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Welcome to Cowichan Bay Kayaking by Coastal Bliss Adventures!

We are still here! Just not in the storefront. Come down to the dock to see us during our regular hours!

Come paddle in the bay with us! We are at 1769 Cowichan Bay Road in Cowichan Bay, BC. 

Call us at 1-800-896-9525 or (250) 597-3031 for inquiries.

We do not have regular hours between early October and May 18th, but we are happy to serve you. Just give us a call ahead of time and we will work hard to meet your needs.

We are happy to be serving our home, Cowichan Bay, with kayaking, birding and other tours. Scroll down to see what we have here in the Cowichan Valley, or go to Coastal Bliss Adventures to see our multi-day tour offerings on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Tanzania, East Africa.

Tour with Us

Kayak Tours

Our shop does not have regular hours between early October and April, but we are happy to serve you. Just give is a call ahead of time and we will work hard to get your needs met.

All tour prices are per person and do not include the 5% GST.

Paddle in the Estuary-2 hours    $60 (24 hour Advanced Booking required)

We launch from our dock and paddle east into the estuary to explore the braiding of the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers. The estuary is home to many Great Blue Herons, and has visits from geese and swans on their annual migration.  With lots to see this is a great, easy tour.  Kayak and equipment provided.

Tour times are 7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 4:00 pm, or join us for our Evening Unwinder Tour from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Cowichan Bay Explorer-3 hours    $90 (24 hour Advanced Booking required)

Take a little longer paddle and explore more of Cowichan Bay. Possible sites include the marina and the south shore of  the Bay, Cherry Point, Genoa Bay, or Sansum Narrows if time permits. We leave from our dock for this tour as well. Kayak and equipment provided.

Sunset Paddle Tours-2 hours    $60  (24 hour Advanced Booking required)

See the changing light over Cowichan Bay! A sunset paddle is a wonderfully relaxing experience. See the birds, seals and otters come alive as night falls. We launch from our dock: kayak, equipment and mini-lights provided. Please bring a headlamp to help light the way.

Moonlight  and  Bioluminescense Paddle Tours-2 hours    $60  (24 hour Advanced Booking required)

A relaxing evening paddle in the estuary and bay to experience Cowichan Bay at night. This is a magical experience either at full moon or new moon, when the bioluminescence is most visible. We launch from our dock: kayak, equipment and mini-lights provided. Please bring a headlamp to help light the way.

Night Tour Subscription – sign up for a subscription of four night tours for $200 and save!

Slow down and really get a good feeling for the bay and the changes it goes through. We’ll set you up with four paddles, your choice of dates (24 hour notice to make sure of availability), to experience all that a Cowichan Bay evening has to offer. Both Sunset Tours and Moonlight Tours are available with this subscription. Bonus: add two more for another $80 for a total of 6 Evening Paddles.

Birding Tours

 

Cowichan Canoe Birding Tour in the Cowichan Estuary    $90 (24 hour Advanced Booking required, minimum of 2 people)

Enjoy one of the most spectacular birding areas in
canoe, set up for holding photographic equipment for the best possible photo-opportunities for birding. Tours of two to six birders use our Clipper Mariner canoe. All tours are guided. Our regular tours are for beginner and intermediate birders. More accomplished birders should contact us for details on special tours. Canoe birding tours are available 6:00-9:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays in June, 6:00-9:00 am on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for July and August, and 7:30-10:30 on Saturdays and Sundays in September and October.

 

Early Bird-ing Walking Tour in Cowichan Valley – 2 hours    $50 (24 hour Advanced Booking required, minimum of 2 people)

The best time to really experience the multitude of birds in early morning. This early morning tour takes you to the most active areas of the season as the migrations and nesting are happening.  These are beginner to intermediate tours. Our land based birding tours transport you to the locations where we walk to the best observation spots. These tours are available 6:00-8:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays in June, 6:00-8:00 am on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for July and August, and 7:00-9:00 on Saturdays and Sundays in September and October.

Day Tours on Vancouver Island

Big Trees and Living Seas Day Tour   $150 (Minimum: 4 people, 48 hour advanced booking)

Drive and walk the Juan de Fuca Straight from Victoria to Port Renfrew. Visit some of the biggest trees in Canada, particularly, the Avatar Grove. Wander along the beach and sea shelf at Botanical Beach in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. Lunch is provided in Port Renfrew. This is a full day tour, lasting about 8 hours.

Booking

Tours require advanced booking. All tour prices above are per person and do not include the 5% GST.

 

Boat Rentals

We  open for regular weekend hours 10:00 am until 6:00 pm starting Saturday, May 19, 2018. 

We no longer have the storefront on Cowichan Bay Road, but our dock is still at Bluenose Marina, 1769 Cowichan Bay Road. We will be operating directly from our dock this season.

We have hourly and day rentals for kayaks and canoes, and hourly rentals for our pedal boats. They are all great fun.

Kayak and canoe rentals require previous experience and skills for self-rescue. If this is a first-time rental for you, consider a short tour to “get your feet wet.” Pedal boats are a beginner rental boat.

All rentals come with the Coast Guard required gear.

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Hourly Rentals

Pedal Boats (per hour, seats up to 5 people)………..$35
Each additional hour……………………………..$10

Single kayaks (2 hour minimum)…………………….$43
Each additional hour up to 4 hours…………………$12

Double Kayaks (2 hour minimum)…………………….$65
Each additional hour up to 4 hours…………………$17

Canoes (per hour, 1 hour minimum)………………….$25
Each additional hour……………………………..$12

Single Sit-on-top Kayaks (per hour, 1-hour minimum)…………$20
Each additional hour…………………………………….$12

Double Sit-on-top Kayaks (per hour, 1-hour minimum)…………$30
Each additional hour…………………………………….$17

Rentals over 4 hours are at the day rate (see below)

Day Rentals
Single Kayaks……………………………………$67
Each additional day………………………………$36

Double Kayaks……………………………………$99
Each additional day………………………………$50

Canoes………………………………………….$61
Each additional day………………………………$36

If your rental day and time is not available, give us a call at 1-800-896-9525.

Multi-day Adventures

Coastal Bliss Adventures Multi-day Tours

Coastal Bliss Adventures has many multi-day adventures for you to join if you want to stay on our beautiful coast and have a longer, more intimate connection with the wilds of British Columbia.

Featuring the West Coast TrailNootka Island TrailJuan de Fuca Trail, and the North Coast Trail.

West Coast Trail Dates:
June 10-18, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% 1 SPACE REMAINING
June 26-July 4, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% Full
July 10-18, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% Full
July 14-22, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% Full
August 12-20, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% 1 Space Left
August 24- September 1, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% 2 Spaces Left
September 8-16, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% 5 Spaces Left

Mini-West Coast Trail Dates:
June 21-24, 2018 – $1365 + 5% tax Minimum group of 3
June 29-July 2, 2018 – $1365 + 5% tax FULL
July 26-29, 2018 – $1365 + 5% tax Minimum group of 3
August 16-19, 2018 – $1365 + 5% tax 3 spots remaining
September 13-16, 2018 – $1365 + 5% FULL

Nootka Island Trail Dates:
July 23-28, 2018 – $1,795 + 5% Minimum group of 3
August 21-26, 2018 – $1,795 + 5% Full

Juan de Fuca Trail Dates:
May 15-20, 2018 – $1,299 + 5% tax Full
June 21-26, 2018 – $1,299 + 5% Full
July 7-12, 2018 – $1,299 + 5% Confirmed Departure-3 spaces remaining
July 23-28, 2018 – $1,299 + 5% 5 spots remaining
August 5-10, 2018 – $1,299 + 5% 5 spots remaining

North Coast Trail Dates:
August 2-10, 2018 – $1,899 + 5% OPEN

Reservations can be made at the bottom of the page. Visit Coastal Bliss Adventures for more information.

Kilimanjaro Bliss Safaris and Expeditions

Kilimanjaro Bliss runs tours in Tanzania. We are a Canadian/Tanzanian company. Our guides are local Tanzanians who know the country and the people, including our partner, Aristarick Benard. We are bringing our quality Canadian experience to your time in Africa. We provide full service tours of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and on a variety of safaris through this amazing country.

We feature the Off the Beaten Track Safari, and Kilimanjaro Mountain Expeditions. Our Off the Beaten Track Safari takes you to places that most other safari companies don’t go to see a greater diversity of the East Africa Rift Valley.

Reservations can be made at the bottom of the page. 14-day minimum advanced booking. Visit Kilimanjaro Bliss for more information. 

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About Us and Contact Info

Coastal Bliss Adventures is a Vancouver Island company, founded in 2009 by Georgia Newsome and Gary Ward. We originally specialized on the West Coast Trail and other Vancouver Island hiking trails. After years of multi-day tours on Vancouver Island, we expanded internationally by founding Kilimanjaro Bliss Ltd. with Aristarick Benard Swai, a safari and Mt. Kilimanjaro guide, in 2016. In the spring of 2017, we expanded our kayaking offerings with our dock rentals and tours, starting Cowichan Bay Kayaking and Adventure Centre.  Our new kayaking and water adventure centre moves us closer to our original intention of being a kayaking company.  We are happy to be serving our community more fully. In the spring of 2019, we will begin operations in the UK with our Pembrokeshire Trails Tour in south Wales.

To contact us for more information:

Phone:
1-800-896-9525
(250) 597-3031

Location:
1765 Cowichan Bay Rd
Cowichan Bay, BC

Email:
info @ cowichanbaykayaking.com (remove spaces)