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Coast Mountain Expeditions

Read Island, British Columbia, Surge Narrows, British Columbia V0P 1W0, Canada
+1 250-285-2823
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Our family hadnt kayaked yet. But Albi and Sedona introduced us with competence, warmth and humor... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dominiquestrebel
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Zurich, Switzerland
What an adventure!

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt like we were with family. The food is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
janey123890
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Burlington, Canada
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Mountain vistas, sheltered paddling, stunning campsites, abundant wildlife...the Discovery Islands and Mainland Inlets have it all, and with more than 30 years of kayak expeditions under our belts, we can show you the best of the best! Settle in to our off-grid wilderness lodge for an afternoon of kayak skill and safety training before embarking on your kayaking adventure. Meals (both at the lodge and around the campfire) are prepared with organic produce fresh from our garden, eggs from our chickens, local seafood, and home-baked goods. We offer fun and rewarding adventured for all kayaking and fitness abilities. New kayakers are welcome but we also offer exciting challenges for experienced paddlers. We use high quality equipment and our certified kayak guides are friendly, experienced and professional.
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Read Island, British Columbia, Surge Narrows, British Columbia V0P 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family hadnt kayaked yet. But Albi and Sedona introduced us with competence, warmth and humor. The Discovery Island Tour around Read Island was simply great: Humpbag Whales jumpding out of the water and playing around for about an hour. The camping places, the meals!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt like we were with family. The food is impossibly good, the guides knowledgeable and wonderful conversationalists, the accommodation unbeatable! We did the Toba Inlet trip and were awestruck.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished the Bute Inlet kayak trip. Service and guides were top notch in terms of personality, knowledge and care. The food and accommodation at the lodge and while camping was really excellent, varied and all vegetarian or pescatarian. A real treat for us vegetarians....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We signed on for the 4 day and 3 night Kayak Lodge Getaway tour at the Read Island lodge (original homestead property of our hosts). My wife and I have never really kayaked but wanted to spend time on an mini adventure with our friends...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Saw fascinating marine life, sea lions, sea urchins, starfish. Water was crystal clear. Kate was so knowledgeable.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Coast Mountain Expeditions is a long-established coastal B.C. kayaking company offering a range of explorations, including Getaway weekends (4 days, 3 nights) during July and August at their lodge on Read Island. A Getaway begins on Quadra Island, where the company boat meets guests in...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We brought our own kayaks and spent two nights. We were able to launch from the dock. Lots day trip options. The kitchen , cooking facilities were well organized and clean, The morning breakfast hearty and good tasting. Everything was clean. Very interesting guests.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This was the first time we had ever been kayaking. Emily was very good with showing us all the safety facts before getting on the water. Saw lots of seals as we paddled through the marine preserve. Had an overall great time.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

I have wanted to go on adventure with Ralph and Lanny for years. I treated myself this year and what a treat it was. I thought about nothing from the time I arrived at Heriot Bay, the PU location. We reviewed safe reentry from a...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Our trip could not have been better - the group was sensational, the food-amazing!!, the weather was perfection, our two guides were sensational, and the beauty of the area is good for the soul!

Thank Gayle D
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