Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is proud to offer clean, well-maintained, newer model kayaks (singles and doubles) for experienced and beginning kayakers. We also rent kids kayaks and have a good selection of stand up paddle boards (SUPs).

Whether you are planning a leisurely tandem paddle along the Bowen shoreline or wish to provision your kayak with gear and food for a multi-day group expedition around Howe Sound, Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is your best local source for kayak and paddle board rentals.

Book online now to reserve your kayak or stand up paddle board.

Solo paddlers renting single kayaks must be able to demonstrate that they can self-rescue or show shop staff a self-rescue skills certificate. We run these courses if you need to get certified.

Important Reminder: Please ensure everyone in your group fills out the Liability Waiver before arriving at the shop.

For group information please visit our Groups page.

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What to bring:

  • Swimming apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Warm day: Synthetic board shorts, hiking shorts, t-shirts 
  • Cold day: Synthetic layers, long sleeves, long pants or leggings.
  • Light weight wind and/or rain jacket
  • Hat and suncreen
  • Sunglasses with “croakies” or keepers
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof case or ziplock bag for cell phone, camera, valuables
  • Neoprene booties, watershoes or running shoes.

Personal items like a change of clothes can be left at the kayak shop. 

Planning your visit:

  • Check the marine weather forecast for Howe Sound.
  • Review the map of Bowen Island and get to know the bays and beaches North and South of Snug Cove.
  • Call or email us to ask questions in advance. 
  • At the beginning of your rental ask for advice about your equipment and where to go.
Rent kayaks and paddle boards from the shop on Bowen Island