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Kayak Tours in Cowichan Bay
Birding Tours in the Cowichan Valley
Day Tours on Vancouver Island

Kayak Tours

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 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm, or join us for our Evening Unwinder Tour from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Book any of these under “2 Hour Tours” below.

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. Book this tour under “3 Hour Tours” below.

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.  Book your Sunset Tour under “Night Tours” below.

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.  Book your Moonlight tour under “Night Tours” below.

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. Also available under “Night Tours” below.

Birding Tours

Voyageur Canoe Birding Tour in the Cowichan Estuary    $90 (24 hour Advanced Booking required)

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 under “Birding Tours” below.

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. Book under “Day Tours” below.

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