Explore Finlayson Arm Fjord 

An epic 12 km paddle along the spectacular Finlayson Arm fjord, replete with soaring eagles, curious seals, mist-shrouded vistas and the camaraderie of like-minded adventurers.

The daylong expedition sets off in the morning at the Pacifica Paddle Sports Brentwood Bay location. Timing the tides we make our way through Squally Reach into Finlayson Arm where we spend the day paddling through the glacial carved fjord, cedars towering above us, deep clear waters below.

 

A gourmet picnic lunch will be enjoyed on one of the many beautiful shell beaches along the way. 

 

Our pace will be leisurely as we don’t want to rush the beauty and tranquillity of this unique Stand Up Paddleboarding experience. It will make you feel worlds away from the bustle of Victoria.

Our journey ends in the heart of Goldstream Provincial Park. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED 

  • 2 Paddle Canada certified guides

  • Gourmet picnic lunch

  • Opportunity to improve paddling skills with instruction as requested

  • Launch and parking fee

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from the tour start/end locations (participants must arrange their own pickup and drop off as we are not providing shared driving arrangements at this time)

  • Travel Insurance (if applicable)

  • Tips for guides 

  • Meals (outside of what's included)

  • Personal clothing, gear & safety equipment (choose our rental option and we'll have a board, paddle, coiled leash, and throw bag with tow line ready for you!)

  • Donation to our Girls on Boards program 

  • 5% GST 

Welcome to Finlayson Arm!

Is this Trip Right for You?

This is an Intermediate/Advanced paddle.

 

  • Must be comfortable paddling in windy conditions with some chop

  • This is a 12 km unsupported paddle and conditions may be variable. You do not need to be an expert paddler, but must have the fitness to paddle leisurely for approximately 6 hours.

 

Please contact us if you are unsure if this is suitable for you.

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Logistics

We start at:

  • 9am meeting at Pacifica Paddle Sports (789 Saunders Ln, Brentwood Bay, BC)

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before, earlier if you need to collect your rental gear from Pacifica Paddle Sports

We end at: 

  • 5 pm taking out at Goldstream Boathouse Marina (3540 Trans Canada Hwy, Victoria, BC V9B 6H6)

  • You will need to make pickup arrangements since we are unable to provide shared driving arrangements at this time. 

 

The paddle direction may change if weather conditions require it. You will be emailed or called 24 hours prior if this happens. 

What to Bring

It's important to come prepared so you can make the most of your time on the water. 

To help you make getting ready for your day tour easier, we made you a printable list. 

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