DAY  TOURS

Self-Guided and Guided Kayak / Stand-up Paddle Board and Cycle Tours

As “experience makers,” we take great pride in taking a simple activity, sprinkling it with island joy, and transforming it into a meaningful and memorable experience. 

CHEF SERIES

Our Chef on a Bike series offers unique culinary experiences – all of which feature a private chef, a behind-the-scenes look at our local food scene, a leisurely cycle, and culminate with a 4-course meal paired with local wine/beer.

New tours will be announced by the end of November (in time for Christmas shopping!) so please check back then.  If you have any questions or requests in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What’s Included:

  • Gourmet, 4-course, locally-sourced feast
  • Fully-supported, scenic cycling or kayaking
    (suitable for all fitness levels)
  • Use of our hybrid bikes or recreational kayaks
    (with all safety accessories – electric bikes are available for an additional cost)
  • Chef’s tour
  • Local guides
  • Samples and sips
  • Water bottle
  • A whole lot of joy!

*All fitness levels are welcome. Island Joy Rides provides everything – bikes, support vehicles, water bottles – so that all you have to bring is yourself. Space is limited.

KAYAKING

Sunset Kayak

Experience our Campbell River Estuary with a leisurely kayak or SUP on a dreamy evening this summer.  Where the river meets the ocean, the estuary is in the heart of our city.  Described by our guests as “a Disney ride through the Amazon,” this sunset paddle in the secret channels of this magical place takes you to another world, offering a chance to slow down and immerse in nature. 

What’s Included

  • Recreational kayak or SUP
  • Accessories – PFD and paddle
  • Dessert and bubbly
  • Local guides
  • A whole lot of joy!

*Suitable for all levels from beginner to expert. 

*Kids welcome on kayak tours – ages 5 and up. 

**Offered 7:00 to 9:00pm on most evenings. Please see calendar.  

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Paddle & Pizza

Wood Fired & River Inspired

Escape to another world as you immerse in our unique, multi-sensory river journey.  An evening to remember, we invite you on a magical, guided paddle through secret channels of the Campbell River Estuary followed by an intimate dining experience in our River Room.

The River Room

Nestled on the shores of the Campbell River, with a blazing wood-fired forno oven, gourmet pizza prepared in front of you, a jug of red wine, and an intimate, family-style atmosphere. This unique dining experience is perfect for couples or groups of up to 12 people.

The River Room has a way of transforming any meal into an interactive and memorable evening.  Perfect for any special occasion, this room by the river makes you feel like you’re in a secret world.

The Campbell River Estuary

Where the fresh water of the Campbell River meets the salt water of the Salish Sea, the estuary is the heart of our city. It’s been a reflection of our city, from First Nations to logging to present day.  It’s a place where majestic bald eagles nest, determined salmon migrate to spawn, and curious seals frolic. The beauty and the stories – from past to the present – remind us of its power – forever flowing, forever free.  

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Romance on the River

A Collaborative Package with Dolphins Resort

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Dolphins Resort Check-in at 3 pm
  • 5 pm – Dinner for 2 including 2 appetizers &
    2 entrees (tax, and gratuities not included)
  • 6:45 pm – shuttle ride from Dolphins to Island Joy Rides
  • 7 pm to 9 pm – Sunset paddle on the river: includes equipment, dessert, and a glass of bubbly
  • Shuttle ride back to Dolphins
  • 1 night in an Oceanfront view bedroom, 2 king-size beds, coffee station, mini-fridge and a shared hot tub
    (option to upgrade to an oceanfront view cabin)
  • Check-out from 8 am to 11 am

Rates from $234/pp
Based on double occupancy, one night + tax

To book, please call the team at Dolphins Resort:
250-287-3066

CYCLING DAY TOURS

Quadra Island Escape

As you walk off the ferry onto Quadra Island, you will feel like you’ve escaped to another world on this 4 hour tour. Quadra Island is home to a vibrant community with strong ties to the land and sea. From artists to farmers, First Nations to fishermen, Quadra’s stunning scenery, friendly people, and rich history will leave an impression on your soul that will last a lifetime. 

*This tour can be completed self-guided or guided.  All fitness levels are welcome.

 What’s Included:

  • Hybrid bike – or upgrade to an electric bike
  • Accessories – helmet, handlebar bag for wallet/phone and larger bag for jacket etc.
  • Detailed route map with our carefully planned routes
  • Cue sheets with our favourite food, natural, and cultural stops
  • Water bottle
  • Local guides –  we show you the our favourite hidden secrets**
  • Local food samples**
  • Ferry to Quadra Island**
  • A whole lot of joy!

**Not included in our self-guided tours

 

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Explore Campbell River’s Woods & Waves

Campbell River boasts natural beauty at every turn.  From the majestic forest trails to the scenic coastal trails, its wild and rugged character is waiting to be discovered.  Breathe in the salty air as you cycle the seaside path, savour the local flavours (perhaps the biggest ice cream in town?) as you slow down and explore this hidden gem. The Tyee Spit, Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, Beaver Lodge Lands, the Seawalk, and Discovery Fishing Pier are some of the highlights of this island cycling tour.

 

What’s Included in our self-guided tours:

  • Hybrid bike – or upgrade to an electric bike
  • Accessories – helmet, handlebar bag for wallet/phone and larger bag for jacket etc.
  • Detailed route map with our carefully planned routes
  • Cue sheets with our favourite food, natural, and cultural stops
  • Water bottle
  • A whole lot of joy!

 

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Wine & Chocolate Day Tour – Discover the Comox Valley

Wine & Chocolate is an ideal tour for locals, visiting friends and relatives, and tourists who want to get out on a bike to taste and explore their way around Comox Valley for an afternoon. Breathe in the fresh air as you meander along quiet roads and trails; sample local wine and savour decadent, hand-made chocolates. Joy Rides guides take care of the details – bikes, helmets, routes, snacks, and water – so you can experience the joy of biking, the simplicity of slowing down, and the (re)connection with some of the Comox Valley’s most delicious and decadent treats. All fitness levels are welcome on this leisurely and engaging experience.

What’s Included:

  • Comfortable hybrid bikes, helmets and accessories
  • Knowledgeable guides offering local knowledge
  • Full support
  • Approximately 3 hours of gentle touring with very few hills
  • Use of an Island Joy Rides water bottle
  • Guilt-free snacks
  • Refreshing tastings
  • Decadent hand-made chocolate samples

*In order for this trip to run there needs to be a minimum of 4 participants.

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Wine & Chocolate Day Tour - Discover the Comox Valley

Wine & Chocolate is an ideal tour for locals, visiting friends and relatives, and tourists who want to get out on a bike to taste and explore the Comox Valley for an afternoon. Breathe in the fresh air as you meander along quiet roads and trails; sample wine and savour decadent, hand-made chocolates. Joy Rides guides take care of the details - bikes, helmets, routes, snacks, and water - so you can experience the joy of biking, the simplicity of slowing down, and the (re)connection with some of the Comox Valley’s most delicious and decadent treats.