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Coast Mountain Expeditions

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Mountain vistas, sheltered paddling, stunning campsites, abundant wildlife...the Discovery Islands and Mainland Inlets have it all, and with more than 30 years of kayak expeditions under our belts, we can show you the best of the best! Settle in to...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Read Island, British Columbia, Surge Narrows, British Columbia V0P 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful, magical experience!. Coast mountain expeditions excelled in guiding us through such a beautiful, remote wilderness culminating with the unforgettable experience of witnessing multiple ( 22 according to our guide) grizzly bears at the Orford River- Homalco First Nations area. To observe these majestic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the rainy weather (worst ever in 30 times of hosting this trip, according to our host), this kayaking and camping trip was a wonderful experience! Experienced, smart and fun guides kept our group safe, challenged, and well-fed with fresh, delicious, locally-grown food. Days at...More

Thank Christina L
Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Christina! We really enjoyed your company and are happy that you had a great time despite the decidedly "west coast" weather. Keep in touch and we'll hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five stars from top to bottom. Well organized, safe, spectacular. Incredible lodge, setting, hospitality, and most of all, people. World class.

Thank Joseph D
Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Joe! We really appreciate words like these, especially after a trip that turned out to be a bit damp! We hope to see you again around here in the future.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

This was a dream trip. We got lucky with calm clear waters and wonderful sunsets. Started one morning watching humpback whales swim by our camp site. Will and Leya were the best guides ever! They had lots of information to share about the history, islands,...More

Thank Jan L
Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Janice, thank you for the kind words, it is always wonderful to hear that a good time was had! You're right, you had two great guides on your trip; we're very lucky to have them both on the team. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018

Our 4-day kayak tour, based at kayak lodge and with a group of friends, was a wonderful experience due to the great hosts Ralph and Lanni, their son and lead guide Albi, and guides Leya and Travis. Each day's kayak trip was a chance to...More

Thank LR A
Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We had a great time with you and your group of friends as well. We crammed a lot of fun into those 4 days! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 24, 2018

A group of long-time friends organized a custom kayaking trip that was lodge based for 4 days. This is not usual as most trips visit the lodge overnight before heading off on a multi day tour. We had a wonderful time. We were treated like...More

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Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! We really enjoyed the trip as well, and hope to see you on an Octopus Islands Expedition next summer.

Reviewed August 11, 2018

Our family hadnt kayaked yet. But Albi and Sedona introduced us with competence, warmth and humor. The Discovery Island Tour around Read Island was simply great: Humpbag Whales jumpding out of the water and playing around for about an hour. The camping places, the meals!...More

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Coastmtn, Operator/guide at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Hi Dominique, Thank you so much for your kind words. We had a great time with you and your family and hope you'll be back sometime for another kayak adventure with us. Albi

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt like we were with family. The food is impossibly good, the guides knowledgeable and wonderful conversationalists, the accommodation unbeatable! We did the Toba Inlet trip and were awestruck.More

Thank janey123890
Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Jane! We're always blown away by the beauty of Toba each time we go there, and are glad that you feel the same way. Sharing special places is a treat for us, and we look forward to another trip with you...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Just finished the Bute Inlet kayak trip. Service and guides were top notch in terms of personality, knowledge and care. The food and accommodation at the lodge and while camping was really excellent, varied and all vegetarian or pescatarian. A real treat for us vegetarians....More

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Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Charlene! It's always a tall order to deliver an excellent birthday experience, and I'm glad we measured up :-). Hope to see you two again in the future.

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We signed on for the 4 day and 3 night Kayak Lodge Getaway tour at the Read Island lodge (original homestead property of our hosts). My wife and I have never really kayaked but wanted to spend time on an mini adventure with our friends...More

Thank Chris Y
Coastmtn, Owner at Coast Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Chris, thank you for your incredibly kind words. We're so glad that you and your friends had a great time with us. We enjoyed it as well! Here's hoping plans work out for a 2019 adventure.

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