Barkley Sound is a remarkable place to go kayaking with two very distinct Island groups, the Broken Group and Deer Group.
A mixture of private, crown and First Nation land the Deer Group offers unregulated and wild camping on some of the most beautiful islands in the area. Orca and Humpback Whales are often seen crossing Trevor Channel before reaching our first campsite. From here our expedition explores the rugged complex shorelines of Tzartus and Fleming Islands. Edward Kind Island offers the paddler exploration of some of the most magnificent sea caves and arches on the Island and hopefully, weather permitting, we can visit the Sea Lion colony on Folger Island at the far southerly end of the chain which can bear the brunt of Barley Sound’s storms.
Skill Level Required
The Deer Group is a little more exposed than the Broken Group, however, there is plenty of sheltered paddling so less experienced paddlers will enjoy the experience. A Paddle Canada L1 skills or equivalent is quite adequate to join one of our Deer Group Expeditions.
$825 + 5% GST
Experienced sea kayak instructors with previous experience of running expeditions to this location. Group gear for the expedition (tarp, kitchen equipment, utensils, water filtration, etc) - Good simple meals twice a day. First aid and kayak repair kits - Communication devices (VHF Radios and Garmin In reach) - 4:1 minimum participant to Instructor ratio. Paddle Canada Level 2 or 3 certification (optional)
Whats NOT included
Transportation to and camping at Poett Nook Marina.
Lunches, personal snacks and drinks.
High quality fiberglass sea kayak, safety gear, dry suit, carbon paddle, personal camping gear can be rented when booking if required.
Deer Group Expedition for 2022
April 13 - 17
June 16 - 20
August 10 - 14
September 29 - October 2