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......consider the Central Coast of BC.
Much of the West Coast of VI requires lots of attention. People do it without a clue but without lots of preparation things can go very bad in a hurry. Likewise for Haida Gwaii. Did you know that Hecate Strait, that separates Haida Gwaii from the mainland islands, is considered by many experts to be the 4th most dangerous body of water on earth? Hecate defines the "safer" eastern shoreline of Graham and Moresby Islands.
The Central Coast offers ferry access from Port Hardy where kayak rental is available and if conditions allow will even do a wet drop and pick up for you in Fitz Hugh Sound. You will experience plenty of current and conditions but you are in a more protected environment full of Humpbacks, Orcas, Wolves and Bear. Want to fish for your dinner? Hard to imagine going hungry.
Consider exploring some of the links here: http://sites.google.com/site/insidepassageregistry/
Look for references for areas between Port Hardy and Klemtu.