Broken Group Humpback and Grey Whale Safari (306.274)

Location: Broken Island Group
Price: $1799.00
Duration: 6 days/5 nights

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Departs from/arrives at: Nanaimo
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
  • Paddling Jacket
  • Dry bags
  • Group hydrophone
  • Transportation to/from Nanaimo, BC to Launch site. Sleeping bags and mat can be rented from us as required
Exclusions: Gratuities
Guest Parking: Yes Details: Some parking by arrangement available at our office location in Cowichan Bay
First Nations: The Broken Group Islands is seeped in First Nations history, with areas of archaeological interest, stories and myths.
Additional Information:
We include transportation from Nanaimo, camp close to the launch site on the fist day, preparing you for your journey, teach you basic kayaking strokes, spend 5 days kayaking the beautiful Broken Group Islands. Our tours are 6 days by design to to allow our guests sufficient time to unwind from their busy professional lives and connect with nature and the simple pleasures of life.

Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    Guest Pick up:
    If you are staying in Nanaimo the night before we will pick you up from your accommodation between 0930 and 1030 am.
    If arriving by ferry from Mainland Vancouver in the morning we will meet you at whichever Nanaimo terminal you will be arriving at between 9:45 - 10:15 am
    We will drive to Toquart Bay, stopping for lunch in Port Alberni on route. At Toquart Bay, we will unload and a water taxi will transport us and the kayaks directly to one of the islands. During the afternoon here we will cover topics such as fitting you to your kayak, camping etiquette, safety during tour, camp set up, packing for kayaking (transfer personal items to dry bags) and group/individual expectations. Depending upon conditions and time, we may go for a short paddle to familiarize you with kayaks and paddle strokes.

    Meals: Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    2

    We will maintain our camp and make a day trip allowing us time to explore the surrounding islands, and bays, keeping an eye out for humpback and grey whales feeding, and other wildlife. We will either return to camp for lunch or enjoy a picnic on one of the other islands. Due to regular thermal winds, afternoon are often spent relaxing at camp, or exploring the shoreline. During this time, your guide will consider and discuss options for the next days paddling objectives.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    3

    There are many options for kayaking within the Broken Group. These usually combine camping in one location for a few nights and exploring surrounding islands and waterways, and moving camp to explore mid or outer islands. The itinerary on these days is dependent on sea conditions, group goals and considerations.
    Most days begin with a cooked breakfast:
    Paddle and Explore the Islands. LUNCH Relax on the beach and Paddle some more.
    Time to relax before/explore tide pools/beach
    Dinner and discuss Plan for next day.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    4

    There are many options for kayaking within the Broken Group. These usually combine camping in one location for a few nights and exploring surrounding islands and waterways, and moving camp to explore mid or outer islands. The itinerary on these days is dependent on sea conditions, group goals and considerations.
    Most days begin with a cooked breakfast:
    Paddle and Explore the Islands. LUNCH Relax on the beach and Paddle some more.
    Time to relax before/explore tide pools/beach
    Dinner and discuss Plan for next day.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    5

    Today we will move camp, so that we spend our final evening and night at Hand Island. On route we will visit some of the archaeological fish traps build by the First Nations. If conditions are favorable we may also make a trip over to the Pinkerton Islets and back to Hand.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accomodation: Camping

  • Day
    6

    Our camp on Hand Island is ideally located for us to journey back to Toquart Bay by kayak in the calmer morning waters. We arrive at Toquart Bay, around lunch time. After we have unloaded our kayaks we will eat lunch, then beging our journey back to Nanaimo. We will stop at a local First Nations carver’s studio, and store on route giving you an opportunity to purchase gifts, or memorabilia. We usually arrive back in Nanaimo between 3 – 5pm

    Note: Our paddling itinerary is subject to wind and weather and other conditions, and while a tentative plan can be made, final plans and routes may change at any given time. Guides will discuss objectives with guests, however, the final route and daily plans will be made by the lead guide. Their final decision will be based on group safety and the best interests of Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Accomodation: Accommodation by Customer

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