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Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Parksville, British Columbia V9K 1M6, Canada
+1 250-755-6702
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Jan was amazing. Delivered the lovely double to our hotel on time and picked up at the last minute... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
janetlwright2017
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Eastham, Massachusetts
Great with small kids

My wife and I took a short 2.5-hour tour around the bay with a guide, with our 4 and 6 year old up... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Chris B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Jan was amazing. Delivered the lovely double to our hotel on time and picked up at the last minute so we could have an evening paddle before we left. Every thing included with kayak, pfd, skirts, paddles etc. We had a lovely time paddling all...More

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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks Janet for the review. So glad that you gals got to enjoy 5 days of paddling our Oceanside area. I hope you can come again! Yours in paddling, Jan

Reviewed 2 September 2017

My wife and I took a short 2.5-hour tour around the bay with a guide, with our 4 and 6 year old up front pretending to paddle. It was a great morning, and perfect for their level, despite unusually heavy wind and some rocky waves...More

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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

So glad that you came out with Adventuress Sea Kayaking and enjoyed the paddle. It is a family favourite to kayak over and see the California Sea Lions. We love taking out families and having them share an experience sure to be a great memory...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Elizabeth and Sarah were amazing. My husband was not able to do heavy carrying or paddling and he did a tandem. The guides were so happy and eager to give us the all the information they could. The tour is a must to see seals,...More

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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Kimmy: Thank you for writing up such a nice review; it is greatly appreciated. So glad that you enjoyed the paddle. We feel pretty blessed to be able to kayak in this area and share it with our guests. Yours in paddling, Jan

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went for a two hour paddle along the beautiful coastline. We saw seals, herons, a dogfish and very cool rock formations and finished off paddling back towards a beautiful red sun relecting off the calm evening water. The instruction was great, Jan is very...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

The beginner's kayaking course was my treat for a week of unpaid labour on a jobsite. I should have stayed on the jobsite as this course was anything but enjoyable. The directions were clear and the venue (Spyder Lake) was easy to find. The equipment...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

You'll learn so much about the basics of kayaking by taking this course. Daniel and Elizabeth are excellent instructors ... knowledgeable, informative, encouraging, patient and fun. From boat basics to wet exits and assisted re-entries ... progress through the course was at a comfortable pace...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I organized a group of six woman for a sunset paddle; every one of us felt it was an extraordinary experience. Our guide, Elizabeth, shared a lot of useful and interesting information with us (including how to paddle a kayak!). The weather was perfect. The...More

Thank ShelleyInTO
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The trip was fantastic! I didn't have any kayaking experience but Jan explained everything really well, she made me comfortable with what I was doing. You can tell she loves what she does, and that excitement is infectious.

Thank Jina J
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had so much fun on our overnight kayaking adventure! Jan and Serna are excellent and knowledgable guides. The food was excellent and the location was spectacular. Highly recommend!

Thank Samkalpa
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a wonderful kayaking and overnight camping adventure with Janet and her guide Serna. There were 8 women with varying kayaking experience from beginner to experienced. The food was healthy and delicious, the kayaking and camping gear excellent. The total experience was fun and...More

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