Johnstone Strait is rich in marine life and is also a very diverse paddling environment. We will meet you at Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) on September 4th and shuttle you for the four-hour journey up to Telegraph Cove for a pre-trip briefing. We will stay the night before our first day on-trip in a local hotel which is included in the cost of your trip. Departing from Telegraph Cove on the morning of September 5th we will start our exploration of Johnstone Strait.
Johnstone Strait is renowned for its resident and transient Orca, Humpback Whales, Bald Eagles, Seals and a plethora of other marine life. The biodiversity in the area is a sight to see as we paddle and experience life below us, around us, on the shore, and flying overhead. This temperate rainforest is one of the most biodiverse areas in North America where we will see signs of the areas indigenous inhabitants, and paddle in areas most sea kayak tour companies never get to.
During our trip, all of your meals and group equipment are included as we show you the best sites in the area. We will paddle all the way up to the Broughton group exploring the stunning archipelago as we go. On our final day, we will get picked up by a boat and shuttled back to Telegraph Cove. Using a boat shuttle for our return trip allows us the opportunity to travel as far as possible while kayaking, without retracing any of our journey. On last years trip, we paddled from Vancouver Island all the way to the mainland through a map of beautiful islands!
Once back in town, we will head out for a final meal together as a group and stay with our local accommodation provider again. Our final day on September 12th we will shuttle you back to Comox airport to start your homeward journey or to head out on your own to explore beautiful Vancouver Island.
Fly to Comox Valley Airport
Fly into Comox Valley Airport and meet your guides. Shuttle to Telegraph Cove. Stay in accommodation (included)
Head off into Johnstone Strait to explore the islands and wildlife.
Finish your trip after paddling through Johnstone Strait and up into the Broughton Archipelago. Boat shuttle back to Telegraph Cove and stay in accommodation (included)
Shuttle back to Comox
We will shuttle you back to Comox Valley Airport.
Trip Start Location
We will pick you up and drop you off from Comox Valley Airport.
Drive your Car
Meet at Telegraph Cove, BC
Nearest International Airport
Comox Valley Airport (YQQ)
Pre and Post-Trip Accommodation
Pre and Post-trip accommodation is included with this trip. We will also bring you to and from Comox Valley Airport to the accommodation provider in Telegraph Cove at the start and finish of the trip.