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Discovery Island Kayak Tour

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    Upon arrival at the island and unloading the kayaks and equipment from the shuttle, the guides will assist everyone in properly fitting their kayaks. With the scenic vistas of the Olympic Mountains are our backdrop, we will explore the rugged and wild islands from our kayaks. Watch for seals, sea lions, eagles, and other wildlife in this intertidal area while a little farther into the Strait keep an eye out for dolphin, porpoise, Killer whales (orca), Humpback, Gray and Minke whales. Navigating the tranquil waters and approaching Chatham Islands, the pace is easy and relaxed the perfect gateway to nature.
    After deciding upon the best beach for lunch, we will enjoy a delicious meal on a driftwood strewn beach. After lunch, we will secure the kayaks and explore the island with a relaxing walk. Majestic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands present excellent photo opportunities.
    Time dependent we will either return to the boats for another paddle before leaving or load everything back onto the shuttle for a cruise back to end the day at the lovely Oak Bay Marina.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide was great. He was very knowledgable and very good with the kids (8, 10 & 12) Keot the facts interesting and even played a point game with them!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank back40adventures
    OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello back40adventures, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We love exposing paddlers of all ages to the beautiful west coast outdoors that we call home here. We hope to see you on the water again soon!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our guides were friendly, very knowledgeable about the marine life and made this a very enjoyable day kayaking all around the island. Taken at a leisurely pace enabling us to really experience nature. Loved it.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank redsusan32tedder
    OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us, Discovery Island is a magical place and we are glad that had a chance to experience it with us.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This tour was absolutly great. Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable, knew the area very well (animals, currents, winds etc!) He also was being very respectful of the animals and explained the rules we had to respect in order to limit our effect on wild...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank NatAl890902
    OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Nathalie, Alain and JP Thank you for sharing in detail your experience with Paul who was able to show you around Oak Bay and the wildlife that can be seen there. Paul is very knowledgeable about that area and we are so glad to...More

    Reviewed July 3, 2019

    Three of us booked the Discovery Island Tour last minute, and we are so glad we did!! Everyone we dealt with was absolutely wonderful. The girl that took the reservation was very helpful and knowledgable, and made sure we knew everything we needed to before...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank stephohsaurus
    OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

    Hi Stephohsaurus, We are so so happy that you had such an amazing experience with us! Our entire staff loves the work that we get to do both on and off the water and try our best to make the whole process as easy and...More

    Reviewed June 30, 2019

    My husband and I went on this tour an we had an amazing time. Our guides, Ben and Shayla (sp?) were very knowledgeable about Discovery Island and the Chatham Islands. We were hoping to possibly see the wolf that lives on the island, but we...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank dlg282018
    OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

    Hi dlg282018! Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! We are so happy you enjoying your adventure out at Discovery Island with the wonderful Ben and Shayla. There is so much marine life to see out there and maybe next time...More

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    They get you back in time to catch the ferry.
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