Who We Are

Ecomarine began in 1980 with the goal of making a positive difference in peoples’ lives through ocean kayaking. Through our retail, lessons and rentals we have achieved this goal thousands of times. We are proud to offer the best products available for ocean kayaking and standup paddleboarding (SUP) at our Granville Island store.

We have taught over 30,000 people through our programs and exposed more than twice that number to kayaking and SUPing through our rentals. We operate from one full time location on Granville Island and another seasonal location at the Jericho Sailing Center.  Check out our amazing, talented and committed managers, instructors and guides below.  In the summer months we also employ dozens of rental and retail staff.  See our Jobs page for information on joining our team.

We are also proud partner with a number of local and national organizations on events, special programs and fundraising.  See our Partners page for more on who we’re currently working with.