Broken Group Islands


Sea Kayak - Broken Group Islands

SK III+ Sea Kayak Expedition to the Broken Group Islands of Barkley Sound

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 50.0 nm

This will be an 8 day (6 days of Paddling) in the Broken Group Islands of Barkley Sound. Launch will be from the new launch site at Secret Beach of Toquart Bay. The paddle is for more experienced paddlers prepared for open water crossings, winds up to 15 kts and 1-2 ft swells. There may be an opportunity for SK V level day trips with an SK V level trip leader. There will costs associated with travel, camping, parking and use of the Broken Islands. These fees will be communicated once confirmed.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK III +
  • Wind: 10-15 kts
  • Waves: 1-2 ft
  • Route:Crossings up to 2 nm
  • Distance:  50 nm (total, should not exceed 10 nm per day)
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Secret Beach to Willis Island and conduct day paddles from Willis Island for 4 days


Broken Group Islands

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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