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Gulf Island Cottage Week

Gulf Island Cottage
Beach Lunch
Sandstone Sunset
Porch Swing

The Experience

Kayak Cottage Week-long Getaway

Our Outer Island Tours have become our signature adventure and have become our most popular trip. Join us for a fun week exploring BC’s Beautiful Gulf Islands. Kayak through the many tranquil islands and discover the beautiful beaches, arbutus trees, and sandstone cliffs with their natural carvings, while staying in the comfy waterfront cottage.

This relaxing island cottage is off-the-grid and %100 solar powered, with a full kitchen, and a large deck boasting a stunning view of the ocean and southern islands. It’s the perfect location to base your trip!

Everyone is encouraged to take an active part in the adventure, sharing meal responsibilities, and shaping daily route plans.This participatory style allows for a fulfilling and enriching group experience.


Dates & Rates

Tour Date(s) Rate
Gulf Island Cottage Week Sep 15 2014Sep 19 2014 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Sep 8 2014Sep 12 2014 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Jun 9 2014Jun 13 2014 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Jun 2 2014Jun 6 2014 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Aug 31 2015Sep 4 2015 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Jun 8 2015Jun 12 2015 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Jun 13 2016Jun 16 2016 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Jun 20 2016Jun 24 2016 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Sep 5 2016Sep 9 2016 $860
Gulf Island Cottage Week Sep 19 2016Sep 23 2016 $860
We’re happy to add customized options to any trip (such as:catered gourmet meals, travel, or accommodation before and after your trip on Gabriola Island), Just ask!
  • 5 Days Kayaking
  • 4 Nights in our private Island Cottage
  • 2 Gourmet Beach Lunches
  • 1 Special Island Dinner
  • All Kayak and Safety Gear
  • Travel to/from Gabriola Island
  • Personal gear / clothing
  • We share meal purchase and preparation, each guest will provide 1 or 2 meals for the group
  • Gratuity for guide (optional)


Day 1

Meet at 9:00 am at the Silva Bay Kayak Adventure’s office above the dock at the Silva Bay Inn to meet the group, and for the kayak orientation and safety session.

Once loaded and on the water we will explore Gabriola’s Flat Top Islands before paddling through Gabriola Passage and out to the oceanfront cottage. We will plan to stop at a nice beach along the way for lunch.

After arriving at the private cottage we will spend some time to settle in and orient ourselves to the wide range of options from the secluded outer island.

A gourmet island dinner will be provided by our guides before we enjoy the sunset and amazing views from the cottage deck.

Lunch, Goumet Island Dinner

Private Outer Island Cabin

Days 2 – 4

A wide range of kayaking and day activities are possible. SBKA guides will propose kayaking day trips, which can range from gentle afternoon local paddles along interesting and varied shorelines, to more directed day explorations to Blackberry Point, Reid Island, Telegraph Harbour on Thetis Island or more challenging circumnavigations. Many other summer activities are possible including swimming, hiking, beach combing or simply enjoying the view from the deck. Each week will include our favorite afternoon or evening “Cliff-drift” paddle, along the naturally sculpted and honeycombed cliffs of Valdes Island. Your gulf island experience will be determined by the interests of each guest, group logistics, the influences of the tide, weather, and other practical considerations.

While we encourage a ‘shared-meals’ approach for these four days, where guests are responsible for a limited number of specified meals for the group, other arrangements can be organized when tours are booked.

determined by group interests

Private Outer Island Cottage

Day 5

This final day will be planned to provide a day of kayaking with gourmet beach lunch. While specific timing is determined by the tides through Gabriola Pass, your guides will ensure that you are back at our base at the Silva Bay Inn by 4:00 pm.

We are pleased to assist with your arrangements should you choose to extend your stay on Gabriola Island.

Minimum of 2 hours


Monday – Friday
Kayaking, hiking, swimming, beach combing, relaxing, sunset watching, visit local islands,
Silva Bay Inn & Marina, Gabriola Island
Silva Bay Inn & Marina, Gabriola Island
Beginner – Intermediate

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