Quadra Island Sea Kayak Rentals - Quadra Island kayaking at it's best!

Quadra Island Sea Kayak, Canoe, & SUP Rentals

Quadra Island Kayak & Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals for self-guided adventures sea kayaking and lakes paddling in the Discovery Islands, British Columbia


When you begin a kayak rental from Discovery Islands Lodge, you’re already in the heart of one of Vancouver Island’s prime kayak wilderness touring areas, close to rainforest trails, freshwater swimming lakes, secluded beaches, BC marine parks and island campsites. You can also enjoy an overnight (or stay a few days) at the Lodge, a great place to start your BC kayaking vacation!


Most Coast Mountain & Discovery Islands Lodge staff live close by and we have many years of BC kayak touring experience. We are very familiar with the Discovery Islands and coastal kayak touring. We can help you choose a kayaking route to suit your abilities, interests, and vacation time frame. We can also provide you with hints about special places in the Discovery Islands, and show you locations of drinking water and best camping places. We’ll provide sea kayaking navigation charts and tide and current tables. We can help you understand local tides and currents, show you how to read the tables, and help you decide best-tide timing for your route. Sea kayak and canoe rentals are available from Discovery Islands Lodge, Coast Mountain's B&B kayak hostel on Quadra Island near Campbell River, Vancouver Island BC. When you’re ready to go kayaking, use our dock as your departure point! There is parking nearby.

Our Rental Kayaks

Coast Mountain Expeditions is pleased to offer a wide variety of state of the art fibreglass sea kayaks manufactured by Atlantis, Seaward, Necky and Current Designs. These sea kayaks are designed for kayak touring. Coast Mountain rental kayaks come fully equipped with a lightweight kayak paddle, sprayskirt (deck), PFD (lifejacket), self-rescue device, spare paddle, and chart. We also rent Nigel Dennis Kayaks. These high performance sea kayaks (www.seakayakinguk.com) are specially designed for advanced paddling, great for developing skills and technique, for kayaking in rough and moving water and playing in tidal rapids!


We want you to have a wonderful paddling experience and return safe & sound! Knowledge of basic paddling and kayak rescue skills is essential for safe kayaking adventures in BC. •We may ask you to demonstrate proficiency. •A liability waiver must be signed. •Unaccompanied minors may not rent kayaks.

Kayak Rental Prices

Single Touring Kayaks - fibreglass

Per day $55. Per 5 days $250; each additional day $48. Plus tax.

Double Touring Kayaks - fibreglass

Per day $90. Per 5 days $425; each additional day $80. Plus tax.

Nigel Dennis Kayaks

Per day $65 Per 5 days $290 Each additional day $58. Plus tax.


Canoe & Kayak rentals return by 5 pm, or special arrangement.

Canoe Rentals

We rent top quality Canadian made Esquif Canoes (www.esquif.com). For ocean paddling you can launch at Discovery Islands Lodge and explore island shorelines. Or drive 3 km (2 mi) to Main Lakes Provincial Park for a superb freshwater lakes paddling experience. We have roof top car carriers available for transporting canoes.

Esquif Canoe Rentals

Per day $65. 5 days $290; each additional day $58. Plus tax. Canoe & Kayak rentals return by 5 pm, or special arrangement.

Stand Up Paddleboards - SUP Rentals

We have stand up paddleboards! Made by NRS, we have several models to suit  your size and experience level. Show your stuff and/or these are lots of fun for beginners... wonderful for exercise & play on the ocean and really easy to take to nearby warm water lakes. 


Per day $50. Half days $40. Plus tax. 



Please book ahead for sea kayak and canoe rentals.

•When we receive your reservation, we will commit to having your requested equipment available on the dates reserved.

•Credit card deposit is required for 25% of rental cost or minimum $50.

•Balance of payment and security deposit will be taken at start of rental.


Please be sure of your dates and plans! When we reserve kayaks or canoe for you, we cannot have it available for anyone else, so cancellations will be subject to the following charges prior to the rental:


•30 days or more: charge equivalent to one day of rental

•29 - 7 days: 50% of rental cost

•Within 1 week: full rental cost will be charged



Discovery Islands Lodge offers sea kayaking tours, sea kayak rental and B&B Hostel style waterfront Lodge accommodation on Quadra Island, near Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. Our sea kayaking wilderness eco tours and lodge based nature vacations start in BC ’s Discovery Islands east of Campbell River BC. Guided sea kayaking tours include kayak instruction from our Quadra Island rainforest lodge. Sea kayak rentals include tips on routes, campsites and safety so you can reach spectacular island locations. We are one of BC ’s original sea kayaking companies – offering natural adventures since 1987!


We guarantee our Quadra Island sea kayaking trips near Vancouver Island's most beautiful wilderness are one of the best ways to slow down, mellow out and momentarily abandon the chaos of regular life! Our west coast waterfront kayak lodge offers Quadra Island sea kayak rentals and Quadra Island B&B hostel accommodation, 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 adventures: purple starfish and dancing dolphins, towering mountains, deep green forest, the rhythm of the ocean… Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island offers the best of west coast BC wilderness sea kayaking: natural wildlife, spectacular landscapes and quiet sheltered ocean. Join us in British Columbia for a Quadra Island sea kayak adventure tour or indulge with Discovery Islands Lodge getaway kayaking in BC and enjoy a great-escape Quadra Island wilderness vacation!