Broughton Archipelago (25.200)

Location: Queen Charlotte Strait
Price: $1650.00
Duration: 6 days/5 nights

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Departs from/arrives at: Port McNeill
Accomodations: Camping
Tour Type: Leisure Tour
Activity Level: Novice
Nearest Town/Village: Port McNeill
Inclusions:
  • Kayaks double or single
  • Professional Guides
  • Kayak instruction
  • Safety equipment
  • Camping equipment and tents
  • Cooking equipment
  • Meals as stated on itinerary
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sheets
  • Thermarest
  • Paddling Jacket
  • Dry bags
  • Group hydrophone
  • Parking
  • Return water taxi tranportation between Port McNeill and the Broughton Archipelago.
Exclusions: GST
Guest Parking: Yes Details:
First Nations: Visit sites with evidence of past First Nations use.
Additional Information:
Over six days we kayak between the mouth of Fife Sound, along the eastern edge of Queen Charlotte Strait, through the archipelago, and into Blackfish Sound and Johnstone Strait. We usually camp at four different wilderness campsites during the trip. We have a number of different sites to choose from; some involve camping in the forest, others on tent platforms on rocky points, and others on pebble beaches. The exact locations used on each trip depend upon a number of factors such as group size, wildlife viewing opportunities, and weather. meals during the kayak trip are provided and prepared by your guides. We’re proud of our menu that includes abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, a wide variety of international dishes, and freshly baked treats. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated given sufficient prior notification. Transportation is all-inclusive from Port McNeill by our network of vans and water taxis.

Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    Plan to be in Port McNeill the night before the kayak tour departs. There is a pre-trip meeting at 8:00 pm with your guides at our office, located at 1790A Campbell Way, across the street from the Haida Way Inn and next to the Black Bear Resort. Your guides provide you with an overview for your trip, distribute dry bags to pack your clothing, and answer any questions you may have.

    We meet at 7:30am to head down to the marina to load our water taxi. It is just a short walk from the hotels, and all your bags are transported by our van. Vehicles and extra luggage can be left at your hotel while you are on your kayak tour. If you are not staying at a hotel or B&B with parking, we have limited free parking and luggage storage available at our office.

    The hour long water taxi ride takes us to our first campsite, where we’ll settle in. The guides provide a site orientation and paddle briefing. We head out for a paddle before lunch giving you time to get used to the kayaks, the wilderness setting and each other.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    2

    We being to explore Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park, a provincial, located in the Broughton Archipelago in Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast.
    During this nomadic tour, we’ll normally break camp 3 – 4 times, exploring the area around each camp before moving on.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    3

    If the weather conditions allow, we paddle along the edge of the Archipelago in Queen Charlotte Strait, home to seabirds, seals, humpback whales, and expansive views. Turning into the sheltered waters of the Archipelago, we can explore this mystical area and its First Nations sites, hidden bays, and rich rainforest.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    4

    With a wealth of diverse wildlife including humpback whales, harbour seals, porpoises, black bears, bald eagles, and seabirds plus thousands of years of First Nations’ culture and history, the Broughton Archipelago is a great location for an early season kayak tour.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    5

    Each trip is different, and your guides will change the itinerary from daily based on weather, tides, and group interests. But rest assured, exploration, wildlife viewing, and relaxing are a part of every trip.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    6

    On our last day, we linger over breakfast, snap a few last photographs, and enjoy one last short paddle before our journey ends. After lunch we pack up camp and board our water taxi for the return journey to Port McNeill, arriving around 3:00 pm.

    We usually arrive back in Port McNeill in enough time for you to fly out of Port Hardy or catch a late ferry back to the mainland, but delays do happen. We strongly suggest that our guests spend the last night in Port McNeill, enjoy a hot shower, and slowly transition out of vacation mode. Most guests choose to do this, and guests and guides often get together for a no-host farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Accomodation: Accommodation by Customer

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From Our Blog

"One of the Best Holidays of My Life"

Tuesday, February 9 2016

Here's a fantastic comment we received from Ann after her kayak vacation last August, her second Vancouver Island Kayak tour.

Scott, As we spoke earlier I can't thank you enough for being the facilitator in what truly has to be the best or at at least one of the best holidays of my life.  I only say one as my husband is not here and I wish he could have experienced the wonders of British Columbia nature first hand.

I had two wonderful but very different kayak trips.  The first to the Broken Island Group and the second up here in Port Mc Neil.  I enjoyed both for different reasons.  Different geographies. Wildlife and also fellow travellers on the trip but both wonderfully well organised and the natural beauty of this place speaks for itself.

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