Marine Adventures
Marine Adventures
Marine Adventures
Marine Adventures
Marine Adventures
Marine Adventures


Kayaking is a passion of many islanders who are members of the Island Paddlers Club.

For visitors, a kayaking excursion is often the most memorable experience of their entire west coast vacation adventure.

First time Kayaking? It’s a delight. As long as you like being on the water you’ll love kayaking. Enjoy taking a 3 hour paddle the first time with a group of other visitors, together with a guide. You’ll receive dockside instruction, then you’ll experience the real thing. Often seals follow the kayaks down the harbour. A favourite place to stop is on Third Sister Island , with its beautiful white shell beach. A real treat is a Sunset or Full Moon Paddle.

There are many easy destinations to paddle to from Salt Spring Island . Wallace Island Marine Park is located off the NE side of Salt Spring. Sheltered Conover Cove offers refuge and a starting point for hiking the 128 acre island.

Portland Island is easily accessible from Fulford Harbour . From Ganges Harbour it is a pleasure to paddle to the beaches on the largest un-serviced island of the southern Gulf Islands , Prevost Island .

It is also an easy paddle to Montague Harbour on Galiano Island , or around Ruckle Park on Salt Spring.

To book a kayaking trip or to obtain rate information, call:

Sea Otter Kayaking
1186 North End Road
Salt Spring Island , BC V8K 1M1
Phone: (250) 537-5678
Fax: (250) 537-9568

Saltspring Kayaking
Kayak tours, Bicycle rentals, gear sales, and multi-day camping tours
Fulford Wharf , 2923 Fulford Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island , BC V8K 1X6
Phone/Fax: (250) 653-4222

Island Escapades
Kayak tours, multi-day expeditions, winter escapades, sailing, hiking and climbing
163 Fulford Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island , BC Phone: (250) 537-2537 or 1-888-KAYAK-67


Boat & Fishing Charters

Ever wanted to see the Gulf Islands from the water, but don’t have a boat of your own? See the beauty of the islands… picnic and swim at a secluded beach… visit a marine park accessible only by boat… see marine life as they should be seen: seals, dolphins, sea lions, eagles and killer whales! Call one of Salt Spring Island ‘s boat charters and book a marine tour. Saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at the Visitor Info Centre or online at .

Big Catch Fishing Charters
Specializing in Salmon Fishing. Sightseeing eagles, seals and whales. Fully equipped boats, all tackle and bait supplied. Certified and fully professional guides. Call 537-0639 or cell at 537-7872

Island Escapades
(sailing programs, charters, tours)
163 Fulford Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island , BC
Phone: (250) 537-2537 or 1-888-KAYAK-67   

3-6 hour skippered cruise: $40 per person to $130-150 per boat (4 people)
Half day and full day charters available.

SeaCapers Charters
(27′ twin engine cruiser)
(250) 537-4202 or 537-1150 or cell 537-7077
$80.00 per hour for up to four persons
Maximum cruise two hours
Daytime or evening, harbour cruises

Full day cruise (approx. 7 hours): $525.00
Picnic lunch or snacks can be provided at extra charge.

L’Orenda Sailing – (pictured at left)
Classic North Sea double-ender
15-ton gaff rigged yawl
Don Mellor
(250) 537-0138 (wait 10-15 secs. cell phone triggers pager)
$40.00 per person
Custom trips and alternate times available

Salt Spring Marine Rentals
(250) 537-9100
Ocean charters, salmon fishing, diving charters, nature cruises, sailing charters
Boat rentals, aluminum power boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats
Fishing Gear, Bait and Safety Equipment supplied


Whale Watching

Sidney Marine Safari
Observe seals, sea lions, Harbor & Dall’s porpoise, cormorants, bald eagles, oyster-catchers and of course the main attraction Killer Whales. Departure times from April 2006 are 1PM Mon-Fri, or 10AM & 2PM Sat/Sun. Bring sunglasses, camera/video recorder, dress warm, no sandals. We supply cruiser suits, gloves, goggles and binoculars. Vessels have on board washroom and hydra-phones. Rates: Adult 89+GST, Under 16- 69+GST. Reservations required 1-866-656-9878 .

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