Kayaking Gabriola and the gulf islands

Kayak Gabriola and the Gulf Islands

Gabriola and the Gulf Islands

2 days of Paddling

$399 + gst

Join us for the perfect overnight weekend get away on Gabriola and the surrounding waters of Mudge, Link, De Courcey, Galliano and Valdez Islands. 

The Gulf Islands are a kayaker’s paradise with a warm mediterranean climate and endless opportunities for exploration. Sheltered waters, dramatic sandstone shorelines and large white shell midden beaches are a highlight.

The paddling is suitable for beginners and all levels of ability. Its an all inclusive trip!, including tents, thermarests and meals (except lunches).

This trip is by request. If are a group of 2-5 wishing to paddle with us in the Gulf Islands let us know and we can arrange for a date  for you and your group. 

Read about Kayaking in the Southern Gulf Islands with Gabriola Sea Kayaking in  Harbors Magazine

Kayaking

Gabriola Sea Kayaking Broken Islands
Gabriola Sea Kayaking Broken Islands

No kayaking experience is required, although we do insist that you know how to swim, have a good fitness level and a good sense of adventure.

All kayaking and safety equipment is provided, including dry bags. We take along 6 single kayaks: Necky Teslas, Current Designs Solstive GTs, Arluk IIIs, Arluk IVs and Nimbus Telkwas and 2 double kayaks – Passats, Skanas, Tofinos and take turns in a variety of boats.

Our maximum group size is 10, including guides, often group size is smaller.

We paddle approximately 4 hours each day, leaving plenty of time for hiking in the woods, or just relaxing on the beach. Weather and sea conditions will ultimately determine our route. The Gulf islands Islands offer both protected waters for novice paddlers and an ideal first time environment, and more challenging conditions in Gabriola and Porlier Pass for those that desire so on a longer trip in the area.

For those interested in developing or improving their kayaking skills, our guides are always happy to provide paddling tips, practice rescues, or discuss the art of navigation.

Agenda

Broken Islands Kayaking Adventure

After a brief paddling introduction, we head out the first morning, returning early afternoon on the final day in time for people to catch ferries from Nanaimo returning to Vancouver.  

We have multiple route options in Gulf Islands and keep our itinerary flexible.

Meals

Kayaking Dinner in the Broken Islands

We’ll take care of dinner and breakfast using fabulous local produce and Gabriola products where we can.

Each person is responsible for taking care of their own lunches for the duration of the trip.

Reserve your Clayoquot Adventure

13 + 1 =

A $200 non-refundable deposit reserves a space. Full payment due 60 days before trip start.  If you cancel, you’ll get your balance back unless it is 14 or fewer days before trip start, in which case we’ll refund you 50%.

Payments can be made by e-transfer or cheque.
Send email transfer to gabriolaseakayaking@gmail.com.

Cheques can be made out to Gabriola Sea Kayaking.  Send them to our Winter Office in Nanaimo – 1950 Bay St. Nanaimo BC V9T 3A5.

If these don’t work and you need to pay by Paypal or credit card, let us know.

Price Includes

  • All kayaking equipment
  • Tents
  • Thermarest (sleeping pad)
  • Cooking equipment
  • Dry bags (one 20 litre bag per person)
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • LOTS OF FUN

Does Not Include

  • Transportation
  • Lunches
  • Accommodations the night before trip start
  • Sleeping bag
  • Your travel insurance for evacuation costs in the event of an emergency. Although really unlikely, we highly reccommend purchasing travel insurance. You will be billed for water taxi/helicopter or other transport costs.