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Bare Bones Self Catered

Multi Day Camping Tours Available

Self Cater any of Our Tours and Save Big.

Currently Bare Bones Self Catered Kayak trips are only available as a custom booking of 5 or more people, on any of our trip offerings. so check them out and get in touch.

Arrr! For all you price savvy salty sea dogs out there, these are the trips for you. Plan and bring your own food, save BIG, and we can do the rest on your self catered kayak trips .

With a long history of flying the Jolly Roger at WildHeart Adventures, we recognize that not everyone wants to pay the premium for a fully catered tour. Some of you want to get amongst it and feel like you are fully living the “pirates life”, along with keeping more precious coins in ya’ treasure chest.

Come aboard one of our self catered kayak trips with our Bare Bones option and enjoy the same high standard tour as our fully catered trips, with world class guides, locations and equipment, you’re just in charge of your own food “Yah scally wag!”. If you need to rent camping gear (tents, sleeping bags and mats) we have that option availible, but bring your own and you are saving further!

Currently Bare Bones Self Catered Kayak trips are only available as a custom booking of 5 or more people, on any of our trip offerings. so check them out and get in touch.

Wildheart Adventures has Vancouver island kayaking trips for everyone, so much so you will want to come back for more. See our reviews on Tripadvisor and Google.



Max of 12  guests with 2 guides.

Transportation: We can arrange transport for an added fee, otherwise we meet at the lawn in front of the Telegraph Cove Marina and RV Park office at 8:30 am (see Itinerary tab for more info).

“Fees”: a booking fee of 3% applies per reservation, regardless of whether for 1 or more people; this is not per person”, but “per booking”.


Rates & Details

Get in touch with us for your specific trip desire to get pricing, though usually trips are about 30% cheaper

50% deposit reserves seat; full payment is due 75 days before trip start



trips will have to be run as a pure self catered Kayak trip, so trips must fully available on the calendar or we create a new date for you.

Future Years
Contact us to be first to hear, or to let us know your preferred dates so that we can make it work for you or your group of family and friends.

What we Provide:

  • All kayaks, paddling and safety gear.
  • Certified and skilled guides.
  • we strictly enforce a no alcohol on the water policy.
  • All cutlery, plates, bowls
  • All Group Kitchen supplies and Group Shelters
  • Re Usable Cup per person for drinks
  • Paddle Jackets with hoods for rainy cold paddling days, lets you save your rain jacket for in camp warmth and comfort.
  • Wilderness Toileting Essentials
  • Deck chart (maps)
  • Gear Haul bags – Ikea bag for hauling all your dry bags, one time, too and from your kayak.
  • Waterproof dry bags

What our client say about our Self Catered Kayak Trips!

“Five friends and I did (one of WildHeart’s four day ‘Bare Bones – self catered kayak trips’) with Jaime around Telegraph Cove. Jaime was brilliant as a guide and we also had great fun, he matched our enthusiasm. I couldn’t fault the trip whatsoever. Within the first 24 hours we had seen and done everything we hoped to see/achieve over the whole trip. This was honestly one of, if not the best trip I have taken in Canada.” – F’ Quinn- Ireland

“…who is going to believe me…a mug of strong coffee in hand, I’m enjoying a delicious cheese & mushroom omelette and a pod of orca whales play and spyhop for an eternity a mere 40 feet from our kitchen area…I still can’t believe it was real! What an amazing experience!”
– Fiona Hamilton, Portland, OR.

“…Our guides were terrific…we felt at all times at ease and secure in their company…We had a great time with Wild Heart, will certainly come again and will definitely recommend you to all our friends.”
– Tamara & Robert Abrams, Truckee, CA.