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Healthy, Tasty and Abundant

This page describes the meals provided on our two 8-day kayak expeditions

The meals prepared on our 8-day kayak expeditions are healthy, tasty and abundant. We cook wholesome chili, tacos, burritos, soups, salads, and sandwiches. None of our food on our 8-day trip is dehydrated.

We choose vegetables that can last an 8-day journey and our kayaks and cooler bags act as a refrigerator.

Butterfly Tours provides several organic ingredients. Our guides are excellent chefs, with decades of professional expedition cooking experience. Meals are of a vegetarian nature, with the possibility of adding freshly gathered seafood and meats.

  • Our meals are skillfully prepared over a jet boil double burner stove.
  • Our menu is somewhat flexible, yet it is not always possible for us to cater to an individual's specific food preferences.
  • For details, please contact us.

Our guides have spent a decade perfecting many outstanding recipes. Our guides earn steady compliments for his attention to details and their talents with the spice kit. Meals are well balanced and wholesomely satisfying. Our nutritious food, combined with daily exercise and fresh sea air, helps to maintain a steady feeling of well-being during the trips.

For breakfast, we serve several different dishes. Our choice often depends on how soon we wish to begin paddling in the morning. There is always the choice of herbal tea, black tea, or strong coffee. Coffee is made fresh each morning in our stainless steel-insulated French press.

On lazy mornings, we serve pancakes, burritos, French toast, and shakshuka.

On days when we rise early to catch a morning tide, we serve an ever-changing variety of oatmeal, granola, and yogurt and add dried mangos, papayas, apricots, cranberries, currants, and more roasted cashews and almonds. Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and served with milk, brown sugar, or honey. The cooked breakfast grains provide a warm and delicious start to our day.

Lunch usually consists of a variety of different salads which the guides prepare the night before. On long days we offer sandwiches, wraps, and bagels & lox. For toppings, we provide medium cheese slices, pickles, hummus, smoked oysters, cucumber, salami, mustard, mayo, almond butter, jams, and smoked salmon. Apples, and oranges are served with lunch.

A staple for dinner is our black bean tacos or chicken tacos. We serve our tacos with purple cabbage coleslaw, seasoned chicken, and fried veggies. The tacos are served with salsa, sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce.

For dinner, our guides can also prepare a variety of chili, spinach quinoa soup, Koh soi soup, African peanut stew, pesto pasta, penne alla vodka, and many more.

The dessert menu includes our own blend of rich, dark hot chocolate, as well cookies.

We ask our guests to please bring their own snacks on the trip. We will provide some snacks to our guests, but they are limited.

Special Dietary Requirements

We provide wholesome and tasty meals; however, it is not always possible for us to cater to an individual's specific food preferences. Participants on our wilderness kayak journeys who have special dietary requirements are asked to provide their own snacks and desserts.

If you require specific foods or are entirely unable to eat certain foods, please contact us to request more information before registering for a trip.

Food Packing & Caching

Butterfly Tours' food provisions have been carefully refined for effective and efficient packing and caching.

To maximize each kayak's seaworthiness, we minimize deck loads by placing all heavy or bulky items inside the watertight hatches. This lowers the centre of gravity of each vessel while increasing stability and reducing wind resistance.

Northern Gwaii Haanas

8 Day Tour

Venture into Northern Gwaii Haanas National Park for an 8-day adventure through the nutrient rich waters of Haida Gwaii

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Southern Gwaii Haanas

8 Day Tour

Endeavor into Southern Gwaii Haanas National Park for an 8-day wilderness journey towards SGang Gwaay

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Book Your Sea Kayaking Trip of a Lifetime with Butterfly Tours

Butterfly tours explore the isolated and pristine east side of Gwaii Haanas, an area preserved in its natural state.

We will leave behind all signs of civilization and explore the supernatural coastline of Gwaii Haanas, which consists of island clusters, jutting headlands, sheltered inlets, and secluded beaches.

Humpback whales, ancient murrelets, salmon, and tufted puffins thrive in this rich and diverse marine environment.

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