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The Southern Gulf Islands are located in the Salish Sea near the south-east corner of Vancouver Island. The largest, such as Salt Spring and Galiano, are easily visited via a network of ferry services, while the majority are small, remote oases boasting rocky shorelines teeming with life that are best explored via sea kayak or paddleboard. The kayak fishing for salmon and cod in these parts is also off the hook. 

Featured waterways in Southern Gulf Islands

Here are some of the area’s best bodies of water to dip into.

Meet the specialists Southern Gulf Islands

From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know. 

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Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats

Providing eco-excursions via guided kayaking and paddle board tours, Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions is a great place to reconnect with nature.

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rentals and tours
Gulf Island Kayaking

Rent or book a kayak tour with Gulf Island Kayaking.

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tours and rentals
Kayaking Gulf Islands

Explore Mayne Island at our own pace with kayak and paddle board rentals or booked a guided kayak tour to explore the beautiful waters.

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Kayaking Skills Saturna Island

Book a kayak tour, lesson, or rental with Kayaking Skills and explore the Southern Gulf Islands.

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rentals, retail, lessons & tours
Pender Island Kayak Adventures

Pender Island Kayak Adventures is a perfect place to try anything from kayaking to canoeing and even paddle boarding.

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tours and rentals
Salt Spring Adventures

Salt Spring Adventures has many tour and rental options available.

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How to Start Kayak Fishing in BC

Here are 16 ways to slightly alter our paddling practices and improve our experiences at all of the wild places in BC. 

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