- Equipment List
- Waiver/Medical Forms
Paddle out of Saturna Kayak Shack (next to the BC Ferry Terminal Dock, Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island in the Gulf Islands) to the King Islets, home to rare wild flowers and plants. These Islets are very dry and one of the only places in Canada that are home to the native ‘Prickly Pear’ cactus. We paddle further to Minx Reef, a very popular haul-out for Harbour Seals. Don’t be surprised if a seal comes up right next to your kayak! Next, we will stop at Veruna Bay, a lovely, west-facing, sandy beach, where swimming is a popular activity. If you wish to swim, bring a bathing suit and towel along. After a quick rest and snack (or swim), we will paddle back to our Saturna Kayak Shack.
Tours are weather dependent and we may offer an alternate tour if the wind is too strong.
This tour leaves from our Saturna Kayak Shack, next to the BC Ferry Terminal Dock, Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island in the Gulf Islands. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your tour. BC Ferries offers multiple sailings to and from both Victoria and Vancouver to Saturna Island daily.
Full Itinerary – PDF: Itinerary for Saturna Island—King Islets Tour
Please read the following equipment list carefully, as it indicates what you will need to bring with you to help ensure you enjoy a comfortable tour.
Ocean River Sports stocks many of the items listed below. If you need advice or would like to purchase gear, please visit us or check out our online store!
Cotton keeps you cold when it’s wet, and takes a long time to dry. If possible, bring clothing designed for outdoor wear and made from Merino (wool), silk, or synthetic materials, such as Capilene™, polyester, polypropylene, or nylon.
- Eyeglass retainer strap if you wear glasses
- Sunglasses, sunscreen
- A broad-brimmed sun/rain hat
- Clothing like you might wear for a short hike (dress in appropriate layers depending, on the weather). Bring a light rain jacket on days when there is a chance of rain. If you don’t have one, we can provide you with a waterproof paddling jacket.
- Low-heeled shoes
- Water and snack (optional)
- A watertight plastic bag for electronics (optional)
- A camera (optional)
We cannot be responsible for damage to or loss of your items, so please ensure valuables are stored securely in watertight plastic bags or dry bags and placed in the watertight storage compartments of your kayak. Secure storage is available for personal items you choose not to take on the water!
Please review the following form prior to your program. Please sign/initial the form in the presence of your instructor/guide, who will act as your witness.
“Saturna Island – Kings Islets Tour”
5 out of 5 stars – Reviewed September 2016
This was a fantastic tour exploring the wonders of Saturna Island. Graydon our tour guide was awesome. Being a local he was very passionate and knowledgeable. The views were stunning and I would highly recommend this tour to any one and any ability level. Can’t wait to come back here and explore some more. – Stephen
Daily: June 1 - Sept 15
If you don't see a time or date that works, contact us to arrange your own time or date!
3 Hours: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Saturna Kayak Shack - next to the BC Ferry Terminal Dock, Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island, BC
Saturna Island is accessible via BC Ferries
$75 - children under 12 are ½ price
Suitable for the entire family
No experience necessary