In 1985, Ben Miltner established Gulf Island Kayaking (now also known as Galiano Kayaks) as an owner-operated company. Based at Montague Harbour Marina next to Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park on beautiful Galiano Island, British Columbia, Galiano Kayaks has much to offer: guided kayak tours, both day tours and overnight camping expeditions, kayak rentals, and used kayak and equipment sales.
Ben and his friendly and capable staff have guided countless kayak tours for both beginner and experienced kayakers around the Gulf Islands and the southern coast of British Columbia. We at Galiano Kayaks will ensure your expedition is an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Groups and schools enjoy discount kayak tour rates.
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Sea Kayak Costa Rica
Since 1987, Ben has been offering sea kayak tours and natural history & birding tours in Costa Rica weekly from December through April, during B.C.'s winter months. We are the only company that we know of operating in Central America in expedition single kayaks, small groups of six or less, as well as with comfortable eco-friendly lodging with amazing home cooking and hospitality.
It's a unique opportunity to visit the Osa Peninsula, world famous as one of the most biologically diverse places on earth! You can visit either Corcovado National Park with local naturalists to experience the rainforest or snorkel at the seamounts of Caño National Park.
The unique micro-climate in Drake Bay offers kayakers the wonderful experience of having no wind until noon every day due to its location in the rain shadow of the Talamanca Mountains. Sir Francis Drake chose this bay over all the coastline between Peru and Mexico to calmly wait, with good weather, ample water, and few mosquitoes, for Spanish gold.
We specialize in introducing beginner paddlers to sea kayaking in the ecologically diverse Osa Peninsula region of Costa Rica. Whatever your experience level, we can tailor your Costa Rica kayak trip to ensure a fun and exciting kayaking experience without compromising your safety or comfort. Join us for an unforgettable week of kayaking in Drake Bay, Costa Rica, or allow us to customize a kayak trip that meets your needs. Tour prices include meals and accommodation as well as return domestic flights within Costa Rica between San Jose and Drake Bay.
Contact us for more information or to book your Costa Rica kayak tour.
As a result of its varied topography and central location on the isthmus of the Americas, Costa Rica is host to the highest density of biodiversity of any country worldwide! Our Talamanca Nature Tours take you from the coastal rainforest to the montane cloud forest, offering and excellent and affordable introduction to the fantastic birds and wildlife of Costa Rica. Your experienced guide, Ben Miltner, will take you on a 3-day, or a more in-depth 9-day natural history & birding tour exploring the sights and diverse bird life of Costa Rica's Talamanca Mountains.