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Blue Dog Kayaking

740 Handy Rd, Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P1, Canada
+1 250-710-7693
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Saw nature at its Best

My husband and I felt fully confident with our Guide.He took us to the beat places to see,and... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
wendy c
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Mill Bay, Canada
Excellent Learning Experience

Over the past 2 years I have been able to participate in Blue Dog's Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Ruth D
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Whether a novice or an experienced kayaker, Blue Dog has a package for youFrom our paddling centre at Mill Bay Marina; Learn to Kayak on one of our Paddle Canada Skills Courses, or take a relaxing tour with an experienced guideExplore the rugged beauty of West Coast on one of our instructional expeditionsExperience stress-free skills development with a bespoke coaching sessionSmall groups
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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740 Handy Rd, Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P1, Canada
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

My husband and I felt fully confident with our Guide.He took us to the beat places to see,and explained paddling very well.It was a breath taking way to see nature at Its Best and to be apart of it!

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Over the past 2 years I have been able to participate in Blue Dog's Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Programs. The locations were Mill Bay, Deer Group and Broken Group. All courses have been great experiences, allowing participants to really expand their skill...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

I just completed a L2 Skills course with Amber, Dave & Cory in the Broken Group Islands (Aug 2017). To say that my expectations were exceeded would be an understatement. This is not a recreational, guided tour - this course is an empowering, challenging, fun,...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Kyuquot Sound and the Bunsby Island group is an amazing area to paddle. I recommend potential course/expedition participants deeply discuss trip expectations and logistics with trip leader and regret not having done so prior to enrolling. Instructors were technically competent, however, this type of trip...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Months before our visit I've contacted Dave from Blue Dog about my lack of confident and my experience during a kayak trip in the Netherlands. During our course by Kerrie Davis my confidence grew day by day after the course I felt much more confident,...More

Thank jbavo
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice kayaking trip with our seven person family. Two woman took us out and around the island. We some some seals and a waterfall along our trip. This is a good activity if you are experienced kayaker or even a beginner.

Thank kyra f
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Anyone even thinking of going out on the ocean should take at least this level of instruction. We learned SO much more than we thought knew, especially the true value of a dry-suit and immersion equipment. Dave, Cindy, and Keith provided such a professional and...More

Thank Frankly2Honest
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

After ten weeks of training with Blue Dog Kayaking, where do I begin? I first put my butt in a boat late August, with the instruction of young kayak prodigy Amber. Her ability to connect with her students was superb, and this friendly rapport successfully...More

1  Thank bree k
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

On the first October weekend I took the basic and level 1 kayaking course with Dave. I had kayaked before but I felt ready to learn some proper strokes and rescue skills. Dave is a very gifted teacher, able to encourage learning and pointing out...More

Thank Andrea A
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to go kayaking. I was staying in Cowichan Bay and the outfit there wasn't available. Am I EVER glad! The hotel suggested Blue Dog Kayaking in Mill Bay. It was fantastic! I went to rent a kayak for a couple of hours. The...More

Thank Mishka01
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