Gulf Islands Sampler Multi-Day Kayak Tour around Salt Spring Island BC

Multi-Day Kayak Tour

5 Days • 4 Nights • $1,299 per person

Our 5-day fully-catered Gulf Islands Sampler tour offers… catchy headline.

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. 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 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: Salt Spring Island to Russell Island to Portland Island

We will launch our packed boats from Isabella Point beach on the south end of salt Spring Island, paddle out of Fulford harbour to beautiful to the small idilic Russell Island. Russell Island is part of the Gulf Islands National Park system and is only assessable by kayak or small boat. We will stop here for lunch and stole around beautiful trails observing its natural features and historic sites. After, we will carry on out to Portland Island and set up camp for the evening. We will then proceed to enjoy a glass of local wine and dinner while watching the sunset over the protected coves, and talk of the discoveries we will make paddling around Moresby Island on day two.

DAY 2: Day Kayak Around Moresby

On day two we will paddle out to Moresby Island. We will have a look at the charts and predict our winds / currents over a serious cup (or three) of Salt Spring organic coffee, and then head out to do some exploring. Meandering through the picturesque coast line we will spend our day touring around Moresby watching out for wildlife and telling stories before heading back to our camp on Portland.

DAY 3: Portland to Prevost

After breakfast, we pack up the boats and head to the Mid Channel Islands on the opposite side of Ganges Harbour. The Mid Channel Islands are protected islets deemed of high ecological importance. They are one of the last places in the region you will find the threatened Prickily Pear Cactus. It’s also a valuable seal haul-out and a nesting site for Oystercatchers. We will then head over to Prevost and set up camp once again, this time in the old apple orchard in James Bay, still within the Gulf Islands National Parks. After settling into our camp there will be an option for swimming and exploring the beautiful coastline. Dinner will be had watching the sunset over the Coast Mountains before taking rest for the night.

DAY 4 : Circumnavigate Prevost

Time to circumnavigate the island. Our first destination will be the ecologically significant Hawkins Islets. In the kelp beds and shallows of the islets, we will watch for small fish, crabs, sea stars, otters, seals and bird life. These Islets feature relatively undisturbed coastal bluff and Garry oak/arbutus woodland. The sensitive ecosystems are being afforded the highest level of protection within the national park. Next stop, Portluck Point for lunch and walk along the forest trail to the Portlock Point lighthouse, built in 1895 on three sides, protecting the most visible part of Prevost Island seen by ferry passengers as they exit Active Pass on the way to Victoria.

Day 5: Prevost to Chocolate Beach to Ganges Harbour

For our last day together we will pack up camp and paddle to the Chain Islets, stopping at the beautiful Chocolate Beach for lunch. After, we will continue into Ganges Harbour and finish out trip in salt Springs bustling seaside village.

  • 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
  • Tent(s)


  • Sleeping Pad & Bag
  • Personal items on our packing list (provided upon registration)
  • Sense of adventure and sense of humour


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.

Questions & Concerns

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