pender island kayak adventures tour


Jay Kayak Guide at Pender Island Kayak Adventures


Owner, Instructor, Guide

Jay took over the business in 2008. Since 2004 Jay has been featuring the Southern Gulf Islands to thousands of paddlers. Jay is a Paddle Canada Instructor in Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding and a Sea Kayak Instructor Trainer as well as a Level 2 Guide with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC.

This guy loves to teach! His keen sense of body mechanics and massage training allow for a well balanced experience. He is also a disc golf guru. Ask him for tips and what discs are best for you (rentals and retail available in our shop!).

Emily Kayak Guide at Pender Island Kayak Adventures


Instructor and Guide

Emily brings joy and peace to you and our whole team! Her 10+ years experience as Outward Bound Leader as well as Level 3 SKGABC guide, Paddle Canada Skills Instructor in Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding, and to top it off a K-12 BA Ed., and her lifetime upbringing on the coastal waters of BC, she brings a plethora of skills for you to enjoy while exploring the Salish Sea!


Sea Kayak Guide/Instructor

Teija brings her whole life of living on Pender to your experience.  Her local knowledge and yearn for the outdoors along with her upbeat fun persona makes Teija a team member you will ask for again and again! 

Teija is ready to take you out on the water on any day trip as well as teach you the skills to become a safe and efficient paddler through the Paddle Canada Skills Program.  Welcome to the team Teija!

Claudia and her dog Yoda go everywhere together...even on a SUP


Paddle Canada SUP Instructor

Claudia loves showing off our amazing coastal scenery and helping folks explore one of the most beautiful places on Earth. She feels that the most important part of any adventure is that you feel safe, relaxed, comfortable and full of delight with your new experiences. Claudia is a professional educator, artist, photographer, and paddler with decades of experience and loves to share the natural wonders of the Gulf Islands with you no matter what your skill or experience level. 
Her favorite paddling partner is a therapy and companion dog named Yoda, who makes everyone smile and relax with her gentle nature and enthusiasm for being on the water.


Sea Kayak Guide

During his time as a scholarship student in university and graduate school in Japan Mark got deeply and passionately involved in the world of mountaineering, ice-climbing, trekking and sea-kayaking. It was then he realized his love for sharing the outdoor world with others. He is fluently bilingual in English and Japanese and looks forward to sharing his love for the special beauty of Pender Island with guests in either language!


Sea Kayak Guide, Paddleboard Instructor

Our resident radical Australian comes with a long history working in outdoor education, natural health and fitness industries. She fell in love with kayaking on Pender Island in 2016 and is eager to show guests how easy it is to lose yourself in the beautiful landscape and playful wildlife.

Rachael is a SUP Instructor (Paddle Canada) and Assistant Overnight Guide (SKGABC), as well as a qualified Enclosed Sea Kayak Guide in her home country. 

Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC

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All our guides are members of the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance, BC.


Paddle Canada

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All our instructors are members of Paddle Canada



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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