Kayak & Canoe Rental
Kayak & Canoe Rentals
Sea kayaking Vancouver Island Kayak & Canoe Rentals for self-guided adventures in the Discovery Islands & Quadra Island British Columbia Canada
When you begin a kayak rental from our wilderness lodge on Quadra Island, you’re already in the heart of one of Vancouver Island’s prime kayak wilderness touring areas, close to rainforest trails, freshwater swimming lakes, secluded beaches, BC marine parks and island campsites. You can also enjoy an overnight (or stay a few days) at Discovery Islands Lodge B&B Hostel, a great place to start your kayaking Vancouver Island BC vacation!
Most Coast Mountain & Discovery Lodge staff live nearby, and we have many years of BC kayak touring experience. We are very familiar with the Discovery Islands and coastal Vancouver Island kayak touring. We can help you choose a sea kayaking route to suit your abilities, interests, and vacation time frame. We can also provide you with hints about special places in the Discovery Islands, and show you locations of drinking water and best camping places. We’ll provide sea kayaking navigation charts and tide and current tables. We can help you understand local tides and currents, show you how to read the tables, and help you decide best-tide timing for your route.
Sea kayak and canoe rentals are available from Discovery Islands Lodge, Coast Mountain's B&B kayak hostel on Quadra Island near Campbell River, Vancouver Island BC. When you’re ready to go kayaking, use our dock as your departure point! There is parking nearby.
Our Rental Kayaks
Coast Mountain Expeditions is pleased to offer a wide variety of state of the art fibreglass sea kayaks manufactured by Necky, Seaward, Nimbus and Current Designs. These sea kayaks are designed for kayak touring. Coast Mountain rental kayaks come fully equipped with a lightweight kayak paddle, sprayskirt (deck), PFD (lifejacket), self-rescue device, spare paddle, and chart.
We also rent Nigel Dennis Kayaks (www.seakayakinguk.com). These high performance sea kayaks are designed specially for advanced paddling, great for developing skills and technique, for kayaking in rough and moving water and playing in Quadra Island's tidal rapids!
• Kayak and canoe rentals return at 5 pm, or by special arrangement.
• Tax applies to all rental prices.
Single Touring Kayaks - fibreglass
Per day $50
Per 5 days $225
Each additional day $45
Double Touring Kayaks - fibreglass
Per day $85
Per 5 days $395
Each additional day $78
Per day $60
Per 5 days $250
Each additional day $54
We rent top quality Canadian made Esquif Canoes (www.esquif.com). For ocean paddling you can launch at Discovery Islands Lodge and explore island shorelines. Or drive 3 km (2 mi) to Main Lakes Provincial Park for a superb freshwater lakes paddling experience. We have roof top car carriers available for transporting canoes.
Esquif Canoe Rentals
Per day $50
Per 5 days $225
Each additional day $45
We want you to have a wonderful paddling experience and return safe & sound! Knowledge of basic paddling and kayak rescue skills is essential for safe kayaking adventures in BC.
• We may ask you to demonstrate proficiency.
• A liability waiver must be signed.
• Unaccompanied minors may not rent kayaks.
• We highly recommend a half day refresher course for renters with slightly rusty skills (see "courses and instruction" in the menu bar for more information).
Please book ahead for sea kayak and canoe rentals.
• When we receive your reservation, we will commit to having your requested equipment available on the dates reserved.
• Credit card deposit is required for 25% of rental cost or minimum $5
• Balance of payment and security deposit will be taken at start of rental.
Please be sure of your dates and plans! When we reserve kayaks or canoe for you, we cannot have it available for anyone else, so cancellations will be subject to the following charges prior to the rental:
• 30 days or more: charge equivalent to one day of rental
• 29 - 7 days: 50% of rental cost
• Within 1 week: full rental cost will be charged.
Coast Mountain Expeditions’ rental kayaks are available for departure from Discovery Islands Lodge at the end of Surge Narrows Road, Quadra Island B.C. Quadra Island is a short BC Ferry ride from Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Getting to Quadra Island British Columbia Canada Please select "how to get here" in the navigation bar How to Get to Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island: Getting here is part of your vacation adventure! From Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, take the 10-minute BC Ferry to Quadra Island. You’ll enjoy a beautiful drive through classic British Columbia wilderness and Quadra Island’s Main Lakes BC Provincial Park. This winding road will take you through Quadra Island’s temperate rainforest, ending near Discovery Islands Lodge, our B&B kayak hostel For detailed driving instructions, please click here.