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Words can hardly describe this completely wonderful adventure

We signed on for the 4 day and 3 night Kayak Lodge Getaway tour at the Read Island lodge (original... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris Y
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Calgary, Canada
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Loved the kayaking!

Saw fascinating marine life, sea lions, sea urchins, starfish. Water was crystal clear. Kate was so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bem1954
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Bathurst
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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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Read Island, British Columbia, Surge Narrows, British Columbia V0P 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw fascinating marine life, sea lions, sea urchins, starfish. Water was crystal clear. Kate was so knowledgeable.

Thank Bem1954
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Coast Mountain Expeditions is a long-established coastal B.C. kayaking company offering a range of explorations, including Getaway weekends (4 days, 3 nights) during July and August at their lodge on Read Island. A Getaway begins on Quadra Island, where the company boat meets guests in...More

Thank Catwhowalksbyherself
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We brought our own kayaks and spent two nights. We were able to launch from the dock. Lots day trip options. The kitchen , cooking facilities were well organized and clean, The morning breakfast hearty and good tasting. Everything was clean. Very interesting guests.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This was the first time we had ever been kayaking. Emily was very good with showing us all the safety facts before getting on the water. Saw lots of seals as we paddled through the marine preserve. Had an overall great time.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

I have wanted to go on adventure with Ralph and Lanny for years. I treated myself this year and what a treat it was. I thought about nothing from the time I arrived at Heriot Bay, the PU location. We reviewed safe reentry from a...More

Thank Betab00
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Our trip could not have been better - the group was sensational, the food-amazing!!, the weather was perfection, our two guides were sensational, and the beauty of the area is good for the soul!

Thank Gayle D
Reviewed August 13, 2017

How to capture all the good things in a few sentences was a challenge. I really enjoy group trips to new areas – they are a great chance to learn the “inside story”. In the past five years I have gone on 8 multi-day kayak...More

Thank scubacatonquadra
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This is a fantastic adventure. My highest recommendation! The attention to detail, comfort and safety contributed to a trip that really could not have been better. The hosts are warm, attentive and very skilled. The lodge is lovely, and a nice way to begin and...More

Thank lynn k
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Just came back from the Bute Inlet trip. This was our fourth trip with CME. Absolutely fabulous trip. Really great guides, fun co-travellers, excellent food (Lannie is amazing), and a truly enjoyable wilderness experience. Ralph and Lannie's long experience in provide a very rich, and...More

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