Barkley Sound/Outside Waters
Kayaking day trip $169 per person
Paddlers will enjoy this guided Vancouver Island kayaking journey to the islands outside of the Ucluelet harbour and into Barkley Sound. At the start of the tour the guide prepares everyone for a day of adventure. Kayaks are set up for each guest, seats and pedals are adjusted. Lessons are given and safety concerns and procedures are explained.
Departing from the beach at our Majestic Ocean Kayaking base in Ucluelet, we will first explore the sights in the Ucluelet harbour including a variety of wildlife that frequent this area. We will then paddle out into Barkley Sound and experience the open Pacific Ocean. Your guide will point out some spectacular views of the rocky shores, gigantic kelp beds, and perhaps an ancient first nations whaling beach or some incredible nearby rock formations. You might paddle the whole west coast of Barkley Sound up to Toquaht Bay. Sea lion colonies, black bears, seals, and whales may all be spotted by kayak on this day trip.
Your guide will lead the tour and is in charge of safety at all times. Guests having difficulty will receive extra assistance when required. We travel as a group and stay close together, if there is a slow paddler we must wait for them, strong paddlers must stay with the group.
After a couple of hours paddling in the morning, your guide will take you to one of the nearby sandy beaches to enjoy a delicious buffet style picnic lunch and a short rest. Your tour will continue for another couple of hours before returning to our kayaking beach for an estimated arrival time of 3:00pm.
Depending on the route chosen by your guide and how far you paddle, there is the option of returning by truck or by boat at the end of the day.
Duration & Prices:
Departs daily: 8:30 am – returns 3:00 pm, $169 per person plus GST (there is an additional charge if you choose to return by truck or by boat).
Suitability: Experienced paddlers over the age of 12, subject to weather and sea conditions
What is included:
1/2 hr instruction and 4 1/2 hrs on the water with rest stops. All kayaking equipment,
PFD, paddling jacket, neoprene booties, use of our dry bags for your camera. A delicious gourmet picnic lunch with hot drinks, snacks and water bottles.
What you should bring:
Please see our packing list