Rentals Information

**all participants must sign a waiver and fill out a rentals form**


19 or more years old
Can rent tandem canoe, kayak, SUP with no restrictions
Solo paddlers must prove ability to perform solo capsize and recovery to go out alone

16-18 years old (minimum 2 participants)
Can rent a tandem canoe, kayak, SUP with parent signature on waiver
Solo paddlers must go out with a minimum group size of 2 boats

Under 16 years old
Must be accompanied by an adult in a canoe or kayak
A child can accompany two adults in a canoe for 1/2 rental rate (dogs are free) :)
If over 5” tall can go alone on a SUP with an adult on the water at the same time
If under 5” tall must be accompanied on a SUP with an adult


All participants must wear a PFD at all times while on the water

Stand Up Paddleboarders must wear a leash at all times while on the water

You may want to consider taking your phone in a waterproof case as we do have fairly good cell reception


Please be familiar with the boundaries, current direction, and your intended time due back. If paddling down the current, remember it will take approximately twice as long to paddle back upstream!

Experienced paddlers - talk to us about circumnavigating the Island, exploring Kanaka Creek or Derby Reach!

Novice paddlers must remain in the Novice area! :)


Have an awesome time!

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Hear what folks are saying!

I was very impressed with all the personnel at RIDGE Wilderness Adventures. They took time to teach all of our students no matter what level of outdoor exerience each child had. At the end of the day everyone was more confident on the water. The happy smiling faces all round was the proof in the pudding! A huge thanks to Dave and Crew. We will definitely come again.

William Grievous
Saanich School Superintendent