The Zen & Art of West Coast Kayaking

Feeling adventurous? Traverse the waterways of Sooke’s west coast seaside paradise. From exploring the nooks and crannies of the shoreline to paddling out to the serene open sea, kayaking is perfect for every experience level and every type of ocean exploration.

From fresh-faced kayak newbies to sea-seasoned experts, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina has created the perfect package to suit every member of your party. In conjunction with West Coast Outdoor Adventure, Sooke Harbour Resort has created the West Coast Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Package, which offers a prime pushing-off point for a once in a lifetime kayaking journey; all you have to do is hop in, grab your paddle, and follow your guide!

This expertly mapped out tour begins with a paddle down the coastline of Sooke’s downtown harbour. From there, kayakers can either head east to explore the famous Sooke Basin, or head toward the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where — condition dependant — lucky kayakers have been known to catch close ups of the myriad of ocean-dwelling life that resides in the Strait, including orcas, humpbacks, sea lions, and more.

For those excited to explore the shoreline but concerned about paddling for an extended length of time can opt to use their feet instead! Our package partner West Coast Outdoor Adventure provides our guests with a diverse range of high end Hobie Kayaks to choose from. Upon booking your package, each member of your group can select either a pedal or paddle powered kayak, depending on skill level and preference. Additionally, those looking to capture the breathtaking beauty of the west coast or angling to catch a few shots of ocean wildlife can steer with their feet and keep their hands free to immortalize this journey through nature.

After a long day on the water discovering all of the nooks and crannies of Sooke’s coastline and scouting for seafaring wildlife, the luxury of our resort awaits. Included in your package is a two night stay in one of our expertly appointed Two Bedroom Suites, which comes fully equipped with a gourmet kitchen, two private balconies boasting breathtaking views, two full bedrooms and two full bathrooms with an oversized soaker tub in each, and an open-concept living room with a fireplace perfect for curling up in front of with a glass of wine and good company. Need more (or less) room? Customize your package by selecting one of our other luxury suites; our accommodations range from One Bedroom Suites to Three Bedroom Suites, or book one of the resort’s premier Two or Four Bedroom Penthouse Suites for a truly lavish experience.

The west coast may be well-known for its temperate climate, but no one wants to return to shore with blue lips and fingertips, which is why our Kayaking Adventure Package is available beginning May 1st through October 31st. Spring has officially sprung though, at least on Vancouver Island, and booking availability is filling up fast. Don’t let the paddle slip through your fingers —  explore the shore; see the sights; kayak the coast. Reserve your adventure!