About Custom Tours
Many of our guests are interested in forming their own group and designing a trip that focuses on their own unique interests. Spirit of the West guides have a wealth of experience on the BC coast in a number of areas and range of different interests.
We would be happy to arrange a special customized sea kayaking itinerary for you.
Some customized itinerary ideas could be added to your tour:
- Boat based whale watching trip
- Grizzly bear watching trip
- Additional time for photography
- Additional time for hiking
- Salmon or rock fish fishing
We can also host family reunions, birthday parties, and family trips with young kids. The options are endless.
Below is a list of some popular destinations. If there is another area on the BC coast that you would like to check out, we can possibly arrange that for you as well.
Custom Orca Base Camp Tours
Hanson Island Base Camp
If you would like flexibility for your group on a base camp style trip, you can stay at our Base Camp on Hanson Island. This camp is designed with custom trips in mind so you can choose your group size or several options for getting there, such as paddling in from Telegraph Cove, boating in from Telegraph Cove, or by boating in from Campbell River. This camp is in a beautiful setting, close to some spectacular paddling and with a high chance of seeing both Orcas as well as Humpback whales. The price of this tour will vary depending on the style of trip you choose, length of stay as well as number of people in your party.
Johnstone Strait Ultimate
Our most popular tour is our Johnstone Strait Ultimate kayak tour. If you would like to make this tour a customized trip for your group you will need to book a minimum of 10 people or pay the equivalent of what 10 guests would cost. We can take a maximum of 12 guests at this camp. Due to the existing trip schedule we< are not able to be flexible on the trip dates, so you will need to choose a date that is already on the schedule. We can however customize a 4 day itinerary to your liking.
Custom Sea Kayak Expeditions
Spirit of the West would be happy to organize an expedition style trip for your group. We can arrange a trip to any place that we go to on our regular schedule such as Johnstone Strait, the Broughton Archipelago, The Nuchatlitz, Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. We can also arrange tours to other beautiful kayaking destinations on our coast such as Kyuquot, The Broken Group, Nootka Sound, and the Queen Charlotte Islands and the Great Bear Rainforest.