Kyuquot Sound, Vancouver Island


Sea Kayak - Kyuquot Sound, Vancouver Island

Kyuquot Sound

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 70.0 nm

Fair Harbour, BC  Launch Sunday Morning, July 31st, 9 AM.

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-V  Open Coastal Conditions, remote location
  • Wind: Up to 20 kt.
  • Waves: up to 3 ft
  • Route: potentially challenging
  • Distance:  approximately 70 nm over 7 days of paddling
  • Pace: modest

We'll paddle from Fair Harbour to Rugged Point.  From Rugged point we'll likely head to Spring Island.  From Spring Island we'll head to Battle Bay, exploring the Bunsby's, and a portion of the brooks peninsula.


Kyuquot Sound, Vancouver Island

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 with perimeter deck lines and compass.
  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
  9. Expedition kayak gear including signaling kit, camping gear, boat repair kit, dry suit, helmet, spare paddle, extra food, and at least 21 liters water per person.
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