What We Provide
- Professional Guides – All certified by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC
- All kayak gear and safety equipment – PFD’s, paddles, pumps ropes & sponges . .
- Tents. During Covid each person will have a separate tent unless you are a couple or living under the same roof and would like to share one.
- All food and snacks. Special considerations are made for dietary restrictions. Dinner on your last day is not included. We provide tasty nutritious meals, predominantly vegetarian and organic; some fish may be served.
- Sleeping Pads are provided- you can bring your own but it needs to be compact.
- Sleeping Bags are Not Included and should be synthetic and not down-filled or cotton/flannel lined.
- Rental bags are $25 + GST for the full trip. Please ensure you let us know if you want a rental bag- includes stuff sac.
- Water is carried in 10 litre bladders; it is filtered or treated in a government facility. We need to conserve water. There are no showers on these trips but we access many beaches where you can swim. We have a solar shower with which to rinse off.
- All Park Permits for camping.
- We take binoculars and a water proof camera and will send out photos via a drop box link that you can download.
What You Provide
- Flights, airport transfers, ferries, taxis
- Travel and Medical Insurance—we highly recommend both
- Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
- Rain Gear
- Sleeping Bags unless rented
- Personal items—please see clothing list below for your expedition.
- Tips for guides are not included in the price of your expedition. Your interpretive guides are highly trained, pack and cook your food, route plan, and provide ongoing safety. If you want a recommendation of a tip percentage, pls. contact the office.
- Please come with a positive attitude and willingness to learn new wilderness etiquette
- Medication, glasses, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.
- You can bring your own camera and binoculars but please ensure they are waterproof. No electronic gear does well around salt water.
*Note: We rarely are able to have a campfire as the Gulf Islands have extreme fire hazards in summer months and most parks do not allow campfires.
Note on Alcoholic beverages: We do not have much extra room to pack these items. Having said this, we do allow clients to bring a small amount of wine or spirits to have after we have landed. There are restrictions in specific parks banning alcohol and any combustibles.
Clothing Lists for Each Expedition