Gulf Islands

2 and 3 day camping tours available

Kayaking the Calm Protected Waters of the Gulf Islands

A perfect introduction to sea-kayaking for those unsure of a longer expedition. We enjoy a delightful route through the scattered islands of the Stuart and Pylades Channels. Embarking from Cedar-by-the-Sea, just minutes south of Nanaimo, well explore the DeCourcy Group where calm waters, gorgeous shorelines, sandy beaches and a variety of sea/wildlife await our pleasure.

3 Day Gulf Islands Camping Tour

If the islands of the DeCourcy Group in the Pylades and Stuart Channel could speak, what strange and bizarre tales they would tell—of Brother XII and his religious cult, The Aquarian Foundation, buried gold, strange disappearances and smuggling. The calm waters and stunningly beautiful shorelines along these islands of this gorgeous archipelago make this expedition a superb weekend of adventure and discovery. We’ll spend three days exploring these island gems and venture across to the virtually uninhabited Valdez Island with its magnificent sandstone cliffs, inviting hiking trails, fantastic beaches of Blackberry point, and mysterious caves which await our pleasure. Soaring eagles, ever curious harbour seals, promising fishing and shellfish gathering, and snorkeling (for those willing to brave the chilly waters) are just some of what’s in store.

2021 Tour Dates
Offered every Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday from mid- April to mid-October.

Price: $599 Cdn. plus 5% GST

Place: We launch from the boat launch/beach at the end of Nelson Road in Cedar-by-the-Sea, just minutes south of Nanaimo, at 10:30AM and return to the same at 2:30-3PM on Day#3.
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2 Day Gulf Islands Camping Tour

2 Day Tour Dates 2021

Offered every weekend (Saturday-Sunday) from May to October. Note if you have a party of 5 or more and would like to book a date during the mid-week, we can arrange a custom trip.

Price: $425 Cdn. plus 5% GST


What our client say!

“…Everything was great – the food, the people, the activities…overall it was a great vacation and we managed to even forget the day of the week and lost total track of time…what a great feeling!”
– Kevin and Heidi Heidrich , Portland, OR.

“…a short note of thanks for such a wonderful time in your company. My daytrip with Wild Heart has rekindled a love of the water and reminded me how much I love the outdoors. I never would have thought it possible to see otters, seals, deer, eagles by the dozen and so many colourful starfish all in the course of a days outing…the lunch was outstanding…I know that I will return to take a longer trip with you soon.”
– Allan Drysdale , Chicago, IL.

“Thanks so much…The George family had a great time and will hold fond memories of our trip with you for a long time”.
– Rick George and Family, Calgary, Alberta

“Thanks for a great kayak trip. Keith and I had an excellent time! Now I’m hooked on kayaking!”
– Deb Parliament , Calgary, Alta.

“…the food, the experience, so say nothing about the fantastic weather, was just what I had hoped for. Thank you to all of you.”
– Gina Jarvis, Victoria, B.C.