Quadra Island Sea Kayak, Canoe, & SUP Rentals

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.

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

Double Touring Kayaks – fibreglass

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

Nigel Dennis Kayaks

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

Our 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. Plus tax.
5 days $290; each additional day $58. Plus tax.

Stand Up Paddleboards – SUP Rentals
We have stand up paddleboards! Made by NRS, we have several models to suit your size an 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. Plus tax.
Half days $40. Plus tax.


Please book ahead for sea kayak & canoe rentals.
Kayak, Canoe & SUP rentals return by 5 pm, or special arrangement.

• 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