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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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740 Handy Rd, Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P1, Canada
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+1 250-710-7693
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 1, 2015

I just completed my Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Level 3 certification with Blue Dog Kayaking. The course itself was one of the most challenging I have ever done since I started sea kayaking 3 years ago. Dave Nichols is an extremely knowledgeable and professional...More

2  Thank rvtraveller123
Most Helpful Critical Review
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

7  Thank bekgarden
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I, plus our 12 year old, had a great evening paddle with a guide from Blue Dog Kayaking. She was really enthusiastic and made sure we were well looked after during the evening of gentle exploring round Mill Bay. We got some...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

My husband and I just came back from a five day course in the Deer Islands with Dave and Kiva (my spelling), his very able guide in training. We were very impressed by the scope of training covered including navigation, paddling skills, camp setup and...More

Thank ljlakin
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!

Thank wendy c
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

1  Thank Ruth D
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

Thank CarrieMcK76
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

7  Thank bekgarden
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
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
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
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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