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Gulf Island Kayaking

Galiano Island, Canada
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About Gulf Island Kayaking
Founded in 1985, Gulf Island Kayaking is a family owned and operated tour and rental company offering half-day, full-day, and multi-day guided kayak adventures as well as quality kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and bikes for hire out of Montague Harbour Marina on Galiano Island. Join our knowledgeable guides for an unforgettable kayaking experience exploring the wave-sculpted sandstone cliffs and diverse intertidal life along Galiano's undeveloped coast. Paddle with eagles, seals, otters and more!
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A self guided day tour, very good quality kit, first rate safety briefing and advice from Chessi. Terrific day out thank you

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AnneW464
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chessi was knowledgeable about the area, having been brought up in the islands. He shared lots of great info about the wildlife, geology and history of the area, and was very helpful with the kayaks and getting organized. Great tour and a very good value.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Deidre O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful, thoughtful and knowledgeable staff. I live on Galiano and I love going on tours with Gulf Island Kayaking.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ongalianoisland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're a family of five (two adults, kids 11, 13, 15). We booked a 4 hour guided tour with two double kayaks and a single. The team at Gulf Island Kayaks gave us helpful and professional advice about booking (4 hours sometimes too much for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though we have had many positive experiences renting kayaks from other companies, we have never had the exceptional customer service that we had when dealing with Chessi from Gulf Island Kayaking. Despite being busy, he went out of his way to review our week-long trip....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Live-In-The-Moment1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked kayaks from Gulf Islands Kayaks without any background knowledge of the company and a somewhat limited understanding of the area we were heading into. They were very personable, and very helpful in completing the booking and helping us plan our (self-guided) trip, including...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank robsP6080NI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I had a great time doing the morning tour. Skylar was our guide, and she was fantastic. Even though it was very windy that day, she was patient and encouraging. She knew a lot about the area and was great at answering...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vanexias
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We really enjoyed the Bioluminescence Night Tour. It was very calming to paddle in darkness, being amazed by the glittery waters and a sky full of stars. Thanks Chessi!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank claire d
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We went out with Chessie for a bioluminescence tour in late July and we had a great time. My 9-year-old daughter told me it was the best day of her life while we were on the trip. We saw so much bioluminescence in the water...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Portland_visitor
Reviewed August 5, 2019

We rented kayaks and then bikes and we received a very warm welcome from Chessi, Frida and the rest of the team. They helped us with the kayaks and looked for a bike for my youngest son. The bikes are new and very well equipped....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 10, 2019|
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Response from Gulf_Island_Kayaking | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in our 2.5hr Bioluminescence Night Tour! To make a reservation, please call our office at 250-539-2442. During the summer, we are open daily from 9am to 5pm, and 9-6 on weekends. We look forward to... More
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Carol E
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Gulf_Island_Kayaking | Property representative |
Hi Carol, We offer guided kayak tours and self-guided kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals. Our guided day tours vary in price from $60/person for a 3hr Early Bird morning paddle to $95/person for a 6hr Experience Galiano... More
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