Pacifica Paddle Sports
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Pacifica Paddle Sports

Pacifica Paddle Sports
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Equipment Hire • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Kayaking & Canoeing
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We offer Rentals, Guided Tours, and Lessons for kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and canoes in beautiful Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. We are open year-round and can accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced paddlers. Brentwood Bay and adjoining Tod Inlet offer an abundance of marine life, natural beauty and picturesque sunsets! Our Swartz Bay location (at Canoe Cove Marina) offers the perfect launch spot for day exploring or multi-day adventures.
Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

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2022

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Curious235330
2 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We signed up for the Glow Paddle Tour and they were kind enough to fit us in following a misunderstanding with availability from there website. Kayaking at night with the bioluminescence is one of the most magical things I've ever done. Teddy and Matteo were both great and very personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Written October 2, 2022
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We are so glad that you had a magical experience! It is an amazing sight. Hope to see you another time!
Written October 15, 2022
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Robert M
Bracebridge, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We booked online same day, literally on our way there with no issues. Staff was super helpful and friendly. The chill vibe made for an excellent paddling outing.
Written September 28, 2022
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We are glad you had a great experience! Thanks for the kind review.
Written October 15, 2022
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Laureen L
Victoria, Canada12 contributions
Sep. 2022
Had a great afternoon kayaking Pacifica sports. We had Abby as our guide, she was very informative and friendly
Written September 20, 2022
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Hi Laureen, Thanks for taking time to review. We are so thrilled that you had a great time with guide Abby! We hope to see you out on the water another time!
Written September 23, 2022
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May
1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Solo
Amazing 🤩 I am a local. I am so happy for finding out your tour! I took my sister who was the first time experience kayaking. Both of us had unbelievable experience we’ve had never done before! Thank you so much. The crews were very professional and kind. I will come back again for sure.
Written September 18, 2022
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Thanks for taking time to write this kind review. We are so glad that you had an unbelievable experience! We hope to see you in our paddle community going forward!
Written September 23, 2022
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Katherine W
1 contribution
Aug. 2022
Our group of 6 enjoyed a beautiful glow night paddle and enjoyed seeing the bioluminescence in Brentwood Bay. Everything went perfectly from booking to paddling. Ted was an excellent and knowledgeable guide - we felt safe, he knows the waters very well, and was fabulously engaging! We delighted in the sparkle of the whole experience!
Written September 7, 2022
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Hi Katherine, Thanks for the fabulous review! The bio is spectacular. We will pass your kind message along to Ted.
Written September 23, 2022
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Bev D
38 contributions
Sep. 2022
I have kayaked with Pacifica Paddle on three different occasions and the customer service is outstanding. I recently went on the "Friday night Social" and it was lots of fun and a great way to meet new people.
Written September 3, 2022
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Thanks for joining us on Social Paddle Bev. We hope to continue to see you in our paddle community!
Written September 23, 2022
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Eric J
Trenton, Canada69 contributions
Aug. 2022
Great experience on the water with this company. They put me in a very nice boat, not a cheap bargain bin one, like I see so often. I could easily see that they have a wide variety of boats for every body type and experience level. Everything was on time, no delays and no problems. Brentwood Bay / Tod inlet is a must see if you are not from the west coast. There are fish, crustaceans, seals, birds and all sorts of natural beauty to see here. Don't hesitate, it's worth it.
Written August 31, 2022
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Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We have one of the largest rental fleets on the west coast, and really take pride in making sure we have the right fit boat for each person. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back another time.
Written August 31, 2022
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Kirsty
2 contributions
Aug. 2022
Our 8 year old son had a 2-hour private kayaking lesson as his birthday present, and had a wonderful time. Tom was fantastic, and taught him so much: proper paddling technique, how to stop, paddle backwards, and spin the kayak around. He had a wonderful time and we hope to be back again.
Written August 30, 2022
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Thanks for taking the time to review! We are so glad that your son had an awesome experience with Tom. We will pass this kind message along to him! We hope to see your son out practicing some skills soon!
Written August 31, 2022
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Cathy K
1 contribution
Aug. 2022
Went on a Glow tour which was absolutely fabulous. Our guides oriented us to all requirements of paddling, the equipment was excellent and the entire experience was stunning. The sparkles were so brilliant, the stars so bright and the paddling relaxed. I recommend this to anyone who wants a special experience - one of the finest Victoria has to offer
Written August 28, 2022
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Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for this kind and detailed review, we greatly appreciate it. The 'Sea Sparkles' are like none other, such a unique experience We hope to see you back another time!
Written August 28, 2022
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CCRR
Whitby, Canada88 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
It seems that each year in August I’ve been traveling to BC from ON to visit my sister and family for fun adventures. For two years in a row now we’ve gone kayaking with Pacifica Paddle to see the bioluminescence. Just kayaking at night on the ocean is thrilling in itself but to add the splendor of seeing the bioluminescence it makes for one incredible adventure. The owners Ted and EJ and the rest of the staff are incredible guides with stories to tell. This is something you can enjoy again and again. Highly recommended.
Written August 22, 2022
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Hello! Thanks for the awesome review! We are so glad that you continue to visit us when you come to the West Coast. The bioluminescence is a truly magical experience. Hope to see you again another time.
Written August 26, 2022
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