The 10 day Barkley Sound Expedition begins in Ucluelet, where you will board the M.V. Francis Barkley and travel through Barkley Sound to the Sechart Lodge. Once you have arrived at the lodge, together we will load up our kayaks and be on our way. The first 5 days you will explore the Broken Group Islands – a kayaker’s paradise. There are over 100 islands, islets and rocky outcrops scattered in the center of Barkley Sound, totals 10,607 hectares, of which only 1,350 hectares is land.
On the morning of day 6 you will get picked up by water taxi and transported to the Deer Group islands known for its sea caves and sea stacks. The next 4 days you will be exploring the islands, all the time searching for humpback and gray whales. Your last day will be spent in Bamfield visiting an ancient Huuyaht First Nations village site with standing hand carved corner post. We will be guided through the village by Stella the Huuayaht princess who will tell us about the history of the area and the Huuayaht people who have lived here for thousands of years. You will then board a water taxi back to Ucluelet where the expedition concludes at one of our favourite local restaurants.
This trip is a fully catered. All your meals, snacks, desserts and hot drinks are provided. The menu can be adjusted for food allergies and preferences. Hello Nature Adventure Tours takes pride in creating delicious and satisfying menus!
Our trips include all of your kayaking and camping equipment, including a Mutha Hubba tent, an Exped sleeping mat, and a Helinox cot and beach chair. You need only to bring your personal items and a sleeping bag! If you do not have a sleeping bag, we can provide you with a clean and comfortable sleeping bag for an additional fee.
Private excursions can be arranged for groups of 4 or more
*This tour is designed for intermediate to advanced kayakers.