Quadra Island Kayaks - Day Tours

Quadra Island Kayaks - Day Tours

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Whether you’re new to paddling, or you're looking to get back into it we've got the perfect tour for you. With experienced guides (who always serve up some mean pink lemonade) and a variety of half day, full day or overnight tours, you're sure to get the ocean adventure of your choosing. Come have a look at the fascinating inter-tidal life or float soundlessly by some Pacific Harbour Seals as they relax on the rocks! adventure of your choosing. Come have a look at the fascinating inter-tidal life along the coast, or float soundlessly by some Pacific Harbour Seals as they relax on the rocks.
Heriot Bay, British Columbia, Canada

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Jemasuis
Limburg Province, The Netherlands18 contributions
Jun. 2022
Our tour operator booked this kayaking tour for us so we did not know what to expect.
We did the evening kayaking tour. We had 4 guides (!) with us who knew a lot about the environment, animals and surrounding area. They were also very nice and spontaneous too, which we thought was important since we were on the water for 3+ hours. We visited a seal colony which was great! they were very curious and swam right up to us, which was an amazing experience. it rained during the tour but we were not soaked at all since we got these nice skirts to protect your legs and prevent the inside of the boat from overflowing.
Written June 4, 2022
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Happy Traveller
Abbotsford, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2021
My friends and I went on the 3 day, two night Discovery Expedition. All three of us were new to kayaking. I had never kayaked on the ocean previously and had minimal experience on a lake.

From the time I started to enquire about the trip to the start of the excursion Quadra Island Kayaks was prompt in responding to emails and answering any questions I had about our upcoming trip. We were given a packing list which outlined everything we needed to bring. Having never done anything like this before we had lots of questions and were given the opportunity to speak with Ella our guide so that we knew exactly what to pack before leaving home.

The evening before our trip we met with the owner Cassandra who looked through everything we packed to ensure we had all of the necessary supplies. The company also provided some additional dry bags for packing. If you are bringing your own from home, smaller bags are recommended as they can easily fit and fill any gaps inside the kayak compartments.

While I didn’t expect the ocean to be flat calm we did experience some windy conditions. Ella made sure we stayed on track and provided expertise on how to maneuver through the waves and tidal flows. We saw seals, a humpback whale, sea stars, urchins, beautiful sunsets and a full moon and stars that were so bright it was unbelievable.

Ella prepared all of our meals. They were tasty and quickly devoured after paddling. Waking up each morning to a beautiful ocean view and hot and hearty breakfast was a real treat.

The sense of accomplishment at the end of the three day trip was huge. Thank you Ella and Quadra Island Kayaks, for such a memorable time. I will definitely be back!
Written August 30, 2021
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Rob and Christine
Mackenzie, Canada6 contributions
Jul. 2021
Did the evening kayak with our guide Rich. He was incredible and very knowledgeable always putting our safety and fun first. Seen seals and lots of marine life. Rich was always keeping us informed of geography and marine life as we past areas. Delicious snack provided on our beach stop. The company was very up on cleaning standards and all equipment had been sanitized properly.
Written July 29, 2021
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islandgirlie522
Vancouver Island, Canada125 contributions
Jul. 2021
On a recent visit to Quadra, we dropped by to see about renting kayaks for a couple of hours. The woman working mentioned that they had space that day on their 2pm 3 hour guided tour. As neither of us are very experienced kayakers, we thought that was a fantastic idea, so we signed up. Our guide Rich was wonderful. He told us that the morning tour had encountered some orcas, and he was hopeful that we might too. Apparently the orcas heard us, as they dropped by for a once in a lifetime experience for us! it was pretty incredible and awe inspiring seeing these beauties effortlessly glide past us. Rich was very knowledgeable about the area, and gave us some great tips for kayaking in general. Would 100% book another tour next time we are on Quadra!
Written July 28, 2021
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Kawkawa
Vernon, Canada564 contributions
Jul. 2021
An excellent full day on the water (10-4 pm) with a terrific young guide Nick. Lots of sea life visible with humpback whales spouting, a colony of seals checking us out, eagles, herons, starfish, etc.. lunch was a tasty quinoa salad, veggies on the beach... Nick was humourous & knowledgeable and provided great information about the area.. very open to answering all your questions... the company is a small family operation which I highly recommend when on Quadra... give them a shot...
Written July 21, 2021
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Roaming Rob
Victoria, Canada19 contributions
Jul. 2021
My family and I just completed the full day Kayaking trip with Nick and Richard. It was the highlight of our trip to Quadra Island. The guides were knowlegable and friendly and took us through a seal colony as well a two beaches n the nearby area. The lunch was quite good and healthier than I was expecting from a tour. It was quinoa salad with Humus and veggies. More than enough to keep me going for the entire day.
Next time on Quadra Island we will be returning. Maybe to so the sunset paddles.
Written July 19, 2021
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Jessica C
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Jul. 2021 • Friends
We did a day tour with Christian to Turtle Island and Sea Rock. He went above and beyond. Me and my friends had an amazing time and highly recommend doing a tour with them. Was the highlight of my birthday weekend.
Written July 4, 2021
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manderoortrips
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
Aug. 2019
Our family of three booked an early morning half-day tour as we haven't paddled for a few years. Good tour guide, and plenty of wildlife starting with some cheeky river otters, seals, cormorants, jellies, herons, oyster catchers and even an eagle on the beach who flew off with a discarded salmon. Snack provided was healthy veg, rice crackers and yak shack humus, fruit, cookies (gf and regular) and even ice tea. Wish the seat back had a bit of cushion-as the taller family members had sore lower backs.
Written August 20, 2019
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SRQtraveler520
Sarasota, FL18 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
it is always wonderful to be on the water! It was a gorgeous day to be out. Our guides, Sam and Christine, were very knowledgeable about the area. On the down side, there was very little sea life. To our delight we saw several humpback and orca blows from a distance, and a seal colony. BUT there were almost no birds and the sea stars had been wiped out by disease a few years ago. Also there were two noisy couples on our trip which really detracted from the peace and beauty of being on the water.
Written August 11, 2019
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Jonathan0706
Poole8 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
Good kit and instruction and our guide Vienna, was just great. Informative and interesting and took us where we wanted to go to see what we wanted to see. This is not a packaged tour but genuine people wanting to give you the best experience of their beautiful corner of Canada. Recommended
Written August 3, 2019
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