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Nestled in the heart of Canoe Cove Marina, our Swartz Bay location features a world class paddling environment set against the most beautiful coastal and Gulf Islands views.

Pacifica Swartz Bay Social


- Kayak Rentals                            

- SUP (Paddle Board) Rentals

- Canoe Rentals

- Tours

- Repairs

- Corporate / Group Events

- Kayak Storage 


Open May Long to September Long Weekend

Weekends May 18-June 30, Daily 9am-5pm June 29th until September 1st. 

Rental Includes: Boat or SUP, Fitted PFD, Paddle & All Required Safety Gear 


Reservations are recommended, especially in our high season (July to August). As a general rule - if the weather is nice please book online to reserve your rental, especially for larger groups. 

Multi-Day Rentals

For rentals lasting longer than  8 hours, select our Swartz Bay location - the Gateway to the Gulf Islands. Multi-day rentals are by request in the off-season. Contact us

Multi-Day Rental Rates
double kayak multi day rates . 2 days is $215
single kayak multiday rates. 2 days is $145
canoe multi day rates. 2 days is $165

Our Boats!

Single kayaks

Double Kayaks

We have 16-18 feet touring kayaks. They are great for a 2 hour paddle or a multi day paddle. They have a few hatches where you can store all items you need for your adventures on the water! We size you when you arrive to make sure the kayak is best fitted for you!

We have very stable double kayaks that our guests love. They are great for long leisure paddles and fun to take your children out on! They also have hatches for storage which are great! We prioritize giving center hatch doubles to multi-day groups. 

Multi-Day Instructions 

  • Pacifica Paddle Sports **strongly recommends previous paddle experience**, rescue lessons, or kayakers wishing to paddle alone (1 person solo on the water) recommended to have a Paddle Canada Level 1 Skill Certification. We also recommend strong knowledge of currents, tides, and sea state for your personal safety.  

  •  If you need to arrange pick-up for the night before your booking, please contact us. 

  • We are open full-time in the summer. If booking the off season, please ensure you book 5 days prior so we can arrange to have someone to send you off. 

  •  If you plan to take equipment off-site you must have appropriate transportation gear:

  • - Your car needs to be equipped with a roof rack with cross bars

  • - You must have your own cam straps, and padding.  * We do not provide transportation gear, but have some for sale*

  • - You must know how to safely tie-down the kayak/canoe to your roof. 

  •  If you are launching from our dock with your own equipment, you are required to pay a launch fee. All launchers must also fill out a waiver. 

Pacifica Swartz Bay Directions

We're only 10 minutes from Sidney, BC and a short walk from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Southern Vancouver Island. The perfect location for a multi-day paddling trip from the Victoria area or a day trip from Vancouver.

There is lot parking available at this location. Drive down to Pacifica Paddle on E dock, collect a parking pass then drive to the visitor lot to park, Need directions?

Trip Options/Ideas!

Day Trips

Our Canoe Cove location is perfect for a day trip from Vancouver as it is right beside the ferry terminal! Exploring the Gulf Islands is so special because there is so much to see. Weather you are looking to see local marine life or some scenery, it is an amazing location for this!

Multi-Day Trips

Our Canoe Cove location is great for multi-day trips. The Gulf Islands are awesome for camping. One fabulous spot for camping is on Portland Island. You can hike around the whole island and there are multiple camping spots you and your family can enjoy for a weekend!

An INCREDIBLE day trip option from Vancouver or Victoria!

From Vancouver and the Lower Mainland:

Leave your vehicle at Tsawwassen, and walk on to the ferry going to Swartz Bay. Once on Vancouver Island, we're a short walk from the terminal, down at Canoe Cove Marina.

From Victoria:

Take the bus to the Swartz Bay bus stop, and walk across the overpass to Canoe Cove Marina.

If you're driving, make your way to the end of Dunne Road and head inside we can give you a parking pass for the visitor parking lot at the marina.

Nestled in the heart of Canoe Cove Marina, our Swartz Bay location features a world class paddling environment set against the most beautiful coastal and Gulf Islands views. Around the corner from the ferries, we have the perfect access to the surrounding islands, without worrying about the marine traffic from Swartz Bay or Sidney! 

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page here

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