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Address: 163 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
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+1 250-537-2553

We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt...

We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt Spring Island and in the Gulf Islands including: sea kayaking tours, expeditions, kayak rentals, kayak lessons, youth camps, sailing and hiking. We also have two great water front B&B options.

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Great Experience with a Super Guide

Thanks Zach for a super guided tour to Chocolate Beach today. Great day to paddle with my friends. Zach gave us tons of information about all sorts interesting sea facts and all... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
Montreal, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The only reason why I didn't give 5 stars is that we launched our boats out of an extremely muddy Bay instead of off a dock or beach. I would recommend water booties! We arrived on the wrong date but Island Escapades was extremely flexible and squeezed us in to the kayaking trip anyway! We did a tour to chocolate... More 

Thank Amy C
island_escapades, Manager at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip. Just so you know, our location is on a beach which is on a estuary. You were most likely there during a low tide that has just dropped. In this case we carry down all the boats to the waterline and all guests are asks or recommended to... More 

Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Thanks Zach for a super guided tour to Chocolate Beach today. Great day to paddle with my friends. Zach gave us tons of information about all sorts interesting sea facts and all the staff was very friendly. Great equipment too.

Thank jmartella
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We were so glad we went with a guide - his knowledge on the history of the islands, and of the flora and fauna, made the experience so rich and interesting. We did the three hour tour, and it was perfect! Our guide brought tea and cookies for us to enjoy on Chocolate Beach. We went at the end of... More 

Thank Ashley R
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Recently did the Chocolate Beach paddle with my husband under direction of guide Daniel. Fantastic learning experience all about the islands, the wildlife and way of life on 'island time'. Highly recommend!

Thank Gapeach1219
San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This is an enjoyable tour (of Chocolate beach) The pace was reasonable and the guide knowledgeable and fun. We saw seals, eagles, osprey but sadly, no starfish. The folks here are very accommodating and helpful; I highly recommend.

Thank kterhark
New Westminster, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

While on Salt Spring Island with my partner and parents, we decided to go sea kayaking. We all had various levels of experience with kayaking, and thought we could just rent boats and go putter around in the harbour - in the past I have done this several times on nearby Mayne Island. Unfortunately we discovered that Island Escapades would... More 

1 Thank Tara95473
Kamloops, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Big thanx to Island Escapades for a great day and for accommodating all 10 of us after the other local kayak company "accidently" cancelled our trip. Thanks to the owner and Cass and Nathan. Your knowledge of the island was fascinating and the cookies and tea were a greatly appreciated ! Amazing customer service

2 Thank Kymm D
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We were booked on the Chocolate a Beach kayak tour but because it was so windy and the sea was choppy, we had to go to a nearer beach. Our guide, Linda was first class. We were all apprehensive about going out but she made you feel like you were in safe hands. We were all given a brief lesson... More 

Thank Lee O
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2014

As soon as we entered the store, we were warmly welcomed by owner and kayak guide, Jack. He was extremely thoughtful and attentive to our needs as he provided us boots to walk our kayak across the muddy shoreline and all the essential gear to make our kayak rental a success. Jack pointed out an amazing route and put us... More 

Thank emmylooturn
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

The main reason that this place is so great is that it's owned by Jack Rosen, one of the most experienced kayak guides in the area and one of the most accomplished kayakers in the world. This fine fellow things nothing of hoping in his kayak and paddling up to alaska, like 800 miles north of her up the inside... More 

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