5 day Broken Group Islands (322.268)

Location: Broken Island Group
Price: $1495.00
Duration: 5 days/4 nights

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Departs from/arrives at: Ucluelet
Accomodations: Camping
Tour Type: Leisure Tour
Activity Level: Novice
Nearest Town/Village: Ucluelet
Inclusions:
  • Kayaks double or single
  • Professional Guides
  • Kayak instruction
  • Safety equipment
  • Camping equipment and tents
  • Cooking equipment
  • Meals as stated on itinerary
  • Thermarest
  • Paddling Jacket
  • Dry bags
  • Parking
  • Water taxi to and from Broken Group Islands
Exclusions:
Guest Parking: Yes Details:
First Nations:
Additional Information:
On this fulfilling 5-Day Kayak Expedition you will travel by water taxi right into the heart of the Broken Group Islands.This trip is fully catered. All your meals, snacks, desserts and hot drinks are provided. Your menu can be adjusted for all food allergies and preferences. We take a lot of pride in coming up with a delicious and satisfying menu!In addition, our trips also include all of your kayaking and camping equipment including a Mutha Hubba tent, Exped sleeping mat, and a Helinox cot and beach chair. You will only need to bring your personal items and a sleeping bag! If you’re not travelling with a sleeping bag, we can provide you with a clean and comfortable sleeping bag for a small additional fee.By the end of your expedition you will be so entranced with the Broken Group Islands that you may not want to go home.Tours leave every Monday, April 1 to September 30. Private excursions can be arranged for Groups of 4 or more guests.

Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    The trip starts off with a half hour boat ride with your guide, your kayak, and all the equipment you need to be self-sufficient. When you arrive at your sheltered beach together we will get your kayaks and gear set up. Lessons will be given and any safety concerns and procedures will be explained.

    Before long you will be on your way kayaking through a vast maze of islands & islets. We will enjoy a full day of kayaking before we reach one of the 7 campsites with in the Broken Group Islands where you will have dinner and enjoy the comfort of your Mutha Hubba tent, Exped sleeping mat, and a Helinox cot and beach chair.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation:

  • Day
    2

    Each morning we have breakfast at 8:00 and set off paddling at around 9:00 am. At around noon we stop for our first lunch break while your guide prepares a tasty meal, letting you kick back, relax or go on a short hike to stretch your legs. As you’ll come to experience, the quality of food that we offer on this trip is one of the biggest things our guests rave about.

    We will be paddling throughout the day and will enjoy our lunches on different locations within the islands. There will be plenty of opportunity to take pictures, discover the rich inter tidal life, explore old growth forest, ancient First Nation Village sites and ancient fish traps.

    Please never be shy of asking questions, whether it is about safety, kayaking, the abundant sea and wild life we encounter or forest ecology. All our guides have been working in this part of the world for some time now and are extremely knowledgeable about the area and most plants and creatures that live here.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    3

    Regardless of where we camp on each day, your guide will show you some amazing sites and share with you all of her or his favorite places within the 100 islands. In the sheltered bays, we’ll view the intertidal life, the multi coloured little fish, the colourful sea anemones, the urchins and sea cucumbers. It’s like being in a huge outdoor aquarium! The water looks tropical, great for swimming and snorkeling on those hot summer days.

    As well, for those who would like to increase their skill level, lessons are always available on a variety of topics: ask your guide about navigation, weather interpretation, paddling techniques and camping. In the evening, feel free to strike out on your own to explore the island.

    All designated campsites permit campfires. So, if you feel social, you could join others around the fire or enjoy the sunset in solidarity or with a loved one. Before we all say good night and go dream about the ocean, we’ll have a quick talk about the next day's schedule.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    4

    We continue our exploration of the Islands. With a network of channels, lagoons and sandy beaches, these 100 or so islands offer an ideal place for novice and advanced sea kayakers. We navigate the quiet passages of the inner islands, stopping at isolated beaches for lunch and to stretch our legs.

    Depending on the abilities of the group members and the weather, we can also paddle to the more open waters of the outer islands. Wildlife is abundant, gray & humpback whales, harbour seals, sealions, bald eagles and black tail deer represent great wildlife spotting opportunities in Barkley Sound. Your guide will also explain how our whale watching practices conform to " Be Whale Wise " guidelines established by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    5

    On our last day we will enjoy a morning paddle before being picked up by our water taxi and whisked back to Ucluelet just in time to have a late lunch and exchange emails so we can share photos and stay in touch.

    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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