Kayak Vancouver Island with Wildcoast: Kayak Tours with No experience required!
Explore by kayak Vancouver Island waterways! Our kayaks are stable, and safe to paddle. Wildcoast guides provide kayak instruction and safety procedures prior to your first launch, and assist during your kayak tour with tweaking your technique.
Being on the water provides the chance to be closer to the wildlife resident on the west coast giving our guests an experience beyond words and some amazing photo opportunities. When you kayak Vancouver Island and its surrounding area, early morning provides an opportunity to paddle in the morning mist, while afternoon paddles often include lunch on remote beaches of surrounding islands and islets. Sunset paddles are a serene and wonderful way to wind down the day prior to the evening meal. Always aware of weather and ocean conditions, Wildcoast guides ensure your kayak tour is memorable and an experience not to be missed.
Kayak Vancouver Island: Orca Base Camp Kayak Tour
Paddling from our Orca Base Camp is a treat for both beginners and the experienced paddler, kayaks are not loaded with expedition gear and kayaking long distances is not required.
Kayak Vancouver Island: Discovery Islands or Desolation Sound Kayak Tour
Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound kayak tours are “Expedition” style trips, meaning, you pack your gear, supplies, food and personal items into your kayak and to campsites each night of your trip. Guides assist and ensure boats are packed evenly and efficiently amongst the group. Safety is paramount, therefore your guide will determine each day’s paddling route based on tides, ocean and weather conditions, and group paddling ability. We’re fortunate to be in an environment so conducive to kayak exploration, both long and short distance paddles provide outstanding experiences.
Kayak Vancouver Island: Fjordlands Ultimate Expedition
The Fjordlands Kayak Tour is also an expedition-style kayak tour, but a more challenging route with less flexibility. Because of the remote rocky location, ideal wilderness campsites are few and further between, requiring certain distances to be covered each day in order to reach and make camp. This trip is great for experienced paddlers, or novice paddlers in excellent shape that would like to challenge themselves to longer trips. All paddlers joining this trip are recommended to have a good fitness level, and a tenacious spirit.
Our kayak trips are highly recommended for nature photography. Whether you have a point and shoot camera, an SLR, or underwater camera (or all three!), your photos will be worthy of a premium spot on your mantle, Facebook page, or other favourite spot for full bragging rights of your unforgettable kayak adventure.
All Wildcoast sea kayak guides are skilled, well educated, dedicated, professional outdoor leaders who hold certificates in Wilderness First Aid.