Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast Kayak Company Specializing In Tours and Kayaking Vacations Of British Columbia

Your British Columbia Kayak Specialists

We welcome you to come with us on a journey to scenic places we travel to around B.C. from spring to fall each year at Rising Sun Kayaks. Specializing in multi day trips to the west coast of Vancouver Island, the inner Fjords of the Georgia Strait or the serene wilderness of the Sunshine Coast and the Princess Louisa Inlet we have the right tours for beginners to experienced professionals.

Our Kayak equipment is the best of any company in British Columbia

Our fleet of Nimbus single and double fiberglass sea kayaks are undoubtedly the best you will find to paddle. Many of them have been custom built exclusively for Rising Sun Kayak Adventures. These easy-to-maneuver boats have allowed us to paddle thousands of ocean miles in comfort. Our boats and all their associated equipment are included in the price of our day and multi-day trips and are also available to rent for personal use.

Main Launch Location (Little Cates Park)

Our day trip and rental main location is on Dollarton Hwy in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. It is located at:

Little Cates Park, 4000 Dollarton Hwy North, North Vancouver, B.C.

We are with you every step of your vacation

From your arrival in British Columbia to your departure, we are available to help make your vacation worry-free. Since many of our Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast launch sites are hard to reach, Rising Sun does offer transportation services. Staying in Vancouver, Victoria or Tofino before and after your trip? We can help you find great, affordable accomodations and recommend priceless recreational activities. Just let us know what we can do to make your British Columbia vacation more relaxing, are we will be here to help.

Spotting whales off Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for over a decade!

The waterways we paddle are a popular migration stop for some of the world's most impressive marine mammals. Each year, humpback, grey, and killer whales travel through our oceans on their natural migratory routes between the North Pacific and the Baja Peninsula. At Rising Sun, we have been spotting these whales since we started leading kayak trips in the early '90's. No matter how many whales we have spotted, we still get goosebumps each time we see the dorsal fin of an orca rise from the waters of the Johnstone Strait or a humpback whale breach in the waters off Vancouver Island's west coast. Year after year, we've had incredible success with whale sightings, especially on our Johnstone Strait trip. This passageway near the northern tip of Vancouver Island is home to the world's largest known orca pod and it is our pleasure to take in these magnificent creatures every summer!

Our Adopted Philosophy

"Ric Careless describes "wilderness" as a place, an experience, a tradition, a remembering and a future... it is the very archive of life... the essence of purity. Vast and free, wilderness provides a wild place to stay, a space for solitude. It offers a chance for renewal in Nature, reconnection with the land, and, a reunion with the spirit.

Sea Kayaking in pristine areas can help foster this discovery. For an eager group of kayakers armed with enthusiasm, and yet, a bit of curiousity, equipped with good gear and expert guides, pure eco-adventuring could never feel more like a holy crusade into a new realm, our very heaven on earth."

Paddle Board Rentals
Multi-Day Kayaking Trips

"Rising Sun Kayaks should be considered one of the best Kayak companies in B.C.. They are very well organized from the day you book your trip to the extensive knowledge of the areas that they explore and right through to the day you say good-bye to friends you met along the way. "

- Karen Ferguson,
Outdoor B.C. Magazine

Rainbow on the water

"I've lived in BC my whole life and have taken many boat trips, hiking trips and Kayak trips all over BC, and I must say, taking a multi-day kayak trip up to the Sunshine Coast will be the most pristine, serene and amazing adventure experiences you will ever take that will seeminly transport you into another world and will "reset" your inner self!. "

- Dave Maclucas,
Kayaker, BC Resident

Fishing with help

Vancouver Island Kayaking Areas & Places of Interest

Johnstone Strait | Broken Islands | Clayoquot Sound | Nootka Sound | Kyuquot Sound | Texada/Jedediah Islands | Tofino | Victoria | Campbell River | Nanaimo | Quadra Island | Ucluelet | Port Alberni | The Gulf Islands | The Brooks Peninsula | Cape Scott | Gabriola Island | Galiano Island | Sooke | Sidney | Cowichan Valley | Qualicum Beach | Parksville | Comox Valley

Sunshine Coast Deep Sea Kayaking Areas & Vacation Spots

Egmont | Nelson Island | Hotham Sound | Princess Louisa Inlet | Sechelt | Gibsons | Davis Bay | Roberts Creek | Pender Island | Halfmoon Bay | Bowen Island | Port Mellon | Squamish | Whistler | Jervis Inlet | Salmon Inlet | Desolation Sound | Powell River | Earl's Cove | Lund | Savary Island | Howe Sound | Gambier Island