Our half and full day tours are aimed at novice and recreational kayakers who want to enjoy a stress free paddling experience.
Launching from our Paddling Centers at Mill Bay and Port Sidney Marinas with a certified guide to accompany you at a leisurely pace these tours are high on relaxation, interpretative talks and having fun.
We welcome families; children 12 and under are half price for the Wildlife Watching, Sunset and Full Moon Tours.
Half Day Wildlife Watching Tour
'The early bird catches the worm' or in this case the Great Blue Heron catches a fish!
Our 3 hour guided wildlife tours follow the shoreline. On a typical day you can expect to see bald eagles, harbor seals and plenty of inter tidal life
On exceptional days you can expect to see river otters, a sea lion or two, pacific white-sided dolphins and maybe even a whale!
From your kayak you will be able to view an array of bird life in their natural habitat.
Meet at the dock at 9.30am to be on the water for 10am
Evening "Sunset Tour"
This is a great way to be out on the water & enjoy the vibrant colors of the Sun setting.
Slow paced and relaxing there is no better way to unwind after a long day than a gentle paddle on a warm evening. This is a 2 hour guided Tour, no experience required.
The time is variable depending on the month.
Full Moon Tour
This is a 2 hour relaxed guided tour. Experience the sun setting before the Moon rise. A great way to experience nature at it's finest.
Times are provided at time of booking & vary depending on the month.
Gulf Islands Day Paddle
Launching from our paddling center at Port Sidney Marina, join us a on a day paddle into the Gulf Islands
Several of the Islands including Sidney Island are accessible in a day and a strong group should be able to visit the bird reserve on Mandarte Island home to the only Tuffed Puffins in the Straight of Georgia.
*Price includes lunch, kayak, safety gear and a experienced guide.
Lunch is provided by Alexander's Coffee Shop.
Options for lunches include;
Ham & Swiss
Turkey & Havarity
Pesto, Cheddar & cream cheese (veg)
All on fresh seedy ciabatta bread with mustard, pickles (except the pesto). GF options available upon request.
* Place lunch preference in the notes portion of your booking.
Finlayson Arm Day Paddle
Join us a on a day paddle to Finlayson Arm, a unique fjord that only replenishes its marine waters once a year
Species that are rare elsewhere in the world flourish in this isolated and stable habitat. The abundance of marine activity attracts scuba divers from around the world, as well as kayakers seeking the calm waters and sheltered bay of Tod Inlet.
*Price includes lunch, kayak, safety gear and wet suit. Dry suit rental is available upon request