There is something timelessly appealing about kayaking. This particular activity is something everyone can indulge in, as it doesn’t need any special skills or extensive experience. If you want get away from the stifling city life, this outdoor adventure presents the perfect idea for weekend getaways. You will be happy to know you don’t have to go far.
Sealegs Kayaking Tours is just a quick 20-minute ride south of Nanaimo or if you are starting from Victoria, it’s a 1-hour scenic drive. This adventure centre is situated on the Transfer Beach, which is quite easy to locate. Whether you are looking for a weekend of pure fun and relaxation with the family, or you are planning a romantic getaway with your loved one, this popular tourist attraction spot is definitely worth the trip.
Put Your Life on Slow-Mo for a Weekend
If you are fairly new to kayaking, you don’t have to worry. There are professional sea kayak guides at Sealegs who can provide you free lessons that comes with the hourly rentals and tours. There is also a family-friendly beachfront perfect for beach volleyball, swimming and just simply for watching the world go by. It’s like literally putting your life on slow-mo here. If you are planning to bring your pet, there are also an available dog parks and hiking trails you can both enjoy.
Where Your Security is the #1 Priority
All the staff and crew of Sealegs are constantly trained to provide and adhere to stringent security measures. The administrative team of the company is committed to frequently update their skills as well as keep current with the latest legislation and information on providing a safe and fun environment for their clients.
The hourly rentals and tours include a few minutes of introductory lessons. You can also rent out additional safety gears such as a PFD, throw rope, paddle, pump and paddle float. You can be rest assured that the whole team is committed to giving all known efforts to provide a comfortable, safe and memorable vacation.
A Choice of Weekend Adventures
Looking for some fun, engaging outdoor activities to flex those muscles? Or may you prefer a quiet, romantic time alone with your special someone? Whatever your plans are, you are sure to find a perfect package to suit your preference. Below are some of the available activities you can engage in and enjoy at Sealegs:
2-Hour Wildlife Tour
If it is your first time to kayak, it is highly recommended that you explore the Ladysmith Harbour’s little bay. This 2-hour adventure will take you to the paddle route of Woods, Bute as well as the Dunsmuir Islands. Make sure to look out for bald eagles usually spotted flying overhead as well as a plethora of underwater creatures such as sea lions, harbour seals, waterfowl as well as other inter-tidal sea life.
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Elliott’s Beach Day Tour
If you are looking for a more sedate trip, you can consider this one. Travel through the Woods Island, where you get to visit and observe the harbour seals as their poke and frolic at the neighboring waters. You can also enjoy checking out the collection of oysters, crabs, seastars, sun starts, limpets and so much more. This tour package is perfect if you have kids around.
Full Moon Tour
If you are looking for some weekend romance or thinking of the best way to propose, then the full moon tour presents the ideal choice. When kayaking during the night, you get to see a whole new dimension of the Ladysmith Harbour.
3-Day Camping Trips
If you really want some serious vacation, why not go on a 3-day camping, where you will be taken to the stunning view of the spectacular gold island. While the day away and enjoy a fishing trip and lounging under the sun, with no roads, no running water, and no electricity – and of course, well away from the demands and pressures of city life.
200 Transfer Beach Blvd
Ladysmith, British Columbia
Toll-free: 877-KAYAK BC (529-2522)
Getting to Nanaimo
• By Ferry – enjoy a two-hour mini cruise with BC Ferry Service. There are two convenient routes you can choose from:
1. Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay – 1 hour and 4 minutes
2. Tsawwassen to Duke Point – 2 hours
• By Vehicle – All popular destinations of Vancouver Island is just within easy reach to Nanaimo. Tofino, Qualicum Beahc, Victoria and Parksville are just nearby, making Nanaimo an idea location for side trips. If you are planning to commute, buses run frequently operated by BC Transit.
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