Touring the inlets, islands, and beaches around Bowen Island with one of our experienced guides is a great way to enjoy time on the water and get close to nature
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking guides are trained in safety and well-versed in island history. While navigating the shoreline, they will share their knowledge of the geological forces that created Howe Sound, how First Nations figure into Bowen Island’s history, the Union Steamship era, industrialization, and the rebirth of the region’s marine ecosystem.

Tours are organized in three different time increments: three-hours, day tours (six hours), or multi-day trips. The three-hour tours are suitable for families, beginners, and those who want a shorter adventure.

Each tour requires a minimum of two participants and may include up to six people. For larger groups, additional guides are available to ensure a safe and memorable experience. Tours of 10 or more may also be entitled to group discounts. Please phone to enquire. Bowen Island Sea Kayaking maintains a guide to participant ratio of 1:6.

Whether you seek a romantic tour replete with picnic and sunset, or want to challenge your buddies to an athletic, multi-day tour that incorporates hiking and camping, we are here to create a kayaking experience you will always remember.

Day tours include a box lunch from one of Bowen Island’s favorite cafes. Hearty meals for the multi-day tours are planned with participants’ dietary needs taken into account.

For group information, please visit our Groups page.

What to Bring

Be prepared for your adventure

Swimming apparel, change of clothes

Ziplock bag or Waterproof Case for cell phone, valuables

Hat & Sunscreen

Synthetic (think gym wear) or wool clothing

Water Bottle

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

For planning your trip and more information, please refer to our FAQs