Included in National Geographic Canada's 50 Places of a Lifetime, the Discovery Islands are a kayaker's paradise and considered to be one of the West Coast's best kept secrets. Launching from breathtaking Rebecca Spit Provincial Park located in Quadra Island's Heriot Bay, kayakers venture into the group of sparsely inhabited islands to explore the myriad of channels, bays, coves, points and passages.
Enjoy a relaxing start with your first night accommodation and a pre-trip briefing included at one of Quadra Island’s local hotels. You will explore several of the Discovery Islands on this 6 day expedition, setting up camp at different locations on remote beaches, and lighting campfires under the starry skies. Delicious fresh meals, prepared each day by your guides will keep you nourished and ready for the next day’s paddling adventure. On land, there are walks through ancient forests, swims in fresh water lakes and tide pools to explore. The Discovery Islands host abundant wildlife including sea lions, seals, pacific white-sided dolphins, otters, colourful birds and some of the largest starfish and clams in the world. Playful seals and seal pups often approach sea kayaks. Even transient Orcas and Humpback Whales have at times been spotted during this trip. Your expert guides add their flair providing an experience like no other!
Starting at
$1699 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • Remote beaches, towering trees and mountains
  • Camping under the stars in quality expedition tents & warm sleeping bags
  • Freshly prepared delicious coastal cuisine
  • High Staff to Guest Ratio
  • Abundant marine wildlife and inter-tidal life

Quick Facts


  • Kayaking


  • Sea Kayaking & Touring


  • Paddling Trip


  • Coastal


  • North America


  • 6 Days


  • Wilderness Camping


  • Yes


  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Wildlife Viewing

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging


Meeting Place

Wildcoast Adventures, 685 Heriot Bay Road

Quadra Island, British Columbia

6 day 5 night expedition, with the first night spent at a local hotel. Day 1 is arrival day, Day 2 launch your kayak and the adventure begins, Day 3-5 kayaking and exploring the Discovery Islands, Day 6 journey back to the launch site and transportation back to the Wildcoast shop.

Day 1:

Arrival Day, check-in to your hotel and meet your guide and other paddlers at a pre-expedition briefing.

Day 2:

The adventure begins, launching from Rebecca Spit Provincial Park.

Day 3:

Kayaking amongst the Islands, honing your paddling skills and camping under the stars.

Day 4:

Each kayaking expedition is customized to suit the group's paddling ability and interests.

Day 5:

Your expert guides each add their own flair to the trip providing an experience like no other.

Day 6:

Your last day will be spent paddling back to the launch site, where you will be transported back to the Wildcoast shop by early-afternoon.

What Guests Are Saying

The Wildcoast team was so amazing! Our guides were kind, fun,well-organized and took all the worry out of travelling in a group! The Discovery Is package itself is an excellent way to experience the beauty and wildlife the area has to offer. Great people, phenomenal value for money, wonderful food, great equipment . . .

- Aubrey Fletcher
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