Jervis Inlet: 3 Days

Kayak calm and protected waters through a tranquil area of the Sunshine Coast


All Experience Levels

Meeting Place:

Earls Cove


3 days


May 17-19
May 31- June 2
Sept 20-22, 27-29



Jervis Inlet: 3 Day Kayak Journey
A short ferry ride from Vancouver will bring you to the beautiful and quaint Sunshine Coast. The trip starts and ends in Earls Cove an hours drive from the Langdale ferry. Feel the mist of Harmony Falls, a 1400 ft. waterfall, as we paddle past in awe. This is a favorite amongst photographers. A tranquil area, the trip offers the calmest and most protected waters of our multi day trips.


Highlighted in orange below is the possible paddling range.

Broken Group Map for Wild Root Journeys kayak tours in BC

Where We Paddle

Day 1

Our first day will include a kayak instructional to assure the group has a good understanding of paddling techniques and group travel. We will have lunch and then set out for our journey. The first day will include a 2-3 hour afternoon paddle before making our way to our first camp.

Day 2

This will be a full paddling day unless the weather tells us otherwise. The day will include 2-3 hours of paddling before lunch, and again 2-3 hours of paddling post lunch. The routes will vary on group, weather, water conditions and the guides decisions. We often base ourselves for 2 nights in one camp on this journey, but will on occasion switch camps depending on all of the variables.

Day 3

Our final day will include a full morning paddle. We will have lunch and given the circumstances have another 1-2 hour paddle before completing the kayak journey at Earls Cove again. After sorting our gear we will exchange emails for photos and if time allows enjoy a recap at a quaint restaurant in the area.

When & Where We Meet

We will meet at Earls Cove at 10am on the morning of the journey.

On arrival, we will review the trip, distribute dry bags, paddle jackets, tents, mats, sleeping bags and water bottles for personal packing. We will also at this time fill out waivers and review any other medical concerns.

What is Included

  • Your certified guide
  • All kayaking gear and safety equipment
  • Paddling jacket
  • Camp chair
  • Four dry-bags for your personal belongings
  • Tent
  • All meals and snacks
  • Water taxi one way

Please ask about any extra rentals if needed


What to Bring

Clothing should include:

  • 1 pair of water shoes - can get wet and most importantly have grip. They need to have ankle straps. I recommend runners, water shoes, Keen or Croc sandals. Closed toed shoes help against stubbing toes on rocks.
  • A pair of rubber boots are optional. Perks include your feet staying dry entering and exiting the kayaks. Downside they can flood if a wave fills them. They can also be bulky to wear in a kayak or to store.
  • 1 pair of land shoes – runners or another light weight shoe is great.
  • 2-4 warm socks
  • 2 shorts
  • 1-2 pants
  • Underwear
  • 1 thermal underwear – like the underlays you might wear skiing.
  • 3-4 shirts - a mix of short and long sleeve
  • 1 sweater – a light/medium weight sweater while on water
  • Evening sweater or puffy coat
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants – not necessary but nice to have
  • Paddling gloves and on land mitts for those with generally cold hands.
  • Buff - for neck warmth and sun protection
  • Warm hat/beanie/toque – whatever you know it as! Wool or fleece ideally.
  • Sun hat
  • Swimsuit – optional

Check out MEC for some good options

No cotton or jeans. These materials can cause rapid transfer of heat away from the body, and do not dry easily.
Wool, or synthetics such as fleece or polyester are better options.

Other Items may Include:

  • Sun glasses
  • Glasses/Contacts and Solution - consider a back-up if one becomes lost or broken
  • Small towel
  • Toiletries and menstrual products– biodegradable soaps please
  • Baby wipes - for personal cleaning
  • A few Band-Aids
  • Sunscreen/insect repellent - please spray away from others, not on materials like tents, life jackets and paddle jackets as it leaves stains and ruins the material over time.
  • Lip balm – ideally with 15 SPF or more.
  • Personal medications - bring extra doses of medication if is critical to you. Separate and duplicate, keeping one set with a partner or guide. A trip can be cut short if there is not enough medication to keep a client safe.
  • Wide mouthed water bottle – plastic 1L Nalgene is ideal. They float and do not scratch kayaks. It’s nice to have a carabiner clip attached.
  • Electrolyte tablets – these have added vitamins and minerals which can be nice while exercising in the sun especially.
  • Book - keep in a Ziplock bag
  • Spirits - alcohol may be consumed after the days kayaking only. No glass bottles please.
  • Camera - small waterproof cameras are great. If you have a larger camera a hard case is a great way to keep it protected. Alternatively, a camera can be wrapped in a sweater and kept in a dry bag for protection.
  • Battery pack/cables
  • Ziplock bags
  • Headlamp/extra batteries
  • Ear plugs - if others are sleeping deeply nearby.
  • Camp pillow
  • Small pair of binoculars
  • Sleeping bag and a 15L max compression stuff sack – Rental option available upon booking. Includes a -10º sleeping bag and liner for 5$ a day.
  • Sleeping pad - Rental option available upon booking. Includes a comfortable sleeping mat for 5$ a day.

Please contact us with any further questions at info@nullwildrootjourneys.com

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Photos to enjoy from Jervis Inlet kayak journeys past!

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