The OVERNIGHTER – 2 day, 1 night kayak camping ADVENTURE

This is an easy and low cost introduction to British Columbia sea kayak touring!

Join Quadra Island Kayaks on this short but action packed two full days of superb sea kayaking wilderness camping. Enjoy the ever interesting and abundant wildlife, stunning mountain views and delicious food on our Overnight Adventure. This is a no fuss, no muss kayak camping adventure. You just plan to come and let us do the planning! No experience necessary. Single or double kayaks available.

Note: Please do let us know when booking if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

The Area

Day One

8:00 am meet your guide at the Yak Shack over fair trade locally roasted coffee. Plan your trip. There are several route options to discuss. This is a time to finalize any questions and make sure you haven’t forgotten your sleeping bag, or camera! Time to gear up and get the boats packed. After a kayak lesson on the dock, you will certainly enjoy launching from our carpeted kayak ramps! Paddle out to the Breton Islands for a picnic lunch and a visit with the resident colony of playful harbour seals. An afternoon paddle brings us to our camping destination of choice early enough to enjoy the camp set up and relax with the sunset before dinner. The possibility of an evening paddle with bio-luminescence under the stars a waits!

Day Two

Your leisurely morning includes a delicious and satisfying breakfast accompanied by fine coffee. We will pack up camp and get ready for another great day on the water. Options abound for interesting routes to meander our way back through this magical coastline with scenic mountain views. Lunch on day two included. We should return to the Yak Shack in Heriot Bay by late afternoon… just in time for dinner reservations.

Trip Details

Cost - $299 per person plus tax

Includes – guides, food, all kayak gear and camping equipment

Highlights – stunning west coast scenery, wildlife, great food and excellent guides

Paddling – 4 to 5 hours of relaxed kayaking per day

No experience necessary, single and double kayaks available

Reservations: 1 (877) 475-8687 or (250) 285-3400 or e-mail: info@quadraislandkayaks.com

Custom Dates Available – Please call us for details

 

 

The DISCOVERY EXPEDITION kayaking ADVENTURE – 3 days, 2 nights

Enjoy west coast kayak camping at it’s finest on this easy and affordable tour!

Join us for three days of beautiful paddling and two magical nights of wilderness kayak camping. This three day trip is designed for people who are just getting into kayak touring, or folks who maybe don’t have a lot of time, or are novice to wilderness camping and just want to start learning. The stunning scenery and calm waters of this area have put the Discovery Islands ‘on the map’ as a world famous destination for sea-kayaking adventures. Come see why!

$599 plus tax per person.

Included: your charming guide, all kayak equipment necessary, tents, and sleeping pads. All cooking related needs including: lunch and dinner day one, breakfast, lunch and dinner day two and breakfast and lunch day three. Meals will be cooked by your guide.

Note: Please do let us know when booking if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

The Area

Day One

8:00 am meet your guide at the Yak Shack over fair trade locally roasted coffee. Plan your trip. There are several different route options to discuss. This is a time to finalize any questions and make sure you haven’t forgotten your sleeping bag, or camera! Time to gear up and get boats packed. After a kayak lesson on the dock, you will certainly enjoy launching from our carpeted kayak ramps. Paddle to a scenic beach for a picnic lunch and rest on shore after enjoying your first wilderness feast! An afternoon paddle brings us to our camping destination of choice early enough to enjoy the camp set up and have time to relax with the sunset before dinner. The possibility of an evening paddle with bio-luminescence under the stars awaits!

Day Two

Your leisurely morning includes a delicious and satisfying breakfast including fine coffee. Did we mention coffee?! When we are ready, we pack up camp and get out for another great day on the water. Options abound for interesting routes to meander as we make our way to the second campsite of the trip. As we paddle we are surrounded by rugged coastal mountain views and keep our eyes well trained at spotting the wildlife surrounding us. We enjoy visiting with seals, dolphins, eagles, a wide variety of birds and loads of interesting inter-tidal life. We find a secluded beach for lunch and fill up on energy to make it to the next evening campsite. We are now in the ‘trip flow’ (away from it all) ☺ and savour this second night of camping under the stars!

Day Three

We slowly pack up the camp after a satisfying breakfast and make our way back to Heriot Bay through this magical coastline. By now our paddling skills are fine-tuned and we take pleasure in the new skills of moving with ease on the water. Lunch on day three is included. We should return to the Yak Shack in Heriot Bay by late afternoon… just in time for dinner reservations.

Trip Details

Cost - $599 per person plus tax

Includes – guides, food, all kayak gear and camping equipment

Highlights – stunning west coast scenery, wildlife, great food and excellent guides

Paddling – 4 to 5 hours of relaxed kayaking per day

No experience necessary, single and double kayaks available

Reservations: 1 (877) 475-8687 or (250) 285-3400 or e-mail: info@quadraislandkayaks.com

Custom Dates Available – Please call us for details

 

 

The Northern Granite Bay Getaway – 3 days, 2 nights

The history, seclusion and beautiful landscapes of this region all combine into making this a magical destination!

Join Quadra Island Kayaks on this extraordinary three day kayak exploration of a wild and rugged heritage site. The interconnected inlets of Kanish Bay and Granite Bay provide a safe haven for fun and safe kayak exploration. There is much to be seen on this northern end of Quadra Island. Learn about early settlers of this historical region setting up one of the largest railway logging camps dating back to the 1890s, explore the white "Shell Island" - a defensive village site where for thousands of years First Nations people camped. Colourful and interesting history combined with superb coastal paddling makes this a trip to remember!

$599 plus tax per person.

Included: your charming guide, all kayak equipment necessary, tents, and sleeping pads. All cooking related needs including: lunch and dinner day one, breakfast, lunch and dinner day two and breakfast and lunch day three. Meals will be cooked by your guide.

Note: Please do let us know when booking if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

The Area

As you enter the sheltered waters of Granite Bay, you may find it hard to imagine the once thriving community of over 500 people in the early 1900s. Granite Bay served as a base for one of the largest logging operations in the district. Union Steamships made regular stops here to deliver supplies, mail and passengers to the settlement. Today, as population continues to grow in the southern communities of Quadra, Granite Bay is left as a secluded setting away from the busy hustle and bustle of life today. It is an ideal launching point to explore the remote wilderness of this northern region, including Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park.

Camping and Dining

Your two night, three day kayak expedition will base camp at Orchard Bay, found tucked into the northeast corner of Kanish Bay. Orchard Bay offers idyllic camping steeped in history. With its ten foot high bank of shells, it is the largest archaeological site known on Quadra Island. Once the site of a prosperous First Nations village, this ancient midden is now covered by overgrown meadows and wild orchards.

The plum and apple trees are laden with fruit in season, and a small creek brings fresh water down to the shell and pebble beach, abundant with squirting clams and oysters at low tide. The west facing bay offers superb sunset views, delightful meadow camping and provides easy access to explore the archipelago of chained islands towards Discovery Passage (day one) and the picturesque paddle to the head of Small Inlet (day two).

The food on our expeditions is an area in which we take great pride. We make every effort to make your meals as breathtaking as the beauty of the surrounding scenery, incorporating the best of local ingredients, and the plentiful bounty of the ocean. Guides are inspired by the art of wilderness gourmet, and take great pleasure in the challenge of preparing creative and inspiring meals. They will take good care of you and your tummy!

Other Activities

Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park is surrounded by lush forest and abundant with wildlife. It is also an ideal territory for exploration by foot! Once at the head of the inlet we will land the kayaks and journey by foot on the early First Nations portage trail which meanders through second-growth forest, past ancient middens to the lovely pebble beach in Wiatt Bay, overlooking the Octopus Islands for lunch. Another land based highlight of the trip could include a pleasant 1.6 km hike through first and second growth forest to Newton Lake for the possibility of a refreshing warm water swim.

Trip Details

Cost - $599 per person plus tax

Includes – guides, food, all kayak gear and camping equipment

Highlights – stunning west coast scenery, wildlife, great food and excellent guides

Paddling – 4 to 5 hours of relaxed kayaking per day

No experience necessary, single and double kayaks available

Reservations: 1 (877) 475-8687 or (250) 285-3400 or e-mail: info@quadraislandkayaks.com

Custom Dates Available – Please call us for details

 

"Our two day trip with you exceeded our expectations from every angle. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and a great cook! The scenery and unexpected bonuses like kayaking near dolphins, phosphorescence and sea life spotting were magical! We're already thinking about coming back."

Thank-you.

Michelle Cederberg

 

"The guides, the buffet lunch, not to mention being surrounded by the dolphins.....the highlight of our trip to Vancouver Island."

Pat and Doug Rodgers, Ny, Ny

 

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