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Takaya Tours

700 Apex Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H 2R5, Canada
604-904-7410
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Owner description: Takaya Tours offers interpretive canoe and kayak tours in Burrard Inlet that highlight the First Nation culture of the area. Operating from bases in... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Ann Arbor, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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

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Vancouver, Canada
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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

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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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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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

Westbank
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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Richmond, Canada
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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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Delta, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Leaving from beautiful Cates Park, our cultural day trip up Indian Arm was filled with fantastic scenery, songs and legends, ancient village sites and much more. Beautiful blue waters, wildlife, soaring mountains, cascading waterfalls...even pictographs helped us understand the area's past... We had such a great day and recommend this relaxing, informative trip to others looking for a quality cultural... More

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Dennis T, General Manager at Takaya Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We're really happy that you enjoyed our new "Cultural Boat Excurstion" tour a few weeks ago. I hope to see you around again. Cheers! More

vancouver, canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

What a great rare experience! Takaya Tours is well organized, professional and very informative. Getting out into Vancouver's Inlet and getting not only a history lesson on the local tribe of the area but experiencing what it would have been like before highways and planes got us from point A to B!! The tratitional native long boat gives you the... More

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Dennis T, General Manager at Takaya Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate that you enjoyed listening to our history, legends, stories, singing and drumming. Its such a nice area and were happy that your walking away with good feeling inside. Cheers! More

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Went kayaking from the Belcarra picnic area, the rental process was easy! We were there a bit earlier to reserve the kayaks. By the time all of us arrived, they had the kayak laid out and ready to go. We went for about 2 and half hours, originally planned on 3 but found it's a bit much especially if your... More

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