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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Genoa Bay Cafe

Genoa Bay Cafe

Nestled amongst the towering forested bluffs of Mt. Tzouhalem and calm ocean waters of Genoa Bay, the Café is situated on a little piece of paradise. We offer a laidback approach to fine dining with warm friendly servers that greet you like you are an old friend.
5000 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, Genoa Bay, Maple Bay, North Cowichan, BC
Blue Dog Kayaking

Blue Dog Kayaking

Here at Blue Dog we are committed to bringing you the very best that Paddling has to offer, whether Kayaking or Paddleboarding our expert guides and friendly staff will ensure you’ll have an adventure to remember.
• Lessons
• Tours
• Rentals
There is something for everyone at ‘The Cowichan Valley’s #1 Paddling Destination’ !
740 Handy Rd, Mill Bay, BC
Cheers Cowichan Tours

Cheers Cowichan Tours

Let Cheers do the driving for a memorable day in the heart of Cowichan's delicious food and wine scene. Cowichan's only resident tour company providing guided tours to wineries, breweries and attractions. Transport for weddings, private events and festivals. Pickups at hotels, marinas, residences. Group or private tours, operating daily, year round.
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
Maple Bay Marina

Maple Bay Marina

Famous for breathtaking views and stunning natural beauty, Maple Bay Marina is the largest marina north of Victoria, featuring 400 slips (visitor and long term), nightly float home accommodations, kayak rentals, hiking, fuel dock, laundromat, showers, full service boatyard, chandlery, Shipyard Restaurant & Pub, and Mariners Market & Espresso Bar.
 6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC
Ocean Ecoventures

Ocean Ecoventures

Our daily 3 – 4 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. Whales are our passion! We love sharing Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystem and all that inhabits it. We are dedicated to responsible and ethical whale watching and wildlife viewing.
1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

1761 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Ladysmith Marina

901 Gladden Rd, Ladysmith, BC

Sealegs Kayaking Adventures

200 Captain Tristan de Koninck Way, Ladysmith, BC

Maple Bay Day Charters

6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Cowichan Bay Marina

1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Wilderness Kayaking

6683 Beaumont Ave, Duncan, BC

Genoa Bay Marina

5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Genoa Bay, BC

Pier 66 Marina

1745 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Thetis Island Marina

46 Harbour Rd, Thetis Island, BC

Ladysmith Community Marina

610 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith, BC

Bluenose Marina

1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Dungeness Marina

1759 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cowichan Bay Kayaks

1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cowichan Lake Marina

415 Point Ideal Dr, Cowichan Lake, BC

Maple Bay Yacht Club

6337 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Mill Bay Marina

740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Unsworth Winery

Cowichan Knitters

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