Quadra Island kayak day trips & Quadra Island marine park kayak day tours

Quadra Island Kayak Day Trips

Authentic adventures since 1987!


Our Quadra Island marine park kayak day trips start at Surge Narrows, the heart of the outer islands!


 Discovery Islands Lodge's kayak day trips are a great opportunity to learn the basics of sea kayaking while exploring the natural beauty of Vancouver Island! Our Quadra Island sea kayaking tours begin at  Discovery Islands Lodge near the end of Surge Narrows Road on northern Quadra Island-- a spectacular 30 minute drive from Heriot Bay. After an introduction to the kayaks and instruction in basic techniques, we'll begin a leisurely 6-hour sea kayaking tour through the calm channels between the islands of Quadra, Maurelle and Read.


Paddling towards the towering mountains beyond the Rendezvous Islands, our Quadra Island sea kayaking tour meanders along forested shores past the remote island homesteads around the Read Island community of Surge Narrows. We'll take breaks to explore points of interest, enjoy a little beachcombing, and savour the ambience of the area. We'll explore the small islets and tidal backeddies of Surge Narrows Marine Park, and midday we will pause in a delightful location for a delicious & wholesome lunch. In the shallow waters of the passes you'll have great opportunities to view the diversity of colourful marine life for which the area is famous.


Given the abundance of wildlife, you're sure to see many shore and sea birds, and likely to spy mink, otter, seals, and porpoises. If we're lucky, it's possible that dolphins or a pod of whales might share our route. Most of our guides live here in the Discovery Islands and will enhance your outer islands sea kayaking experience with colourful stories about island life. All of our kayak guides are certified, experienced, and thoroughly familiar with the area. You can expect to learn a lot and also feel safe, secure and well-looked-after!


$110 plus GST, includes hearty lunch.

Please reserve ahead - spaces are limited!

Phone 250-285-2823


Important Notes:  -- Kayak Daytrips start at 9:30 AM, ending about 4:30 PM -- All Quadra Island kayak tours will begin with instruction and practice of paddling techniques and safety procedures. -- You be required to sign a liability waiver. -- Minors must be accompanied by an adult.


How to Get to Discovery Islands Lodge: Getting here is part of the fun! You'll enjoy a beautiful drive through Quadra Island's Main Lakes Provincial Park, a classic temperate rainforest. Drive north from Heriot Bay, following the signs to Surge Narrows. This winding road will take you 22 kilometers into Quadra Island's wilderness, ending near Discovery Islands Lodge. At the end of the road you will find our sign directing you to a parking area, and then a walking track (100 meters) down to the Lodge and our kayaking dock. Please be extremely careful driving the Surge Narrows Road! It is a wonderfully scenic drive, but the road is narrow, often single lane, and there are many corners with poor visibility. The road is well-maintained and fine for 2-wheel vehicles. Just drive slowly and watch for on-coming traffic! For information about getting to Quadra Island, select 'how to get here' on the menu bar.



Discovery Islands Lodge offers Quadra Island provincial park kayak tours, kayak daytrips, and remote kayak accommodation on Quadra Island near Vancouver Island. Our Quadra Island sea kayaking tours and lodge based nature vacations start in BC ’s Discovery Islands east of Campbell River BC. Guided Quadra Island sea kayaking trips include kayak instruction rainforest lodge accommodation & Quadra Island kayak tours in spectacular island locations. We are one of British Columbia’s original sea kayaking companies – offering natural adventures since 1987!


We guarantee our Vancouver Island, Quadra Island kayak tours through BC’s most beautiful wilderness are one of the best ways to slow down, mellow out and momentarily abandon the chaos of regular life! Our Quadra Island waterfront kayak lodge offers B&B hostel accommodation and a peaceful haven where you can treasure Quadra Island moments: at the breakfast window a swooping eagle, a heron on the beach, a ruby sunrise with your fresh baked cinnamon roll… And then a day of Quadra Island sea kayaking tours and adventures: purple starfish and dancing dolphins, towering mountains, deep green forest, the rhythm of the ocean… Discovery Islands Lodge offers the best of Quadra Island wilderness sea kayaking: natural wildlife, spectacular landscapes and quiet sheltered ocean. Join us for an unforgettable Quadra Island kayak tour in British Columbia Canada for a sea kayak adventure eco tour or indulge with Discovery Islands Lodge getaway sea kayaking in BC and enjoy a great-escape Quadra Island wilderness vacation!