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Secret Beaches and Islands SUP Tour

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Victoria, Canada

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Experience hosted by Brian

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your adventure will begin at a local beach. On shore time will be kept to the minimum required to ensure a safe and fun time on the water. Adventures includes a high quality board, paddle and lifejacket. Wetsuits, drysuits and related gear also available as an add on for all weather fun. Paddling tips and skill clinic included for all levels from first time to advanced (even racing). The view above and below the water must be experienced to be believed.  Eagles, Seals and Otters are common sightings on the water. Many sea birds, schools of fish and sea lions too. Every adventure is unique.
Your adventure will begin at a local beach. On shore time will be kept to the minimum required to ensure a safe and fun time on the water. Adventures includes a high quality board, paddle and lifejacket. Wetsuits, drysuits and related gear also available as an add on for all weather fun. Paddling tips and skill clinic included for all levels from first time to advanced (even racing). The view above and below the water must be experienced to b…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water included. Send a message to request snacks, meals, beverages (provide...
  • Equipment
    High Quality Stand Up Paddleboard, Carbon Paddle, PFD and Leash included in...
From $34
/ person
Mon, Oct 5
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Mon, Oct 12
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Mon, Oct 19
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$34 per person
$34 per person

Meet your host, Brian

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 8 Reviews
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I am the owner of South Island SUP and have been leading Stand Up Paddleboad (SUP) adventures since 2012. I am on the water every day and love to share my passion for SUP.
Stoked to able to share my passion for the ocean and stand up paddleboarding. I will guide you safely through easy or challenging waters (your choice). I have drysuits, wetsuits, boots and gloves to keep you warm all year round. And safety gear to keep your tour safe.
I am a Paddle Canada Basic and Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor Trainer with more than 3000 hours ocean touring, instructing and training experience.
Former North Shore (Vancouver) Rescue Team member. Strong swimming skills including free diving and water rescue training.
Wilderness First Aid Certified and PaddleSmart Instructor. WestCoast SUP Symposium, BC SUP Cup Organizer/Competitor
I am the owner of South Island SUP and have been leading Stand Up Paddleboad (SUP) adventures since 2012. I am on the water every day and love to share my passion for SUP.
Stoked to able to share my passion for the ocean and stand up paddleboarding. I will guide you safely through easy or challenging waters (your choice). I have drysuits, wetsuits, boots and gloves to keep you warm all year round. And safety gear to keep your tour safe.
I am a Paddle Canada Basic and Advanced Flatw…
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Where you'll be

You will visit beaches and islands near Victoria that even locals rarely see. You will be led safely along the shore and out to nearby islands within the safety of an experienced guide. Learn how to navigate the currents and channels for an amazing trip on the water. Most common tours include Oak Bay, Gonzales, McNeil Bay, Jimmy Chicken Island, Emily Islet and even Trial Island (route and islands will vary depending on conditions and group).

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Kelly
August 2020
Brian's tour and rental is great. Brian checked in with us days before to see how experienced we were in order to choose the right boards for us. Brian was very patient as my boyfriend and I were complete beginners. Brian was an excellent teacher, and made the experience that much more enjoyable for us.
Brian's tour and rental is great. Brian checked in with us days before to see how experienced we were in order to choose the right boards for us. Brian was very patient as my boyfr…
Laura
August 2020
Great Morning Adventure. We had never SUP before and Brian was fantastic instructor telling us lots of tips and getting us out on the water quickly. He was was super friendly and really great just to talk to - we loved it. He sent through the expected weather forecast for the morning so we were prepared. We headed out off round Jimmy Chicken island and saw seals and Otters. It was great fun and will be back in the future!
Great Morning Adventure. We had never SUP before and Brian was fantastic instructor telling us lots of tips and getting us out on the water quickly. He was was super friendly and r…
Elena
July 2020
Brian is very welcoming and careful person. I am not experienced boarder so Brian provided me with a suitable paddleboard which helped me to keep the balance and maintain the speed. Suzy provided me with the training and was assisting me all the way. She helped me a lot so I had a clear guidance and felt secure all time. Also they sent me great pictures of me which is very handy since I was not able to do it myself. Great experience! Highly recommended for all levels.
Brian is very welcoming and careful person. I am not experienced boarder so Brian provided me with a suitable paddleboard which helped me to keep the balance and maintain the speed…
Dani
August 2019
Really great experience that I would never be able to do on my own. My instructor was very knowledgeable and even though I had never been on a paddleboard before, I felt safe the entire time and had tons of fun. I would reccomend this experience.
Really great experience that I would never be able to do on my own. My instructor was very knowledgeable and even though I had never been on a paddleboard before, I felt safe the e…
Chaya
May 2019
After making arrangements through the website, we met at a local beach to go paddle boarding. Brian was on time and came prepared with multiple types of boards, as well as snacks and hot tea. Brian checked I. With me many times during the trip to check my comfort level and to decide where to go next based on my input. At no time did I feel unsafe. Brian is very knowledgeable and personable, and has extensive experience SUP-ing. I highly recommend this experience, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon and you may even see some local wildlife while you’re out there.
After making arrangements through the website, we met at a local beach to go paddle boarding. Brian was on time and came prepared with multiple types of boards, as well as snacks a…
Alexandra
September 2020
Wonderful experience highly recommend ! Brian is wonderful and full of knowledge.

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

Message me if any questions. SUP is easy to learn. Adventures can be tailored to fit your group experience, skill and fitness level. Suitable for all ages. Message if any children under 8. Young children can ride on a board with a guide or other paddler. I have lifejackets for 30 lbs and up.

What to bring

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for water activities. Extra layers to add or remove depending on conditions. Water shoes if you have any. Wetsuits/Drysuits, boots/gloves can be rented for cooler days.

Sunglasses or glasses with a strap, sunscreen, hat. Straps for glasses available to borrow or purchase.