Kayaking trips in British Columbia, Chile, The Bahamas and Greenland.
Choose among several professionally-guided 4-8 day trips 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.
* Tours are priced and charged in Canadian dollars; prices in other currencies are provided for reference only and will be calculated based on the exchange rate at the time of payment. Prices are subject to 5% GST, though non-residents of Canada are eligible for a rebate of half the tax. Please see our terms and conditions for full payment and fees information.
Chilean Patagonia, The Bahamas and Greenland. Three exceptional destinations that are exceptionally suited to travel by kayak, and all run directly by us to maintain the highest of standards in quality and safety.
* Tours are priced and charged in US dollars; prices in other currencies are provided for reference only and will be calculated based on the exchange rate at the time of payment. There is no additional tax on tours to international destinations. Please see our terms and conditions for full payment and fees information.
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 almost 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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. We can also arrange tours to other beautiful kayaking destinations on our coast such as Kyuquot Sound, the Broken Group, Nootka Sound and Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands).
Please contact our office anytime. We are looking forward to planning your unique private adventure.
Guys we are still buzzing from just the best time ever..!
Thank you for making Kates 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 bitter 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