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8 Day Kayaking Tour, Canada

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): British Columbia  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: June - July
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2995 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2995 Canadian Dollar (CAD)

In true expedition style, this expedition explores British Columbia's central coast between the small coastal villages of Klemtu and Bella Bella. Also called the ‘Great Bear Rainforest’, it is one of the few pristine temperate rainforests left in the world. This rugged and challenging coast offers diverse paddling routes, abundant wildlife, and a rich First Nations culture. This is our most challenging tour and thus we require participants to have prior kayaking experience. As these tours are more expeditionary in nature, we operate as a smaller group, paddle longer each day, and leave the itinerary flexible to deal with the dynamic environment we will be traveling in.

Day 1.

Plan to be in Port McNeil the night before the trip departs, as there is an 8:00 pm pre-trip meeting with your guides at the Kingfisher Office. We’ll provide you with an overview of your trip, distribute dry-bags to pack your gear in, and answer any questions you may have.

The group meets at 7:30 am and our van take the group to the Port Hardy airport for the 40 minute flight to Bella Bella. Upon arrival in Bella Bella we transfer to a water taxi for the one hour (approximate) boat ride north to begin our tour. The cost of the flight between Port Hardy and Bella Bella plus the water taxi is included in the tour price.
The first afternoon is generally spent getting familiarized with practicing your strokes in sheltered waters, and settling in before heading out for a short afternoon paddle. Meals Included: Lunch - Dinner

Day 2-7.

This trip is run ‘expedition’ style, we leave our itinerary very open to ensure our flexibility. This is a beautiful area to paddle, but we must work with the conditions and remain open to adventure. Each day, your guides assess the weather, tides, and sea state to determine the destination for the day. The general plan is to begin the trip by in the islands and channels just north of Seaforth Chanel. From here we cross Millbanke Sound and through Higgins Passage to Laredo Sound. We then head north exploring Swindle Island and the southern reaches of Princess Royal Island before heading east through Meyers Pass toward Klemtu.

We can expect a combination of exposed open coastline and more protected inner passageways during this trip. Swell, wind, and open water crossings are common. As this is a nomadic tour, camp is usually moved each night. We may have an opportunity to stay two nights at one camp if conditions allow.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8.

Our last morning is spent kayaking to the village of Klemtu. We arrive in the village early in the afternoon and if available we may visit the village's Big House. The ferry departs Klemtu at 4:00 pm and arrives in Port Hardy at 11:30 pm where our van is waiting to transport the group, gear, and kayaks back to Port McNeill. The cost of the ferry between Klemtu and Port Hardy is included in the tour price.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

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Location: Canada
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2000

British Columbia offers a kayaking experience like none other – stunning vistas, lush temperate rain forests, long sandy beaches, incredible wildlife, and vast wilderness areas. Simply put, British Columbia is one of the premiere destinations for sea kayaking in the world. Everything comes together here; an extensive...

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