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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: mothership
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    Chile
    Chilean Patagonia
    From USD $7495*
    • Small group travel (8)
    • Rich wildlife including blue whales
    • Private chartered mothership
    • Abundant untouched wilderness
    • Gourmet cuisine
    • Travel by yacht, explore by kayak
    Type: Various - Private Groups
    Minimum Age: 6
    Various - tour depending
    British Columbia, Canada
    Various destinations off Vancouver Island
    From CAD $See below*
    • Private group tours for those sharing a ‘bubble’
    • Sea kayaking tailored to your group’s desires
    • Book any of our tour for your bubble
    • Have the (glamping) campsites all to yourselves
    • Small groups, great guides, camp hygiene managers
    • Whale & wildlife watching as much as you want
    Type: mothership
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    Chile
    Chilean Patagonia
    From USD $11495*
    • Abundant untouched wilderness
    • Paddling at San Rafael Glacier
    • Rich wildlife including blue whales
    • Hot springs, all to ourselves!
    • We take care of all travel details
    • Small group travel (8)
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    The Bahamas
    Exuma Cays
    From USD $1995*
    • Paddling among sandy cays
    • Bahamian culture
    • Endless warm water snorkeling
    • Beach combing
    • Small group travel
    • Rich Bahamian wildlife
    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 6 (on private tours), 12 all other tours
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Blackfish Sound, British Columbia
    From CAD $1995*
    • Private island retreat: relax, recharge and restore
    • Professional guides who help you to get into a remote area, be well cared for and adventure responsibly
    • Throughly cleaned and sanitized facilities
    • Large walk-in tents with private toilet & hand-washing station
    • Private group tours available for those sharing a ‘bubble’
    • Whale and wildlife watching opportunities around the clock
    • Wide open spaces, open air dining and accommodation
    • Sea kayaking tailored to your group’s desires
    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 12
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait
    From CAD $1399*
    • Hot tub & shower with ocean view
    • Whale watching around the clock
    • Speed boat journey to camp
    • Gourmet camp food
    • Comfortable basecamping
    • In the heart of Johnstone Strait
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Desolation Sound
    From CAD $1345*
    • Spectacular Coast Mountain scenery
    • Many islands to explore
    • Wildlife watching
    • Swimming in warm lakes & ocean
    • Protected paddling conditions
    • Island culture
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait, Broughton Archipelago
    From CAD $1895*
    • Killer and humpback whales
    • Hundreds of islands for exploring
    • 1 night at a floating lodge
    • First Nations culture and history
    • Stunning remote camp sites
    • Gourmet camp food
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    From CAD $1275*
    • Easy on the pocketbook
    • Amazing food
    • Beautiful & scenic
    • Amazing orca kayaking experience
    • Experienced guides
    • Spirit of the West Adventures quality
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    West Coast Vancouver Island
    From CAD $1695*
    • Stunning west coast scenery
    • Beautiful wildlife & rare sea otters
    • White sandy beaches
    • Some of the world's finest sunsets
    • Great food
    • First Nations culture
    Type: family
    Minimum Age: 5
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    From CAD $1125*
    • Designed specifically for families
    • A great wildlife kayaking adventure
    • Guides ensure fun for all
    • Includes child sized equipment
    • So much to see & learn
    • Tasty food for both kids & adults
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 14
    Most Adventurous
    British Columbia, Canada
    Great Bear Rainforest
    From CAD $2989*
    • Wildlife viewing
    • White sandy beaches
    • Stunning wild campsites
    • First Nations culture & history
    • Most remote area of BC’s coast
    • Gourmet camp food

    * Kayaking trips & tours that take place in Canada are priced and charged in Canadian dollars and are subject to 5% GST and optional $20 sustainability fee. Trips & tours to destinations outside of Canada are priced and charged in US dollars and are subject to the optional $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: Various - Private Groups
    Minimum Age: 6
    British Columbia, Canada
    Various destinations off Vancouver Island
    From CAD $See below*
    • Private group tours for those sharing a ‘bubble’
    • Sea kayaking tailored to your group’s desires
    • Book any of our tour for your bubble
    • Have the (glamping) campsites all to yourselves
    • Small groups, great guides, camp hygiene managers
    • Whale & wildlife watching as much as you want
    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 6 (on private tours), 12 all other tours
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Blackfish Sound, British Columbia
    From CAD $1995*
    • Private island retreat: relax, recharge and restore
    • Professional guides who help you to get into a remote area, be well cared for and adventure responsibly
    • Throughly cleaned and sanitized facilities
    • Large walk-in tents with private toilet & hand-washing station
    • Private group tours available for those sharing a ‘bubble’
    • Whale and wildlife watching opportunities around the clock
    • Wide open spaces, open air dining and accommodation
    • Sea kayaking tailored to your group’s desires
    Type: basecamp
    Minimum Age: 12
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait
    From CAD $1399*
    • Hot tub & shower with ocean view
    • Whale watching around the clock
    • Speed boat journey to camp
    • Gourmet camp food
    • Comfortable basecamping
    • In the heart of Johnstone Strait
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Desolation Sound
    From CAD $1345*
    • Spectacular Coast Mountain scenery
    • Many islands to explore
    • Wildlife watching
    • Swimming in warm lakes & ocean
    • Protected paddling conditions
    • Island culture
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait, Broughton Archipelago
    From CAD $1895*
    • Killer and humpback whales
    • Hundreds of islands for exploring
    • 1 night at a floating lodge
    • First Nations culture and history
    • Stunning remote camp sites
    • Gourmet camp food
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    From CAD $1275*
    • Easy on the pocketbook
    • Amazing food
    • Beautiful & scenic
    • Amazing orca kayaking experience
    • Experienced guides
    • Spirit of the West Adventures quality
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    British Columbia, Canada
    West Coast Vancouver Island
    From CAD $1695*
    • Stunning west coast scenery
    • Beautiful wildlife & rare sea otters
    • White sandy beaches
    • Some of the world's finest sunsets
    • Great food
    • First Nations culture
    Type: family
    Minimum Age: 5
    Relaxed
    British Columbia, Canada
    Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound
    From CAD $1125*
    • Designed specifically for families
    • A great wildlife kayaking adventure
    • Guides ensure fun for all
    • Includes child sized equipment
    • So much to see & learn
    • Tasty food for both kids & adults
    Type: expedition
    Minimum Age: 14
    Most Adventurous
    British Columbia, Canada
    Great Bear Rainforest
    From CAD $2989*
    • Wildlife viewing
    • White sandy beaches
    • Stunning wild campsites
    • First Nations culture & history
    • Most remote area of BC’s coast
    • Gourmet camp food

    * Kayaking trips & tours are priced and charged in Canadian dollars and are subject to 5% GST and optional $20 sustainability fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for complete terms.

    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*
    • Small group travel (8)
    • Rich wildlife including blue whales
    • Private chartered mothership
    • Abundant untouched wilderness
    • Gourmet cuisine
    • Travel by yacht, explore by kayak
    Type: mothership
    Minimum Age: 12
    Moderate
    Chile
    Chilean Patagonia
    From USD $11495*
    • Abundant untouched wilderness
    • Paddling at San Rafael Glacier
    • Rich wildlife including blue whales
    • Hot springs, all to ourselves!
    • We take care of all travel details
    • Small group travel (8)

    * 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 $1995*
    • Paddling among sandy cays
    • Bahamian culture
    • Endless warm water snorkeling
    • Beach combing
    • Small group travel
    • Rich Bahamian wildlife

    * 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 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.

    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. 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.

    private sea kayaking happy Kayakers


    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