Multi-Day Kayak Tour
4 Days • 3 Nights • $1,199 per person
Dionisio Point offers a beautiful, serene campground with incredible scenery, including headlands flanked by sandy beaches, picturesque bays and a unique shoreline that includes sculpted sandstone shelves, pebble and sand beaches and colourful wild flower meadows.
Our guide will lead your private group to some of the most beautiful camping and paddling destinations in British Columbia. Stunning white shell beaches, amazing sandstone formations, abundant marine wildlife and a Mediterranean-like climate in protected waters make the Southern Gulf Islands a world-class kayaking destination.
At the Salt Spring Adventure Co., we pride ourselves with offering the best possible kayaking experience for our guests — providing excellent customer service, certified and experienced guides, quality equipment, and fantastic meals made from local produce, seafood and meats, cheese and wine.
Route options are not guaranteed. Obviously, kayaking is susceptible to wind, weather and other factors our guides take into consideration when planning tour routes. Nature-willing, we generally visit the following amazing destinations on this tour. We stay at each camp site for 1 – 2 nights, depending on weather, currents and your group’s needs and desires. During our stay on these islands, we will be able to paddle and explore the amazing things every location has to offer. To start your multi-day tour, we will meet at our Adventure Centre and your private kayak tour guide will go over the finer points of expedition kayaking: paddle technique, boat safety, proper packing of a kayak, etc. before launching from the harbour or other launch site.
Day 1: Hudson Point to Wallace Island Provincial Park
We will drive to our launch site at Hudson’s Point where your guide will go over the finer points of expedition kayaking: paddle technique, boat safety, proper packing of a kayak, etc. After packing, we will launch from Hudson’s Point and paddle the 30minute crossing to Wallace Island Provincial Marine Park, then head straight to Chivers Point and set up camp. After lunch, we will head back out to explore Wallace Island and the Secretaries. Wallace Island, located in beautiful Trincomali Channel between the northern ends of Salt Spring and Galiano islands, offers numerous beaches, coves and offshoreislets to explore. Bald eagles, black-tailed deer and mink are common in the park, as well as harbour seals, sea lions and river otters.
Day 2: Wallace Island to Dionisio Point Provincial Park
In the morning, we will learn to predict the day’s tides and currents over Salt Spring Organic Coffee and come up with a plan for the day. Our timing for the day must be just right as we head to Polier Pass, an area of fast tidal currents that result in fast moving whirlpools and standing waves. We need to be there at slack tide for safety’s sake. The fast flowing tidal currents of Polier Pass have created a rich intertidal life – sea-stars, nudibranchs and chitons can be seen in the tide pools, and at times large quantities of swimming scallop shells can be found on the beaches. Stellar Sea Lions are often spotted in swimming and playing in the churning waters. Dionisio Point offers a beautiful, serene campground with incredible scenery, including headlands flanked by sandy beaches, picturesque bays and a unique shoreline that includes sculpted sandstone shelves, pebble and sand beaches and colourful wildflower meadows.
Day 3: Dionisio Point to Blackberry Point to Wallace Island
We will paddle back through Polier Pass to Blackberry Point. While sipping your Pinot Gris on the white shell beach of Blackberry Point, you’d swear you were in the Mediterranean. This is one of the Gulf Islands most beautiful campsites with an extensive sand beach, an attractive meadow for camping and extensive eroded sandstone formations to explore nearby.
Day 4: Wallace Island to Hudson Point
Slowly wake up for our last morning in paradise and take time exploring Wallace’s walking trails. After lunch, we will paddle back to Hudson Point on Salt Spring Island for goodbyes and final photos on the beach.
- All multi-day tours can be physically challenging and therefore require that every paddler in your group has a decent level of physical fitness.
- Children ages 4–6 must be accompanied by two adults in one G3 kayak; children ages 7–11 by at least one adult.
- Certified Guide / Naturalist
- All meals and snacks
- All kayak-related personal safety and emergency gear
WHAT TO BRING
- Sleeping Pad & Bag
- Personal items on our packing list (provided upon registration)
- Sense of adventure and sense of humour
BOOKING, DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION
We must have a Minimum 4 people during peak season (June-Sep) and minimum 3 people during shoulder season. Maximum 12 people.
Deposit: $400 per group nonrefundable deposit is required at time of registration. Balance of
Payment: due upon arrival at our office. We accept debit, credit, cheque or cash.
Medical & Cancellation Insurance
We strongly recommend guests purchase travel insurance, which can include trip cancellation insurance, medical or non-medical and evacuation insurance. Medical Insurance is especially important to visitors from outside of British Columbia and Canada.
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