Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on an adventure to remember as we explore the wonderful Gulf Island National Park. The park is a great paddling location as the Gulf Islands are one of the most beautiful and accessible archipelagos in the world. Paddling distances are short, scenery is varied, and, despite the close proximity, civilization seems worlds away.
The wildlife that inhabits these wonderful Islands and its water ways can be spectacular and varied; Eagles and seabirds swirl in the skies above the Salish Sea, sheltered, islet-dotted waters teeming with seals, otters, orcas and pods of porpoises. Enjoy kayaking in this paradise which boasts a rare eco-systems basking in a Mediterranean-like climate. The Gulf Islands are laced with trails leading to mountaintop viewpoints, lighthouses, and reminders of First Nations and pioneer pasts, while their shores and lagoons are a haven for thriving bird life, at low tide the inter-tidal life is truly amazing so you have the makings for a grand wildlife outing while barely leaving your launch site.
Departing from our kayaking center at Port Sidney Marina these fully guided tours are idea for guests with no kayaking experience. We have many trip options on these tours as the park offers 10 back-country camping areas with approximately 100 back-country camp sites across eight different islands. Seven camping areas are accessible by water only.
Skill Level Required
This is a full supported guided tour, guests do not require any previous kayaking experience to join us on this tour.
$1100+ 5% GST (4 days, 3 nights)
$825+ 5%GST (3 days, 2 nights)
Experienced sea kayak guides, high-quality fiberglass sea kayaks (single and tandem) and high quality paddles, spray-shirts and other safety equipment. We provide a wet suit if required and Life jackets (you are free to bring your own), group gear (tarp, kitchen equipment, utensils, water filtration, etc), gourmet meals three times a day plus snacks while on trip (except for breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on the final day) - First aid and kayak repair kits. Communication devices (satellite phone and Garmin In reach). Expedition-quality tents. 4:1 minimum participant to guide ratio
Whats not included
Parking and accommodation in Sidney. Personal drinks and snacks.
4 day Gulf islands Tour Dates 2024
June 27 - 30
August 8 - 11
3 day Gulf islands Tour Dates 2024
July 26 - 28