The Lower Sunshine Coast is a boater's paradise. Nearly completely surrounded by water, "The Peninsula" offers a variety of launches, moorage spots, and scenic destinations. Take your pick from 80 km of shoreline along the Georgia Strait, the calm waters of the Sechelt Inlet, the stunning vistas of Howe Sound in the south or Jervis Inlet in the north, the intricate coves and inlets of Pender Harbour, and two large lakes: Ruby Lake and Sakinaw Lake.
Operators listed below rent and charter boats. See the Marinas category for information on the many marinas on the Coast, Paddling Sports for information specific to kayaking and other paddling sports, Boating Tours for operators who offer tours, and Fishing or Fishing Tours if you wish to fish.
John Henry`s Resort and Marina
John Henry's is a full service resort & marina. We have:
- A general store that includes a liquor store, fresh produce & groceries, an ATM, lottery, propane, bait, ice, gifts and fishing & boating supplies
- Four comfortable, cozy oceanfront cottages, many of which are now available year-round
- A fully-furnished 3-bedroom oceanfront vacation home, plus a 1-bedroom self-contained suite
- 2,300 lineal feet of docks for transient, seasonal and long-term bookings in a deep water, sheltered harbour
- On-site facilities for mariners, including washrooms, laundry, fresh water, garbage & recycling
Pedals and Paddles
The adventure starts here at Pedals & Paddles, located in Lamb Bay 10 km. north of Sechelt on the east shore of Sechelt Inlet. We have 600' of waterfront on 78 acres at the base of Mt. Richardson and the entrance to Tetrahedron Park. Whether you are planning to rent kayaks or canoes, stand-up paddle boards (SUP's) or arrange for a Zodiac tour, Sechelt Inlet has it all - fantastic scenery, abundant wildlife and easy-access wilderness.
Pender Harbour Resort
If it's a boat you’re looking for, Pender Harbour Resort is happy to rent you one so you can explore the Harbour and all its splendor. The marina at Pender Harbour Resort provides deep water and protected moorage.
Secret Cove Sail Tours
There is nothing more magical than the feeling of the wind in your sails as you glide silently towards the horizon. We want to share the magic with you on our 38' sailing yacht 'Reverie' built for comfort and equipped with 2 kayaks and a 10' power tender. Our skipper is Transport Canada certified.
We offer all kinds of tours to meet your needs:
Day sails to Thormanby Island, Smuggler Cove, Pender Harbour, Jedediah, Texada and Lasqueti Islands
3 hour sunset tours between Secret Cove and Thormanby Island
2-4 day sails to such destinations as Princess Louisa Inlet, Harmony Islands, Pender Harbour, Hornby Island, Nanaimo, Newcastle Island and Jedediah Island.
Slo Cat Harbour Tours and Taxi
Ride the Slo Cat and experience the incomparable Pender Harbour, the "Venice of the North." Millenium Park, in Madeira Park, is the SloCat's home port, where you begin your one and a half hour tour of some of the most beautiful scenery on the Sunshine Coast. You may see bald eagles, seals and occasional jumping salmon.
Sunshine Coast Boat Rentals
Based out of Coho Marina in Madeira Park, Sunshine Coast Boat Rentals rents 16' to 22' bowriders and cuddy cabins. Boats are available on trailers so they can be picked up or dropped off anywhere on the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Resort
Sunshine Coast Resort offers motor boat rentals, fishing charters, and boat tours. Water taxi service is available upon request. We also have a protected and serviced deep water marina accommodating boats up to 100 feet in length.
Sunshine Kayaking-Sailing Tours-Fishing Charters
Since 1991, we have been the "Adventure Experts" on the Sunshine Coast. Visit us at our spectacular location in Gibsons Landing Harbour at the entrance to Howe Sound and near Keats, Gambier, Bowen, Pasley and Anvil islands.
We offer kayaking, paddle board and canoe rentals, lessons and tours.
Skippered sailing tours and charters are offered half day, full day, or for the sunsets during the evenings. We cruise around Keats, Gambier, Bowen and Pasley islands.