• The handcrafted Cabana Cafe with nestled in the BC rainforest in Desolation Sound

Rates & Policies

The following rates & policies apply to guests at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort

Cabana Desolation Eco Resort packages are all-inclusive. What does this mean exactly? All meals, kayaks & stand-up paddle boards, impressive and genuine service, and comfortable accommodations on an uninhabited island in the heart of Desolation Sound, British Columbia.

For complete information on what is included in our packages, please read our pre-trip information document and get excited for your Cabana Desolation Eco Resort experience.


Guided Package RatesPeak AdultPeak Group 6+Off-Peak AdultOff-Peak Group 4+
4 Day (3 Night)$1475$1295$1295$1195
5 Day (4 Night)$1725$1575$1575$1395
8 Day (7 Night)$2575$2295$2295$2095
Chill & Immerse Package RatesPeak AdultPeak Group 6+Off-Peak AdultOff-Peak Group 4+
3 Day (2 Night)$895$795$795$755
4 Day (3 Night)$1255$1155$1155$1055
5 Day (4 Night)$1575$1395$1395$1295
8 Day (7 Night)$2295$2095$2095$1925


Cancellation Policy

Cancelling a trip is the last thing one thinks about when planning a vacation. However, circumstances can and do occur that result in an unplanned need to cancel. Although we have empathy for events that may result in needing to cancel, we operate during a very short season and with a very limited occupancy, and this policy is in effect under all circumstances.

When traveling, it is only prudent to ensure you are appropriately insured for all eventualities.  All our guests are prompted to look into trip cancellation insurance through a travel agent or your insurance provider. Another good way to ensure you are covered for any unforeseen circumstances is through your credit card company. Check whether your credit card has the option to include travel insurance for all cancellations if you use the card to pay for your trip. 

If you need to cancel, please understand our cancellation policy belowThank you for your understanding.

The following states our cancellation policy:

  • More than 30 days  — Full deposit returned less a $20 handling fee per person cancelled
  • 30 days or less     — Deposit will be retained. 

In addition to cancellation insurance, be sure your personal insurance is adequate to cover expenses caused by accidents in remote locations.  Any costs arising from an unscheduled evacuation will be the responsibility of the client. 

Peak & Off-Peak Rates

  • Peak Rates apply June 25 – September 10 inclusive
  • Off-Peak Rates apply September 11 – June 24 inclusive
  • Tour dates that overlap Peak and Off-Peak times will be averaged on a per day basis (ie: Off-Peak rates will apply to only those days that fall during Off-Peak times)

Group Discount

  • Minimum of 6 per group during Peak season (4 per group during Off-Peak season) to receive Group Rates
  • To receive the Group Rates, all participants must know each other – or know of each other – prior to the trip
  • If a family has the minimum number for group discounting, the children will be receive the best rate while the adults will receive the group rate

Child Policy & Rates

  • Families of more than 2 people cannot occupy the same cabana (max 2 persons per cabana)
  • Children 18 and under receive the best rate
  • If a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) occupies the two half-cabanas, both the adults and children qualify for the best rate.
  • If a family of 3 occupies the two half cabanas, the single occupancy surcharge ($50 per night) for the single person or child will be waived.

Arrival & Departure Days

  • 8 day packages run Thursday-Thursday or Sunday-Sunday
  • 5 day packages run Sunday-Thursday
  • 4 day packages run Thursday-Sunday
  • 3 day packages must start on either a Thursday or Friday
  • Guided packages are strictly set to the above conditions
    • If you wish to have a rest day or return unguided on the last day, the package prices are not discountable
  • Chill and Immerse guests may choose to return earlier than stated above (for example, a 4 day package starting on Sunday and returning on Wednesday)
    • Minimum stay of 2 nights for Chill and Immerse guests (for trips starting Thursday or Friday only)
  • Due to our remote location, our changeover days are Sunday and Thursday. These days are effectively ‘reset’ days for packages.
    • Due to the fact that our 8 day packages are already heavily discounted when compared to two ‘back to back’ packages of 4 and 5 days each duration over the same time period, there are no further discounts for those Chill & Immerse guests that wish to stay for 6 or 7 days at the resort. The pricing is the same as an 8 day Chill & Immerse package.

Single Occupancy

  • We have limited single occupancy cabanas available for single travellers at an additional per person rate of $50/night

If there is no availability or a single guest wishes to stay in a double occupancy cabana themselves:

  • For Guided Cabana packages, add $175 per night during Peak time or $150 per night during Off-Peak time
  • For Chill & Immerse packages, add $150 per night during Peak time or $125 per night during Off-Peak time

8 Day Guided Packages

  • Due to the availability of our guides and the probability of other guests staying at Cabana on a 4 or 5 day guided package at the same time, during the change-over days (Thursdays and Sundays) it is highly likely that your guide will be paddling back to Okeover with these other guests on this day, while the next guide will be paddling out to Cabana with new guests
  • 8 day guided packages therefore will have one ‘unguided’ day during the stay
  • Guests are free to enjoy the resort and the island on this day as they see fit – however if they choose to paddle kayaks unguided they will need to be familiar with wet-exits and self- and assisted rescue techniques

Individual Guided Days on Chill & Immerse Packages

  • When setting the prices for our guided and unguided Cabana Desolation packages, we deliberately kept the guided price close to the unguided option as we feel that guided Cabana packages are safer and provide a better overall experience for most guests, and many of our guests agree. We therefore suggest that if you are on the fence concerning a guided or unguided package, selecting the guided option gives you the most flexibility to choose what you wish to do each day while at Cabana. You do not have to join the guided group each day just because you selected the guided option.
  • However, if you still wish to add a guided day or two to a Chill & Immerse package, you can do so for the following surcharges:
    • First Guided Day added: $125 per person.
    • Second Guided Day added: an additional $75 per person.
    • Three or more Guided Days: at this point, it becomes financially advantageous to simply choose the guided package.
  • Please note: ‘Guided Days’ are days in which you join the scheduled guided day excursion with other guided guests, and does not mean you will have your own ‘personal guide’ for these days.
  • These ‘Guided Days’ must be booked in advance due to industry restrictions on client to guide sea kayaking ratios. The exact day(s) that you choose to join the guided excursion can be flexible, with the exception of the first day of the package, which we will need to know about in advance so the guide can prepare adequate lunches for all guests.

Taxes & Additional Costs

  • Cabana Desolation Eco-Resort is all-inclusive
  • The 5% GST tax and 1.2% hotel tax and 0.3% MRDT is additional to Cabana Eco Resort prices.
    • Why 1.2% hotel tax? In BC, hotel tax is normally 8%. However, since Cabana Eco Resort is all-inclusive, the hotel tax (PST) drops to 1.2%.
    • Why 0.3% MRDT (regional marketing tax)? The MRDT is normally 2%, however, since Cabana is all-inclusive, the MRDT drops to 0.3%.
  • Package prices are per person
  • Cabana Desolation prices are based on double occupancy and include kayaks for access to/from the resort.
    • We have limited single occupancy cabanas available for single travellers at an additional per person rate of $50/night
  • Motor vessel transport options are additional $50 per person, each way. (Minimum 2 guests required).
  • Discounts cannot be combined
  • Gratuities additional (typically 5-15% of the package price – all tips go to resort staff and guides)