Kayaking the Broken Group Islands Other

The Broken Group Islands of Barkley Sound are located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. They are an internationally renowned sea kayaking destination and part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Natural features of this beautiful archipelago of more than one hundred islands include lagoons, sandbars, blowholes, sea caves, arches, white sandy beaches and quiet coves.

Explore the intricate waterways of the inner islands by sea kayak, and experience the thrill of open ocean waves, swells and the towering cliffs of the outer islands. Enjoy beach combing, hiking and tide pool exploring – all adding to the fun and adventure of your trip.

Learn about the rich cultural history of the Broken Group Islands and visit the ancient middens, village fortifications, stone fish traps and archaeological sites in the traditional territory of the Tseshaht First Nation who have inhabited this area for thousands of years.

The Broken Group Islands boast an incredible diversity of marine life, from migrating whales to colourful intertidal creatures; a rich and unspoiled area only accessible by boat, it offers a truly unforgettable kayaking experience.

Dates & times:

4 days and 3 nights with departure every Friday 8am and returning every Monday 5pm

  • April 6 – September 28, 2018

Cost:

  • $1,299 per person plus 5% GST
  • National Park camping fees $29.40 per person
  • Price includes a boat shuttle to the Broken Islands ($90 per person value)

There will be a $200 non-refundable deposit and full payment is due 30 days prior to the program commencing.

Other things to note:

Please check in the day before your trip at the office on Thursday when you arrive in Ucluelet. Here you will meet your guides, we will give you dry bags to put your clothes in and offer packing advice. More details will be send out to you once you reserved your spot.

Prerequisites:

  • No Experience Necessary

Trip Details:

  • Start & Finish in Ucluelet, BC on Vancouver Island

We travel together by boat to a sheltered beach in the Broken Group Islands, where we launch our kayaks for the trip. Here we unload our equipment and guide you through how to pack the kayaks. From the onset of our trip you will be well informed on how to use and care for the equipment.

We always travel as a group and stay close together, traveling at a moderate pace. Our arrival time at camp depends on the physical ability of the group and the weather conditions we experience. Your guides will help you locate an appropriate tenting spot and assist you in getting organized and settled. Sometimes we keep our camp in one location for the duration of the trip and do day trips from the site, other times we may choose to move the camp during the trip.  We try to organize our trips to satisfy both active adventurers and those looking for a relaxing vacation. We hope you will agree that we have found the right balance.

Our arrival time is meant to allow time to travel to Nanaimo to board a ferry to mainland British Columbia, or continue on to other Vancouver Island destinations. Please be advised that there is the possibility that weather or other conditions could delay our return time, so plan accordingly.

Booking & Cancellation:

  • $200/person non-refundable deposit to confirm your spot
  • Full payment due 30 days prior to departure
  • No Refunds 30 days prior to departure
  • Cancellation insurance highly recommended