Gulf Islands Kayak Tour, Vancouver Island

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Gulf Islands Kayak Tour

Explore the Gulf Islands on a guided Kayak Tour from Vancouver Island’s Swartz Bay. Kayak through the marine wilderness and admire uninterrupted views of the Saanich Peninsula scenery.
Where:Victoria, British Columbia
Price for:1 Participant
Picture of Gulf Islands Kayak Tour - 2 hours
Gulf Islands Kayak Tour - 2 hours
Discover the Gulf Islands up-close by kayak.

Watch for birds, seal, otters, and other wildlife while enjoying the beauty of the Gulf Islands and Swartz Bay. This kayaking tour is perfect for those who want a relaxing scenic tour and for those who want to challenge themselves and explore. Your expert guide will adapt the tour to ensure it's the best experience for you.

Your kayaking adventure begins when you meet your guide at Canoe Cove Marina in Swartz Bay, a short drive from downtown Victoria and Sydney.

As you paddle along the calm waters of the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf  Islands, you set the pace of the paddling. As you become immersed in the coastal wildlife and picturesque landscapes of Vancouver Island, you’ll have ample time to explore the many little islets, bays, and kelp beds.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the Gulf Islands up-close by kayak with an expert guide.
  • Experience spectacular views of the Saanich Peninsula.
  • View marine wildlife in their natural habitat.

What’s included:

  • Kayak and paddle– single or double
  • Professional guide
  • All required safety gear

Duration: 2-hour and 3-hour options


  • Available year-round
  • 2-hour tour: 10:00am daily*
  • 3-hour tour: 2pm daily*

*subject to availability

Need to know:

  • Only high quality, well maintained gear is used. Your guide will ensure that you are fitted to the most comfortable and efficient boat.
  • If canceled due to unsafe weather conditions you will be given the option to reschedule for a future date.
  • All passenger weights and heights must be advised at time of booking with the tour company.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Be sure to check this fun kayaking tour of Swartz Bay and the Gulf Islands off your list of fun things to do in Victoria, BC.

The Gulf Islands Kayak Tour takes place at Swartz Bay, a short drive from Victoria, British Columbia. VIEW MAP

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