Outdoor Activities in Salt Spring Island

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Outdoor Activities in Salt Spring Island

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  • Sally K
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We headed out on the Chocolate Beach kayak tour yesterday and it was fantastic! We had a great few hours out on the water and our guide Brontë was personable, knowledgeable and fun. I absolutely would recommend this adventure! Chocolate Beach is magical.
    Written July 8, 2024
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  • Where_to_travel_next
    Vancouver, Canada6,508 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I played solo as a visitor and just enjoyed the scenery. I went twice in the early morning so the greens had dew. Dog friendly! Easy to walk course. There is a practice putting green.
    Written October 21, 2021
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  • Elaine P
    Niagara Falls, Canada221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The car was your typical "rental", good quality and clean but it is the people who make this 5 star. Very very helpful. We got directions to our B&B, we got a map of the island with highlights shown, just all those little pluses. We have family on the island but usually have them pick us up and use their vehicle if we needed on, this time we decided to do it different. The owner didn't know this and treated us like a newbie to the island, it was very refreshing.
    Written August 6, 2023
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  • Susan C
    Vancouver, Canada173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We travel Harbour Air often and they always make us feel like family! Ease of booking, cancelling when necessary, dealing with excess baggage in a most expedient way - everything handled with a smile. The crew are extremely careful; even in extreme weather landings & take offs feel like clockwork. We are very grateful Harbour Air offers flights to so many locations. Flying from Ganges to the South Terminal at YVR & taking the shuttle to the main terminal is so slick. Free parking when you leave a car in the mainland, is such a bonus.🙏
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • CSteeves
    Strathmore, Canada50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beachside did an incredible job. From suggestions at time of booking to the last goodbye, everyone was friendly, helpful and professional. We picked the 3 hour guided tour with Lukas. He took his time getting us set up in a beautiful tandem Seaward kayak. He let us establish the pace and we had a lovely paddle out to Chocolate Beach on Third Sister Island. Lukas had lots of good information about the human and natural history. We saw many seals (including a baby), two bald eagles chasing a gull, a doe and fawn on the shore and some intertidal life (sea stars and sand dollars etc).
    We had a wonderful trip and highly recommend Beachside.
    Written July 29, 2020
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  • Joanne L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family and I had a wonderful trip with Rob. He was patient with us as first timers and we had a successful day. I would recommend Fishes Wish to anyone visiting Salt Spring Island.
    Written August 28, 2023
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  • Sandra B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best part was how easy Jai made it to rent the paddleboards. I made an initial request, then I changed it based on my kids' decisions, then I changed it again. He was so accommodating, brought the paddleboards to our home for us. He gave us some very valuable tips for the beginners to use the boards.

    We had such a great time on the boards and the kids loved them.
    Written July 22, 2021
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  • Amber M
    Vancouver3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was on Salt Spring with some friends on a sunny weekend and came across Dockside Mechanical’s scooter rental shop down in Ganges harbour. The location is very convenient - right in the middle of Ganges next to all the local shops. The lady at the shop was very nice and friendly. She gave us clear riding instructions and a bunch of wonderful tips on local places to go and see. The bikes were all in great shape and ran very smoothly. I am a first time scooter renter and I was surprised to find out how easy it was! We were able to see way more of the island than we would have otherwise as we didn’t have car. The scenery around the island was breathtaking. I can’t wait to come back to go on more scootering adventures
    Written July 7, 2016
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  • Brian M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The SKGABC level one course I took with Jack and Jasper in June not only quickly helped me develop my paddling but was an exciting week and a stepping stone to more adventures! I took my level one with Jack because I wanted to be confident taking my family out on the ocean and engaging with our wild coast. I got so much more! Jack and Jasper's teaching got me excited for everything about kayaking and invited me into a whole new set of experiences. I will be going back to Jack for much of my sea kayak learning. I know he and his team will elevate my understanding and strengthen my ability, so I match the water, my paddling and my knowledge safely, when I go out.
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • singledad
    Calgary, Canada181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mike Lane was our captain and fishing guide. He was the consummate charter guide. He knew where the fish were - we caught a great 12 pound spring salmon, he was entertaining - regaling us with stories during our 4 hour adventure, he tailored the experience to what we wanted. He will pick you up at any dock, but i would suggest meeting him at Ruckle Provincial Park, where his home and launch are. He has an eagle 'friend' who swoops out of the trees when he whistles and comes to the boat to be fed - a magnificent sight. He will take you for any kind of fishing. We chose salmon and landed a beauty with a couple escaping (totally my fault not his). At the end of the day we stopped by his crab trap and he gave us four huge crabs - went excellent with the fish. He cleans everything for you. We could not have asked for a better day.
    Written June 30, 2017
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  • Janice M
    Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went out twice with John and had a great experience both times.. John is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He clearly loves kayaking and knows the area around Salt Spring. I’ve kayaked a number of times before but this was the first time I began to really understand how to really enjoy kayaking in coastal waters. I definitely recommend John’s tours (and Caroline’s homemade snacks!)
    Written September 9, 2019
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