5-Day Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound
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5-Day Broken Group Islands
5-Day Broken Group Islands Tour Overview:
Sea kayaking around the Broken Group Islands is as good as it gets. It has rugged beauty, untouched wilderness and a cultural history that extends over 5100 years. We will explore this temperate rainforest with it’s white sandy beaches, and paddle through turquoise waters hosting an amazing diversity of marine life.
On this 5-day kayak expedition you will be taken by water taxi right into the heart of the Broken Group Islands home to porpoises, river otters, sea-lions, migrating Grey whales and over 200 species of seabirds. The inter tidal zones are alive with colouful anemonies, seastars, nudibranches and a variety of other brilliant sea-life.
By the end of your expedition you will be so entranced with the Broken Group Islands that you may not want to go home.
Private excursions can be arranged for groups of 4 or more guests.
10% discount to groups of 6 or more, kids under 12 and during the off season.
We will meet at our dock located at 200 Hemlock Street in the Small Craft Harbour on Finger "F" to load all gear and head out, the boat ride will take approx. 30-60 min. You you will get a chance to take in the rugged and breathtaking beauty of the coast and Barkley Sound. We will be dropped of at one of the many sandy beaches within the Broken Group Islands, where we unload all our gear and kayaks.
After unloading and sending off the water taxi we will now proceed to pack all our gear into the kayaks, don’t worry, we will assist and teach you how to fit everything in, do a safety pre-trip talk, explaining and demonstrating the fundamentals of kayaking; like how to get in and out, sitting position, how to paddle, what to do in an emergency and of course answer any questions or concerns you might have. Your Guide will assist you if needed with launching your kayak and off we go.
As we are paddling in between the islands there are plenty of opportunities to take pictures, have a snack and relaxing. Our philosophy is comfort; We believe that fun and adventure shouldn’t be painful or too strenuous. With that in mind we will make sure to have a fine balance between covering ground and giving everyone enough rest in between paddles. At around noon we will stop for our first lunch break, your guide will prepare a delicious meal while you kick back and relax and take in the beauty nature has to offer.
After everyone's belly is filled and we all had a good rest we will continue to paddle within the park. In the afternoon your guide will decide where to make camp for the night. There are 7 designated campsites with in the Broken Group Islands to choose from. Once we arrive on our chosen site your guide will point out all facilities and campsites and assist you with setting up your tent. Snacks and hot drinks will be available shortly after.
Now you get a chance to explore your campsite and the island we are staying on. Dinner will be served between 6 - 7 pm. All designated campsites permit campfires where we share our favourite moments from the day, or you could watch and enjoy the sunset in solidarity or with a loved one. Before we all say good night and go dream about the ocean we will have a quick talk about the next day's schedule.
Days 2 - 4
Usually we are aiming to have breakfast served between 7 -9 am. We will be paddling throughout the days and enjoy our lunches on different locations within the islands. There will be plenty of opportunity to take pictures, discover the rich inter tidal life, explore old growth forest, ancient First Nation Village sites and fish traps.
On the last day of your trip, we will be picked up by water taxi and whisked back to Ucluelet. We will exchange hugs and email addresses so we can share photos and keep in touch.
Hello Nature Adventure Tours recognises and supports the indigenous rights and title of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Ucluelet, Toquaht and Tseshaht - the first peoples of the lands and waters now called Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound.