Sea Kayaking Clayoquot Sound, Canada

Sea Kayaking Clayoquot Sound, Canada

Located on the west side of Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Sound and the encompassing waters are a haven for sea kayakers. This seven-day guided kayak tour is sure to spellbind as you explore Canada‘s golden beaches and sweeping forests.

Clayoquot Sound is a 860,000 acre collection of islands and temperate rain forest, water inlets and pristine coastal stretches. The Sound is part of the ancestral home of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations. Archeological digs in the are show evidence for over 9,000 years of habitation by indigenous peoples. As well as its human settlers, Clayoquot is a natural habitat for whales and dolphins in the waters and large carnivores such as bears, wolves and cougars on land. In the air and where they land, Bald eagles and a multitude of birdlife makes this a great area for your binoculars.

In 2000 Clayoquot Sound was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO which subsequently issued a multi-million dollar grant to help research and education in the area. Sadly, conflicts between the logging industry and protesters still continue, although laws have been passed in the last few years in an attempt to protect the rain forests.

Clayoquot is a premier location on the global level for sea kayaking and camping. Whilst a good location along the west coast of Vancouver Island for kayakers to improve their skills, it also features sheltered waters suitable for the absolute beginner to really get a taste of what sea kayaking in Canada is all about.

If you’re looking for a unique way to see the coasts and waterways of British Columbia, this is it! Even though no experience is necessary, the sense of adventure on this tour is what will keep you talking about it for years to come.
With the open waters of the vast Pacific ocean flanking you, your group will explore the many facets of this dynamic area with full supervision from an expert guide. The scenery is of typical Canadian proportions, and when you’re not kayaking you’ll be enjoying down time in a luxury camp in the middle of the lush wilderness.

Sea kayaking is a fun and easy skill to learn, and the west coast of Vancouver Island is one of the best places on Earth in which to do so! The Clayoquot Sound tour is slightly more technical than the Broken Group island trip we also have listed, but you’ll never feel out of your element even as a complete novice. The age limit is 10 and up and the maximum group size for the trip is eight people, making this tour perfect for families looking to do something a bit different in Canada.

The only people who wouldn’t be blown away by this tour are those who hate getting wet. As you’ve read this far you’re probably not in this category, so there really isn’t any reason not to book up and have a phenomenal holiday.

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1,489 CAD (7 days) per person

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