Surge Narrows Marine Park Kayak Day Trips

Sea kayak day trips exploring marine life and wild nature near Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Get a little further out on our kayak day tour! In the heart of British Columbia’s outer Discovery Islands, Coast Mountain kayak day trips offer a great opportunity to learn the basics of sea kayaking while exploring the natural beauty of a remote BC marine park and an area with rich cultural history. Our kayak day trips begin at Discovery Islands Lodge near the end of Surge Narrows Road on northern Quadra Island — a spectacular 30-minute rainforest drive from the island community of Heriot Bay BC.

sea kayak day trips, bc, desolation sound, discovery islandsAfter introduction to the sea kayaks and kayaking techniques, we’ll begin our Vancouver Island kayak adventure journeying through the calm channels between Quadra Island, Maurelle Island and Read Island in British Columbia’s Discovery archipelago. Paddling towards the towering BC mountains our kayaking path meanders along forested shores and past remote island homesteads around the tiny west coast community of Surge Narrows.

We’ll explore the Settler’s Pass area where steamships used to provide regular service in a pioneer era and wonder at the much older native pictograph on a rocky outcrop in the pass. In our sea kayaks we’ll navigate through the small islets and tidal back-eddies of Surge Narrows Marine Park. Kayaking in the shallow waters of the tidal passage you’ll have great opportunities to view the wonderful diversity of colourful marine life for which the area is famous.

Given the abundance of wildlife, you’re sure to see many shore and sea birds and likely to spy a host of seals and other wild creatures. If we’re lucky, dolphins or porpoise will entertain us along our kayaking route. We’ll also take breaks to explore points of interest, enjoy a little beachcombing and savour the ambience of the area. Mid-day we will pause in a delightful location to enjoy our delicious & wholesome lunch.

Most Coast Mountain kayak guides live here in the Discovery Islands and will enhance your outer islands experience with colourful stories about British Columbia history and island life… All of our kayak guides are certified by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC. They are experienced and thoroughly familiar with the area. You can expect to learn a lot and also feel safe, secure and well looked-after!

Kayak daytrips include a hearty lunch.

$110 per person, plus GST.
Reservations: 250-285-2823 or email us.

Please note:
• Kayak day trips start 9:30 AM, end about 4:00 PM
• All kayak daytrips begin with kayaking instruction and
practice of sea kayak skills & safety procedures.
• You will sign a liability waiver before kayaking.
• Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited ~ please reserve ahead!

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Sea kayaking Vancouver Island day tour in British Columbia Marine Park near Vancouver Island BC Canada.