
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Book to read while at camp
  • Headlamp
  • Camera if you choose — please note that we will be in a marine environment
  • Alcoholic drinks if you wish

Cancellation policy

We will try to reschedule or refund. Please check our terms & conditions for more information.

Overview of our 7-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 in 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.

This tour involves seven 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.