101 – 1840 Stewart Avenue

Coastal Expression is Nanaimo’s most recognized kayak rental and tour operation. Coastal Expression allows guests to rent kayaks and stand up paddle boards by the hour or day for personal adventures, or join a group tour. Most group tours take 3-4 hours to complete, although full-day trips are available as well.

Coastal Expressions beginner tours are perfect for new paddlers, starting with an on-land introduction and then a leisurely paddle through sheltered waters. Experienced kayakers looking to up the ante can also rent low profile camping gear for overnight excursions to Newcastle Island, Pirates Cove on De Courcy Island, and other gorgeous Gulf Island destinations.

Coastal Expression’s fleet includes composite and plastic sea kayaks and recreational kayaks. Single and double kayaks are available.