This trip is a journey through the entire length of the Broughton Marine Park and it's Archipelago. Days are long and rewarding; trip features a sense of exploration. Wildlife rookeries, hidden passages and remote beaches are all visited on these trips through the entire length of the Park. You will experience the sounds of whales from your tent site. Summer days end with a colorful sunset that lasts for over an hour.
These trips take in the true wilderness areas of the Broughton Marine Park. And offer you six days to build your sea kayak skills in waters full of active wildlife.
Interaction with a few notable homesteaders will start this wonder journey through what some say.....is the best kayak experience on the West Coast.
Arrival Day: Arrival in Telegraph Cove or Port McNeill ( Note accommodation requires a reservation a few months before the summer season to ensure availability) is usually late in the day. Call us to tell us you are in the area. Pre-trip meeting information will be forwarded to you before you arrive in the North Island. The meeting is scheduled to introduce you to your guides and do a gear check, fit a PFD, try a paddle and familiarize you with a sea kayak. We will also go over the route we will taking on the marine chart of the area.
Note: This trip has a few different highlights and a flexible itinerary set in consultation with guests before trip is booked.
Meet at 8:30 am out front of the Tourist Information Centre in Port McNeill. Load our shuttle boat and cruise through the land of Humpback, Sperm and Minke Whales to our first camp deep in the Broughton Archipelago. Set camp and grab a bit to eat. Mid morning kayak to dust off the cobwebs and atune ourselves to nature. Salmon Dinner.
A traveling day in AM to our first campsite along a sheltered route with defined passages. Viewing and photo time in an area with wildlife rookeries and local habitats. An afternoon stroll in the unique coastal rainforest. View flora and fauna. Pasta and seafood for dinner. Small beach fire to end a nice day. Tuna Dinner
A traveling day in AM move to a feature camp for sunsets.
PM explore the rustic islets and scenic passages with visible marine life.
Listen to a shoreline, alive with sounds of kingfishers, eagles, and myriad seabirds.
Small beach fire to end the day. Mexican Dinner Night
Layover day with a morning paddle to visit a nearby seal rookery.
Lunch on an islet and time to explore by land.
Paddle a route back to camp where the sea lions frequent. A night for star gazing. Pasta Dinner Night
Our first chance to paddle in the same waters as Humpback Whales and abundant bird life. Island hop across a small group of unique islets.
Explore the shoreline and coves of the many islets and Island of the entrance to Knight Inlet.
Navigate the waters of the mouth of Knight Inlet and its many rustic islets. Barbe
Last morning on water early today, pack up gear, sea kayak amongst small islets and islands. Last look at whales, porpoise,eagles and other wildlfie that morning.
Visit seal rookery and waters frequent by local wildlife. Stop for whales on the way back to base.
After a relaxing lunch we will load our shuttle boat and begin our voyage (we stop for whales) back to Port McNeill, arriving late afternoon 2-3:00 pm)
Email us with your preferred trip dates and group size and we will confirm and book you in for your trip.
Trip Cost: CAD$1695 per person
Group Rates: start @ CAD$1595 per person (grp of 4)
Trip Deposit: CAD$250 per person
Trip Days: Monday - Saturday (Custom Dates +15%)
June 26-01 July 03-08 July 10-15, July 17-23. August 14-19, August 21-26, September 04-09 September 11-16