Flexible Itineraries

We offer a wide variety of tours and expeditions for paddlers with different levels of kayaking ability.  Daily paddling routes are flexible.  Our guides continually assess changeable west coast conditions when choosing the day's route.  Our itineraries provide a general outline of each trip, yet no two trips are ever alike.

One of our more advanced trips is known as the Cape Freeman Expedition, yet this trip does not always reach Cape Freeman.  The last few miles before the Cape are an entirely exposed outer coast traverse.  If conditions are unsuitable for this traverse, we change course and alter the route.  When our guides make this decision, the expedition explores some of the more protected regions described in the Waters of SGang Gwaay itinerary.  When group members maintain flexible attitudes, the alternate route works out very well.

Participants are encouraged to avoid "destination orientation."  Our primary focus is to comply with the sea conditions we experience and simply enjoy wherever we are able to paddle.  Ultimately, a person's flexible and positive attitude, combined with an openness to learning, can become far more important than their perceived level of experience.

We provide single kayaks.
An optional Seaward Southwind fibreglass double kayak is also available to guests; however, we do not provide a paddling partner for the double.  (We provide each person with the opportunity to paddle a single kayak.)  If you would prefer paddling our double, please be sure to arrive with a paddling partner.

Please read about inviting a friend or partner.

You are welcome to contact Gord if you have any questions.

© Butterfly Tours ~ Sea Kayak Haida Gwaii
Updated by Gord on January 28, 2019