FAQ'S

Yes! The Sechelt Inlet is rich in biodiversity making this area a great place to view bioluminescence! We see it’s magic nightly from May through September, although some nights the visuals are brighter than others.

This is due to many factors including: the amount of light reflected from the moon, the cloud cover (or lack of), and our distance from light pollution.  The less moonlight, the brighter the bioluminescence. (On cloudless full moon nights we travel to bays where the moonlight is less intense)

If rain is in the forecast please dress appropriately.  Warm layers, a rain shell, and a hat is recommended. 

For the Into The Night Journey: if you are prepared to be comfortable with good rain gear and a warm layer underneath, you experience the true meaning of “Light Rain” as the drops bounce back off the ocean with a bioluminescent glow, a magical sight! 

It is rare that we have wind in the evening during our season, but if we do our guides put safety first, and will adjust the route accordingly. 

For the Into the Night Journey: Please check the weather forecast a day or two in advance of the journey, and dress with layers. Bring a rain shell along and if cooler weather is predicted, a hat. Wear comfortable shoes, (no boots please) and bring a re-useable water bottle. 

For the Motor Boat Tours:  Please bring water shoes , a re-useable water bottle, a sunhat and glasses, and optional swimsuit and towel.  In shoulder seasons warm layers and a hat are recommended.

The Inlet Explorer 2 hr. Tour starts at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. This is a private tour, so if you need to change the departure time for any reason we are flexible if we know in advance.  

The Rock Walls and Waterfalls 4 hr. Tour starts at 11:00 am. This is also a private tour, so if you need to change the departure time for any reason we are flexible if we know in advance. 

Call Greg @ 604.399.8191

We begin the journey with a talk about what you will be seeing, a window into the unseen world of nature, and it’s impact on our planet and us. 

This is followed with an extensive, land based lesson to prepare you for a safe journey. Topics include kayak characteristics, proper weight distribution, safety protocols during the journey and paddling skills. We custom fit you to your kayak and lifejacket before heading out.  

We launch without getting your feet wet, and have a chance to practice what we learned in the bay before setting out. 

We have 1.5-2  hours to explore and enjoy the magic of the night before returning to help get the kayaks up the ramp. 

The start time for the journey is 1/2 hour before sunset. This changes all season as the days grow in length until summer solstice and then shorten again moving towards fall…You will receive a reminder email with the start time of your journey two days before the event.  Please arrive 15 minutes in advance.

For the Into The Night Journey: We meet at the Metta Eco Experiences Hut, at the Backeddy Resort and Marina Boat Launch, (behind the Pub).

For the Motor Boat Tours: We meet at the top of the main dock, beside the Backeddy Resort Reception. 

16660 Backeddy Rd. Egmont BC

No! We take folks out who have never kayaked before.

This is a chance to learn new skills and expand your comfort levels safely with experienced guides. At Metta Eco we follow a high level of safety protocols and use very stable expedition tandem kayaks. (No single boats) The rewards are life changing! 

Yes! We have taken littles as young as 4 . We have double kayaks with a center cockpit seat for ages 6 and under, and older kids who are keen to paddle can ride in the front. 

Yes we LOVE dogs! On our Inlet Explorer and Rock Walls and Waterfalls Motor Boat Tours ,we welcome dogs of all ages and experience levels. 

For the Into the Night Journeys, please leave your dog behind.

Yes please!  We appreciate your advance bookings. During the summer months there are many nights that are fully booked in advance and we hate to disappoint you. 


Metta Eco-tours and Journeys are non-refundable. Certain circumstances may be reviewed on a case by case basis for a credit towards future dates.

*Some of our best Into the Night tours have been on rainy evenings, please note our trips still depart when rain is forecast!

*Metta Eco also reserves the right to cancel tours due to insufficient participant numbers, and/ or inclement weather, (nearby lightning, strong winds, rough waters, or any other unsafe conditions.) If cancelled for these reasons, Metta Eco will issue a credit towards a mutually arranged future date, or in certain circumstances discussed on a case by case basis, a full refund will be offered.

Yes! We’d LOVE to speak with you and co-create a magical experience for you and your co-workers, family members or friends! Peruse our offerings here: Groups and Corporate Journeys or call Greg at 604.399.8191 

Yes! Please check out our Packages and Promotions Tab Combine a Motor Boat 2 or 4 hour tour with an Into the Night Kayak Tour and receive a 10% discount for both tours! 

Choose your adventure today!