Hikers walk along the rocky shore of the ocean, Sunshine Coast, BC

Sunshine Coast Explorer

May - Oct, 2022
From $1,595 CAD

Trip length: 5 days / 4 nights
Start/end: Gibsons
Towns: Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Egmont

Group size: 2-4 people

Type: Self-Guided

Price: from $1,595 per person

TRIP 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.

  • 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.

  • Relax on the many sandy beaches along the coast, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boardingmountain biking, or fishing.

  • Embark on a float plane tour over Sechelt Inlet and surrounding area.

  • Experience sea kayaking at night, a joy for the senses, with the chance to witness bioluminescence - living organisms in the water that create a dance of light as you paddle through the darkness.

  • 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 walking, kayaking, or SUP tour to learn about First Nations history in the area.

  • Get behind-the-scenes with an 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 charming safari tent by the lake, and a quaint B&B in the forest of Robert's Creek.

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Trip Map Showing the route from Gibsons to Egmont, BC

Activities On This Trip

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Boat

Tour

Cultural

Activities

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Light

Hiking

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Sea

Kayaking

Icon - Sup - Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours

SUPing

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Floatplane

Tour

Accommodation Style

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B&B and

Safari Tent

 

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 in Gibsons and time to explore the town | Indigenous-led Historical Walking, SUP or Kayak tour in Gibsons | Check in to Roberts Creek accommodation | Welcome dinner provided | Sunset on the beach. Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast | Meals included: Dinner.

DAY 2: Free day to explore Roberts Creek, Sechelt, and Gibsons 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 | Breweries and waterfront dining | Overnight in Roberts Creek. Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast | Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 3: Relaxing morning by the beach | Flight-seeing Tour over Sechelt Inlet and surrounding islands | Lunch and explore in Sechelt | Hike in Smuggler Cove Marine Park | Visit Madeira Park and Pender Harbour | Optional evening kayak tour in Egmont | Overnight at Ruby Lake. Accommodation: Safari Tent | Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 4: Guided boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and the iconic Chatterbox Falls | Optional hike to Skookumchuck Narrows or kayak on Ruby lake | Fine dining by the water | Overnight at Ruby LakeAccommodation: Safari Tent | Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 5:  Leisurely morning to relax by the lake | Lunch in Madeira Park or Sechelt | Free time around 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 (2-4 people):  $1,595

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

 

INCLUSIONS

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All accommodation for four nights, including two nights at a Bed & Breakfast and two nights at a safari tent resort.

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

Guided tours including Indigenous historical tour in Gibsons, flight-seeing tour in Sechelt, boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls.

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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