Beyond Broughton Nomad is a 6 day sea kayak adventure that explores the remote inlets and waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest. Kayak experience is required for these trips. Our trip starts at a rustic float house (see map) on a quiet inlet embraced by wilderness.
Our route takes us from sheltered waters into the open waters and the edge of the Western islands and islets of the Broughton Marine Park. For six days, we will explore the outside reaches of an exposed coastline with a great variety of wildlife and great fishing.
This is an adventure for paddlers and outdoor folks who wish to venture on a trip that will not see other paddlers but will engage in the solitude of wilderness. Maximum time to explore waters rich in marine life. Ending at a camp on the outside on an islet where it is hard not to get a photo of a never ending sunset This adventure travel trip is always full of surprises and delightful marine mammal encounters. This trip starts at 8:30 AM the morning of departure and ends upon our return to the office in Port McNeill at 3:00 PM on the final day of our trip.
Arrival Day: Arrival in Port McNeill is for a nights accommodation. Pre-trip meeting in Port McNeill @ 7:30 pm the evening before your departure date. The meeting is scheduled to introduce your guides, check your gear, fit PFD, fit a paddle and answer any questions you might have about the trip. We will familiarize you with a double sea kayak and review our route on the marine chart of the area.
Note: This trip is designed for folks who have paddled before. It can be a challenging journey through moving water and open passages.
Meet at 8:30 am out front of the Tourist Information Centre Port McNeill, BC.Morning cruise to our first camping destination. Whale sightings along the way. Stow gear at floathouse, catch a bit to eat and go sea kayaking mid-morning. Unique inlet with calm waters, lagoons and a small cluster of islets all to explore. Opportunities to see a vast amount of wildlife and marine mammals.
A sea kayak travelling day in AM to our first campsite through a sheltered route with defined passages.
Paddling will be challenging through a narrows and crossing of large open passage.
Chances of encounter with humpback whales or traveling white-sided dolphins.
Option to do an extended paddle into a Lagoon.
A travelling day in AM move to a feature camp for sunsets. Great opportunities for fishing today.
PM explore the small group islands and scenic passages with visible marine life.
Listen to a shoreline, alive with sounds of kingfishers, eagles, and myriad sea birds.
Mexican night for dinner. Small beach fire to end the day.
Layover day with an morning paddle to visit a nearby wildlife rookeries.
Lunch on an islet and time to explore by land.
Paddle a route back to camp where the sealions frequent.
Pasta dinner. A night for star gazing.
Transit the waters where the seal rookeries attracts transcient orca.
Amazing birdlife along the route to a camp near eagle nests.
Explore the shoreline and coves of the islets of QCS.
AM pack up gear, sea kayak amongst small islets and islands.
Visit seal rookery and waters frequent by local wildlife.
After a relaxing lunch we will load our shuttle boat and begin our voyage back to Port McNeill, arriving late afternoon 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Email us with your preferred trip dates and group size and we'll confirm availability.
Trips Start and End: Port McNeill, BC
Trip Support Vessel: “MV Discovery Skiff”
Trip Cost: CAD$1795 per person
Group Rates start at: CAD$6200 group of (4)
Trip Deposit: CAD$250.00 per person
June 07-09 June 14-16 June 28-30
September 07-09 September 13-15 September 20-22