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About Island Joy Rides
We are experience makers. Born out of a love for the outdoors and the sense of freedom that cycling and paddling brings, our boutique bicycle and kayak tours are dedicated to helping people connect with the locals, the culinary experiences, and the hidden secrets that make the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and the Discovery Islands so spectacular. A feast for the senses, our Joy Rides help people find JOY in their journey through boutique day, multi-day, guided and self-guided experiences.
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Island Joy Rides is Campbell Rivers best Tourism asset and possibly the top cycle tour on VC Island. The flexibility, professionalism and a thorough saftey ethos combined with local knowledge and a passion for showing off this unique part of the world by making it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure getting to know you on our rides. Wishing you the very best as you get back to reality. I really hope you get back to our island soon.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Every last detail is attended to ensuring everyone has a great time. Looking forward to another trip soon.

Date of experience: July 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thanks so much for joining us! We look forward to seeing you again soon. :)

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Island Joy Rides did a great job putting together an afternoon ride through the Courtenay area for a group of 15 or so workmates recently. Despite reports of horrible weather, our spirits weren't dampened, we were given bright ponchos (which we didn't need) and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

It was our pleasure to share our area with you and your group. Thank you so much for joining us - and for taking the time to share your experience with others.

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful way to explore this beautiful island- well at least a little slice of it. Laurel Cronk, Owner Operator thinks of everything, with a well-planned itinerary, great hybrid bikes, route maps, a Joy Book with places of interest & daily challenges to seek...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

It was such a pleasure meeting you all - you have such a positive attitude I'm sure you make everything fun! Having said that, I'm so glad you had a good time. The creative photos you sent me along the way still make me smile....More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Laurel was a pleasure to ride with. She was great at accommodating our level of experience and adapting to the unexpected.

Date of experience: August 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks so much for joining us. You both did so well, especially considering you hadn’t been on a bike in a very long time! And the ride in the paving truck was certainly first for all of us! :)

Reviewed September 1, 2018

My husband and I flew out to Vancouver Island in May 2018 for a quick get away and to spend his 40th Birthday together. Laurel put an amazing custom made trip together for us because we only had time for 2 days of biking. We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks so much for joining us - and for writing a detailed review. You guys were awesome - so positive and joyful! I look forward to meeting your son one day! :)

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Laurel met us at the wonderful Kingfisher Resort she had recommended, on the first day of the tour with the bikes and very detailed guides and maps. We loved all the places she suggested like the Nymph Falls and Comex Lake as well as the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

I love seeing families traveling activity together. So wonderful. :) Thanks for choosing to spend some of your precious family time with us (and for taking the time to write a review).

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Everything about this trip was brilliant. Organisation and welcome brief from Laurel was top notch. We cycled the by ways and highways of Courtenay up to Campbell river and Quadra Island and every day was memorable. Great maps, sturdy bikes and well appointed accommodation at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

So glad you had such a joyful holiday. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and I’m thrilled you saw the whale! :)

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This company is hands down the best in the business!!!! Do not hesitate to book with them! Myself and seven other girl friends toured Quadra with Laurel and Richard and ALL of us were blown away by the exceptional service, and attention to detail that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Your group’s energy, gratitude, and connection helped make the tour even better. Thanks so much for joining us (again!) and for your kind words.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Our group of 8 had an amazing time. The cycling was beautiful and the kayaking was amazing. Would not hesitate to use Island Joy Rides again for another adventure. Thank you Laurel!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks so much for joining us! It was such a pleasure meeting you - and sharing Campbell River with you and your gang. Appreciate the review as well! All the best to you!

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