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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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
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
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
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

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

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. Seasonal events include vintner’s nights, scotch tastings, live music, craft beer nights & more. Ask about the United Eaters & Drinkers of Mill Bay. Come for the food, stay for the view!
740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, 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
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

Ladysmith Marina

901 Gladden Rd, Ladysmith, BC

Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

1761 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cowichan Lake Marina

415 Point Ideal Dr, Cowichan Lake, 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

Pier 66 Marina

1745 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cheers Cowichan Tours

Cowichan Bay Marina

1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Ladysmith Community Marina

610 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith, BC

Maple Bay Day Charters

6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Thetis Island Marina

46 Harbour Rd, Thetis Island, BC

Maple Bay Yacht Club

6337 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Wilderness Kayaking

6683 Beaumont Ave, Duncan, BC

Genoa Bay Marina

5000 Genoa Bay Rd, Genoa Bay, BC

Bluenose Marina

1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Dungeness Marina

1759 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan 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.

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

Cowichan Knitters

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