March & April 2020
The herring spawn is one of the most spectacular natural events that occurs annually on the west coast off Vancouver Island. Each year, tens of thousands of herring migrate from the open ocean to coastal areas were they spawn in remarkably large numbers. This spawning event usually colours the water white and draws an enormous number of predators and scavengers, including Grey whales, sea lions, seals, and sea birds, that take advantage of the feeding frenzy to come inshore and forage, often for weeks at a time.
On this fulfilling 2 Day Kayaking Expedition you will explore Barkley Sound. It's home to a natural rugged beauty, flourishing ecosystems and a cultural history that extends back over 5100 years. You will get to explore temperate rainforest, white sandy beaches and paddle through turquoise waters searching for the feeding Grey whales.
Our tours include all of your kayaking and camping equipment, including a Mutha Hubba tent, an Exped sleeping mat (for adults only), and a Helinox cot and beach chair. You need only to bring your personal items and a sleeping bag! If you don’t have a sleeping bag, we can provide you with a clean and comfortable sleeping bag for an additional fee.
Our itinerary will be determined by group ability and weather. We are aiming to paddle 4-6 hours per day leaving plenty of time for other activities and for relaxing. There will be plenty of opportunity to take photos, have a snack or to go for that washroom break. Our goal is comfort, we believe that fun and adventure shouldn’t be painful or too strenuous.
This trip is a fully catered. All your meals, snacks, desserts and hot drinks are provided. The menu can be adjusted for all food allergies and preferences.
Private excursions can be arranged for groups of 6 or more guests.