Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking Tours BC

Vancouver Island Sea Kayaking Tours & Canadian Wilderness Retreat

Join us on Spring Island in Kyuquot for personalized kayaking tours on the edge of Canada, with abundant sea otters, old-growth forests, idyllic beaches, Aboriginal cultural experiences, and diverse wildlife. Savour a flexible, fun, and refreshing vacation at an enchanting wilderness retreat!


Since 1972, our guests have delighted in appreciating the little things around them while exploring with us. For over 25 years, we've focused on doing this through guided sea kayaking outings, honing the art of remarkable experiences for all abilities. Read what guests say about their west coast adventures with us!
Each season, about 70% of our guests are returning or referred by word-of-mouth!

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

Our 5-Day Sea Otter Kayak Tour is  recognized
as a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada & Destination BC.

Sea Kayaking Plus Aboriginal Tourism BCTruly get away! Experience the quiet joy and wonder of a Vancouver Island adventure destination that's off the beaten path, Kyuquot.

Explore by kayak from the comforts of our wilderness retreat nestled on a remote island in the Pacific!  Daily guided activities introduce you to hidden gems, including rich marine ecology, secluded islets, and the nearby coastal village, people, and Aboriginal culture of Kyuquot as part of Canada's west coast story.

...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

Featured Sea Kayaking Vacation Packages

Ideal Sea Kayaking Location with Comforts

Experiences begin with convenient transportation from central Vancouver Island in the Comox Valley or Campbell River to our remote ocean kayaking adventures on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, away from the summer visitor crowds in Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, the Broken Islands, and Johnstone Strait.

dining shelter and night skyAppreciate the coastal camping luxuries of our one-of-a-kind Vancouver Island wilderness retreat. Whether joining us for a base camp kayaking adventure or at the start and end of your expedition kayak trip, you will enjoy:
  • spacious walk-in tents on scenic waterfront sites
  • thick mattresses and comfy pillows on wooden beds
  • our dining and activity shelter with cozy wood stove
  • wholesome meals featuring local & fresh ingredients
  • propane-heated shower with ocean views
  • resource library and natural history collection
  • diverse fleet of single & double fiberglass kayaks
  • shore & water-based activity options for all weather
Take a break from your devices - there is no cellular reception at our base camp kayaking location, nor during our multi-day kayaking expeditions.

We cover the details for safety, comfort, and enjoyment so that you eat, play, and sleep well as part of a personalized adventure vacation.

You will have the space and freedom to relax and absorb your surroundings.  Appreciate the unmatched comforts of a Base Camp Kayaking Adventure that can be tailored to your kayaking abilities and interests, or a more out-there Multi-day Kayaking Expedition for those with more paddling experience.  If kayaking isn't your thing or only a partial interest, arrange something custom from our Wilderness Retreat.

You all create a magical experience for sharing this place of natural beauty with nourishing company and delicious food.
Odete P., Vancouver, BC

Personalized Ocean Kayaking Adventures

image by Gordon RossWith our talented team and uniquely situated infrastructure, we work with each guest to create memorable Vancouver Island kayaking adventures that meet a variety of needs and interests, whether:
  • looking for a “once-in-a-lifetime” adventure vacation you'll want to repeat?
  • new to kayaking and wanting a positive experience with supportive, flexible, and experienced guides?
  • The perfect island...[with] abundant diversity...
    John Kimantas,
    Coast & Kayak Magazine
    a more experienced paddler comfortable in a range of conditions and wanting to find new edges and really explore?
  • local to Vancouver or Vancouver Island and wanting a little-known world-class experience in your own backyard?
  • travelling from afar and wanting a Signature Canadian Experience with transportation, gourmet meals, accommodation, top-notch equipment, professional guiding and seamless logistics?
  • searching for a unique family or group vacation that’s perfect for diverse interests and needs (ages, experiences, comforts, meals, activities,…)?
  • a solo traveler or couple keen to meet and explore with others who share similar interests?
  • passionate about wildlife and nature photography, painting, or writing and looking for peaceful inspiration in a new place?
  • intrigued about the rich Aboriginal history, culture, and present day living on our diverse coast?
  • a nature-lover who could watch a sea otter all day long, or just float in your kayak looking at birds that are riding on the same swell while feeding on fish below?