Tour Overview

Experience world-class kayaking in the Broken Group Islands from your luxury accommodations at a remote wilderness resort in Barkley Sound. Eagle Nook is one of the most impressive resorts on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and your home away from home for this deluxe tour.

Enjoy 3 days of guided kayaking within the Broken Group Islands. Each day you will experience the islands up close and personal, exploring coves and lagoons, and even open water on the outer islands, for the more adventurous travelers. Tours will be customized to group preference and ability.

Our tours usually depart Sunday and return Thursday (check our schedule online). We meet at China Creek Marina, which is a 10-15 minute drive from Port Alberni. Here you will meet your guide and ride along the coast to Barkley Sound and Eagle Nook Lodge. At Eagle Nook you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the coastal temperate rainforest. upon your arrival you will be warmly welcomed and shown around by the lodge's friendly and professional staff, who will then take you to your private room, where you will have some time to explore or relax before dinner.

Join us for some amazing west coast cooking - all your meals are included with this tour. For those early morning kayaking trip departures, we make sure to provide a delicious breakfast and lots of fresh coffee. Lunches are packed and ready to go. In the evening when we return after a full day on the water, we will tuck into a gourmet three-course dinner. The specialized chef cooks the seafood to perfection. In addition, enjoy a drink or a cocktail from the lodge's full-service bar (not included in the meal plan) and unwind as you discuss the highlights of the day.

We work hard to adapt to any special dietary requirements you may have - please let us know of these prior to your arrival.

By the end of your trip, you will feel that you know the Broken Group Islands well. Thursday morning is our scheduled departure day, and our boat shuttle will leave at 11:00am for you scenic 55 minute trip back to Port Alberni.

Float Plane Option

Travel by floatplane directly to the lodge (check with us for prices and scheduling).

Food & Recipes
A gourmet lunch is served on your tour. There will be plenty of food, including on of our famous kayak cookies.
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What Is Included?

- Fiberglass touring kayaks with rudders. The brands that we carry are Nimbus and Seaward, we try to provide you with kayaks suitable for your height, weight and experience.
- Lightweight, fiberglass paddles made by Nimbus. These do off set for feathering if you prefer.
- Neoprene Sprayskirts by Seaward and Brooks.
- Neoprene gloves
- Comfortable, Salus Marine Wear life jackets (pfd’s).
- Level Six paddle jackets.
- Wetsuits from NRS and Brooks, Stohlquist
- Pumps. (kayak safety equipment)
- 3 dry bags per person, a 5 litre, 20 litre and 30 litre.
- Laminated marine charts for each guest to follow along while on the tour and then to keep as a souvenir.
- Big tarps for the kitchen and group sitting area at lunch time.
- Drinking water, thermoses of hot water and tea/snacks for when we are in the islands.
- Toilet Paper.
- A hand wash station, with clean towels and sea soap for when we are in the islands.
- All the safety equipment and first aid kit for the group.
- Full ensuite washroom.
- All meals included.
- Inside dining room with full bar.
- Games room with a card table.

Outside:

- Two ocean-view patios.
- Hot tub overlooking Vernon Bay.
- Kayak from your doorstep.
- Hike on trails surrounding the resort.

What Is Not Included?

- Fiberglass touring kayaks with rudders. The brands that we carry are Nimbus and Seaward, we try to provide you with kayaks suitable for your height, weight and experience.
- Lightweight, fiberglass paddles made by Nimbus. These do off set for feathering if you prefer.
- Neoprene Sprayskirts by Seaward and Brooks.
- Neoprene gloves
- Comfortable, Salus Marine Wear life jackets (pfd’s).
- Level Six paddle jackets.
- Wetsuits from NRS and Brooks, Stohlquist
- Pumps. (kayak safety equipment)
- 3 dry bags per person, a 5 litre, 20 litre and 30 litre.
- Laminated marine charts for each guest to follow along while on the tour and then to keep as a souvenir.
- Big tarps for the kitchen and group sitting area at lunch time.
- Drinking water, thermoses of hot water and tea/snacks for when we are in the islands.
- Toilet Paper.
- A hand wash station, with clean towels and sea soap for when we are in the islands.
- All the safety equipment and first aid kit for the group.
- Full ensuite washroom.
- All meals included.
- Inside dining room with full bar.
- Games room with a card table.

Outside:

- Two ocean-view patios.
- Hot tub overlooking Vernon Bay.
- Kayak from your doorstep.
- Hike on trails surrounding the resort.

What Should You Bring?

- 4 polyester shirts
- Stuff sack or back pack for small items
- 1 light poly or fleece sweater
- Water bottle
- 1 wool sweater or fleece jacket
- Sun visor or sun hat
- 1 pair light Gore-tex or nylon pants
- Sun glasses
- 2 polyester shorts - Sun screen/lip salve
- Shoes (sandals, sneakers)
- Insect repellant (we don’t have many bugs)
- Neoprene booties or rubber boots
- Socks (not cotton)
- Binoculars
- Underwear (not cotton).
- Small flashlight or headlamp.
- Wool hat or toque
- Toiletries
- Gloves or mittens
- Camera
- Rain jacket & pants
- Rain hat
- Spare prescription glasses with safety cord or contact lenses
- Personal medication

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Safety Promise

Majestic Ocean Kayaking has been leading tours on the west coast of Vancouver Island since 1993. Our kayak guides are well-equipped, trained, and practiced in the use of a variety of safety equipment and procedures. We hold all the required permits set out by Parks Canada and BC Parks, and are always respectful of their guidelines for operation. Our guides are all experienced kayakers, highly qualified, and certified to the standards required by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia, including current wilderness first aid certification. They are all experienced outdoors people who lead and participate in their own trips and adventures in the off season. They know the best areas to paddle, and also the tricks of our weather.

All of our guests will be given a demonstration of our equipment, a lesson on basic paddling strokes and skills, and an explanation of safety procedures. We provide our guests with all the necessary equipment to outfit a kayak safely, including a PFD, sprayskirt and pump. Your guide will lead the tour and is in charge of safety at all times. We travel as a group and always stay close together; any guests having difficulty paddling will receive extra assistance. Our guides are experienced at leading tours to suit both novice and experienced paddlers alike, ensuring that everyone will enjoy their tour.

The Majestic Way

Majestic Ocean Kayaking guests venture here from around the world to see what British Columbia kayaking is all about, and to experience one of the most beautiful places on the planet. We are a first class destination for international nature lovers, situated within our coastal temperate rainforest and amongst incredibly diverse wildlife.

Majestic Ocean Kayaking tours range from short harbour explorations to multiday adventures; all catered with delicious gourmet meals prepared by our in-house chef. Our ocean kayaking tours allow guests to explore the rugged beauty of the west coast and to share our passion for paddling, wildlife, great food and good company.

Our trips are fun and educational, with a conscious regard for safety and for our environmental impact on the land and water at all times. As stewards of these precious ecosystems, we set an example by closely following national park policies, as well as our own high ethical standards, in order to minimize our impact on the environment.

In all aspects of our business, from our kayaking tours, guides, office staff, food, landscaping, and our purchasing decisions, we are constantly striving to improve and make our practices more sustainable and environmentally sound. We welcome all feedback and suggestions. Best known for our personalized service and attention to detail, we strive to act with consciousness and compassion in our dealings with our guests, our employees and all our suppliers.

Pick up a paddle and find a bit of freedom for yourself - the adventure of a lifetime awaits!

Environmental Stewardship

At Majestic Ocean Kayaking, we take our role as environmental stewards seriously. We keep to established tent sites and trails, compost our food waste, and dispose of all garbage responsibly. We follow Leave-No-Trace principles in the backcountry, storing food out of reach of wildlife, and minimizing campfire impacts. We respect all wildlife that we encounter; keeping in mind that sightings are precious to our guests, but always maintaining a respectful and safe distance.

We are proud to support the work of local conservation and naturalist groups such as the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Tofino Shorebird Society, the Central West Coast Forest Society and the Wild Pacific Trail. We regularly get our hands dirty by organizing and participating in beach cleanups in the areas that we visit. We are also very proud of our role as educators. We enjoy sharing our knowledge of the natural and cultural histories of the areas we work in, while teaching our guests about minimum impact philosophies and practices that they can carry forward to use in their own lives and travels.

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Lynne - Booth P
Lynne - Booth P
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Our guide, Eric, was extremely knowledgeable and selected timely moments to share information while giving us space to savour the peace and calm of the Broken Group experience. Eric customized our kayaking effort to our abilities and some how cultivated pride in our daily accomplishments (the 4 of us are 60+). The staff at the lodge were pleasant and the meals were good. We are so glad we went with the Majestic Team - their equipment is top of the line and they went above and beyond to ensure a first rate experience. Thank you Majestic!

Your Kayak Tour Of A Lifetime Awaits

Kayaking Ucluelet, Tofino, the Broken Group Islands and Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, BC is truly majestic.