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Address: 700 Apex Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2R5, Canada
Phone Number: 604-904-7410
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Takaya Tours offers interpretive canoe and kayak tours in Burrard Inlet...

Takaya Tours offers interpretive canoe and kayak tours in Burrard Inlet that highlight the First Nation culture of the area. Operating from bases in Cates Park (Whey-Ah-Wichen) in North Vancouver and (Tum-tay-wheutan) in Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody. Takaya Tours offers a range of safe and exciting activities that mix outdoor adventure with an authentic interpretation of Coast Salish culture. Tours operate from May-Oct.

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Beautiful time on the water!

We arrived approx. 15 mins. before our reservation. Found it a bit difficult to find as Belcarra Park is huge and Takaya Tours is located at the picnic area. We were outfitted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
Barbara W
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, B.C.
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We've rented kayaks from the Belcarra location a number of times over the years. The service has improved since the days when you didn't know if they'd open or not. The staff is friendly, if a bit casual. They don't exhibit the professionalism of an outfit like Deep Cove, but that can also be seen as part of the charm... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had a wonderful afternoon with our cultural guide Cease and Guy leaving from Cates Park, paddling up Indian Arm in the ocean-going canoe. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience and we all had a tranquil and relaxing time. Both Guy and Cease were wonderful singing to us and giving us a glimpse into the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.... More 

Thank Daro41
San Cristóbal de las Casas
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The deepest stories I've learn from Canada, I learned them with Takaya! Dennis was an amazing kayak guide. The equipment is in good shape and the landscape are amazing!!.. I highly recommend them if you are visiting Vancouver!

Thank mmmiramontes
Dennis T, Manager at Takaya Tours, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comment. If your back in town we'd love to have you come out again. Thanks! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We arrived approx. 15 mins. before our reservation. Found it a bit difficult to find as Belcarra Park is huge and Takaya Tours is located at the picnic area. We were outfitted with our equipment which was all in great shape. We were given a briefing on where the best area to go was and helped out on the water.... More 

2 Thank Barbara W
Ann Arbor, MI
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had a groupon for a 2-hour, tandem kayak rental. It turned out that it was preferable for us to have two single kayaks, and I was prepared to to pay the difference in price (it was about $10 difference). The two fellows simply replied that there was no need to do so. We arrived at about 2pm and, after... More 

4 Thank Canadian_in_exile
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We found the shed and walked in but no one there for a good 10 mins. When the guy and girl finally showed up, they were more interested in talking to each other than address my friend and I. We had to interrupt them to put our names down. After our wait, we came back ready to get on a... More 

Thank maaaaaary
Dennis T, Manager at Takaya Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you for your feedback and I apologize that your experience was not adequate. I truly hope you enjoyed your time out on the water in beautiful Indian Arm…our Nation’s traditional territory. As Tsleil-Waututh members we are always happy when people such as yourself can enjoy our wonderful waterways. Our guides are always happy to give our clients... More 

British Columbia, Canada
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100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

we bought a social shopper for the 2 hour double kayak tour. We made reservations for 11:00 am for a group of 4 (2 couples) but we had to reschedule a couple of times because of a family emergency and we finally went and did the kayaking last weekend and it was such a disaster. First, when we got there... More 

4 Thank Hannah H
Dennis T, General Manager at Takaya Tours, responded to this review

Dear Hannah, Thank you for your feedback. I am sincerely sorry for the poor experience you had. Please believe me when I say that customer safety and providing good customer service are our top priorities. I have no excuses for the poor customer service you received. I have spoken with my staff about your dissatisfaction and the problems you encountered.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Absolutely, safe n sound! Educational, spiritual, and the story telling of what happened here hundreds of years ago, I was like in another world...I had a fear of canoeing, and after this trip, it was just breathtaking! The guides were knowledgeable, kept you safe and so much laughter! If you're looking for something different to do while here in Vancouver!... More 

Thank Sharon B
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

A friend and I had made reservations to rent two single kayaks for a Friday, from the Belcarra location. We got there at 10 (when they're supposed to open) but the office they operate out of wasn't open. We sat at a nearby picnic table and proceeded to wait, along with several other people who were waiting for them to... More 

4 Thank cdnglobetrotter007
Richmond, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The kayak rental organization in Belcarra park gave us excellent service! 4 of us rented kayaks for an overnight camping trip up Indian Arm. The staff gave us excellent tips and information for our adventure. The necky kayaks and equipment was not the newest, but certainly in working order, and the rental price was very reasonable. Thanks for helping us... More 

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