Tours with Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes

Tours with Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes

Kayak Tours of the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes is located right by the water in Courtenay.  Many of our tours launch directly from our shop and explore our unique local marine environment.  Our guides are skilled, friendly, and knowledgeable - making our tours welcoming for beginners and experts alike.  We are also happy to customize any of our tours to suit your interest, ability, and schedule. Call us at least a week in advance to create your custom paddling experiece at 1.888.545.5595.

Comox Harbour & Shipwreck Paddle - $55.00

Photo by Lauren

Paddle along the beautiful shoreline to explore the Comox Harbour and the scenic waters surrounding Goose Spit.  This area is home to seals, Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Canada Geese & various ducks. The group will then cross the Courtenay River Estuary to the historic Royston Shipwrecks (also known as the Ghost Ships of Royston) to inspect the looming hulls and the intertidal life that can be found there.  This tour is one of our most popular, as it explores many of the exciting landmarks our Estuary has to offer.

Location: Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes

What to Bring:

  • All kayaking equipment is provided. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing & footwear that can get wet.  Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bottle of water, your camera, and a light snack.

Courtenay River Estuary Tour - $48.00

Join us at our shop, located at the mouth of the Courtenay River, to explore the estuarine environment - where fresh & salt waters meet. Explore the sandbars and intertidal zones, enjoying beautiful vistas including a fantastic view of the Comox Glacier.  Common wildlife sightings include seals, salmon, bald eagles, mergansers, mallards, and geese.  You may even see Trumpeter swans or turkey vultures.  Ours is a bountiful estuary with a rich history.  Come & paddle with us to learn more.

Location: Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes

What to Bring:

Please wear clothing suitable to the weather (no jeans, please), and footwear that can get wet.  Don't forget a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a bottle of water.

Sunset Paddles in Comox Valley - $48.00

Sunset over the mountains & glacier is breathtaking when viewed from the cockpit of a kayak. We launch from our shop among seals, eagles, herons, and ducks, then make our way out to enjoy one of the most beautiful vistas of the Comox Valley - watching the sun begin its descent over the mountains. This tour's goal is to simply enjoy the sounds of ocean birds & seals splashing as we glide along towards the setting sun & silhouettes of dancing birds in painted skies.

Location: Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes

What to Bring:

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear that can get wet.  Bring a jacket, bottle of water, sunglasses and your camera.

Day Trip to Tree Island - $78

Spend an enjoyable day kayak touring in Baynes Sound with our experienced guides. We will cover kayak launching, basic strokes, equipment, and safety... but the emphasis will be just paddling in this beautiful area. Tree Island is our lunch destination. This day trip gives you plenty of time on the water to experience the sea, as well as a break on land to explore the intertidal zones. 

Location: Union Bay Boat Launch

What to Bring:

  • All kayaking equipment provided.  Please wear weather-appropriate clothing (no jeans please), and shoes that can get wet.  Bring along a lunch, water, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and your camera.

Exploration Day Trip to Denman & Chrome Islands - $68.00

Launching from Deep Bay we will cross over to Denman Island & slowly move southward along the rugged shorelines towards Chrome Island.   Chrome Island is just off the south tip of Denman, and is  home to a fully operational lighthouse. Features here also include breathtaking rock formations as well as ancient petroglyphs left by early explorers. We will stop on land for lunch and enjoy the  opportunity to soak in the sun, serenity, and spectacular views... not to mention the variety of sea birds, seals, (seasonal sea lions) & hundreds of sea stars stuck to the rock walls.  After a thorough exploration of the area, we will head back to Deep Bay with great photos & memories of a day well-spent.

Location: Meet at Deep Bay (30 Min South of Courtenay on Old Island Highway)

What to Bring:

  • All kayaking equipment is provided. Please bring a lunch, water, hat, sunglasses, footwear that can get wet and a jacket.

CVKC Women on Water - $Free

Join some local women paddlers for an evening on the water.  Whether you bring a group of friends or come to meet some new ones, women of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  We'll tour around the estuary & get to know our local waters.  This is a non-instructional group paddle, but each week CVK will provide a qualified host to answer your kayaking questions.  Our amazing female hosts include SKGABC guides, Paddle Canada Instructors, a NOLS Outdoor Educator, a Greenland Paddle builder, and guest hosts from the Comox Valley's paddling community.  Get inspired & join us for Women on Water.

*There is no cost to join us if you bring your own boat.  If you are renting, reduced evening rental rates apply.  Please call ahead to book a spot, as space is limited.

Location: Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes

What to Bring:

Please bring your boat & equipment if you've got it, or rent from us.  A bottle of water, hat, sunscreen, and shoes that can get wet are also recommended.

Custom Tours - $

Contact Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes for information on designing a custom tour for your group.

Please note that we require notice in order to schedule our seasoned guides - please make your request at least one week in advance (or longer for larger groups). Timing for tours offered right from the shop is subject to tide heights. We look forward to getting on the water with you!

Custom Tours: $30 per person/hour

Special rates available for schools and non-profit organizations.