Gallagher Expeditions

Big Canoe Trips - 2018


About the expedition:

  • Where: South Puget Sound, leaves from Gallagher
  • When: July 8 - 16 
  • Who: Grades 9-12 (co-ed)
  • Cost: $945  (camperships available)

All aboard! Grab a paddle and hop in one of our iconic 12-seater canoes for an epic adventure by sea! 

This big canoe expedition will take 10 lucky campers on a stunning tour of the South Sound, through sleepy marinas and quiet island communities to rustic campsites with unrivalled waterfront views. 

Under the guidance of two experienced Gallagher Expeditions leaders, campers will work together to sync up their strokes and paddle like champs to and from each campsite. They'll study tide books, set goals and map out attractions along the way. Once at their destination, they'll set up camp and cook dinner over an open fire. 

There's nothing quite like the camaraderie of a Gallagher Expeditions big canoe trip. Whether it's paddling through a downpour or racing to beat the tide, campers learn what they're made of and discover how much they can achieve when working together. They start the trip as strangers and end as family! 

POTENTIAL STop-Offs / CampSiTes 

The exact itinerary for this South Sound tour is still being finalized, but here are some places we may visit or call home for a day or two! 

  • Kopachuck State Park
  • Cutts Island
  • Penrose Point State Park
  • Fox Island
  • Anderson Island
  • Harstine Island
  • Hope Island
  • Shelton
  • Jarrell's Cove
  • Vashon Island
  • Maury Island
  • Eagle Island

Meet the Expedition leader


Sophie Hummer

Sophie loves the outdoors! She's in her third year working at Gallagher, and loves having the opportunity to break away from main camp for epic Gallagher Expeditions trips.  Campers are in great hands with Sophie. She is always over-prepared and has a lot of experience navigating the South Sound in small craft vessels. She recently completed an Outdoor Survival class just for the fun of it!

During the "off-season," Sophie goes to school at Seattle Pacific and will graduate with a BA in Math next year.

Sophie will be joined by another experienced Gallagher Expeditions leader for this journey. 

Big Canoe Trip #2

Our second Big Canoe trip is now SOLD OUT.