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Sunshine Coast Explorer

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Duration

7 days

Tour Type

From

$2,595.00

Overview

From Gibsons to Egmont, kayak to floatplane, this self-guided road trip is the perfect introduction to the Sunshine Coast. Explore the region’s expansive beaches, lush rainforest trails, and the eclectic culinary and arts scene along the way.

Highlights

  • Join local guides on a boat tour through glacial carved fjords, past Malibu Rapids and into Princess Louisa Inlet to explore the iconic Chatterbox Falls.
  • Relax on the many sandy beaches along the coast, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, or fishing.
  • Explore the many protected inlets and coves around Sechelt on a half-day sea kayaking tour.
  • Hike through dense rainforest to the turbulent rapids of Skookumchuk Narrows, famous for their spectacular whirlpools where you’ll likely catch a glimpse of extreme kayakers and surfers riding the waves.
  • Spend an afternoon strolling the charming seaside towns of Sechelt and Gibsons, visiting the many eclectic shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.
  • Join an Indigenous-led forest walk to learn about First Nations culture and connection to the land.
  • Get behind-the-scenes with an optional artist studio tour.
  • Enjoy an evening of waterfront dining featuring fresh local seafood and west coast cuisine, or pull up a seat at one of the many local breweries in town.
  • Relax in style at a quaint B&B in the forest of Robert’s Creek, and an ocean-front lodge in Madeira Park.

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Quick Facts

Min Group Size

2

Max Group Size

4

Activity Level

Accommodation

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Day by Day Itinerary

Take the scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Langdale (Sunshine Coast) (~40 minutes) | Lunch in Gibsons and time to explore the town | Afternoon hike | Check in to Roberts Creek accommodation | Sunset on the beach.
Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast | Meals included: n/a.
Indigenous-led forest walk (1.5 hours) | Free afternoon to explore Roberts Creek, Sechelt, and Gibsons at your leisure | Relax on the beach, hike or bike | Optional tours e.g. Art studio tour or float plane experience | On-site massage available | Breweries and waterfront dining | Overnight in Roberts Creek.
Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast | Meals included: Breakfast.
Sea kayaking tour in Sechelt Inlet or Halfmoon Bay (half-day) | Free afternoon & overnight in Roberts Creek.
Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast | Meals included: Breakfast.
Relaxing morning by the beach or hiking nearby trails | Hike in Smuggler Cove Marine Park | Travel to Madeira Park and Pender Harbour | Overnight in Madeira Park.
Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: n/a.
Morning paddle from the lodge (SUP rentals available) | Optional hikes around Madeira Park and Egmont | Visit Ruby Lake for a swim | Overnight in Madeira Park.
Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: n/a.
Guided boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and the iconic Chatterbox Falls | Optional hike to Skookumchuck Narrows | Fine dining by the water | Overnight in Madeira Park.
Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: Lunch.
Leisurely morning to relax by the water | Lunch and free time in Sechelt and Gibsons | Return to Vancouver via ferry.
Meals included: n/a.
  • Spa services
  • Kayaking and SUP rentals
  • Artists studio tour
  • Brewery tour
  • Bioluminescence kayak tour
  • Floatplane tours
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Forest Therapy experience
  • Mountain biking, fishing, golfing
  • Pre/post-trip night in Vancouver
And more... there is no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast!

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation for 6 nights, including 3 nights at a B&B in Roberts Creek and 3 nights at a lodge in Madeira Park.
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
  • All activities listed in the itinerary, including Indigenous-led forest walk, sea kayaking (half-day), boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls, and hiking.
  • Round-trip ferry booking & fees.
  • Custom itinerary design, pre-trip educational information, and remote support from our team during your trip.
  • Additional meals not listed
  • Vehicle rental/usage and fuel
  • Flights to/from and within British Columbia
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Dates & Rates

Self-Guided Tours are available for groups of two or more people, based on availability.

Itineraries are fully customizable based on your group’s interests and budget. Contact us to start planning!

We also offer guided tours on the North Island, West Chilcotin region, and Yukon Territory.

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Tour Rates:

Starting from (per person)

$2,595.00

Based on double occupancy. Single supplement applicable. All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to GST tax (5%).

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Guide

Sarah Hain

Based on Vancouver Island, Sarah holds a BA in International Development and an MA in Sustainable Leisure Management. Sarah is passionate about elevating responsible tourism practices that benefit both visitors and residents alike while protecting the fragile environment of the places we love to explore. Sarah has experience guiding in Central America where she led multi-day trips up volcanoes and through the remote foothills of Guatemala. She has since partnered with several non-profit tourism organizations in Guatemala, Belize, Canada, and the US to provide transformative experiences for travellers and empower local communities.

When not working, you can find her skiing, fishing, caring for her chickens, and volunteering her time to restore and protect salmon habitats.

Photographer & Guide

Josh McGarel

An avid photographer for over twelve years, Josh has gained experience with local and international businesses, world-renowned athletes, and individuals to build professional content and brand presence across a variety of platforms.

He has worked on assignment for an expedition cruise operator as Photographer in Residence along the East Coast of Canada, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Here, Josh connected with his love of travel as he documented daily excursions, wildlife, and life onboard, and shared his knowledge of photography through presentations and workshops for passengers.

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Josh has lived in BC since 2014. He spends his time exploring the area by mountain bike and dreaming up crazy photo projects with friends.
Founder & Lead Guide

Pam McGarel

With a Masters of Science in International Development and Sustainable Tourism, Pam has dedicated her career to harnessing the power of travel to support the wellbeing of our planet and its people. She is an experienced guide, planner and project manager with a knack for logistics.

Prior to launching Mosaic Earth, Pam worked in sustainable tourism consulting where she helped develop a globally-recognized certification program for tourism businesses and destinations.

She has experience in public-private partnerships with a polar expedition cruise operator where she built relationships with world-leading field scientists, conservationists, and educators to facilitate their projects alongside the traveller experience. Pam is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Women Travel Leaders, and loves to connect with values-driven tourism professionals.

Originally from Ontario, Pam moved to BC in 2016 seeking outdoor adventure, with favourite activities including hiking, sea kayaking, snowboarding, and road trips around this beautiful province.