3 Day Broken Group Islands Kayaking Expedition

The 3 Day Kayaking Odyssey is an inspirational adventure. A truly memorable way to spend quality time with your friends and family while exploring the coastline, seeing wildlife and experiencing the joy of sea kayaking.

On this trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore the wild and beautiful islands and islets of Barkley Sound. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, paddle with harbour seals while eagles soar right above your head.

Our tours include all of your kayaking and camping equipment, including a Mutha Hubba tent, an Exped sleeping mat (for adults only), and a Helinox cot and beach chair. You need only to bring your personal items and a sleeping bag! If you don’t have a sleeping bag, we can provide you with a clean and comfortable sleeping bag for an additional fee.
* Duration: 3 days
* Starts: Ucluelet, Canada
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours




The 3 Day Kayaking Odyssey is an inspirational adventure. A truly memorable way to spend quality time with your friends and family while exploring the coastline, seeing wildlife and experiencing the joy of sea kayaking.

On this trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore the wild and beautiful islands and islets of Barkley Sound. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, paddle with harbour seals while eagles soar right above your head.

Our tours include all of your kayaking and camping equipment, including a Mutha Hubba tent, an Exped sleeping mat (for adults only), and a Helinox cot and beach chair. You need only to bring your personal items and a sleeping bag! If you don’t have a sleeping bag, we can provide you with a clean and comfortable sleeping bag for an additional fee.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hello Nature Adventure Tours, 200 Hemlock Street Small Graft Harbour, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0 Canada

No kayaking experience is necessary; participants must be comfortable in and around water, in good enough shape for 4 to 6 hours of daily kayaking and some easy hiking.

Day 1

We will meet at 1943 Peninsula road at the Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina to load our gear and head out. The one hour water taxi ride will give you a glimpse of the rugged and breath-taking beauty of the coast and Barkley Sound. We will be dropped of at one of the many sandy beaches within the Broken Group Islands. After unloading and sending off the water taxi we will assist and teach you how to fit everything in to the kayaks. Your guide will do a safety pre-trip talk, explaining and demonstrating the fundamentals of kayaking. You will learn or review how to get in and out, proper sitting position, paddle techniques, what to do in an emergency and of course answer any questions or concerns you might have.

Your guide will assist you if needed with launching your kayak.

Never be shy of asking questions, whether about safety, kayaking, the sea and wild life we encounter or the forest ecology. Our guides have been working in this part of the world for many years and are very knowledgeable about kayaking and about the area.

Our itinerary will be determined by group ability and weather. We are aiming to paddle 4-6 hours per day leaving plenty of time for other activities and for relaxing. There will be plenty of opportunity to take photos, have a snack or to go for that washroom break. Our goal is comfort, we believe that fun and adventure shouldn’t be painful or too strenuous. We will stop for a lunch break and your guide will prepare a delicious meal while you kick back, relax and take in the surrounding beauty.

We will set up camp for the night at one of the 7 designated campsites with outhouses in the Broken Group Islands. Once we arrive on our chosen site your guide will point out all facilities and campsites and assist you with setting up your tent. Snacks and hot drinks will be served after camp is set up.

Dinner will be served between 6 and 7 pm. After a wholesome meal and dessert, we look forward to bonding through everyone pitching in to cleanup. All designated campsites permit campfires. Storytelling around the fire or enjoying time alone is your choice but before we all say good night we will have a quick briefing with the whole group regarding the next day’s schedule.

Day 2

We aim to have breakfast between 7 and 9 am – depending on weather. We may move camp every day or stay at one campsite for the entire trip. The guide will have final say, as we need to take weather and group ability into account.

Paddling and enjoying lunches on different locations within the islands will be a daily routine. There will be plenty of opportunity to discover inter-tidal life , explore old-growth forests, and ancient First Nation Village sites.

Day 3

On the final kayaking day, after paddlling for the day, we will be picked up by water taxi and whisked back to Ucluelet. We will exchange email addresses and hugs so we can share photos and keep in touch.

Duration: 3 days