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When it comes to staying cozy and dry during cooler, damp conditions, there's nothing quite like the feeling of wearing synthetic or wool thermal layers. These materials work wonders in wicking away moisture from your skin, keeping you toasty and dry throughout your journey. We genuinely suggest packing two sets of these magical thermals – one for your paddling adventures and another to snuggle into during nighttime rest. However, do keep in mind that garments made from cotton, cotton blends, or silk might not be the best companions in such weather, as they tend to feel chilly once wet.

Rain gear

We supply a good-quality waterproof paddling jacket for kayaking. The jacket has Velcro wrist closures to stop water from running along your arms when kayaking.

We also supply waterproof pants for paddling. These are non-breathable, but great for stopping the wind when you get out of the kayak.

For walking and for wearing around camp, we recommend you bring your own breathable waterproof jacket and pants.


Be prepared to get your feet wet! You can either opt for water sandals (like Tevas/Keens), light neoprene booties, trail runners, or Crocs (most of our guides wear Crocs/ trail runners).

Our itinerary includes some walking. Trail walking shoes or runners are ideal, or lightweight hiking boots if you prefer ankle support. The tracks can be muddy.

It is also great to have a dry pair of shoes for around camp. Runners or crocs (fashionably worn with socks for warmth) are preferred options.

Water bottle

You will require at least 1 litre of water carrying capacity. Each morning and at lunch you will be able to re-fill your water bottles. Each kayak will have a deck bag where you can store either your water bottle or hydration pack.

Gear we supply

  • Kayaks - Seaward Tyee (single) or Seaward Passat (double) kayaks
  • Paddles - Bending Branches Bent Shaft or Aquabound carbon straight shaft paddles
  • Sleeping Bags - Thermarest synthetic/down mix sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Mats - Exped Synmat LW
  • Tents - MSR Hubba Hubba 2 & 3 Person Tents
  • Paddle Jackets/Pants - NRS High Tide paddling jackets and NRS Endurance paddling pants

Notes on packing

When packing for your adventure, remember that your clothes must fit within the 20L and 10L dry bags. Your sleeping bag will have its own waterproof compression sack, lined with a garbage bag for added protection. No need to worry about your shoes - they can be placed in the Ikea bag, wrapped in a garbage bag for transport on the Zodiac. It is essential for your comfort, enjoyment, and personal well-being that you arrive with clothing and gear made from appropriate insulating materials. Cotton clothing quickly absorbs water and becomes useless as an insulator when wet. Even cotton-mixed fabrics are a serious problem when wet. Please do not bring cotton clothing. Wool or synthetic clothing is appropriate. Merino clothing is highly recommended.

Zodiac Ride

Please make sure to wear warm clothing! We highly recommend bundling up in multiple layers like our experienced guides, who wear 4-5 layers to combat the freezing winds and fast pace of 50km/hour during the Zodiac ride in Gwaii Haanas. It's essential to stay cozy so that you can fully enjoy every moment of the adventure. Additionally, a large rubber trench coat will be provided for your comfort during the ride.

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