Quadra Island Kayak Day Trips

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

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.

Surge Narrows Marine Park

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.