Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking Tours & Canadian Wilderness Retreat

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

Stellar sea lions and west coast waves


4-Day Kyuquot Kayaking Getaway - Base Camp 4-Day Kyuquot Kayaking Getaway - Base Camp 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 - Base Camp 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour - Base Camp 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 Indigenous culture. A perfect sea kayaking adventure for solo travelers, couples, families or groups. More 6-Day Spring Island Adventure - Base Camp 6-Day Spring Island Adventure - Base Camp Immerse yourself in connecting and refreshing. Five days is great; a sixth day is even better! 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 - Expedition 8-Day Brooks Peninsula Kayaking - Expedition 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 - Expedition 7-Day Bunsby Islands Kayaking - Expedition Enjoy the sublime combination of adventure, Indigenous 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 - Expedition 6-Day Rugged Point Kayak Tour - Expedition 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 - Base Camp Sea Kayak Fishing Tour - Base Camp 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 Photo Tours - Base Camp Photo Tours - Base Camp Location, location, location! Explore and photograph world-class west coast wildlife and landscapes by power boat, kayak and on foot. Create incredible photographs of sea otters, wolves, eagles, osprey and an unbelievable diversity of marine landscapes and tidal life. More

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National Geographic Traveller Luxury Collection 2017Since 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.  

  British Columbia Magazine Summer 2017 CoverLearn about the Sea 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, as part of Canada's story.

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. Read what guests say about our west coast adventures!

Truly get away!

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

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Explore by kayak from the comforts of our wilderness retreat nestled on a remote island in the Pacific, Spring Island!  Daily guided activities introduce you to hidden gems, including rich marine ecology, secluded islets, and the nearby coastal village, people, and Indigenous 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