Kayaks on Bowen Island
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Bowen Island

Kayaking & Canoeing

Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)

Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)

Kayaking is one of Bowen Island's signature activities.

The safe, sheltered waters around this island off West Vancouver suit both newcomers and seasoned kayakers. The chance to view local wildlife and marine life further enhances the kayaking experience.

Kayaking around Bowen Island

A great spot for launching kayaks is Snug Cove, where many visitors arrive on BC Ferries. Kayak north, following the forested shoreline toward Cates Bay or Hood Point. Or enjoy an easy paddle south toward the secluded cove at Apodaca Marine Park, budgeting about half an hour to get there. Always watch out for ferries or power boats that may be in the vicinity, and don't forget that life jacket.

Visual delights include the expansive waters of Howe Sound and the tall Coast Mountains toward Whistler.

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Bowen Island Sea Kayaking - Bowen Island


Bowen Island, a short 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay and one hour from Vancouver, is so close, but world's away. Established in 1996, Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is dedicated to providing you with safe and enjoyable kayak excursions from self-guided paddles to 3 hour, full day and multiday tours of the beautiful Howe Sound area. We also rent stand-up paddle boards!

The 14th Annual Round Bowen Challenge on Sunday June 15, 2014 is a 32 kilometre race open to kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and outriggers as solo or relay team members.

Come for a leisurely daytime paddle, a full moon tour, or a heart-pounding race, and revel in the beauty that is so close, but world's away.


Dam Good Trips - Vancouver

2354 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6K 2A9

Self-guided adventure packages for hiking, kayaking and mountain biking in BC. Get outstanding guidance without the guide. Get the trip of a lifetime without the logistics. We're with you every step of the way. We take care of the details. All you have to do is show up, enjoy and create incredible memories. At DGT we believe that the self-guided, highly personalized trips we create offer you a unique kind of independence and flexibility. What we do best is this: match your needs with the many paddling and hiking opportunities available in BC and equip you to do it. Alone. Unguided. But well informed and advised about what challenges you will face. That's how we put our knowledge to work for you.


Sunshine Kayaking - Sailing Tours - Fishing Charters - Gibsons

Molly's Lane
Gibsons, British Columbia
V0N 1V0

Your adventure starts today. Sunshine Kayaking - Sailing Tours - Fishing Charters was established in 1991 as the first kayaking company on the Sunshine Coast. We are located in Gibsons Landing Harbour, a spectacular waterfront location at the entrance to Howe Sound & the Islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen, Paisley & Anvil.

One of the best adventure tourism companies on the Sunshine Coast, offering kayaking & SUP paddle board rentals, tours & lessons, skippered sailing tours, fishing charters, Gibsons Harbour Tours & Learn to Sail Programs.

The Islands in Howe Sound is paradise for kayakers, fantastic sightseeing on a sailing tour, salmon fishing on our fishing charters, or just enjoying a Gibsons Harbour Tour by boat.

Just a 40 minute BC ferry ride from Vancouver into Gibsons Harbour & your adventure begins.

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