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sea kayaking

It’s a true kayaker’s paradise

We’ve been offering guided sea kayaking tours around Vancouver Island for the past two decades. In our opinion the Broughton Archipelago – with its abundant wildlife and hundreds of islands to explore – is one of the finest locations to kayak anywhere on earth. We’re fortunate that this place is home to Orca Dreams.

Do you need previous experience to take part in our tours?

No, we don’t require you to know anything about kayaking before you come on one of our trips. We go over all the basics with you – detailed safety procedures and paddle lessons – before you go out on the water. In addition, all our excursions are guided, as we know the best kayaking destinations and how to get to and from them safely.

Kayaking not your favourite thing?

Activities are entirely optional, so sitting out is never an issue. And there’s rarely a lack of things to see and discover on our beckoning sandy beaches and forest trails.

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Our kayak routes

At Orca Dreams we like to offer our kayaking guests something special and different. Some of the very best kayaking areas on our coast are inaccessible to most kayak groups due to their remote nature. With our ability to transport kayaks we can take you to these special places, areas where even the most experienced kayakers would only dream of going. That's the Orca Dreams difference.

  • Paddle Remote Island groups
  • Avoid the crowds of Johnstone Strait
  • Thousands of Islands not thousands of people
  • humpback whales at our door step all summer long
  • killer whales from mid July until September

“One of the best experience in my life!”

Julien Wagner

Strasbourg, France

Sea kayaking features

  • One of the best places to kayak on earth
  • Kayak amongst orca whales and humpbacks
  • Visit islands only accessible by kayak
  • Paddle lessons and water safety prior to departure
  • All trips fully guided and tailored to the group’s paddling ability
  • Morning and sunset paddle options

The labyrinth

An explorer’s dream

Kayaks get us close to nature in a way that other boats just can’t match. Paddling is an ideal introduction to the hundreds of islands that make up the Broughton Archipelago. We’ll take you along waterways that open into rock gardens, private coves and beaches – and a rich intertidal life awaiting discovery. Kayaking puts you within arm’s reach of sea urchins, starfish and sea cucumbers, and gives you a whole new world to explore.

Did you know that our previous company specialized in daylong and multi-day kayaking trips? If you’re looking for an expedition-style paddling vacation, Spirit of the West Adventures comes highly recommended.

Sea kayaking