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We offer Stand Up Paddle Board, Sit on Top Kayak, and Canoe Adventures, Lessons, and Rentals at Centennial Beach in Barrie, Ontario. Located beside the children's playground and the fountain, steps from the south parking lot. We provide all the...more
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81 Lakeshore Drive | Ontario, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9R2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These guys are great, super helpful and informative if you haven't paddled before. Would recommend if you're in the area during the sunny months.

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. They were really great at instructing us on how to paddle and took a great picture of us out by the water. I would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Ashwini P
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you AshwiniP for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Enjoy the pictures and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you for the recommendation. :-) Happy Paddling Mike and Ann

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad a chose Happypaddingbfor my first experience on a paddlebosrd. Ann and Mike were welcoming and helpful to someone like me with no previous experience. They took time to give me basics of proper technique and especially how to turns d get back on the...More

Thank anxiousforsun
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you anxiousforsun for the great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed you first experience on the stand up paddle board with us!! We look forward to your return. :-) Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we stumbled upon their stunning trailer Mike and Ann were friendly, honest, professional and attentive to our questions. They went above and beyond and our Kayak ride was truly a 'Happy' experience! So glad we tried this out! Hope they will be...More

Thank SunnySally18
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sunny Sally18 for the great review. We are so very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to you returning next year to stand up paddle board. See you soon!! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and knowledgeable staffs make a big difference. They explain in details basic paddling and the limit for kayaking in the beach. Most importantly, they make sure everybody knows how to send signal for help. Perfect location in Barrie, ON; close to a big parking...More

Thank ColbyHoo
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ColbyHoo for the great review! I will pass your compliment onto our staff, they certainly are our best asset!! We are so Happy you had fun and yes, the downtown restaurant strip is very close by with almost every delicious dish covered. :-)...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent experience from start to finish. Staff are friendly, helpful and take great pics! Went for wife’s bday and had an awesome time.

Thank Peter K
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Peter K fir the great review! We are so pleaesd you had an awesome birthday day with your wife!!! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great 2 hour hire. Really friendly staff, made big effort to help with everything. Would highly recommend.

Thank cameron m
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Cameron m for the great review! Safe journey home and Happy Paddling! Mike & Ann

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great experience. I had wanted to try paddle boarding for a while so I decided to go to Happy Paddling, the rates were responsible and it was a close distance to home . The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and give...More

Thank TaraWi
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you TaraWi for the great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed paddle boarding! Cheers on not falling off. 😀 We look forward to your return., Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Barrie for a few days and wanted to go kayaking. We looked on line and made a booking and just turned up. The staff were really friendly and everything was really well set up - great equipment, friendly staff, well thought...More

Thank JonoEv
Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you JonoEv for the great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. I will pass your comments onto our staff and thank you for the recommendation!! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rented a tandem kayak for myself and a girlfriend. Prices were very reasonable, 40 dollars for an hour. Staff was friendly and accommodating and we enjoyed the kayak experience. We would have enjoyed a larger paddle zone but understand the safety concerns associated with...More

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Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Michelleb for the great review. We are pleased that you had a great time with us!! We look forward to your return! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

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mdevall
July 16, 2018|
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Where? Ontario? Georgian Bay
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kpellis17
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Mike V | Property representative |
Unfortunately the city of Barrie bylaw does not allow dogs on the beach. Puppy cannot come stand up paddle boarding. Happy Paddling Mike
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PaulH575
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Mike V | Property representative |
We open 7 days a week this coming Friday. We are not open Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
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