Family ‘Sea Otter Kayak Trip’, Vancouver Island (5 days)

Adventure Summary:

This 5-day West Coast Expeditions trip is a Canadian Signature Experience and is a great trip for a family looking to experience the remote location on Vancouver Island. The trip allows you to really absorb the wonderful setting, get really comfy with kayaking and also includes a traditional salmon feast prepared around the fire by a local First Nations family.

Spot curious sea otters, sea lions, and there is a possibly of kayaking with whales, which can include humpback, grey, minke & killer whale. Look out for black bears foraging along the shoreline.

Key Information:

Type of Adventure:

Family Suitability:
A Little Bit Adventurous

Starting Age:
From Age 5

5 days / 4 nights

Trip Details

Trip Description

Where is it?

West Coast Expediations operate out of Kyuquot on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The name “Kyuquot” is often easily confused with better known “Clayoquot” (Tofino and Ucluelet) but lies approximately 160 km further “up” the coast. Getting there is part of the adventure and keeps the location adventurous!

The trip package help to make this easy, starting with transportation included from the Comox Valley, Campbell River, or Gold River. Triptoes will help you build your itinerary around including this adventure within your holiday.

Departure Dates:

Summer 2015

June 22-26
June 29-July 3
July 3-7
July 7-11
July 11-15
July 25-29
Aug. 1-5
Aug. 15-19
Aug. 19-23
Aug. 29-Sept.2

Accommodation Types:

Accommodation is at the Wilderness Retreat Base Camp. It is basic but comfortable.

What's Included?

Two-way ground transportation with professional drivers (van shuttle) to/from your overnight accommodation or vehicle parking location in Comox/Courtenay or Campbell River; parking available.

Two-way water taxi transfer from Fair Harbour to WCE Spring Island Base Camp

Hot Shower! (beachfront)

Walk-in waterfront tents with beds, pillows, fitted sheet, and fleece blanket (just bring your sleeping bag)

All scrumptious meals and snacks once with us in Kyuquot – everyone is pleasantly satiated!

Traditional Salmon dinner – prepared around the fire – and visit with local First Nations family

Professional guides and all group safety gear

Diverse fleet of new, high-quality fibreglass and Kevlar single and double kayaks and all related kayaking equipment

Use of paddling jackets and dry bags for day trips when kayaking

Engaging interpretive programs (rainforest, intertidal, marine, cultural) tailored to your interests

Comprehensive resource library of reference and reading material about the coast

Complimentary use of our Stand Up Paddle Board or “Window Kayak” for exploring close to shore at camp

Innumerable other things – big and small – that make your experience with us feel comfy and complete!

What Others Say

  • Our best family expedition ever!

    - Ballantyne family

How to Book

If you would like to speak to us about this property or hand-crafting a holiday for your family, please call us on +44 (0)1225 471893, email or fill in the form below and we'll get back to you.
  • Tell us more about what you holiday plans are
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.