Explore The Wild West Coast With Us

Ocean River is one of the premier specialty kayak and adventure companies in North America. With nearly 40 years in the business, Ocean River’s kayaking trips offer local area knowledge, incredible opportunity for wildlife viewing, and stress free trip planning. Leave the details to us!

Denman Island Lodge Tour - June 19-23 & June 24-28

A 5 day / 4 night personalized kayak experience. Basic to intermediate kayaking skills recommended.

Embark on a journey filled with adventure, learning, and relaxation.

A comprehensive kayaking experience, starting with expert training sessions led by our experienced guides. Practice essential skills such as wet exits, rescues, paddle strokes, and navigation, ensuring you feel confident and prepared for your paddling adventure.

You'll have the opportunity to explore the surrounding waters, including visits to Chrome and Toby Islands, both known for their natural beauty.

With a limited capacity and two experienced guides, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Plus, all meals are included, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience without worrying about logistics.

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Denman Island Trip Details

Skill Requirements for Participation

Anyone willing to join us should have basic to intermediate kayaking skills.
Ideally, participants should possess a Level 1 Paddle Canada certification.

Gear needed

Participants in need of kayak gear can rent boats, PFDs, skirts, etc from Ocean River.

Booking Policy & Deposits

To secure your spot, we require a 50% deposit upon booking

The remaining 50%to be paid 30 days before the departure date.

The experience is confirmed with a minimum of 5 people.

Detailed Terms & Conditions can be foudn here: https://oceanriver.com/reservation-terms-conditions

Trip Pricing

Queen Suite Room with Private Bathroom:  $1870 + taxes per person (based on double occupancy)
- Queen Size Bed
Share kitchen & Living Room
- Excellent View to the waterfront

Greek Queen Bedroom with Private Bathroom:  $1570 per person + taxes per person (Based on Double Occupancy)
- Queen Size Bed
- Walk-in shower
- Garden view

Solarium Shared: $1350 per person + taxes

- 2 Single Beds in a lovely shared atrium.
- Overlooking the infinity pool
- Shared Bathroom

Rates do not include transportation and ferry costs. Guests are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Denman Island.

Gulf Islands Camping Multi-Day Instructional Tour - July 28-31

A 4 day / 3 night instructional kayak tour in the Gulf Islands National Park.
Prerequisites: Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Level-1 Skills Certification or equivalent

We are excited to offer this new opportunity in the beautiful Gulf Islands National Park. This comprehensive, 4-day expedition will help to develop the skills you need to paddle in new, dynamic waters and begin the training you need for touring in the Gulf Islands.

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Desolation Sound Camping Multi-Day Level 1 Kayak Skills - June 27-29

A 3 day / 2 nigh instructional kayak tour that departs from Lund.
Prerequisites: Certification in Basic Kayak Skills or equivalent skills.

This 3-day instructional kayak tour, departing from Desolation Sound Resort in Okeover Inlet, is ideal for aspiring kayakers wanting to develop their paddling and camping skills. Desolation Sound’s waters will allow you to effortlessly paddle past rocky islands and through narrow passages.

We’ll be setting up our base-camp for two nights on a scenic location, Hare Point or Feather Cove. The second day we’ll ‘travel light’ into the ‘heart of Desolation Sound’ and we’ll be surrounded by the immense natural beauty, BC’s largest provincial marine park has to offer.

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Desolation Sound Camping Multi-Day Level 2 Kayak Skills - July 19-23

A 5 day / 4 night instructional kayak tour that departs from Lund.
Prerequisites: Certification in Level 1 Kayak Skills or equivalent skills.

This 5-day instructional kayak tour, departing from Desolation Sound Resort in Okeover Inlet, is ideal for aspiring kayakers wanting to develop their paddling and camping skills. Desolation Sound’s waters will allow you to effortlessly paddle past rocky islands and through narrow passages.

We’ll settle down in the heart of Desolation Sound where we can explore in multiple directions. From here we can get a feel for the different areas in Desolation Sound. Such as sheltered Tenados Bay, with the option for a short hike and refreshing swim in Unwin Lake or paddle through a maze of islands and narrow passages in Prideaux Haven. Everlasting memories will be carved into your memory during this tour.

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Have questions about our trips?

Get in touch with out team to discuss trip options, gear, learning levels, accommodations or for advice on getting to or from our start locations. Call or email and we'll get back to you.