Swimming apparel, change of clothes
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is proud to offer clean, well-maintained, newer model kayaks (singles and doubles) for experienced and beginning kayakers. We also 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.
Summer and holiday long weekends tend to book up early, so you may wish to use our online booking system to reserve your kayak or paddle board in advance. For planning your trip and more information, please refer to our FAQs.
Important Reminder: Please ensure everyone in your group fills out the Liability Waiver before arriving at the shop.
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.
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What to Bring
Be prepared for your adventure
Hat, sunscreen and water bottle
Synthetic (think gym wear) or wool clothing
Motion sickness tablets, gum or candy. Take it 30 minutes before you arrive.
Neoprene booties or other water shoes like Tevas. Running shoes are okay.
Sunglasses with “croakies” or keepers
Jeans, cotton shirts, and flip flops are NOT advised
All paddlers must sign a waiver to release Bowen Island Sea Kayaking from liability. Any damaged or lost gear will be charged to the renter at the full, retail price. Solo paddlers renting without a group must demonstrate their ability to return into the kayak after capsizing. All youth under the age of 19 must have waiver release forms signed by a parent or guardian and rent in groups of at least three unless renting with an adult. Youth between the ages of 6 and 15 may rent single or double kayaks when they are part of a school, club, or family group if they have waivers signed by a legal guardian or parent. During rentals every paddler must wear his or her personal flotation device when in or on the water. No alcohol or drug use permitted during rentals, tours or lessons. Staff reserves the right to postpone kayak trips, depending on weather conditions. If a rental must be cancelled by the operator credit will be given to the customer if the rental cannot be rescheduled to accommodate the customer.