Sightseeing and relaxing on the Sunshine Coast, BC

Coast Explorer Plus

May - Oct, 2022
From $2,795 CAD

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Trip length: 5 days / 4 nights
Start/end: Gibsons
Towns: Gibsons, Sechelt, Madeira Park

Group size: 2-4 people

Type: Self-Guided

Price: from $2,495 per person

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unwind and embrace the coast in style, relaxing at a beautiful oceanfront guesthouse offering on-site spa services, morning yoga, and a catered dinner just for your group.

  • Embark on a scenic float plane tour over glacial carved fjords, past Malibu Rapids into Princess Louisa Inlet to explore the iconic Chatterbox Falls.

  • Enjoy a day of hiking along the coast, kayaking the Sechelt Inlet, or mountain biking in Roberts Creek, or simply relax with a good book on one of the many beaches .

  • Explore Madeira Park before setting off on a private afternoon boat cruise through Pender Harbour and the surrounding islands.

  • Join an Indigenous-led walking, kayaking, or SUP tour to learn about First Nations history in the area.

  • Spend an afternoon strolling the charming seaside towns of Sechelt and Gibsons, visiting the many eclectic shops, art galleries, breweries, and cafes.

  • Get behind-the-scenes with an artist studio tour. With over 1000 studios in the region, the Sunshine Coast boasts the highest percentage of working artists in Canada.

  • Indulge in an evening of waterfront dining nearby, with the option to fly-and-dine over the Sechelt Inlet to a luxury lodge.

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Trip Map Showing the route from Gibsons to Roberts Creek to  Sechelt to Sargeant Bay to Madeira Park, BC

Activities On This Trip

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Hiking

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Sea

Kayaking

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Floatplane

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Accommodation Style

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Guesthouse

 
 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

The following itinerary is meant as a guide, and is subject to change. Factors such as weather, availability, and closures due to COVID-19 may impact certain activities. Contact us for more details.

DAY 1: Take the scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Langdale (Sunshine Coast) (~40 minutes) | Lunch and free time to explore Gibsons | Indigenous-led Historical Walking, SUP or Kayak tour in Gibsons | Leisurely drive north to Sargeant Bay | Private catered dinner at guesthouse | Overnight in Sargeant Bay. Accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals included: Dinner.

DAY 2: Free day to explore Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay at your leisure | Relax on the beach, hike nearby trails, or embark on a day or half-day of sea kayaking | On-site spa services | Optional guided art gallery or Indigenous cultural tours | Dinner at local restaurant | Overnight in Sargeant Bay. Accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 3: Optional morning yoga by the water | Hike in Smuggler Cove Marine Park | Lunch in Secret Cove | Drive to Madeira Park, free time to explore | Afternoon private boat cruise of Pender Harbour | Dinner in Madeira Park | Overnight in Sargeant Bay. Accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 4: Scenic float plane tour from Sechelt to the iconic Chatterbox Falls | Free time to explore Sechelt | Relax at Guesthouse with optional spa services | Dinner at local fine-dining restaurant | Overnight in Sargeant Bay. Accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 5:  Leisurely morning with optional yoga or spa services | Lunch and free time in Gibsons | Ferry back to Vancouver (enquire about options to extend your trip). Meals included: Breakfast.

This trip is designed for...

Adults (age 19+) with interests in outdoor adventure and sightseeing. Basic mobility and moderate fitness level is recommended. Guided tours require comfort around water, small aircrafts, and spending full or partial days outdoors in potentially inclement weather. All other activities are optional and can be tailored to personal preference and ability.

 

DATES + PRICES

Now booking for 2022!

Self-guided tours are available for groups of 2 to 4 people from May to October, based on availability.

See "How it Works" for more details.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

May - Oct, 2022

Custom dates - enquire for availability

Per person (2 people): $2,995

Per person (4 people): $2,795

All prices in Canadian dollars. GST tax (5%) not included.

 

INCLUSIONS

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All accommodation for four nights at an oceanfront guesthouse in Sargeant Bay.

All breakfasts (Days 2-5), and one dinner.

Guided tours including Indigenous historical tour in Gibsons, float plane tour to Chatterbox Falls, and an afternoon private boat cruise.

Ferry reservation fees.

Custom itinerary design, pre-trip educational information, and remote support from our team during your trip.

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Kayaking and SUP rentals, full-day and half-day tours

  • Artists studio tour

  • Bioluminescence kayak tour

  • "Fly-and-dine" float plane tour to luxury waterfront restaurant

  • Forest Therapy experience

  • Sunset boat cruise

  • Massage services and yoga

  • Mountain biking, fishing, golfing

  • And more... there is no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast!

Not Included:

  • Lunches, and three dinners

  • Vehicle rental and fuel

  • Flights to/from and within British Columbia

  • Ferry costs (reservation fee included)

  • Travel insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, medications, snacks, and souvenirs

GETTING THERE

This is a self-guided trip and requires use of your own vehicle. If travelling via air into BC, we recommend renting a car from the airport.

 

The trip itinerary begins on Day 1 at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver (about an hours drive from Vancouver International Airport), where you will be booked on a car ferry to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast (40 minute ride).

The trip ends on Day 5 with a ferry ride back to Horseshoe Bay at a time of your choice. The ferry can also be booked on an alternate day, if you wish to stay longer on the Sunshine Coast. Our team can provide suggestions for pre/post activities based on your preferences.

Getting There Map Showing Vancouver, Horseshoe Bay, and Gibsons, BC
 
 
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Reach out to our team for more information and to start planning your trip.

Email: info@mosaicearth.ca

Phone: (778) 400-5299

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