Maple Bay Marina is the largest marina north of Victoria, featuring 400 slips

Boating + Marinas

Well before southern British Columbia became known as a place to film blockbuster movies, many Hollywood notables, including John Wayne, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, were known to boat and moor in these parts. The magnificent Cowichan coastline and its many surrounding islets, harbours and secluded bays (and lakes) are dotted with dozens of well-provisioned places to tie up, refresh and refuel both you and your craft. Many marinas have pubs and fine dining restaurants which have become destinations for both boaters and the public at large, including Mill Bay’s stunning new marina and bistro. If you’re lucky enough to anchor offshore overnight, don’t be surprised if you hear families of otters or orcas chatting to each other as they slip by in the waters around you.

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Coastal Bliss Adventures / Cowichan Bay Kayaking

Coastal Bliss Adventures / Cowichan Bay Kayaking

Explore Cowichan, and Vancouver Island by Kayak! Watch Sea Lions, otters, and seals swim; bald eagles soar above, and maybe even get a glimpse of Orca or Humpback whale feeding. Cowichan is also, a bird watchers haven! Let Coastal Bliss Adventures show you the magnificence of the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island!
• Tours
• Lessons
• Rentals
• Kids Programs
• Bird Watching
• Day Hikes
• Forest Bathing

Sealegs Kayaking Adventures

Sealegs Kayaking Adventures

Stand-up Paddleboard and kayak rentals, tours and lessons from Ladysmith's family friendly beach and calm, sheltered bay. Beginners welcome. Special tours for families
200 Captain Tristan de Koninck Way, Ladysmith, BC
Arbutus Ridge Seaside Community

Arbutus Ridge Seaside Community

Arbutus Ridge Seaside Community residents enjoy the very best active, relaxed, picturesque, 50+ lifestyle. Enveloping a golf course and our private marina, our community of 600+ homes is incredibly unique. Residents live the active lifestyle playing tennis, golfing, hiking, boating, socializing and more while enjoying Canada’s best climate year around!
3600 Ratcliffe Rd, Cobble Hill, BC
Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

Explore the Cowichan Estuary’s wildlife, habitats, and history through fun, interactive exhibits – and touch live sea creatures in the region’s only touch tank aquarium!
1845 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC
Blue Dog Kayaking

Blue Dog Kayaking

Based in Mill Bay & Sidney we offer Kayak & paddle board Instruction,Tours & Rentals. If you want to learn or advance with your kayak skills please check out our Paddle Canada courses. For the whole family we offer Wildlife, Sunset & All day guided Kayak Tours no experience required.
• Lessons
• Tours
• Rentals
We want to make paddling fun & accessible to all @ The Cowichan Valley’s #1 Paddling Destination’ !
740 Handy Rd, Cobble Hill, Malahat, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, BC
Ocean Ecoventures

Ocean Ecoventures

Our daily 3 – 4 hour or full day 8-hour Whale Watching and Wildlife tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise as well as a myriad of marine birds on your whale watching eco tour.

Our team of professional captains have a commitment to responsible wildlife viewing, education and conservation
1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC
Genoa Bay Cafe

Genoa Bay Cafe

Where summertime offers up our waters edge patio dining and winter invites you inside our quaint restaurant, come let our family take care of yours. Often described as magical, Genoa Bay is a wonderful place to wander, relax, and enjoy your chef prepared dining experience with views of the marina.
5000 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, Genoa Bay, Maple Bay, North Cowichan, BC

Bridgemans Bistro

Bridgemans Bistro, located at the Mill Bay Marina, features a thoughtfully crafted, West Coast inspired menu full of locally sourced ingredients and house made items. Open 7 days a week serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Food and drink specials throughout the week.
740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC

Cheers Cowichan Tours

We are your authoritative guide to all Cowichan region destinations and many others here on Vancouver Island. Cheers Cowichan is the ONLY tour company located in Cowichan and run by local experts.

Wilderness Kayaking

Wilderness Kayaking Co. has been in Business since 1990, offering: Tours, Instruction, Sales and Rentals. We offer instruction for both the novice and the experienced paddler.
6683 Beaumont Ave, Duncan, BC

Genoa Bay Marina

Genoa Bay is a quiet and picturesque bay on the north side of Cowichan Bay, at the south end of Sansum Narrows on Southern Vancouver Island
5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Genoa Bay, BC

Cowichan Bay Marina

1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Ladysmith Marina

Ladysmith Marina, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, is set in the town of Ladysmith, one hour north of Victoria and ten minutes south of the Nanaimo Airport.
901 Gladden Rd, Ladysmith, BC

Ladysmith Community Marina

The Ladysmith Maritime Society is a 280-member non-profit charitable organization that has been in continuous operation since 1985.
610 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith, BC

Thetis Island Marina

Thetis is quiet, rural and friendly. Cast aside those urban habits, slow down, smile often, and wave at people. Here we are used to waving at cars, offering “good morning” greetings to strangers, and welcoming everyone to our special piece of paradise, hidden in the islands, so close, yet so far from the big cities. We love it, and we know you will too.
46 Harbour Rd, Thetis Island, BC

Bluenose Marina

The Bluenose Marina is situated in the unique and historic village of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island, on of the premier sailing and cruising areas in the world. We offer permanent and transient moorage as well as the ultimate in floating accommodations in our unique, self contained floating homes within the marina!
1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Maple Bay Day Charters

Leaving from the dock at Maple Bay Marina or Cowichan Bay in the complete comfort of our 47 Ft Maxum Luxury Yacht Cruiser, the day is up to you!
6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Mill Bay Marina

Fuel sales, long, short term and transient moorage. Power, water and WiFi at slips plus washrooms, showers, laundry and a sani pump out on site.
740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC

Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

The Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre is an active community-based maritime museum operated by the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society.
1761 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cowichan Lake Marina

We are the only Marina on the Cowichan Lake. If you need a place to launch and moor your boat contact us today. Don't forget to fuel up at our gas bar!
415 Point Ideal Dr, Cowichan Lake, BC

Pier 66 Marina

Fuel service, moorage & storage, grocery & liquor.
1745 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Dungeness Marina

Nestled in historic Cowichan Bay, Dungeness Marina offers the best moorage for miles, featuring new dock facilities, washroom & showers and a location that puts you directly in the heart of the Gulf Island cruising area.
1759 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Maple Bay Marina

Famous for breathtaking views and stunning natural beauty, Maple Bay Marina is the largest marina north of Victoria.
6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, Genoa Bay, Maple Bay, BC

Maple Bay Yacht Club

Are you new to the area? Do you have a power or sail boat? Join our community of friendly, knowledgeable boaters and their families. Our calendar is packed with things to do for members of all ages.
6337 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

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