Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking Tours & Canadian Wilderness Retreat

Join us on Spring Island in Kyuquot for personalized sea kayaking tours on the western edge of Canada, with highly qualified guides, abundant sea otters, old-growth forests, idyllic beaches, Aboriginal cultural experiences, diverse wildlife, and delicious food. Savour a flexible, fun, and refreshing vacation at an enchanting wilderness retreat!

Stellar sea lions and west coast waves


CONNECT  ~ EXPERIENCE ~ REFRESH

4-Day Kyuquot Kayaking Getaway 4-Day Kyuquot Kayaking Getaway Experience the riches of a sea kayaking and holiday escape to Kyuquot. Enjoy a true getaway with delicious meals, playful outings by kayak or on forest trails, and blissful nights. More 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour Recharge while sharing waters with sea otters, sea lions, and sometimes whales! Experience the welcoming wonder of this remote edge of Vancouver Island and the local Aboriginal culture. A perfect sea kayaking adventure for solo travelers, couples, families or groups. More 6-Day Spring Island Adventure 6-Day Spring Island Adventure Immerse yourself in connecting and refreshing. Five days is great; a sixth day is amazing. This longer base camp experience allows even more opportunity to explore further afield or closer to camp, more fully aware of what's going on in the forest and ocean surroundings. More 8-Day Brooks Peninsula Kayaking 8-Day Brooks Peninsula Kayaking Ready for a full-on immersion in the wild West Coast? This sea kayaking expedition, designed for experienced paddlers, was described by Men's Journal as one of "10 Real Adventures for Mere Mortals," alongside other world-class thrills like diving in the Galapagos. More 7-Day Bunsby Islands Kayaking 7-Day Bunsby Islands Kayaking Enjoy the sublime combination of adventure, First Nation culture, and awe-inspiring natural wonder. Slightly less strenuous and "out there" than our longer Brooks Peninsula expeditions, these Bunsby Islands trips are still designed for kayakers with some experience. More 6-Day Rugged Point Kayak Tour 6-Day Rugged Point Kayak Tour Experienced kayakers love the waters south from Spring Island across Kyuquot Sound to the expansive fine sandy beaches of Rugged Point Provincial Marine Park. Discover an incredible "out there" feeling while navigating the pristine Barrier Islands and geologically rich shorelines. More Sea Kayak Fishing Tour Sea Kayak Fishing Tour Fishing and kayaking are a great combination. Doing this from the convenience, comforts, and idyllic location of our Wilderness Retreat on Spring Island is even better! Join our expert fishing guide/instructors for this amazing experience. More Greenland-style Workshop Greenland-style Workshop Join renowned traditional Greenland paddling technique instructors Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson for daily skills sessions and excursions to inform and enhance your skinny stick abilities. During daily outings, WCE will share our intimate knowledge of the local marine richness. More

   
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Since 1972, our guests have delighted in appreciating the little things around them while exploring with us. For over 25 years, we have focused on doing this through guided sea kayaking outings, honing the art of remarkable experiences for all abilities.   Read what guests say about our west coast adventures!

In January 2016 we had the honour of receiving the "Employee's Choice Award" in the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Awards, and were shortlisted as finalists for the Small Business of the Year Award.
 
British Columbia Magazine Summer 2017 Cover Learn about theSea Otter Coast and experiences with us as featured in the Summer 2017 cover story in British Columbia Magazine! 

Our kayaking tours introduce these fascinating creatures and their influence on west coast ecosystems and communities.
 

Canadian Signature Experience logo through Destination CanadaOur 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour is recognized as a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada & Destination BC.

Truly get away!

Experience the quiet joy and wonder of a Vancouver Island adventure destination that's off the beaten path, Kyuquot.

Video: Sea Kayaking Plus Aboriginal Tourism BC
Explore by kayak from the comforts of our wilderness retreat nestled on a remote island in the Pacific!  Daily guided activities introduce you to hidden gems, including rich marine ecology, secluded islets, and the nearby coastal village, people, and Aboriginal culture of Kyuquot as part of Canada's west coast story.
 

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Each season, about 70-75% of our guests are returning or referred by word-of-mouth!

Of my 6 weeks in Canada seeing the best it had to offer, the 5 days on Spring Island take up 99.4% of my Canadian memory bank and 84% of my Canadian photo album. The profound beauty of the places WCE showed me will stay with me forever...
Jamie R., Tasmania, Australia
 
...the best paddling expedition and base camp experts that I have travelled with - comforting and rewarding. You will not have a more expert and knowledgeable team that know and frequent the local waters, people and environment.
Kevin B., Victoria, BC