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Kayaking Day Tours in the Gulf Islands, BC

Our kayaking adventures are suitable for any experience level — including the "never-been-in-a-kayak-before" level — and are fun for the whole family. Our boats are stable, comfortable and a smooth ride.

We are committed to small group tours! Our guide to client ratio is 1:5, a standard set by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC. We also offer three levels of kayak instruction as well as equipment rentals.


Ganges Harbour Kayaking Tour

Our 2-3 hour Ganges Harbour Kayak Tours are a great intro to kayaking and our Gulf Islands environment. The safe and calm waters of Ganges Harbour ensure an easy paddle, enabling you to explore the intertidal zone and get up close and personal with a Sunflower Star, discover the wonder of First Nations middens, experience the meditative, yet energizing experience that is Sea Kayaking, and have a whole lot of family fun on the water.

NEW! Evening Tours – same price as the day tours, just at night!
Both of these tours start just before dusk, and end in the dark!

Full Moon Paddle
Join us for a magical night under the stars! Enjoy the beauty of the west coast from a whole new perspective on this unique adventure under the full moon. Our amazing certified guides will lead you out on the water, offering a breathtaking experience you won’t soon forget!

Bioluminescence Paddle
Fireflies of the sea! Watch the beautiful emerald glow from the bow of your kayak, and paddle as you glide along serene waters. Join us for a late evening paddle to view this natural phenomenon that’s sure to leave a lasting impression!

Signup with one of our pre-booked tours or let us know your schedule and we will get you out on the water for your own adventure on your time frame.

PRICES Adult (12+) Youth (7-11) Child (4-6) *
Goat Island Tour (2hrs) $65 $55 Free
Chocolate Beach Tour (3hrs) $75 $65 Free
Sunset Paddle (3hrs) $75 $65 Free
Full Moon Paddle (3hrs) $75 $65 Free
Bioluminescence Paddle (3hrs) $75 $65 Free
Canada Day Fireworks Tour (3hrs) $75 $65 Free

A snack of cookies and tea/juice is provided on all tours except our Goat Island Tour.
Children (ages 2-3) can be added to a double kayak in the centre hatch accompanied by two adults.
Children (ages 4-12) must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.

Marine Park Kayaking Tour

Our 4-6 hour Marine Park Kayak Tours allow you to get away from it all and explore the natural wonders of the Gulf Islands. We launch our kayaks from Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island, heading from the harbour into our Marine Park and visiting other harbours or poking over to Prevost Island on our longer tours. 5 and 6-hour tours may include an interpretive walk at our destination, adding immensely to the overall tour experience. Wildlife sightings are common on our Marine Park Tours — look out for eagles and their nests, river otters, harbour seals, sea lions, great blue herons, mink, porpoise, and a whole host of underwater life.

Signup with one of our pre-booked tours or let us know your schedule and we will get you out on the water for your own adventure on your time frame.

PRICES Adult (12+) Youth (7-11) Child (4-6) *
4hrs $95 $85 Free
5hrs $105 $95 Free
6hrs $115 $105 Free

All Marine Park Tours includes cookies, tea or coffee and juice.
Children (ages 2-3) can be added to a double kayak in the centre hatch accompanied by two adults.
Children (ages 4-12) must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.

Gourmet Lunch Kayaking Tour

Our Gourmet Lunch Kayak Tour is a 5-6 hour marine park tour with lunch provided by us. Taste the best locally sourced produce delacacies Salt Spring has to offer. The lunch menu may include:

Signup with one of our pre-booked tours or let us know your schedule and we will get you out on the water for your own adventure on your time frame.

PRICES Adult (12+) Youth (7-11) Child (4-6) *
5hrs $140 $125 $20
6hrs $150 $135 $20

Children (ages 2-3) can be added to a double kayak in the centre hatch accompanied by two adults.
Children (ages 4-12) must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.


Safety and Equipment

Safety & Equipment

Our guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid, have been trained by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC, and are well-learned nature geeks who know their stuff. All tours prices include use of life jackets, spray skirts (they keep the water out), and paddles. Our guides carry a wide array of safety equipment, including first aid kits, cell phones, VHF radios, spare clothes, and more. Your safety is our highest priority.

Our Kayaking Tours are Kid Friendly

Children & Families

Some of our kayaks fit two and a half people! They are very stable boats, equipped with a middle hatch seat designed to carry your 2-3 year old special someone, who then has the important job of being "the look out" for BC wildlife. Your child will have an incredible time, making memories, exploring the natural world with you!
Child Age 4-6 FREE with two adults
Child Age 7-11 10% OFF with one adult

Value Added Tours

Value Added Tours

We do our very best to give every customer their money’s worth, which is why on any Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. Expedition there is the opportunity for you to learn more about the finer points of kayaking such as:

  • Paddle stroke technique
  • How to read nautical charts
  • Weather prediction
  • Calculating currents and tides
  • Wet exits and rescues

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