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Welcome to Cowichan Bay Kayaking by Coastal Bliss Adventures!

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.

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 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.

Paddle in the Estuary-2 hours    $55

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 9:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm, or join us for our Evening Unwinder Tour from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Book Now.

Cowichan Bay Explorer-3 hours    $75

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. Book Now.

Moonlight  and  Bioluminescense Paddle Tours-2 hours    $55

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 if most visible. We launch from our dock, kayak, equipment and glow sticks provided. Please bring a headlamp to help light the way.  Book Now.

Birding Tours

Enjoy one of the most spectacular birding areas in Canada in the Cowichan Valley. We have a multitude of wetlands and are on the migratory routes of many species. We go out into the estuary in a 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. Birding tours are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during July and August, then Saturdays and Sundays September through November, and March through June. Book Now.

Day Tours on Vancouver Island

Big Trees and Living Seas-Pacific Marine Circle Route   $130

Drive and walk the Pacific Marine Circle Route from Victoria to Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, Cowichan Bay and back to Victoria. 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. Stop in at Cowichan Lake  and the Cowichan River on the way to visit to the estuary at Cowichan Bay for a little birding experience. Lunch is provided in Port Renfrew. This is a full day tour, lasting about 13.5 hours, covering much of southern Vancouver Island. Book Now.

 

Boat Rentals

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.

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.

Book Now!

Hourly Rentals

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

Single kayaks (1 hour minimum)……………………$40
Each additional hour up to 4 hours…………………$10

Double Kayaks (2 hour minimum)……………………$60
Each additional hour up to 4 hours…………………$15

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

Canoes (per hour, 1 hour minimum)………………….$40
Each additional hour……………………………..$10

Day Rentals
Single Kayaks……………………………………$60
Each additional day………………………………$35

Double Kayaks……………………………………$90
Each additional day………………………………$50

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.

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. We are bringing our quality experience to your time in Africa.

Visit Kilimanjaro Bliss for more information.

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 shop in our home of Cowichan Bay, starting Cowichan Bay Kayaking and Adventure Centre,  moving closer to our original intention of being a kayaking company.  We are happy to be serving more fully in our community. In the spring of 2018, 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)