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The Sunshine Coast offers sea kayakers the ideal paddling get-away.
This unique location offers beautiful settings whether paddling in sheltered inlets and bays or striking out onto the Salish Sea to play in the waves! Located in a spectacular wilderness setting less than 90 minutes from Vancouver, including a scenic 40 minute ferry ride, this easy access destination offers paddlers:
- Unlimited opportunities for exploration & variety
Miles of protected waterways bound by majestic mountains that rise straight out of the sea, clusters of islands both large and small, numerous channels, inlets and sounds combine to create the ideal paddling environment for both beginner and experienced kayakers.
Explore the islands rising out of Howe Sound, such as Keats,
Gambier or the Pasley Islands, from our dock conveniently located in Gibsons Harbour or transport your kayak(s) to help you access the numerous other
paddling opportunities along the Sunshine Coast, including the Sechelt Inlet and Thormanby Islands.
The coast offers a variety of sea conditions making it a great adventure for both novice and more experienced paddlers.
Novice paddlers can enjoy the many trips available by simply following the diverse shorelines while more adventurous paddlers may chose a trip to off shore islands along Salish Sea.
- Magnificent Scenery and Backdrops
- Amazing Wildlife
Observe from a unique and intimate perspective an array of seabirds, bald eagles, seals, sea lions, otters and even the occasional Orca whale
against the backdrop of snow capped coastal mountains. For more birding click here.
- Fun for all ages and skill levels
- Easy access day trips or extended get-aways
Our location in Gibsons landing, a scenic seaside village, places us at the doorway to the Sunshine Coast and all the various paddling opportunities available here.
Our convenient location is easily accessible by public transit or a short 5km bike ride from the Langdale ferry terminal. Ride your bike here and receive free bike and gear storage. The return leg of the ferry ride to Vancouver is free! For those choosing to commute by car, we offer free customer parking.
Spend less time commuting and more time on the water.
The coastline is ideally suited offering the paddler options of either day tripping in a different location each day or heading
off for an extended tour along shorelines or open water crossings to outlying island groups.
Where else might the paddler leave a major city in the morning, paddle all day and be back into the city that same evening!
- Excellent camping locations
- Deluxe paddling get aways
Ask us about weekend paddling packages including B & B accommodation in the Gibsons area, on Gambier or Keats Island, in Roberts Creek or further up the coast.
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Campsites There are several Provincial Campgrounds, including numerous boat access only Marine Parks in the region. For locations, list of facilities and bookings:
Call us for a list of private campsites in the Gibsons area.
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