Sea Kayak Rentals

Cortes Island Kayaker

Cortes Island is the gateway to Desolation Sound and a great place to paddle from. With our kayak trailer, we can deliver kayaks to most of the beaches that you would paddle from. Whether renting for 4 hours or multiday, contact us to reserve your kayaks early!

Misty Isles Adventures has a variety of composite and plastic sea kayaks for rental and instruction. We supply Nimbus and Seaward composite kayaks, making us an ideal location to try out products of these two major British Columbia kayak manufacturers. Our rotomolded plastic kayaks are made by Necky and have rudders, bow and stern hatches. Kayak rental includes kayak, paddle and spare paddle, life jacket with whistle, sprayskirt, throw line, pump, and a paddle float for the group. We can also supply tide-tables and charts for Cortes Island and Desolation Sound.

Kayak Delivery

With a minimum $40 kayak rental, we deliver kayaks by trailer at no charge to the Hollyhock, Smelt Bay, Cortes Bay and Mansons Landing area. There is a $35 pick up or drop off charge to the Gorge, Squirrel Cove and Whaletown areas.

We also have roof-racks available for rent. Roof- rack with one set of cradles for $5 per day, extra set of cradles for an additional $2. Please check with us ahead of time to ensure the suitability for your vehicle!

We offer an introductory course for inexperienced kayakers which must be arranged for ahead of time (when the reservation is made). For safety reasons, renters must take this course or its equivalent prior to the rental period. Additionally, at least one member of a rental party must demonstrate group and self-rescue skills. Alternately, renters are advised to participate in sea kayak classes covering boat-handling skills and rescues, navigation, and oceanography from a reputable sea kayak center before arriving on Cortes Island. All overnight and multi-day renters must have experience in rescue techniques and basic navigation.

Sea Kayak Rental Rates Plastic Single Composite Single Plastic Double Composite Double
4 hours $40 $45 $48 $60
8 hours $50 $55 $58 $75
2-4 Days $45/day $50/day $53/day $65/day
Extra days $35/day $40/day $45/day $55/day
All prices in Canadian dollars. Applicable taxes not included.Full Price List

LIABILITY WAIVER: All participants in sailing trips, guided kayaking trips or kayak rentals will be required to sign a waiver of liability. Link to Waiver

Participants under 19 years of age will be required to sign a Youth Participant’s Agreement along with a signature from a parent or guardian. Link to Youth Participant’s Agreement

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