Water Adventures in Comox Valley & Campbell River
Situated on the sheltered Salish Sea, Comox Valley and Campbell River are ideally located for fun on the water – and there's plenty of it to be found. Campbell River’s natural wonders have made it a hub for wildlife tour operators, while Comox is gaining renown for sailing and kayaking adventures.
Tours leave Campbell River and journey through the calm waters of the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Strait and other nearby inlets in pursuit of wildlife and adventure. This dynamic inland coastal environment is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world, including resident and transient orcas, an increasing number of once nearly vanished humpback whales, plus dolphins, porpoises and sea lions.
The Campbell River area offers some of the most spectacular sailing and kayaking territory in Canada. Sailors pass through Desolation Sound, or take a half-day trip to the fabled Mitlenatch Island where any number of rare species of birds may be found. Sea kayaks allow wildlife fanatics the opportunity to get up close and personal, exploring all the nooks and craannies of the shoreline—never knowing what magnificent creature might await around every corner.
Comox is home to four marinas with hold more than 500 pleasure boats and a commercial fishing fleet. Head down to the safe and protected Comox Harbour, dip your paddles in the Salish Sea and spend a day kayaking to Sandy Island, or try out SUP – stand up paddleboarding. Tribune Bay Provincial Park on Hornby Island is a very popular spot for kayaking and boating, and the entire coast is alive with sailboats.