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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 with local First Nations friends and family, and delicious food.

Summer 2023 was amazing, our first full season as a Nation-owned business. Ownership transitioned to the Ka:'yu:'k't'h' / Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nations' Group of Businesses in 2022. We look forward to welcoming guests in 2024!

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Since 1972, our guests have appreciated our unique coastal adventures. Since 1990, we have been leaders in introducing guided sea kayaking outings, honing the art of remarkable experiences for all abilities. Since 2014, we became the first kayak tour company in Canada to achieve and maintain Sustainable Tourism Gold through an independent assessment.
  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 the population recovery of these fascinating creatures and their significant  influence on west coast ecosystems and communities, as part of Canada's story.

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, 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.

What's up?

Every summer, about 70-75% of our guests are referred by word-of-mouth or returning for the nth time!

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