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    Kayak Tours

    Kayaking trips in British Columbia, Chile, and The Bahamas.

    Use the dropdowns to find the right kayaking tour for you
    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 12, 6 on private tours
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Blackfish Sound, British Columbia
    CAD $2595*
    • Private island retreat: relax, recharge and restore
    • Oceanside hot tub ideal for whale-watching
    • Large walk-in tents with beds and private bathrooms
    • Diverse paddling in a wildlife-rich region
    • Delicious meals prepared by our chef
    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 12
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait
    CAD $1995*
    • Comfortable basecamping in the heart of Johnstone Strait
    • The Ultimate camp for relaxing in the wilderness
    • Oceanview hot tub & shower
    • Scenic paddling & hiking opportunity
    • Hearty & healthy camp food
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait, Broughton Archipelago
    CAD $2195*
    • A classic expedition kayak route
    • Experience the wildlife of Johnstone Strait
    • Scenic paddling in the Broughton Archipelago
    • Stunning remote campsites & one night at a floating lodge
    • Watertaxi pickup to facilitate one-way expedition
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    CAD $1495*
    • A big adventure on a smaller budget
    • Paddle in the Johnstone Strait / Blackfish Sound region - the realm of the whales
    • Scenic paddling with remote wilderness campsites
    • Fantastic entry point to expedition paddling
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Desolation Sound
    CAD $1695*
    • Spectacular Coast Mountain scenery
    • Many islands and coastlines to explore
    • Lake & ocean swimming opportunities
    • Sheltered, warm waters
    • A unique region best explored by kayak
    Type: family
    Minimum Age: 5
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    CAD $1995*
    • A family-friendly wilderness experience designed for families with children under 12
    • Optimum flexibility and a great introduction to kayaking and the outdoors
    • Child sized equipment provided
    • Tasty food for both kids & adults
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    West Coast Vancouver Island
    CAD $2195*
    • Stunning West Coast scenery
    • Sea otters and other coastal wildlife
    • White sandy beaches
    • Sea stacks and caves
    • Gorgeous sunsets
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 14
    Most Adventurous
    British Columbia, Canada
    Great Bear Rainforest
    CAD $2995*
    • Paddle in the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world
    • Protected inner passages and exposed coastlines
    • Stunning scenery and sandy beaches
    • Diverse wildlife
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    The Bahamas
    Exuma Cays
    USD $2395*
    • Explore the outer islands of The Bahamas
    • Paddle among sandy cays, mangrove forests, and islands inhabited by iguanas
    • Endless warm water snorkeling
    • Wilderness beach campsites with beautiful surroundings and solitude
    Type: mothership
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    Chile
    Chilean Patagonia
    USD $7495*
    • Explore the beautiful outer islands of southern Chile
    • Stunning landscapes, hot springs, and glaciers
    • Paddle at San Rafael Glacier amidst icebergs
    • Private chartered mothership allows us to access remote areas in comfort
    Type: mothership
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    Chile
    Chilean Patagonia
    USD $11495*
    • Expansive rugged wilderness and glaciers
    • Rich wildlife including blue whales
    • Private, remote hot springs
    • Paddle in the wild and pristine Bahia Tic-Toc and the immense San Rafael Glacier
    • Comfortable, mothership-based tour
    Type: Various - Private Groups
    Minimum Age: 6
    Various - tour depending
    British Columbia, Canada
    Various destinations off Vancouver Island
    CAD $See below*
    • Private group tours
    • Sea kayaking tailored to your group’s desires
    • On base-camp tours, enjoy exclusive access to our campsites
    • The ultimate flexibility and customization for your group
    • Small groups & great guides

    * Kayaking trips & tours that take place in Canada are priced and charged in Canadian dollars and are subject to 5% GST and $20 / person environmental sustainability fee. Trips & tours to destinations outside of Canada are priced and charged in US dollars and are subject to the $20 sustainability fee; there is no additional tax on tours that take place outside of Canada. Prices in other currencies can be estimated by clicking here. Please see our terms and conditions for full payment and fees information. "Family Friendly" indicates trip dates that welcome children under the minimum age of 12.

    British Columbia Kayak Tours

    Choose among several professionally-guided 4-8 day bc kayak tours for all experience levels around Vancouver Island. Options include “glamping” basecamp-style with wood-fired hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean, expedition-style paddling from camp to camp or the luxury of a mothership. Trips visit Johnstone Strait, the Broughton Archipelago, famous Desolation Sound, Nuchatlitz Provincial Park and the wild Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast of BC.

    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 12, 6 on private tours
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Blackfish Sound, British Columbia
    From CAD $2595*
    • Private island retreat: relax, recharge and restore
    • Oceanside hot tub ideal for whale-watching
    • Large walk-in tents with beds and private bathrooms
    • Diverse paddling in a wildlife-rich region
    • Delicious meals prepared by our chef
    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 12
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait
    From CAD $1995*
    • Comfortable basecamping in the heart of Johnstone Strait
    • The Ultimate camp for relaxing in the wilderness
    • Oceanview hot tub & shower
    • Scenic paddling & hiking opportunity
    • Hearty & healthy camp food
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait, Broughton Archipelago
    From CAD $2195*
    • A classic expedition kayak route
    • Experience the wildlife of Johnstone Strait
    • Scenic paddling in the Broughton Archipelago
    • Stunning remote campsites & one night at a floating lodge
    • Watertaxi pickup to facilitate one-way expedition
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    From CAD $1495*
    • A big adventure on a smaller budget
    • Paddle in the Johnstone Strait / Blackfish Sound region - the realm of the whales
    • Scenic paddling with remote wilderness campsites
    • Fantastic entry point to expedition paddling
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Desolation Sound
    From CAD $1695*
    • Spectacular Coast Mountain scenery
    • Many islands and coastlines to explore
    • Lake & ocean swimming opportunities
    • Sheltered, warm waters
    • A unique region best explored by kayak
    Type: family
    Minimum Age: 5
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    From CAD $1995*
    • A family-friendly wilderness experience designed for families with children under 12
    • Optimum flexibility and a great introduction to kayaking and the outdoors
    • Child sized equipment provided
    • Tasty food for both kids & adults
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    West Coast Vancouver Island
    From CAD $2195*
    • Stunning West Coast scenery
    • Sea otters and other coastal wildlife
    • White sandy beaches
    • Sea stacks and caves
    • Gorgeous sunsets
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 14
    Most Adventurous
    British Columbia, Canada
    Great Bear Rainforest
    From CAD $2995*
    • Paddle in the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world
    • Protected inner passages and exposed coastlines
    • Stunning scenery and sandy beaches
    • Diverse wildlife
    Type: Various - Private Groups
    Minimum Age: 6
    British Columbia, Canada
    Various destinations off Vancouver Island
    From CAD $See below*
    • Private group tours
    • Sea kayaking tailored to your group’s desires
    • On base-camp tours, enjoy exclusive access to our campsites
    • The ultimate flexibility and customization for your group
    • Small groups & great guides

    * Kayaking trips & tours are priced and charged in Canadian dollars and are subject to 5% GST and $20 / person environmental sustainability fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for complete terms. To check live availability on any trip, click the Book Now tab and select a trip date.

    Chilean Patagonia Kayak Tours

    Designed to offer the greatest range, flexibility and comfort possible in the wild southern waters of Chilean Patagonia, our mothership expeditions travel through the mainland fiords and island archipelagos of the Aysen Region. 12-day and 19-day itineraries make the most of your journey there and give you the opportunity to paddle a region that few adventurers are able to access.

    Type: mothership
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    Chile
    Chilean Patagonia
    From USD $7495*
    • Explore the beautiful outer islands of southern Chile
    • Stunning landscapes, hot springs, and glaciers
    • Paddle at San Rafael Glacier amidst icebergs
    • Private chartered mothership allows us to access remote areas in comfort
    Type: mothership
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    Chile
    Chilean Patagonia
    From USD $11495*
    • Expansive rugged wilderness and glaciers
    • Rich wildlife including blue whales
    • Private, remote hot springs
    • Paddle in the wild and pristine Bahia Tic-Toc and the immense San Rafael Glacier
    • Comfortable, mothership-based tour

    * Kayaking trips & tours to destinations outside of Canada are priced and charged in US dollars; prices in other currencies can be estimated by clicking here. There is no additional tax on tours to international destinations. Please see our terms and conditions for full payment and fees information.

    The Bahamas Kayak Tours

    Longing for a warm water getaway in the winter? Daydreaming of paddling sparkling azure waters fringed with white sand beaches under a brilliant blue sky? Our Exuma Cays kayak expeditions are just the thing to banish the winter blahs with self-supported, camp-to-camp subtropical kayak trips.

    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    The Bahamas
    Exuma Cays
    From USD $2395*
    • Explore the outer islands of The Bahamas
    • Paddle among sandy cays, mangrove forests, and islands inhabited by iguanas
    • Endless warm water snorkeling
    • Wilderness beach campsites with beautiful surroundings and solitude

    * Kayaking trips & tours to destinations outside of Canada are priced and charged in US dollars; prices in other currencies can be estimated by clicking here. There is no additional tax on tours to international destinations. Please see our terms and conditions for full payment and fees information.

    Private and Customized Tours

    Want to do a trip, but the dates don't quite work out? Have a group with a different idea for a trip? Draw on our experience of more than 20 years organizing trips in BC, and let us arrange something that works just for you.

    Many of our guests are interested in forming their own group and custom designing a trip, such as private sea kayaking, 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 private 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
    • Yoga

    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

    Swanson 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 Swanson Island. This camp is in a beautiful setting, close to some spectacular paddling and with an excellent chance of seeing both Orcas and 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 13 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.

    Private sea kayaking 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 we go on our regular schedule such as Johnstone Strait, the Broughton Archipelago, the Great Bear Rainforest, the Nuchatlitz, Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands.

    Please contact our office anytime. We are looking forward to planning your unique private adventure.

    private sea kayaking happy Kayakers


    Guys we are still buzzing from just the best time ever!
    Thank you for making Kate’s birthday so very special, even from the beginning what seems like forever ago now with dates, fitting in with airlines and trains, right up to when we arrived back to the HBI it has been so easy and relaxed and just perfect I cannot imagine a better trip, you have set the bar on what all other tour operators should be aiming for.

    From our guests Dan Cooper & Kate Taylor from the UK