SUP the Gulf Islands - BC Marine Trail

Welcome to the BC Marine Trail!

Canoe Cove with its abundance of marine life and history of rum-running is nestled quietly away at the tip of the Saanich Peninsula. 

 

It is here we launch our Stand Up Paddleboard tour and spend a magnificent few hours navigating our way through rocky islets and exploring some of the larger islands that form part of the BC Marine trail.

Often guided by curious seals, we wind our way through flowing kelp beds and land on beautiful shell beaches to enjoy a rest and picnic lunch, all the while feeling as though we are worlds away from civilization.

You will come away from this tour feeling rejuvenated and wanting to come back for more.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 3-4 hours on water depending on conditions, tides, and groups preferences

  • Paddle Canada certified guides

  • Paddleboard, paddle, SUP leash & PFD

  • Opportunity to improve paddling skills with instruction as requested

  • Launch and parking fees at Canoe Cove Marina

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Snacks or lunch

  • 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

  • Tips for guides 

  • Meals (outside of what's included)

  • Personal clothing

  • Donation to our Girls on Boards program 

  • 5% GST 

Is this Trip Right for You?

This is a moderate paddle.

 

  • You do not need to be an expert paddler but must have the fitness to paddle leisurely for approximately 4 hours with breaks. 

  • You can opt for a lesson the day prior if you wish to feel confident or enhance your skills before this adventure. 

 

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

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Logistics

We start at:

  • 9 am meeting at Pacifica Paddle Sports (Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard, Canoe Cove Road, North Saanich, BC)

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

We end at: 

  • 1 pm taking out at Pacifica Paddle Sports (Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard, Canoe Cove Road, North Saanich, BC)

 

The paddle location/route/distance 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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