Kayak the realm of the whales in British Columbia
This expedition is a professionally-guided 6-day kayaking journey exploring the beautiful Broughton Archipelago and Johnstone Strait area of British Columbia. This is a one-way tour, which means no back tracking, and experiencing something new every day. This region is famous for its abundant wildlife, including orca, humpback and minke whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions, diverse intertidal life, spectacular scenery and rich history.
Camp on remote beaches, view wildlife in their natural habitat, eat gourmet meals prepared by your guides, and then watch the sun go down with a warm cup of tea in hand after a great day of fun, sun and camaraderie with your fellow kayakers. No experience necessary.
We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our unique coast, and our passion shows in everything we do. We also offer several 4-8 day trips for all experience levels in famous Desolation Sound, the Nuchatlitz Provincial Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and in the wild Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast.
If you are more into ‘Glamping’ style, join our luxury 4-day base-camp tour in Johnstone Strait. Kayak the realm of the orcas and relax in our wood-fired hot tub with the best view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Unique and breathtaking.
Our adventures are for everyone, and are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. We take care to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.
Our groups are small, ranging from 8-13 people, depending on the trip, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. We provide everything you need for a once in a lifetime kayaking adventure. High-quality fiberglass kayaks, paddling equipment, camp cookware, eating utensils, and camping gear.
The Paddler’s Inn in Simoom Sound, Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia, Canada.
Our guides take care of you for the entire duration of your tour, and prepare delicious, organic and local meals. All of them have extensive training and experience in sea kayaking and in sharing the natural and cultural history of the area.
Spirit of the West Kayaking
P.O. Box 569
Quadra Island, BC
Toll Free: 1-800-307-3982
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This is an amazing company with fantastic guides and incredible tours! Highly recommend booking a tour with them! 🙂
Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!|
Great to see these pictures–it’s all real, folks!! I was lucky enough to go on exactly this trip and it blew my mind: nature is so phenomenal, and out there you will be surprised at how much you learn and how glorious it all is. From the eagles to the orcas, from the excellence in guiding and fun we all had together, this is a trip of a lifetime and I have been thanking my lucky stars I did it ever since. Fabulous team, and very professional. Excellent food. This just can’t be improved, and I have travelled the world. GO!
Wow, this looks so gorgeous. I have been through many years ago on a BC ferry, but to experience it for 6 days on a kayak must be incredible.