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Island Escapades Kayaking

Address: 163 Fulford-Ganges Road, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 537-2553
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Owner description: We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt Spring Island and in the...
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Owner description: We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt Spring Island and in the Gulf Islands including: sea kayaking tours, expeditions, kayak rentals, kayak lessons, youth camps, sailing and hiking. We also have two great water front B&B options.

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Big thanx to Island Escapades for a great day and for accommodating all 10 of us after the other local kayak company "accidently" cancelled our trip. Thanks to the owner and Cass and Nathan. Your knowledge of the island was fascinating and the cookies and tea were a greatly appreciated ! Amazing customer service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We were booked on the Chocolate a Beach kayak tour but because it was so windy and the sea was choppy, we had to go to a nearer beach. Our guide, Linda was first class. We were all apprehensive about going out but she made you feel like you were in safe hands. We were all given a brief lesson... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

As soon as we entered the store, we were warmly welcomed by owner and kayak guide, Jack. He was extremely thoughtful and attentive to our needs as he provided us boots to walk our kayak across the muddy shoreline and all the essential gear to make our kayak rental a success. Jack pointed out an amazing route and put us... More 

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The main reason that this place is so great is that it's owned by Jack Rosen, one of the most experienced kayak guides in the area and one of the most accomplished kayakers in the world. This fine fellow things nothing of hoping in his kayak and paddling up to alaska, like 800 miles north of her up the inside... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I were on the island and were lucky enough to be there when there was a full moon. Jack was our guide and he was very knowledgable on the tour and helpful getting us inexperienced kayakers geared up and on the water. We had a great time!

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Easy booking with Island Escapades. Launch from Southey Pt at north tip of Salt Spring. Good safety briefing, excellent guide - friendly and competent. Beautiful area - highly recommended.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Third time kayaking with Island Escapades. Beautiful sunny day and perfect conditions for a two hour paddle. Our guide, Daniel, was excellent! He explained everything thoroughly and made us feel confident. He was very helpful and patient. The smells, the shoreline, the wildlife.....the friendly group...all made for another memorable kayaking excursion.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great time on the water with Seamus , helped by Nathan. two friendly and knowledgable guides. ery welcoming and flexible . Worth a morning especially in the sun .

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful journey out to Chocolate Beach (3 hours) with our guide Nathan. He was very patient in showing us, relative newbies, how to put on our gear and demonstrate how to paddle the kayak. He helped us into our kayaks and got us out on the water. On our adventure we saw: LOTS of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We visited Salt Spring Island within the context of "Biomimicry Professional Program" - a two year master's level training that includes online courses and in-person sessions in various biomes. Island Escapades (IE) planned and executed the most important portion of our session. With IE guides we first went through basic kayak training, and then we spent 4 days kayaking around... More 

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