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

Kayak Tours

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.
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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.
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Moonlight  and  Bioluminescence 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 if most visible. We launch from our dock, kayak, equipment and glow sticks provided. Please bring a headlamp to help light the way.
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Full Moon Tours

April 18-20, 2019  7:45-9:45 pm
May 17-19, 2019   8:45-10:45 pm
June 16-18, 2019  9:00-11:00 pm
July 15-17, 2019  9:00-11:00 pm
August 14-16, 2019  8:15-10:15 pm
September 13-15, 2019  7:30-9:30 pm
October 12-14, 2019  6:45-8:45 pm

Bioluminescence Tours

May 3-5, 2019   8:45-10:45 pm
June 2-4, 2019  9:00-11:00 pm
July 1-3, 2019  9:00-11:00 pm
July 30- August 1, 2019  8:45-10:45
August 29-31, 2019  8:00-10:00 pm
Sept 27-29, 2019  7:30-9:30 pm
October 26-28, 2019 7:00-9:00 pm
These are the BEST dates, but we do bioluminescence tours throughout the summer. Times change for optimal darkness.

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 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. 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.
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Early Bird-ing Walking Tour in Cowichan Valley – 2.5 to 3  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.
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Day Tours on Vancouver Island

Big Trees and Living Seas Day Tour   $195 (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 11-12 hours.
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All tour prices are per person and do not include the 5% GST. Select Night Tours, 2 Hour Tours, 3 Hour Tours,  Day Tours or Birding Tours, then select the specific tour and the date, then click on “Book Now”.  Tours require advanced booking. Choose the time slot and the number of people you are booking.

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