Thanks to our sea kayaking guests who became friends and left kind words in the Coast Mountain memory book! We take pleasure is sharing our island home and sea kayaking Vancouver Island British Columbia adventure tours in our “backyard”.
"For a most amazing experience start to finish - from help with transportation to the most excellent food I could imagine - the Fjordlands Expedition was incredible fun, work, laughs, relaxation and oh yeah, spectacular scenery - waterfalls and mile-high cliffs. I will replay this week many times over the long Manitoba winter. Thank you all." Toni Fehr, Winnipeg
"What a trip of a lifetime, and in our own backyard!! The scenic splendor; coastal and wilderness entertainment - seals, salmon, eagles, dolphins, mink, and each other; the first-class guides, thanks! The outstanding cuisine and the warm hospitality, attention to detail, all the great weather you arranged - thank you!! We promise not to tell all our friends - just the ones who 'get it'.
Your place is wonderful, thank you so much for playing a strong role in preserving and protecting what makes Canada outstanding. Thank you Coast Mountain people for introducing us to your neck of the woods!" Charlie & Deborah, Vancouver
"I loved this time of quiet, peace and camaraderie - not to mention the excellent food and kayaking. You've created a haven and I've appreciated spending time with you." Artemis
"Kayaking is sort of poetry, isn't it? ...With love and great gratitude." Sue, Gold Hill OR
"Thank you for creating this wonderful place and the opportunity to explore the islands around here. The kayaking was a wonderful experience and hopefully the beginning of a new sport/relaxation in my life. The food was absolutely amazing!" Geli Hamilton, (Canada)
"Thanks for an 'awe-full' trip - in the best sense of the word! Your knowledge, helpfulness and wonderful cooking made it an unforgettable experience. Thank you for the great gourmet food. Thank you for sharing your amazing, beautiful place." Reine Gebauer, Burnaby
"The kayak trip was a great break from the busy-ness of life. Appreciate the quiet simplicity" Norman, Calgary
"Great seamanship, great instruction and a nice warm 'family feel' to this whole experience. Thanks so much for all the thought and hard work that goes into making Coast Mountain a reality." Bob Peltier, San Francisco
"I'm taking home more than a few new kayaking skills. Thanks for the fellowship, environmental awareness and the opportunity to do some important personal navigation. Your sense of family, home, and life values is admirable and I wish you well as your vision continues to unfold." Martin, Kingston ON
"Thanks so much for providing such an enjoyable and memorable trip. I was touched on many levels by your knowledge, integrity and enthusiasm throughout this journey!" Michael Palumbo
"This kayaking trip was our best one ever! Thanks for everything: the skillful and personable guides, the instructive lessons, a beautiful and well-planned 6-day trip, fantastic gourmet food, and the special ambience of your Coast Mountain haven. These few days are truly memorable!" Gary & Linda Christensen
"Wonderful time. Great people. Spectacular scenery in Toba rivaled only by the food. Memories for a lifetime, well-organized and educational, first class equipment and a fabulous lodge… the quaint cabins & trails really add to the ambience of this trip. Hope to sauna with you again!" Steve Sheriff
"Thanks a lot for another wonderful sea kayaking trip. Toba Inlet is magnificent. The vastness and grandeur of the landscape is as always humbling and spiritually renewing. Your cooking skills are phenomenal, thanks for all your careful and artful attention to the meals. Great guides. Overall a great week for our family!" Gord, Dierdre, Luke and Julia Calgary
"Thank you Coast Mountain Expeditions family for a very special week. The experience was one that brings us back in touch with the meaning of life. All the best." Larry Jacobs
"Great paddling, great food, great scenery, great company, great guiding... We'll be remembering this trip when we are old and grey and still be raving about it! Cheers!" Maria and Brian, Scotland
“It was a magical time. The food, the weather, the group, the food, the dolphins, the kayaking, the food, the bear, did I mention the food?” Dennis, Victoria
“Thanks for a great trip. It was a new milestone in my life that I will never forget. Perfect weather, perfect scenery packaged up with fabulous meals in the most spectacular natural locations. This was the first paddling I have ever done and it was everything I hoped it would be. The guides’ calm expertise made the trip completely stress-free. I look forward to my next trip with Coast Mountain! “ Jim Thorne, Calgary
Coast Mountain Expeditions offers Vancouver Island sea kayaking trips and remote eco lodge on Canada’s west coast near Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our kayak camping wilderness eco tours and lodge based nature vacations start in BC’s Discovery Islands east of Campbell River, B.C. Guided Vancouver Island kayaking tours include kayak instruction, rainforest lodge accommodation & kayak camping in spectacular island locations. We are one of BC’s original sea kayaking companies – offering natural adventures since 1987!