About Discovery Expeditions
Over 20 Years’ Guiding Experience
For over 20 years (under the leadership of Owner/Operator Larry Roy), Discovery Expeditions has been offering fully serviced sea kayaking expeditions to remote wilderness destinations around Vancouver Island and along the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Ensures a Safe and Exciting Trip
Our intimate understanding of local waters, weather and wildlife behaviour allow each day’s experience to be spontaneous and exciting. As you relax into this natural environment, we share insights into local wildlife, culture, history, and environmental preservation.
Philosophy & Setting
We ensure that your kayak trip is safe and enjoyable, and that it becomes a cherished lifetime memory. The breathtaking beauty of the islands, inlets, abundant wildlife and sounds of this area offer you an unparalleled wilderness experience.
Exploring this area via kayak allows you to connect with your natural surroundings at a very personal level, enriching your entire experience.
We have learned the most effective ways to offer exciting wildlife encounters at an acceptable distance from the animals so as not to change their behaviour. Often, as we remain still and quiet, wildlife will move towards us, affording a closeup encounter that will last in your memory for a lifetime.
Safety & Comfort
For your security and comfort, we supply safe, easy-to-use equipment. Our experienced guides know the area well, carry emergency communications equipment and are trained in Wilderness First Aid.
From the heated cabin in our landing-craft transport boat, to hot showers, sauna, clean composting toilets and sheltered tent platforms at our established basecamp, you are guaranteed a level of comfort not usually possible in such a wilderness setting.
Locally Owned and Operated
Discovery Expeditions is a locally-owned, Vancouver Island business. We take great pride in supporting other Vancouver Island businesses in small towns along the coast and strive to ensure that our sea kayak tours respect all aspects of the environmental code and the ecosystems we visit.
Over the years, we have come to the aid and support of many causes that help the areas we’re operating in to remain a wild and intact ecosystem.