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Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

400 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada, British Columbia V0N 1G1, Canada
+1 604-947-9266
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Fantastic and customer service top notch

Great place to grab a kayak and the staff are very friendly, we booked to go a second time but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jake R
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Daintree
via mobile
Strange and disappointing experience

Called to book a double kayak for an overnight trip. Was told that there were plenty available... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
gorod2018
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Vancouver, Canada
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Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is dedicated to offering safe, informative and fun experiences for the novice paddler through to the seasoned kayaker. We have safe, fun, experienced local guides available for lessons and guided tours.Our shop at Snug Cove on Bowen Island is an easy day-trip, just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, only 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
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400 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada, British Columbia V0N 1G1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to grab a kayak and the staff are very friendly, we booked to go a second time but sadly could not make it and they were very understanding and helpful to rebook. Needless to say we will be back.

Thank Jake R
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Called to book a double kayak for an overnight trip. Was told that there were plenty available, gave credit card info and was told that the confirmation would come by email. Instead of confirmation I got a letter informing me that no kayaks were available...More

Thank gorod2018
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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Gorod2018, Sorry for your experience. Our online booking system is generally pretty accurate and usually a good place to go to reserve a boat. When you called one of our staff who does not normally handle bookings did say boats were available on Saturday (they...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This place is definitely worth it! We're a bit of a difficult couple for kayaking -- I'm experienced but my partner is a giant and not very confident on his own in a boat. The staff helped sort out a boat he could (mostly) fit...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We just completed an overnight paddling tour in Howe Sound with Brent at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking. As a group of 2 moms and 3 children (2 12-yr olds and a 9-yr old), we were looking for easy paddling and a safety-first experience. We got...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We had taken a kayak course with Bowen island sea kayak and it was a great experience. The kids all had a great time and made it a highlight of the summer. Brent and Matt where great instructors with great patience. Will certainly go back...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

An exceptional summer day to be paddling off the shores of Bowen Island! Each of the Bowen Island Sea Kayaking staff members were all exceptionally friendly and helpful to me and every other customer this afternoon. They paid close attention to safety and offered great...More

Thank Sally L
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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We rented a double kayak for six days to do the Sea to Sky Marine Trail, which has been installed in the last few years. You kayak Howe Sound near Vancouver. Inside the sound you find several islands and seven campgrounds where you can go...More

Thank Henrik G
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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Thank you Henrik for the really great review. We're glad you were so pleased after travelling all the way from Germany! All the best to you. Brent

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

I spent a substantial chunk of my Pacific Northwest vacation renting kayaks (have you seen it out here? can you blame me?). And I have to say, I think this place wins as my best rental experience. They offered me the option of a "performance"...More

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Thank you Lorax for the lovely review. On your next visit to the area we hope to see you again! Brent

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented two SUP boards for 2 hrs from this place. We had an awesome time cruising around snug cove and deep bay. The staff were very friendly, helpful and pleasant to deal with. No issues what so ever to rent water...More

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2016

thank you Jessica for the lovely review. Hope to see you back here this year (until October) or next year when it gets a little warmer :) Brent

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

My family of four, including adolescent and teen boys, thoroughly enjoyed our morning on the water with Brent, owner of BISK. Our tour began with sighting of a seal and babe in Snug Harbor, and we continued along the shoreline in high quality double kayaks....More

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2016

Kerri, thank you so much for the lovely review! It was great being on the water with you, Jeff, Alex and Aiden. Hope to see you back here soon! Brent

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