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BC Hikes and Kayaking Tours

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Your Vancouver Island Hiking and Kayaking Experts

World class coastal hiking tours, both at the seashore and in the Coast Mountains.

British Columbia is a sea kayaker's paradise, with many accessible, awe-inspiring tours.

We have kayak, canoe and SUP rentals at our dock in Cowichan Bay, as well as estuary and bay tours.

A Canadian classic-canoeing tours bring the best of what Canada is known for.

 

Climb Kilimanjaro or enjoy a Game Drive Safari in Tanzania through Kilimanjaro Bliss Safaris and Expeditions. Our partner in Tanzania is an accomplished safari and mountain guide.

Summers are time for kids and youth to explore and play. We are right there with them, hiking, kayaking and playing.

Cowichan is an amazing birding area, known for its raptors, expecially. But the variety of birds here is astounding.The wetlands draw an incredible migration, but also hold a vast number of resident species.

We provide sea kayaking courses for beginner and novice kayakers. Learn the basics in a fun course.

 

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COASTAL BLISS ADVENTURES

Ecotourism Adventures
BC Hikes and Kayaking Tours

Your Vancouver Island Hiking and Kayaking Experts

Our Mission

We provide our guests with great wilderness adventures by taking them to unique wilderness locations, taking care of the planning and logistics, helping them prepare before they leave, assisting them along the way, feeding them well, and returning them safely. Each guest should feel like they have been through a real life-journey with us.

Our Promises to You

We have operated on these principles, and will continue to provide you with the following promises:

  • If you book our tour, we will not cancel it (unless you or our guides would be in severe danger).
  • We will work hard to meet any special needs you have on our tours.
  • You will get great food, no matter what your dietary requirements are.
  • You will see some things you normally would not see.
  • You will have a remarkable experience.

Multi-day Tours

Guides and Group Sizes

Our guides are certified to international standards, all have years of experience, and an ability to work with people. Our groups range from about 2 to 8, depending on the tour. We rarely go over 10 people (including guides) on any tour.

Difficulty of Tours

Hiking tours can be challenging, but we have taken people from 11 to 70+ on some of the most challenging terrain. Kayaking tours are usually much less challenging. If you are worried, just give us a call and discuss it with us.

No Experience Necessary

You don't have to be an expert hiker or kayaker. We will help you along the way. Even if you have never hiked or kayaked before, we will guide you through. You will get as much assistance as you need.

Should I Prepare?

You will need to do some preparation. We will give you preparation guides and are happy to answer any questions leading up to your tour. You will need some gear for our tours. This may just be appropriate clothing, but may also be boots or backpacks. Some of these things can be rented. The individual tour pages give you the gear rental possibilities.

What's Included

Our tours are meant to include almost everything from the point of departure. Of course, some things are best left to you, like hiking boots, backpacks, and personal needs. All the kayaking gear is included on kayaking tours. You will need to provide your transportation to the departure location and any accommodation you might need before the tour starts. Most departure locations are Victoria or Nanaimo, BC. Each of our tour pages states specifically what is and is not included.

Families Are Welcome

We like families. We can accommodate children, but they must be able to do the activity, of course. We do have kids and youth programs that are fun and challenging. Generally, our multiday tours are for 12 years-old and older.

Day Tours

Our day tours are sightseeing tours of southern Vancouver Island. These are tasters of the local environment and history. We travel around the local area by van, touching in on short wilderness walks to sights, or we kayak/canoe in Cowichan Bay. Walking or day-hiking shoes, a day pack, water, and food are all that's needed (although a rain jacket might be a wise inclusion).

Courses through Paddle Canada

We are committed to keeping kayakers safe and improving their skills. We teach sea kayaking skills in our local waters, which are dynamic, and fun. We are Paddle Canada certified instructors and Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC certified guides, supporting the sport of sea kayaking in Canada.

Paddle Canada Levels

We are certified to instruct at three levels, Introduction to Kayaking, Kayaking Skills Level 1, and Kayaking Skills Level 2. These levels take someone from never having been in a kayak up to multi-day touring and camping. You'll find more information on the individual course pages.