This expedition will feature the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (GINPR) as well as lead you to a variety of other must see sites in the Southern Gulf Islands. Through these crystal clear moving waters from the faithful seat of your kayak, you will likely experience everything from sea stars and nudibranchs nestled in colorful seaweed to fascinating topography, not to mention the possible glimpse of our endangered Southern Resident Killer (Orca) Whales! Their 3 pods (J,K,L) can often be seen in search of Chinook Salmon in their Salish Sea.
Our fleet includes Delta Kayaks, Wilderness Systems, NDK, Seaward, Current Designs and Necky. We offer a wide variety of styles and sizes of kayaks to suit everybody's paddling needs.
Your kayak rental includes all Transport Canada required safety gear plus spray skirt, extra paddle (per group), paddle float, chart and info of intended paddling area (based upon availability). Wetsuits, drysuits, drybags and camping gear may be rented upon request for an additional cost. Please contact us for your specific gear rental requests.
This course offers a great opportunity to take the first step with Paddle Canada's National Instructor Training Program.
Participants will earn nationally certified and internationally recognized certification, gaining titile as Paddle Canada Instructors.
With a minimum age of only 16, this program encourages younger paddlers engrain a foundation of kayaking by learning how to teach effectively, while demonstrating professional and correct technique.
Enjoy the world of kayaking thinking safety first! What better way than to spend it on the Salish Sea in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC!
This two day skills course is designed for beginners that want a comprehensive understanding of Sea Kayaking in flat water, as well as those whom want to brush up on their skills before taking to your chosen waters!
THIS PADDLE CANADA SANCTIONED SEA KAYAK SKILLS COURSE INVOLVES AN INTRODUCTION TO VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Correct Paddling Technique
This one day beginner course is suitable for those who have never kayaked and feel like they could become passionate about freedom of movement on any lake or ocean!
This Paddle Canada sanctioned sea kayak skills course involves an introduction to various topics, including but not limited to:
Correct Paddling Technique
Assisted Re-Entry Techniques
Controlled Wet Exit
Kayak Parts/Styles and Safety Gear
Tides & Currents
Let us be your guide! Our Paddle Canada SUP Instructor will keep you safe and comfortable throughout your journey!
Begins with an intro SUP paddlestroke lesson followed by a fun and educational adventure in the calm protected waters of our Salish Sea.
2019 Tour departure times: 9.30 am & 1.30 pm. Please contact us to book your adventure!
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We love furry friends and what better way to connect! Discover your love and appreciate for one another by sharing the experience of Stand Up Paddleboarding! Although your pooch does not get a paddle, we fully equip you and your pooch with safety and yummy treats!
Included in this experience:
Your SUP and all safety gear (including pooch PFD), your pooch loving SUP Instructor/Guide, intro skills and connect with your pooch and your paddleboard, yummy treats for your pooch (and you as well!), fun tour around protected waters.
What to bring:
Mother’s Day is to celebrate the bond between a Mother and her Child(ren). Stand Up Paddleboarding is a fun and exciting way to bond and encourage each other to learn together, laugh together and love together. Join us on this unique experience and give your Mother the love she deserves!
This adventure is fit for anyone and everyone! Visiting only for a few days? Feel like getting away and turning the rest of life off? Sink into this adventure with a camping trip to many nearby islands, including North Pender, South Pender, Prevost, Saturna Island, Portland Island to name a few.
Pack your backpack and the rest is on us!
Included in this package is catered fresh food, snacks and beverages, your kayak and camping equipment, eating utensils, entertaining guide and everlasting memories!
Come experience the largest and most exciting Canada Day Celebration in the Southern Gulf Islands! VIA Kayak! Our Hope Bay launch location is the perfect place to set sail to our neighboring island at Winter Cove, Saturna Island to take part in the 69th annual Lamb BBQ in celebration of Canada's birthday (151st this year!).