2018 Homfray Lodge | Remote Lodge & Kayak Special
Homfray Lodge – Remote Wilderness Kayak Adventure
Homfray Lodge is located in the remote and pristine waters of Homfray Channel, approx. 160 km (100 miles) north of Vancouver in wildly beautiful Desolation Sound, Sunshine Coast BC. This tour will bring you to the heart of BC’s coastal wilderness paradise. This is where breathtaking scenery, vibrant wildlife and a relaxed pace all come together for the perfect kayak vacation. We hope to see you soon and share our stories around the campfire at Homfray Lodge.
- Tour Description
Carved into the remote Canadian wilderness, the pointed peaks of BC’s Coastal Mountain Range topple steeply to the water’s edge in Homfray Channel. Countless idyllic islands and inlets provide for a one-of-kind kayak adventure. This kayak tour will start in sheltered Okeover Inlet and he rugged terrain has stopped any road access into Desolation Sound and beyond. We’ll kayak deep into the heart of Desolation Sound and camp within the marine park boundaries for 2 nights before we’re heading deeper into Homfray Channel for a 2-night stay at Homfray Lodge, enjoying BC’s remote Coastal Wilderness in the comfort of this unique lodge. We’ll spend one more day exploring Homfray Channel en we’ll soak up the beautiful Sea-to-Sky scenery this area has to offer. After our last breakfast at the lodge and a scenic boat ride we’ll end this unique kayak-tour in Lund Harbour.
- Tour Highlights
Kayaks are the best way to visit this majestic area, only kayaks can access all shallow nooks and crannies. We’ll settle down in the heart of Desolation Sound on the first day of this tour, the Curme Islands or Bold Head are both excellent campsites. During this tour, we’ll be able to visit all well-known highlights in Desolation Sound such as Tenados Bay and Prideax Haven. A fantastic new scenery around every corner, rocky islands where seals often haul out, steep cliffs where sea birds nest and thousands of colourful sea stars. Homfray Channel will offer us one of the best sceneries in Coastal BC. A two-night stay in this unique and remote wilderness lodge will trigger all your senses. Stunning views, comfortable cabins and gourmet-meals will add to this one-of-a-kind experience and you’ll leave with only the best memories!
- Duration / Distance
A maximum of 10 – 12 Nautical Miles (approx. 18 – 22km / 11 – 13mi) per paddling day. Distance will also depend on group preferences and goals, weather conditions, currents and tides. It takes some time to complete packing and a pre-tour instruction on the first day of the tour, we aim to be back in Lund around noon on the final day. It will speed up the start of a tour if Medical Information Forms and Liability Waivers are filled out and signed prior to the tour.
- Age restrictions / Height & Weight Limits
Participants should be at least 12 years of age in order to join this tour. Just ask us if you have any doubt about this tour being suitable for your abilities.
In order to ensure your comfort and safety, participants who have primary control of the kayak (the ones with the rudder pedals) should be of sufficient age, height, weight and maturity to do so.
Please note: Your guide will always have the authority to make the final decision on kayak configuration and safety related issues. ‘Safety first, fun will follow.’
- Conditions / Skill level
Paddle routes during this tour are within the sheltered class 2 waters of Desolation Sound and Homfray Channel. However, during this tour you might be exposed to some wind, waves, mild currents and boat wakes. Your guide will choose the route most appropriate for weather, tides, mild currents and group.
Camping will take place within the marine park on designated campsites. Tent platforms and an outhouse are the facilities that BC Parks has provided for our comfort.
This guided tour is appropriate for beginners in a 2-person kayak or more experienced kayakers in a single kayak.
- Guide to participant ratio
One guide up to a maximum of four participants
Single or 2-person ocean tour kayak
All required kayak safety gear and equipment
All required camping gear and equipment
All meals during the tour and while staying in the lodge
Backcountry Camping Permit
- Not Included
Personal items, we provide a detailed ‘Suggested Gear List’ prior to the tour
Tidal Fishing Licence and fishing gear
Gratuities for kayak guide(s)
Beyond Desolation Sound & Homfray Channel
- A guided 5 days / 4 nights kayak and camping & lodging tour into Desolation Sound & Homfray Channel
- Includes: pre-tour instruction
- Max. 4 participants per tour (please inquire for larger groups)
- Minimum age: 12 years (12 – 16 years: $95.00 DISCOUNT)
- 2 nights of tent-camping in Desolation Sound, including all meals, kayak, safety and camping equipment
- 2 nights of accommodation in Homfray Lodge, including all meals, beer & wine
- Boat transfer from Homfray Lodge to Lund Harbour on the final day
- Departure location: Desolation Sound Resort
- Pricing in CA$ and based on double or quad occupancy
- PRICE: Shoulder season (May 1 – June 16 & Sept. 15 – Sept. 30) starting at $1,599 per person
- PRICE : Main season (June 17 – Sept. 14) starting at $1,799 per person
- ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED, what you see is what you pay