broken island group kayaking

Sea Kayak God’s Pocket

God’s Pocket

6 days of Paddling

Water Taxi

$899 + gst

An enchanting group of protected  islands at the entrance to Queen Charlotte Strait.

Located in the heart of Kwakwaka’wakw traditional territory,  this cultural landscape is rich in marine mammals and wildlife.

Designed for a relaxed paced trip between three islands and a one way water taxi, this route is destined to become a regular Outer Coast Expedition favourite.

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 and have a good fitness level.

All kayaking and safety equipment is provided, including dry bags. We’ll bring six single kayaks, two doubles and take turns paddling the variety of boats – Necky Teslas, Current Designs Solstive GTs, Arluk IIIs, Arluk IVs and Nimbus Telkwas.

Our group size is ten, including guides.

We paddle approximately 4 hours each day, leaving plenty of time for a hike in the woods,  or just relaxing on the beach. Weather and sea conditions will ultimately determine our route.

God’s Pocket offers both protected waters for the novice paddlers, and more challenging ocean conditions if the wind is up.

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.

Meals

Kayaking Dinner in the Broken Islands

We have found from past experience that the most economical, fun, and greatest variety of meals comes from when the food effort is shared (this also keeps our guides fresh!). Each person is responsible for the purchase and preparation of a share of group meals (typically two or three meals depending on group size).

We organize the meal schedule and can forward you some suggestions about what keeps and packs well if you wish.

All lodge based trips are full catered. More details to come!

Reserve your Broken Group Adventure

12 + 3 =

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
  • Cooking equipment
  • Two guides
  • Dry bags (one 20 litre bag per person)
  • LOTS OF FUN

Your guides will be using nautical chart  #3670 for God’s Pocket available for roughly C$20. Please visit  the Canadian Hydrographic Service website  to find a location near you to purchase your chart if you would like to bring one along.

Does Not Include

  • Transportation
  • We share meal purchase & preparation
    (meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast on the final day)
  • Accommodations the night before trip start
  • Tents (rentals available for $45 if you reserve well in advance)
  • Sleeping bag & camping mat
  • 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.