kayaking Desolation Sound
Sea Kayaking Desolation Sound - Overview
Kayaking Desolation Sound, a sea kayaker's paradise. Paddling amongst the towering mountains of the British Columbia Coast Mountain range is a truly awe-inspiring adventure.
Desolation Sound has a Mediterranean climate which makes it our favorite place to paddle in May, June, early July and September where you can count on having the best weather on the coast.
Phenomenal area to kayak. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The food was way beyond expectations.Dick and Kathy Stone, September 9 - 13
Carved into the inaccessible wilderness of the Canadian mainland over the ages, the soaring peaks of the coastal mountains tumble to the waters edge in a jumble of river mouths and small islands, a perfect spot for sea kayaking. The rugged terrain has stopped any road access into Desolation; kayaks are the best way to visit this majestic and unspoiled area.
There are few places on earth as stunningly beautiful as kayaking Desolation Sound. This is a kayaking trip where you spend more time looking up than looking down.
The calm waters make this ideal for first time paddlers and the rugged mountian vistas make it suitable for anyone looking to experience some of Mother Nature's most amazing works of art.
"I'm an English teacher and for the first time in a very long time I couldn't think of any words to describe what I was seeing. It was that spectacular."Morna Brown
Camping and Dining
Our campsites In Desolation Sound are simply stunning. Most of our campsites will be on small Islands in the heart of Desolation Sound. 6000ft peaks will tower over us giving us the feeling of being rather small.
Our food is fresh wholesome and local when possible. Our shellfish, salmon or halibut come from Quadra Island fishermen. And our guides know how to prepare the meals just right.
Other activities include hiking, kayaking skills development, shellfish harvesting, and lots of opportunity to swim in the nearby lakes as well as the warmest ocean waters north of Mexico.
Why our guests love this tour...
- Gourmet menu including wild salmon and chocolate fondue
- Easy access to start location including free trasport from Quadra Island to launch site
- Spectacular fjords, mountains, and wildlife
- Some of the most beautiful camp sites anywhere
- Warm water swimming in both the ocean and lakes
- A fleet of both single and double kayaks. First rate equipment used on all tours
- Voted "best sea kayak company in Western Canada" Sea Kayaker Magazine
"As usual, outstanding. This is the best vacation we have been on."Sandy and Per Johnson, Desolation Sound
2017 Dates $950$669$469$729 Exchange rates will be calculated at time of booking based on current rates of exchange.
Start: Quadra Island or Cortes Island
Skill level: Easy
- Stunning mountain scenery
- Great food
- Island culture
- Warm swimming in lakes and ocean
- Protected paddling
- Fantastic intertidal life