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Founded in 1985, Gulf Island Kayaking is a family owned and operated tour and rental company offering half-day, full-day, and multi-day guided kayak adventures as well as quality kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and bikes for hire out of Montague Harbour Marina on Galiano Island. Join our knowledgeable guides for an unforgettable kayaking experience exploring the wave-sculpted sandstone cliffs and diverse intertidal life along Galiano’s undeveloped coast. Paddle with eagles, seals, otters and more!
Tours and Transportation
Spas & Wellness, Bed & Breakfasts
Serenity by the Sea Retreat is a waterfront retreat haven with quiet, creative spaces–perfect if you are seeking quality time alone or with a friend, for re-connection, reflection, or healing and creative play. Cocoon yourself in a cozy, nurturing accommodation to relax and recharge your batteries. Enhance your retreat with massage, reiki, and a myriad of special features and services. Enjoy nature, sky and sea from our cliffside tub by the sea. Our garden embraces the dynamic vibrancy of waterfront, the soothing energy of our ponds and waterfall gardens, and the personal gifts of our meditation circuit and classic labyrinth.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Snowshoeing
Step Outside Adventures offers unique sightseeing and hiking tours with daily departures from Vancouver, Richmond, and Delta. Whether you want to hike up to an alpine lake, go snow-shoeing through a winter wonderland, explore an island, or just see the sights of Vancouver, we have a tour for you. Some of our destinations include Whistler, the North Shore Mountains, Bowen Island, the Gulf Islands, and Squamish. Round trip transportation with live narration from one of our fantastic guides included.
Spas & Wellness, Cabins & Cottages, Hotels
Spectacular West Coast island resort, minutes from Vancouver, yet a world away. Luxury retreat in natural surroundings enhanced with beautiful gardens. Every Room and Suite has ocean views, fireplace, terrace, luxury ensuite. Our Oceanfront Spa has treatments unique in Canada,luxury steam rooms, garden treatments, flotation therapy. Award-winning Atrevida Restaurant in an architecturally stunning setting or casual outdoor setting with wood-fired pizza oven. Free WiFi, Free Phone, Free plane pick-up. Smart Cars, Dock for boats, golf, kayaking,whale-watching, shopping, hiking, famous Kunamokst mural.
Offering a variety of full service bike tours, using top quality equipment, for cycling enthusiasts with all levels of riding ability. Choose from single day bike rentals around Victoria, to exhilarating, fully inclusive, multi day guided bicycle adventure tours on the Sannich Peninsula.
Enjoy full or half day sailing trips around the Gulf Islands from Retreat Cove on Galiano. Explore Wallace Island & Saltspring’s secluded beach at Walker’s Hook from a new perspective on our 35′ sloop. We recommend a 4 hour cruise from 11am to 3pm or 4pm to 8pm. We can also create a custom schedule for your pleasure. Our yacht is $100 per hour with a maximum group size of 8. You can choose the amazing salmon barbecue lunch/dinner for $25 per person.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Escape the city life for the day! Hop on a 1 hour ferry from Vancouver or Victoria and be picked up and dropped back off at the end of the day by us! Galiano Island is the secret of all secrets, known for beautiful sandy secluded beaches and a hiking Mecca. Mix in an art studio tour while your here, Galiano is home to several world renowned artists. Come for the day and I guarantee you’ll want to come back for a weekend. You can also book a flight from YVR south terminal on Seair in the morning and be back in Vancouver that night. Book in adavance, we will take care of the rest. Moorage at Montague Marina, by far one of the best Marinas in the Gulf Islands. Who needs a vehicle! Galiano Island is ideal for day trippers & small getaways! See you this summer 🙂