Gallagher Expeditions

Middle School Big Canoe Trip


About the expedition:

  • Where: South Puget Sound, leaves from Gallagher

  • When: July 10 - July 15

  • Who: Grades 6-8 (co-ed)

  • Cost: $537

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