Keep it Wild is a premium, customized adventure that’s close to home and will bring you deep into the heart of the Discovery Islands. On this tour you will have full access to your own boat Captain, Guide/Naturalist and a certified Kayak Guide. 

Your adventure begins on the East side of Quadra Island where we launch at Taku Resort. We then head out on a wildlife excursion through the Discovery Islands via zodiac.
After the wildlife adventure we will anchor the boat and launch the kayaks. On the kayak portion of the tour we will make our way through very unique microhabitats and island archipelagos in the Discovery Islands and beyond. On location you will enjoy lunch on the beach before heading out on a kayak adventure with your certified guide. Travelling by zodiac allows each trip to have its own unique experience.
Every tour is different and what wildlife we see on tours varies depending on the seasonal migrations of marine mammals. You may encounter any number of Cetaceans- (Whales, Dolphin, Porpoise), Sea Lions, Seals, Bears, Marine Birds and Raptors (Bald Eagles).

Note: Destinations can vary depending on the movement of wildlife and local weather. In addition, if there happen to be last minute covid restrictions in Provincial Parks we can change our route at any time. There are many beautiful places to explore.

Adventure Details

Duration

6 hours

Departures

  • Every Wednesday: 8am-2pm starting May 1st 2021
    • If another day is desired and you have a group of 6 people, feel free to contact us and we hope to accommodate you.
  • Private charters available upon request, additional fees may be applied.
  • Minimum of 6 people to run the tour. 

Please Note: parking is limited so please try to carpool, bike or walk over. We are also walking distance from several different accommodations. If a taxi is required this can be arranged. 

Lunch

Yup, we’ll keep you fed with a healthy “Yak Shack Power bowl” Quinoa greek style salad with chicken, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, feta and a house made greek style dressing.  Homemade hummus, veggies and kettle chips cookies and juice. (Please do let us know when booking if you have any food allergies).

  • Sanitized Mustang Survival Suits, or PFDS, Toques/Beanies, Light Gloves & Goggles (weather dependant), Dry Bags, Kayaks and related safety gear are provided.
  • Personal Buffs provided.
  • Hydrophone (underwater microphone) to eavesdrop on whales talking in the water.  
  • Please be advised the minimum age for this tour is 4 years old. Children must be able to wear PFD safely and sit alone in the forward cockpit of the kayak. 
  • Boat and Kayak sanitation provided by Envirocleanse-A, also known as “Anolite,” is a next gen commercial disinfectant that is non-toxic, organic, biodegradable and EPA approved to kill SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (CleanTerra.ca).
  • This tour is suitable for all levels, no experience is necessary.

 Adventure Rates

$349 ea + $3 conservation fee and taxes  

  • Minimum 6 people
  • 50% deposit is required to confirm 

What to Bring

  •  A warm layer and rain jacket, rain pants are also recommended. A reusable water bottle, waterproof shoes, but no flip flops please. Don’t forget your camera, sun cream and a hat. 
  • 5L and 10L dry bags are available. 
  • Rain gear is a good idea to wear under Mustang Survival Suits on the boat during weather events on Pacific Northwest Coastal days. Rain Gear is not a requirement, but recommended, alternately any warm and water resistant layers will do. Wearing cotton or denim on the kayak is not recommended. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation within 14 prior to your departure date will result in loss of deposit. 
  • Cancellation outside of 14 days prior to departure date a full refund will be given. 
  • Changes can be made with no penalty 

Covid related cancellations will have no penalty. Please stay home if you’re not feeling 100 percent your best self! Thanks from all our staff! For more Covid information, provincial health orders and procedures please visit bccdc.cam.