Enjoy the gorgeous coastline harbor of Nanaimo and sea life around Newcastle Island. This two hour paddle board trip is easy enough for almost anyone at any skill set to do. If you have never tried SUP this is the tour for you. Spend a couple of hours at one with nature and see Nanaimo from a unique perspective.This paddle boarding tour departs from downtown Nanaimo with free parking available at Newcastle Ave and Rosehill St. by the Nanaimo Yatch Club.
Combine the Newcastle tour with the walking tour that starts at 130pm on Newcastle Island and learn the local history of the Island.
Newcastle Island has been a significant place utilized by the Snuneymuxw people for thousands of years and traditionally known as Saysutshun, Newcastle Island is a wondrous escape from the bustling urban center of Nanaimo just across the harbour. Alongside the strong First Nations presence and culture on the island, it is also home to many rich histories which include coal mining, a sandstone quarry, and herring salteries, all of which make Newcastle Island a must-see eco-tourism destination for those visiting Nanaimo.