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Business Opportunity

Sea Kayak Outfitter For Sale

A unique opportunity:  Own a very well-established sea kayak touring company with a long history of successfull operations in Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

Butterfly Tours was founded by owner & guide Gord Pincock in 1987.  Gord fully enjoys the rewards and challenges of running the company and is in no hurry to sell it.  However, he would be willing to hand it over to a qualified purchaser sometime in the next several years.

 Gord is scheduled to guide every tour and expedition during 2019. 
No transfer of ownership is currently scheduled.

This is a turn-key business opportunity which includes nearly everything the new owner will require in order to step in and continue successful operations.

For transfer of business
Annual discount

Transition option

This optional one-year training and transition period includes hands-on assistance from Gord during the transfer of all aspects of the business:  $26,000 for consulting & guiding fee.

Prices in Canadian dollars
Currency exchange

The purchase of Butterfly Tours does not include acquiring the Ocean Light II mothership or the Rose Harbour Guest House; these are separate businesses that work closely with Butterfly Tours.  A new owner may choose to continue the mutually beneficial working relationships with these businesses.

Butterfly Tours is likely best suited to an owner who is interested in continuing the hands-on approach to running nearly all aspects of the business.  Ongoing tasks include updating the websites, managing the reservations, maintaining the equipment, packing the food and guiding each trip.  A new owner may choose to hire people to complete some of these tasks, yet the format of the business may then require restructuring in order to financially support additional workers.  Most of our trips currently have a maximum group size of six guests, using single kayaks.  A new owner could increase this to eight guests using a mixed fleet of double and single kayaks, or ten guests using a fleet of doubles.  More guests per trip can earn more money per week, which could enable the business to financially support more workers.

Butterfly Tours is currently structured to provide the owner/guide a superb self-employed lifestyle, spending each summer in the wilderness of Haida Gwaii, guiding small groups and paddling a single kayak.  Prospective new owners may familiarize themselves with the business by participating in our apprentice program.

Thanks for your interest, please contact Gord for more information.

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For a few days each year, the purchase price for Butterfly Tours may be significantly reduced.  This occurs during late August or early September; after the guiding season has ended and before the next season's program has been published online.  A 50% deposit is required during the discount period in order to qualify for the reduced price.
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Updated by Gord on December 19, 2018