Frequently Asked Questions

People often confuse tours and rentals. Tours are kayak trips that a trained, knowledgeable guide leads. Beginners are welcome on tours. Rentals are trips in which the client rents just the kayak and gear. There is no guide with them.

No, a tour is only an introduction to sea kayaking. It is NOT a lesson.

Yes, after you have been in a kayak more than once and you are ready to increase your skills. Find out about our lessons here.

For safety reasons, ONLY people who have taken the appropriate training are eligible for rentals. We do have sit-on-top style kayaks available for rent with no experience. They are to be paddled within Port Browning only.

Renters must have completed instruction from a recognized organization and have knowledge of basic paddling, rescues, navigation, and tides and currents. No solo rentals. We do require a security deposit and 24 hour cancellation notification. 

We recommend a 2 hour introductory tour for beginners. This is a nice introduction to paddling and our beautiful Pender shoreline. The tour includes a safety talk and brief instruction.

We recommend the 3 hour tour if you have paddled before. You get to explore further and play longer.

If you’re adventurous enough, we will customize a full day tour to suit your needs.

Check out all our tours here!

Most definitely!! Due to size and strength, children need to be 11 years of age and 5 ft tall before they go in there own kayak. Otherwise, for their enjoyment and safety they need to go in a double with an “adult”. The exception to this is when we have special Kid’s Kayaking. We do take children under 18 out on tours without a parent, but the adult must sign the waiver as well for anyone under 19 years. You must be 18+ in order to rent sea kayaks.

You should wear weather appropriate clothing: Rain jacket or wind breaker if needed, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with a tether, shorts or pants that can roll up to the knee. Cotton is NOT a good material to wear. This includes JEANS. Fleece or polypro fabrics work best. We do have a small selection of water shoes you canuse. Don’t forget your water bottle, snacks and medication if you need them!

Rain creates some of the most beautiful paddling in the Gulf Islands-don’t let a few clouds and raindrops scare you! We watch the weather carefully and will cancel if it is a risk with winds, visibility or lightning.

If you need to cancel your booking, we require a 48 hour cancellation notification. If you cancel within that time period up to the day of, there is a 50% administrative fee. If you cancel the day of your booking, you will be charged in full.

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Phone: 250-629-6939
Toll Free: 1-855-629-6939

Port Browning Marina
4605 Oak Road
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1

Hope Bay
4301 Bedwell Harbour Rd
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1

 

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