WHALES, WILDLIFE, & WILDERNESS KAYAKING EXPEDITION
Whales, Wildlife and Wilderness Kayaking Trip, into remote areas of the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound.
This 4-Day trip includes a 3 hour exploration in a covered boat or zodiac that extends the trip into areas beyond the reach of our kayaks. This maximizes your immersion into areas known for spectacular wildlife encounters. Combing two of the prime reasons to visit this region: its abundant population of Orcas, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, and Seals and the remote beauty of the wilderness, this adventure is unforgettable.
Your trip begins with the exhilarating wildlife adventure by boat. Keeping busy while you are exploring, your sea kayaking expedition guides have camp set up and dinner prepped at the remote island where you will begin your kayaking journey. After a delicious wilderness feast, enjoy an optional evening kayak before heading to your tent for a peaceful night’s sleep.
The next morning you begin 3 days paddling down the coast, seeking more encounters with wildlife. Kayaking in the Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands region, the remote islands along your route provide an escape into the British Columbia wilderness.
This trip is ideal for all adventurers with a good level of fitness.
- Zodiac Whale Watching & Wilderness Tour (Day 1)
- Sea Kayaking (Day 1-4)
- Wilderness Camping on Remote Islands
- Spectacular Wildlife Encounters
- Delicious Local Fresh Food for Every Meal
- Quality Expedition Tents & Warm Sleeping Bags
- High Staff to Guest Ratio
- Small Group Size
Your arrival day!
Meet us at our shop on Quadra Island for a morning briefing. We will provide you with a dry bag for your belongings and prep you for your adventure. Then it’s down to the dock to jump aboard and head into the wilderness.
Heart of the Wilderness
Prepare to encounter wildlife, every inch of the coastline is home to whales, dolphins, seals and on land, bears and eagles. After an exhilarating boat tour, you will be dropped off on a remote island to begin your kayaking adventure.
Exploring the Coast
After a hearty breakfast, enjoy soaking in your surroundings as you begin kayaking down the coast. From whales to the inter-tidal life, each day has plentiful experiences.
Your comfy tent is a welcome sanctuary for rest and reflection each night.
On this last day you will be paddling back to our home base and be transported back to the Wildcoast shop on Quadra Island by mid-afternoon. A relaxing end point where you can hang out, grab a coffee and repack your belongings before heading out to your next destination.
Whales, Wildlife & Wilderness Kayaking Trip
4 Days, 3 Nights
August 31-September 3
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Each trip to be operated as an exclusive social bubble of up to 6 people (residents of Canada)
5 Frequently Asked Questions About This Trip
The impact of Covid-19 on every aspect of life means we all must do things a little differently. To determine if it is advisable to run trips in 2020, Wildcoast is following the directions provided by the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer. It’s important to note that restrictions are continually subject to change and can impact the ability to run scheduled trips. Regular updates can be found on our Covid-19 Updates page.
Social Bubbles consist of a tightly restricted group of people who are regularly in close physical contact such as families or friends, who socialize exclusively with each other.
We base our trip dates on historically good times to see Whales and other Wildlife in this area. Of course they are wild animals, so opportunities and frequency are left to them. The inclusion of a zodiac/covered boat trip with this expedition, extends the trip to areas beyond the reach of our kayaks. This maximizes your immersion into areas known for of Orcas, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, and Bears.
While no experience is required to participate in this kayaking tour, we recommend that you enjoy a challenge, have a positive mindset and that you are in good physical shape. 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. Learn more
Yes we provide excellent alternates for guests requiring a special menu. These modifications don’t compromise on the quality, freshness, or portion sizing of each meal (this may require an additional fee to cover the menu modification costs for your specific dietary requirement).
On this trip, we equip you with high-quality tents and sleeping bags that are ideal for the climate and expedition kayak camping – at no extra cost. This is so we can be assured you are best outfitted for the climate and conditions. This also prevents our guests from having to travel to our location with cumbersome camping gear.
If you are traveling with a friend or partner we will have you share a tent. If you are a solo traveler you will get your own tent and not be “bunked” with a stranger.
We provide our kayak vacation guests with a durable dry bag to pack your personal items into, and answer any last-minute questions you might have, during your morning briefing.
Follow our helpful PACKING LIST to be sure you come best prepared!
“We had humpback whales and orcas swimming in the bays where we camped. What more could you want from a West Coast adventure?“
“The food was excellent, our guides Emily and Tash were knowledgeable, competent, and accommodating, and each day’s adventures were outstanding! I would highly recommend this company and trip without any reservations!”
“The whole experience was exceptional. We had amazing weather, camping on 4 different islands with incredible food and service.“