Sooke Kayak Ocean Tours
Looking to see Vancouver Island’s Sooke Basin from an ocean kayak!? Are you a first-time paddler or an experienced paddler wanting to advance your Kayak skills? Get both with one of our ocean kayak tours! Just 30 mins for downtown Victoria, BC, nestled right on the rugged west coast in Cooper’s Cove, our certified ocean kayak guides will show you some of the best-kept secret kayak destinations on southern Vancouver Island, all while providing you advice with paddle strokes and techniques to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your time kayaking on the beautiful West Coast.
Our weekly ocean tours fill up quickly, so advance booking is required! Please contact us by 4pm on the day prior to your desired tour to ensure that you will have a spot.
All tours are priced per person, please call for group pricing:
• 3hr Ocean Kayak Tours $110
• Full Day Ocean Kayak Tour $180
• Full Moon Ocean Kayak Tour $110
• Sunset Ocean Kayak Tour $110
3 Hour Ocean Kayak Tour
Leaving at 9am and 1pm, our three-hour tours are a great way to explore the beautiful scenery of the Sooke Basin of Vancouver Island. Just 30 mins for downtown Victoria, BC, nestled right on the rugged west coast in Cooper’s Cove, our certified guides will show you all the highlights of the area and give you some insight into the wildlife and history. Find out about the mysterious grey battleship in Coopers Cove, see where John Wayne used to party and say hello to all the animals that call the basin their home. We often see seals, sea stars and jellyfish, and on occasion even see herons, bald eagles and sea cucumbers (our personal favourites! They’re really weird).
Full Day Ocean Kayak Tour
Departing at 9 am, our full-day tour will take you to Whiffin Spit, where the Sooke Basin empties into the open ocean. On top of the sights you would see on the 3-hour tour, you will paddle out past the Sooke Harbour, explore the unique ecosystem of the tidal flats and have a picnic on Whiffin Spit, catered by our neighbours, the Stickleback Eatery.
Full Moon Ocean Kayak Tour
Paddle out and watch the moon rise from the ocean’s horizon, then return by moonlight! This unique experience is not only, beautiful and romantic, but so peaceful and meditative. We often have increadible encounters with some of the local wildlife, as some animals prefer dusk, and if you are lucky you might even see some bioluminescence. This special 2-hour tour only runs on the day of the full moon or the day before or after, start times will vary depending on the time of year.
Sunset Ocean Kayak Tour
Experience kayaking the Sooke Basin at dusk on this 2-hour ocean tour, returning to the dock just as the sun sets behind the mountains. We can’t think of a better way to end the day than enjoying the last golden rays of the sun floating out on the water. These tours depart at different times in the year depending on when the sun sets.
Choose RUSH Kayak Adventures
More people choose Rush Adventures kayaking tours over any other outfitter on the Island. We offer personalized tour packages, our guides are professional and friendly, and we are located on the most beautiful protected waters around! Our tours are always fun and include exploring small islands, coves and beaches.
This protected water region is unparalleled; you’ll come away with a new appreciation not only for sea kayaking but also for the area’s wildlife and natural history. Rush Adventures has built a strong reputation for guiding expertise, and have become well-known for providing exciting experiences for all our customers.
RUSH also offers a wide variety of trip packages for both beginners and seasoned paddlers. We provide an enjoyable and relaxing way for paddlers to see the area and get a close look at sea life, coastal birds and other wildlife. Each tour is led by registered guides and experienced naturalists who will point out the interesting sites and wildlife throughout the tour.