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A way to fully immerse yourself in BC's stunning spaces

Dave and team at WCE make this an unforgettable experience, wow. I am still dreaming of sparkling... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leah M
Incredible Experience!!!

July 25-29 Kayaking @ Spring Island was an awesome adventure!! We were well taken care of from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen F
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Connect ~ Experience ~ Refresh. Savour the best of base camp sea kayaking, professionally guided kayak expeditions and family kayaking tours. Ocean kayak with sea otters while eagles soar overhead. Participate in local Aboriginal culture. Located in...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dave and team at WCE make this an unforgettable experience, wow. I am still dreaming of sparkling water and rafts of sea otters. The team are fantastic - skilled, fun, friendly, knowledgeable - and seemed to usually know what we needed before we knew ourselves....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

July 25-29 Kayaking @ Spring Island was an awesome adventure!! We were well taken care of from pickup in Courtney, to water taxi to Spring Island and at base camp. The tents were lovely - each located just off the beach. Every detail was looked...More

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David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hooray! And thank you :-) Your group were all such a great fit with what our staff and the Spring Island area offer. We'll look forward to adding new layers in future visits! I'll make sure that Michael, Kellan, and the rest of our team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous! The location is peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful. The owner and staff enthusiastic, knowledgable,flexible, friendly and genuinely committed to ensuring everyone has a great time. Special mention must be made about the food. I am a nightmare of food allergies, yet every day I was...More

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David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so happy that you were able to join us, and had such a positive experience! Thank you for your great energy throughout the trip - loving every moment - and for your review here. I appreciated our conversations, and look forward to keeping in...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bunsby region is truly spectacular and the kayak trip provided much variety in settings that ranged from quiet coves and channels to rather exciting conditions. A trip at high tide up the Battle River for a sunny afternoon swim was a highlight. The sea...More

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David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Darcy! Yes, this expedition, designed for paddlers like you with experience, tends to be a good mix of serene and more 'full on' paddling. We too similarly loved our sunny afternoon high tide foray up the Battle River - such a fun, refreshing...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We've just returned from a great kayak trip to the Bunsby Islands. The area is beautiful, with high Vancouver Island mountains, rocky islets, sandy beaches, and sea otters. We had wonderful sunny weather all seven days. We explored lots of nooks and crannies on the...More

Thank Deborah Q
David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Debbie! It was great having you join us. From our conversations, I know that you have kayaked with many companies all over the BC coast, so appreciate that we were able to add to this by introducing you to the forests, shorelines, cultural...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

This trip was a wonderful way to encounter wildlife in it’s natural environment and to see things you usually only see on a nature documentary. A combination of a spectacular environment and the hosts attention to detail, knowledge, and warmth make for an unforgettable experience....More

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David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're so pleased that you joined us, and that you had this opportunity for some wonderful wildlife experiences! Thank you for your review, and contributions to everyone's joy through the week together! All the best.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Very professional organization--the whole trip from the first pick-up to the drop off was flawless. Great guides and excellent equipment. I would whole heartedly recommend WCE.

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David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Jeff - our pleasure!! We look forward to keeping in touch through your paddling adventures. All the best :-)

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We had been to Spring Island for a week long adventure in 2006 and loved it. Now we were returning with the company under new management, and for only four days (unfortunately all we could fit in to our summer schedule). How could it compare?...More

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David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Lawrie - it was a treat having you both back, recalling amazing memories from your previous visit, exploring/learning together, and introducing you to some new areas and experiences. We look forward to keeping in touch and crafting another memorable visit with your children...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I must admit I was a little hesitant about my small group joining a guided trip. We've got loads of trip experience ourselves and we like to organize and guide our own trips. But time constraints with my work, the logistics of this area and...More

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David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hooray! And thank you for your review! We very much enjoyed your small group joining us, and that Michael and Rowan (and the rest of our team) were able to weave together such a rich and suitable experience. We appreciate your detailed reflections here, and...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is the year of our 50th anniversary, so we decided that 50 experiences we haven't had before would be in order. The most recent, and one long on our wish list, was a 5 day ocean kayaking adventure with West Coast Expeditions on Spring...More

Thank George P
David P, Owner at West Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow! It was my/our pleasure to be part of you celebrating 50+ years together!! We certainly appreciate you taking the time to provide this detailed review, and similarly appreciate that we are intentionally situated to be in such a rare location and position to provide...More

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