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Sooke Experiences

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Experience Sooke – With a local touch

Do you want to take your Sooke visit to the next level?
We’ve compiled a list of unique experiences including local tour guides, studios, kayak rentals, fish charters, sailing, zip lines and spas for your visit to Sooke on Vancouver Island.

Personal Experience

Adrenaline Zipline Adventure Park

8 ziplines
Adventure ride
Big Zip
100' suspension bridge
Adrena Line offers an unforgettable experience where you can soar through the lush forest canopy with the birds. The zip line tours are a perfect way to explore the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, and the views are simply breathtaking.
Full Melt Fishing Charters fishing rod
You’re likely to go after Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Halibut, and more, depending on the conditions. On these ...
Rent this bright red pickup truck outfitted with a rooftop tent in an open field, the tent partially unfolded against a backdrop of forest and blue sky, with FarOut Wilderness branding and contact details on the vehicle
Travel off road on Vancouver Island with your accommodations on your roof. A overlander camping-based adventure travel experi...
Blue Wolf Charters group catch
Relax, and tour one of the most pristine and rugged coastlines along the eastern Pacific. Capt. Roy is an expert angler and a...
Rising Tide Coastal Adventures catch
These waters are known for Halibut, Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Lingcod, and more – with any luck,...
Tips Up Sport Fishing Charters boat 2
If you’re ready to experience fishing in Sooke, look no further than Tips Up Sport Fishing Charters. Your guide for the day i...
Sooke Salmon Charters group catch
Offering quality guided fishing since 1986, with lifelong local fishing expert Rollie Rose. He’s a local with over 50 years o...

Fishing • Spas • Whale Watching • Kayak Rentals

Adrenaline Adventures

Vancouver Island has many adrenaline adventures, and Sooke is no different. From ziplining in the rainforest canopy to learning how to sail along the Salish Sea.

Sooke Vancouver Island is an excellent place for family members looking to get their heart pumping.

Recommended Activities:
• Adrena Line (Zipline) 


Day Spa

It’s not always about seeking outdoor adventure. Sometimes you want to just relax, take it all in and be pampered. If you are looking for a spa experience in Sooke, here is a list of places to relax, revive & rejuvenate.

Recommended Spa:
• Calming Cedar Massage


Group Experiences

Discover working studios, family workshops and first hand exposure to new experiences. Learn about art, wildlife or personal growth from some of the best in their industry. 

Recommended Activities:
• Susan Isaac Design (Glass Workshop)


Sooke Whale Watching

Whale watching in Sooke is an experience like no other. There’s something exhilarating about being in the presence of such massive creatures, and it’s an unforgettable way to connect with nature.

The ocean wildlife tours in Sooke offer an owner-operator experience you might not receive in the more populated areas on Vancouver Island.


Fishing Carters in the Sooke Area

There’s nothing quite like spending a day out on the open water, fishing for your dinner—deep-sea fishing at its finest. Halibut, salmon and crab, there’s no better place to do it than Sooke, Vancouver Island.

And whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, there’s a Sooke charter company that can cater to your needs.


Kayak, Bike & Paddleboard Rentals – Sooke Basin

If you are looking to get out on the Sooke harbour or bike along the Galloping Goose Trail, Sooke has some options for kayaks, stand up paddleboards and bike rentals.

Do you want a local to enhance your vacation experience? Guided kayaking tours and lessons are also available from our listed rental companies.


Juan de Fuca – Hiking Tours

Sooke offers endless trails and hiking options. There is so much to see, and it can be hard to know what sights should not be missed.

The local hiking guides in the Sooke area offer trips catered to your needs from day tours, overnight hikes, forest bathing and tea in the trees. 

Local Tourism based businesses Sooke Map and List.

Whale watching on Juan de Fuca Vancouver Island
Man fishing in Juan de Fuca charter fishing Sooke

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any fishing charters in Sooke?

Yes, there are several fishing charter companies located in Sooke and East Sooke that offer a range of services, from guided tours to private charters.

Use the filter in our directory to find details for all the fishing charter companies available.

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Is whale watching popular in Sooke?

Yes, whale watching is a popular activity in Sooke. There are two tour companies that offer the chance to view these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

These tours offer whale watching and wildlife tours out on the Juan de Fuca Strait on the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and Washington State.

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Are there any kayak/SUP rentals or tours in Sooke?

Yes! There are several companies in Sooke that offer kayak rentals. Each business offers unique options and locations offering single, double kayaks or stand-up paddle boards. Explore the area on your own or go on guided tours.

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Are there day spas in Sooke?

Yes, there are several day spas located in Sooke where you can relax and unwind. Choose from a range of treatments, including massage, facials, and body wraps.

Our visitor directory has all the listings and details for the different day spas in Sooke.

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