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Get Out On the Water! Kayaking Around Vancouver Island

Man kayaking with a breaching orca whale nearbySometimes it is worth taking the road less traveled—you may see something you would otherwise never have seen, meet a new friend, encounter a new challenge and broaden your horizons like never before. Located in British Columbia with the honors of being the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand, Vancouver Island is an absolute paradise for anyone looking for outdoor adventure. Beautiful ports and harbors, miles of rugged shoreline, gorgeous scenery and landscaping, mountains and the mildest climate in Canada keeps residents from ever moving away and draws visitors from all over the world. If you love to be in the great outdoors and have an affinity for water, kayaking one of the many areas around the Island is a day well spent if you will be visiting us this summer.

The abundance of marine life and beautiful beaches make kayaking a truly unique experience on the Island. You may run into sea otters, catch a glimpse of a breaching whale, and see a host of shore birds and more. If you choose a tour, your guide can also show you some of the best kept secret spots that just can’t be seen by foot or car.

Whether you have a few days, a whole week or just a weekend free, make plans to come and stay at our bed and breakfast nestled at the summit of Malahat Mountain. Prancing Horse Retreat is a Victorian-style villa surrounded by breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and close to all of the action you want to take part in. After a gourmet breakfast, we can help you plan a day on the water. Wildheart Adventures is just one option of many around the island that offer sea kayak tours. Take your pick from the Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Orca Tour, Gulf Island Tour, Wild West Coast Tour, Clayoquot Sound Kayak Tour and more. It is an adventure of a lifetime and no matter what your kayaking experience level is, the experienced guides are very careful to ensure you are comfortable on the water. Treat yourself and come out and kayak Vancouver Island! For reservation information at Prancing Horse Retreat, contact us today at (250) 743-9378. See you out by the whales!

573 Ebadora Lane P.O. Box 11 Malahat, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, V0R 2L0 . Phone: (250) 743-9378