Don’t know if this is the sort of question you want to answer, but I may be visiting Victoria and Vancouver in the summer and was interested in hiring a boat for a day or two. Can you recommend anywhere? Can one hire a feathercraft somewhere to try one out?”
We have a large demo fleet which people are more than welcome, no encouraged, to come by and try out! You don’t have to ‘hire’ our boats, you just have to have a real desire to try one out. However, we usually don’t let the boats go out for more than a workday at most (usually people go for 20 mins to 4-5 hours). You could, I’m sure, borrow one two days in a row for local paddling. If you wanted to rent a boat for a couple of days your best bet is to rent one from Ecomarine; they have a large rental fleet (Feathercrafts are available I think) and have excellent service and well kept boats.
Feathercraft are located at the waterside on the far end of Granvillie Island, a location as perfect as it is well hidden! Check out this map to help you on your way.