Gulf Islands Kayak and Seaplane Adventure

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Tour description provided by Viator

Take a kayaking excursion in the Gulf Islands with a guided, full-day, seaplane flight and ferry ride from Vancouver. Hop on a seaplane from Vancouver to British Columbia's Gulf Islands. Then kayak the Saltspring Island waters looking for everything from whales, seals, otters, seagulls, eagles, and more. This trip includes a barbecue picnic lunch and pickup from and return to an accommodation anywhere in Vancouver — including hotels, private residences, and more.
The Gulf Islands are a sea-kayaking paradise. Marine life here is among the world’s most diverse, and the rocky reefs, lush kelp beds, and protected bays are home to a myriad of marine invertebrates, fish, and sea mammals.Seals, river otters, and sea lions are often seen. Sightings of whales, harbor seals, and Dall’s porpoise are rare although they, too, inhabit these waters. Colonies of gulls and cormorants are scattered throughout the area, which also contains several breeding sites for bald eagles, oyster catchers, and pigeon guillemots.Discover this rich ecosystem on a sea kayaking adventure along the shores and remote beaches. The guides will provide a hotel or residential pickup from anywhere in Vancouver.Your adventure begins with a seaplane flight to Saltspring Island. From there, embark in a comfortable, 2-seat sea kayaks. Qualified and knowledgeable guides will interpret the wildlife in the area and make sure the trip is safe and memorable.A barbecue picnic lunch, made from only locally grown produce, is served on a remote beach. End the adventure with a ferry and bus ride back to Vancouver.

What’s included

  • Seaplane flight
  • 5-hour kayaking excursion
  • Lunch on the beach
  • Return to Vancouver by ferry (You can choose return option by Seaplane adding C$120/Person)
  • Pickup anywhere in Vancouver including hotels, private residences, and more
  • All local taxes

What’s not included

  • Although they are optional, it is customary in Canada to reward good service with a gratuity of 10-to-15 percent

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Lunch included
  • Scenic air tour
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