Sealegs Kayaking Tours
About Sealegs Kayaking
Sealegs was born while Bud watched kayakers paddling peacefully by him while he was working in the Haida Gwaii Islands. Having scuba dived all along BC's coastline and having explored many small towns, he found Ladysmith to be the ideal place for paddling. Situated within the calm waters of Ladysmith Harbour there has always been an abundance of wildlife to be seen and its proximity to the Gulf Islands sealed their fate in here.
Bud's former career as a Commercial Diver & in Forestry Management and Sheryll's career in Recreation have been perfect backgrounds to form this exciting recreational and educational venture. The Bells and their four children have lived and worked in Ladysmith for the past 20 years. They have offered sea kayak tours, lessons, clinics and rentals from Transfer Beach, Ladysmith since 1997.
The Guide Team
Most Sealegs team members having been working with the Bell family for nearly a decade and are general from the Island and local area. The Guides are members of the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC which requires them to update credentials every 2 years and to keep their kayak leadership logs up to date. Continuing education is important to Sealegs and the company conducts in-house clinics for its Guides, Assistants and waterfront staff.
At Sealegs, team members are encouraged to attend workshops, conferences and clinics in complementary fields and are generally active in their communities. Several serve on numerous committees & associations as well as work closely with Ladysmith's Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture. Click here to learn more about the team.
Safety is our #1 priority
As educators, the Sealegs guide and administrative team realize the importance of updating skills and keeping current with new information and legislation that affects their fields of expertise.
All rentals and tours include a free introductory lesson and rates include safety gear for you and the boat including a PFD, throw rope, paddle float and pump.
Guides are members of the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC (SKGABC) and strive to continually keep their skills and qualifications upgraded.
Every effort is made to provide clients with a safe, comfortable, positive and memorable vacation. Your safety is our priority and we stake our reputation on it. Click here to read what previous clients have said about safety with Sealegs.
Since wilderness adventures do not come with the creature comforts of home, we make sure you are comfortable on your vacation. Some of ways we do this are:
- We "teach as we go" to ensure you use proper paddling techniques so that you are comfortable in the kayak and you enjoy your paddle.
- Easily accessible launch sites
- We provide meals that are nutritious, delicious and plentiful, taking special effort to satisfy dietary needs.
We treat our clients as we treat guests at our home. We want you to have a refreshing, exhilarating outdoor experience and we strive to ensure you are more than happy with your outdoor adventure holiday.
If we don't live up to your expectations, we want to hear from you so we can maintain our relationship with you. Our business has been successful because of our repeat customers.
We have earned our customers' trust and honour this trust by continuing to provide exceptional service and a great experience.
You've gotta have fun! You're on Holiday!!! That's another reason why we take the daily tasks of cooking, set-up and clean up out of your hands.
You pay for a vacation and a vacation you will have. When we say all-inclusive, we mean it.
Our professional guides are in this business because they love working in the outdoors, they love meeting new people and they love being in, on and around the ocean!
FREE Intro Lesson included with tour.
No experience necessary.
Call ahead to book your adventure.
$52.00 per person plus HST.
Transfer Beach, Ladysmith, Vancouver Island
Toll Free: 1-877-KAYAK BC (529-2522)
Our Community & Environment
Our company understands the importance of environmental stewardship of BC's spectacular coastal environment. We practice no trace camping, we choose non-toxic products, and we support organizations that are working to protect the marine environment that is so special to us. One group that we support is the Georgia Strait Alliance.
Whether the issue is salmon farming, toxic pollution, endangered species or habitat loss, we see the Georgia Strait Alliance working hard and effectively, to create the kind of lasting changes that are needed to keep our coastalwaters and wildlife healthy.
We hope you'll consider supporting the Georgia Strait Alliance too.
Sealegs maintains a community partnership with the Ladysmith Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture by offering a variety of courses and tours through the Department.