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About Avolo Plein Air
Come to live of the most spectacular a maritime experience by paddling with the flow. While following the famous Perce rock, you could be lucky to make nice meetings like some : whales, seals and sea birds. Accompanied and supervised by one of our professional guides, you will have the pleasure to learn more on the characteristics of the biodiversity of the area. An adventure embellish with anecdoctes and histories, you will live a secure activity as mush to the young families as to the skilled paddlers.
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Emilie C wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Our guide Joannie was great the entire time, always making sure we felt safe and comfortable! We were out on a windier day (a few bigger waves), but she always checked in with us to make sure we felt good. We had never kayaked in the sea before, but we've kayaked multiple times in lakes, we wouldn't recommend this activity if you have never kayaked before, can be considered an intermediate kayaking activity. Equipment provided (from head to toe) was great! Definitely a must if you like water sports :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DavidR594 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Guelph, Canada49 contributions62 helpful votes
We've done something similar at Lake Superior which is arguably ocean-like, and definitely colder water than we had here at Perce. We were happy to be provided with (sleeveless) wetsuits, booties, lifejackets, spray skirts, coats. When they say "just bring your bathing suit" they really mean it! There was no concern of getting cold. The kayaks were very stable, and while we hadn't used foot-steering before it was easy to get the hang of. Our guide Lance provided excellent instruction, both verbal and hands on. And he was very good-natured with a great sense of humour that got our family of 5 laughing many times. We did the 5pm trip. I would suggest making a reservation at one of the top-rated restaurants earlier in the day/week. By the time we were done kayaking we were hungry and everything was packed.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Jeffrey S, Responsable relations clients at Avolo Plein Air
Responded Aug. 19, 2019
Hi David, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We are working hard on providing great instructions to make people comfortable and feel empowered. Hope to get to paddle with you again on another tour.
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L0ve2TravelCanada wrote a review Aug. 2018
Toronto, Canada432 contributions110 helpful votes
If you are skilled, you won’t be disappointed but if not, read on... I kayaked on the lakes before and once in the past I had done see kayaking (in the west coast). Although the use of  pedals(to move the kayak in different directions) was a new thing to me.  For my teenage sister, it was the first sea kayaking experience and she was quite excited about it: sea kayaking and getting to see the Percé rock up close. Little did we know... The other people in our group were team of a male and a female and they seemed to be  experienced kayakers. From the moment we got on the water, we had difficulty keeping up with the others. One of the tour guides stayed with us, while the other continued with the group. After about 10-15 minutes on the water and as we were dragging way behind the others, the guide asked us to head back to the shore. We said no, expressing how we really wanted to continue but he said he knew what he was doing and we’d be sore later; so we followed his order. A lady from the main office came and directed us back to the building where we changed and got ready to go. She encouraged my sister and asked her not to give up so easily. They refunded us half of our money. This company, with no doubts, has incredible tours,  incredible staff and incredible guides but unfortunately we couldn’t enjoy the tour.  As much as I appreciate their attentiveness,  support and professionalism , I could not rate our overall experience positive. It was the saddest part of our 8-day long trip and I don’t know how much of it was my own fault: did I underestimate the difficulty of this activity? I think they might be able to make some improvements: maybe they should not advertise their tours as suitable for all skill levels. But if the tours are indeed manageable by all groups, maybe they could group people based on their skill levels.  When we failed, we were told the wind made it extra difficult. Well maybe they could have warned us before we started. In fact, back in 2014, I had sea kayaking booked at Bay of Fundy and upon arrival was told about the wind and water condition. Knowing the limit of my skills, I decided not to go on that tour.  
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Date of experience: July 2018
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wbp44 wrote a review Jul. 2018
Concord, New Hampshire5 contributions4 helpful votes
Great fun and a close-up view of much wildlife on the Perce rock. Guides were terrific. While they said this was not the norm, at one point we were surrounded by Minke whales breaching withing 15 feet of our kayak and swimming directly under our boat - an exhilarating experience!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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writingmom wrote a review Sep. 2017
chicago, illinois35 contributions4 helpful votes
I didn't expect this to be so easy--they have great equipment that made it a pleasure to paddle. Our guide was very good ay helping us enjoy what he clearly enjoyed--watching wildlife and kayaking the clear, serene waters around the rock.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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