Wildheart Adventures
Wildheart Adventures
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For over 32 years we have been exploring gorgeous Vancouver Island and mainland BC coastline by Kayak. From paddling with orca whales in Johnstone Strait and grey whales in Clayoquot Sound. To watching sea otters from camp in the Nuchatlitz archipligeo, and walking in the prints of wolves and bears on the remote beaches of Brookes Peninsula and the shores of the Central coast. Check out our website for your dream kayak trip in BC, if it isn't there, get in touch and we can help make the dream come true. Our tours feature gourmet camping cuisine, fun-loving certified guides, premium kayaking and safety equipment and we have offer both camping and lodge based tours. Check out our Daytrips options in Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver island and in Nanaimo on the east coast for paddling the gorgeous waters Barkely Sound and the Northern Gulf Islands.
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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rffm
Vancouver, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I joined the Wildheart’s Wild Westcoast adventure Aug 17-23 and had an amazing time. Jaimie and Jaimie led us on a great adventure through the Kyuquot area. The paddling was gorgeous, the food amazing, and their ability to lead us safely given the disparate levels of experience and fitness of the group, impressive. The crowning glory was the fresh caught lingcod we dined on for two dinners. I can’t wait for my next kayaking adventure with them- hopefully next year.
Written October 2, 2023
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fquinn921
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Five friends and I did a four day customized trip with Jaime around Telegraph Cove. Jaime was brilliant as a guide and we also had great fun, he matched our enthusiasm. I couldn't fault the trip whatsoever. Within the first 24 hours we had seen and done everything we hoped to see/achieve over the whole trip. This was honestly one of, if not the best trip I have taken in Canada.
Written September 6, 2023
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Nina F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I had an unforgettable trip with many great wildlife encounters. Our guide Paula gave me so many tips. Now I feel really safe in kayaking. The kayaks and all the equipment really convinced me, it was the first time for me to sit in such a good kayak and it was so much fun. Our camp right on the ocean, was a dream. We slept so close at the ocean. I was really in love with the food and the whole vibe. I will remember it for a long time!
Written August 2, 2023
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Jeff T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great super nice Guide Paula with hugh positiv charisma and energy super nice food while the whole tour and the nature and adventure was just stunning to humpbacks sealions seaotters starfish and many more great things that i always remember
Written August 2, 2023
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Global32454385181
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Amazing three days with Jaime and Paula! Everything was so thoughtfully prepared and carried out, super flexible and accommodating. Great equipment, amazing food cooked by our guides, the rain on the first afternoon and evening could not ruin the great camp site atmosphere, the next days included humpbacks, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, sea eagles, sea stars, orchids, Californian cucumber and seaweed …. most interesting insights on kayaking and nature preservation from globetrotter Jaime and from Patagonian Paula.
Whoever wants to have the real see kayaking experience in Vancouver Island, WildHeart Adventure is a “must have”!
Written June 24, 2023
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Leah V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Wildheart Adventures hosted my seventeen Grade 8 students and I on a tour through the Gulf Islands. The experience was incredible - the guides were friendly, knowledgeable and prepared. The meals were also fantastic. I would recommend Wildheart to anyone - small groups or big - if you are looking for an ocean adventure.
Written June 13, 2023
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Kent D
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We had a great experiance with our guides Jamie and Paula who showed us aroud the Broken group Islands. Highly recommend WildHeart for this tour.
Written June 12, 2023
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Amy R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Had an amazing 4 hour guided Kayak trip with Kim. We saw a bunch of wildlife, some amazing rock formations and Kim provided an incredible shore lunch. A wonderful day on the water! Could not have asked for anything better! We were a group of 4 and everyone of us immensely enjoyed our time with Kim. Very knowledgeable and approachable. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to have an awesome kayaking experience!
Written August 18, 2022
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Globetrotter1865
North Pole, AK19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I just got off the phone with BC Rec Sites and Trails. They told me that this company is operating without permission on rec sites and that they have reported complaints regarding this from others in the past. Over the long weekend, this company brought a large group of clients and based their camp directly next to ours. It ruined our long-deserved holiday at Kaikash Creek Rec Site, Vancouver Island.
Written August 2, 2022
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Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry your experience was hindered by one of our groups. WildHeart Adventures is now under new ownership and management, as of 2023, and will be striving to amend all operational standards and practices. That being said, Kaikash Creek is a large multi group campsite, where licensed operators as well as private users with groups up to 15 are allowed to use the site (our commercial groups never exceed 14 at this site and are normally only 10 clients and 2 guides). Due to this, the location is a go to for bigger groups( 5-15), and there is often a steady flow of groups in and out of the site, leading to 15- 40 people regularly being based there for multiple nights. With the sites Capacity capability there is very little chance to not encounter other people here, nor can a group be turned away if there is space available. Despite the large amount of people that end up using Kaikash I have never found that the sites beauty and joy is ruined, as long as you realize this is a site where you will be near and see other groups. There are a number of smaller sites available along the coast south of Kaikash. these would easily enable a very intimate camping experience for 1-5 people, that is not very often found at Kaikash Creek, due to the locations promised ability to facilitate multiple large groups. Thank you again for your feed back. Your input given here will help us to provide the best paddling experience possible in the coming year/s. Regards WildHeart Adventures
Written January 12, 2023
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Sabine und Micha
Hilden, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had a wonderful weekend with Kim and the second guide. My wife and I sat in a kayak for the first time on this tour. The guides took our fears away with their calm manner and we felt very safe in the kayak even in really bad weather with waves. All the equipment was really good and our wishes were taken care of in advance. I have a food allergy and Kim has been very thoughtful and hard working all weekend to present us great meals. The food was fantastic, fresh and really a lot. The whole group was just terrific and we all had a lot of fun, although or maybe because the weather wasn't always 1000% cooperating. It was a magnificent nature experience and we would like to repeat it - if so, ONLY with Wildheart Adventures!
Written July 21, 2022
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