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Gulf Islands Adventures Foundation
This summer, we're giving you a foundation of skills and knowledge in kayaking, so you have the confidence to explore our coasts all year long!
If you prefer paddleboarding, Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures is here for you.
You can start the summer off right with a few instructional sessions with a professional guide, who will show you great areas to paddle, and how to navigate and plan for currents, wind and other conditions. Canoe Cove Marina, (our Swartz Bay shop) is the perfect starting point for your adventures.
These sessions will start with a 2 hour intro to the local Gulf Islands, with a navigation focus.
There will be 2 sessions between 3- 4.5 hours that include more exploring, a lunch break, and learning about tides, currents, reading the water, and how to plan a trip.
This is ideal for groups of 2-5 -cost per person is reduced with each friend you add! Gather a few paddling friends, and we'll work with you to make a custom schedule.
Kayak Owners - Bring a Friend
Do you own your own kayak, and want to paddle with friends who lack a sea-worthy vessel?
Do you get tired of beach launches?
We'll make your life easier! Bring 2 or more friends or family members who are renting from us, and you can launch from our ramp for free! No wet feet, no wobbling from docks- start comfortably and confidently.
(Normally a $5 launch/ parking fee applies at our Swartz Bay location, and at Brentwood we recommend launching from the beach to the right of the ferry)
Are you tired of hauling your boat down to the water? Store your kayak, canoe or SUP at our dock!
Brentwood Bay Floating Jam Session
Brentwood Bay residents*: Kick off the summer with a safe social distance event on the ocean.
On May 23, 7-9pm, join us on the water for an evening of music. We welcome local musicians to come and jam onboard a 60' sailboat, with the audience floating below.
BYOV - Bring your own Vessel and float with us - small craft invited, whether a dingy, canoe, SUP or kayak. Everyone will be maintaining at least 2m of distance between vessels, in following public health measures. We will be floating around 2 sail boats, the Charlotte and Emily.
If you want to attend and need a vessel, contact Pacifica for a rental.
BYO Instrument- Musicians are invited to bring an instrument and join the jamming. Please contact us to let us know, and we'll give you details on the format and music. Musicians can be spaced out along the two sailboats.
*This is aimed at locals only, due to Covid-19. We are not encouraging travelling from other communities, we are simply making an event for the Brentwood Bay community- those who live on the bay and in the village, to keep it a small event with physical distancing maintained. When group event restrictions are eased, we may cautiously expand the jam sessions.
Seawater Saturdays and Sundays
Explore the Saanich Peninsula and Greater Victoria coastline during instructional tours!
Whether you own your own kayak but want more experienced people to show you the area and coach you, or you're renting a kayak and wanting to see new shorelines with the safety of a professional guide, this will be a great experience for you.
Tours will start in June, and will rotate through various routes, depending on ocean and weather conditions.
Stay tuned for details.