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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.

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 dock location 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.

Four Tour Subscription

Sign up for a subscription of four of our 2-hour 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 Cowichan Bay has to offer. Any of our 2-hour tours are available with this subscription. Bonus: add two more for another $80 for a total of 6 tours.

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 is in the 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

Currently, we plan to  open for regular weekend hours 10:00 am until 6:00 pm starting Saturday, May 18, 2019.  We may open our dock earlier for weekends, depending on weather and guide availability. Our dock is located at the Bluenose Marina, 1769 Cowichan Bay Road.

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:
Our premiere 9-day adventure along the West Coast Trail. This is an all-inclusive tour from departure in Victoria to drop off at the end at your location on the east side of Vancouver Island. 

West Coast Trail Details

Mini-West Coast Trail:
June 21-24, 2018 – $1365 + 5% tax Minimum group of 3
Our Mini-West Coast Trail Tour gives you the best of the West Coast Trail, entering at Nitinaht Lake. This can be a “backpacking-lite” tour of a base camp/day hike tour. Either way, this is some of the best scenery along the trail.

Mini West Coast Trail Details

Nootka Island Trail:
The Nootka Island Trail is a relatively easy backpacking trip along the west coast of Nootka Island, on the west side of Vancouver Island.  This trip includes a fly-over of the island to get to the trailhead, and a boat ride through Nootka Sound to return.

Nootka Island Trail Details

Juan de Fuca Trail:
The Juan de Fuca Trail is widely considered an easy warm-up for the West Coast Trail, but it is not any easier, just shorter. All of the coastal trail in BC have unique characters, and the Juan de Fuca is no different. It enjoys relatively easy access from Highway 14 and various trail entry points, so passing day hikers is not uncommon, but as a backpacking route, it shines with the rest of them.

Juan de Fuca Trail Details

North Coast Trail:
The North Coast Trail is a wild, remote trail at the north end of Vancouver Island. You really are in wolf habitat on this trail and it is common to see signs around camp of curious wolves from the night before. This trail might be more strenuous than the West Coast Trail for the more remote section, but the Cape Scott section is fairly easy hiking, with additional rewards of beautiful sandy beaches and a rich history.

North Coast Trail Details

Reservations

Reservations can be made at the bottom of the page, but you will want to check out more details of these tours. 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)