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Address: 889 Little Mountain Rd., Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2C3, Canada
Phone Number: 250.755.6702
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Description: Come paddle with Adventuress! The scenery is spectacular here with...
Come paddle with Adventuress! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, open year round, no experience necessary. Tours start as low as $49/person and include instruction, kayak and gear. Double kayaks available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor. She teaches introductory lessons in kayaking as well as an in-depth seamanship & trip planning course and has a passion for paddling.
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Great experience for our family

We did a two hour tour with Jan to see the Sea Lions. It was spectacular. Jan was professional, kind, and just lovely. My husband had our six year old in a double and I went on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We did a two hour tour with Jan to see the Sea Lions. It was spectacular. Jan was professional, kind, and just lovely. My husband had our six year old in a double and I went on my own. The waves were up and my son just hooted in delight as they splashed through them. It was our favorite excursion... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you're worried that you won't know how, it'll be too wavy, or you aren't fit or fast enough relax. Jan and her crew put us all at ease, spent a quick orientation session on land, and got us all comfortably into boats in no time. The destination distance was reasonable, beautiful and they knew the area and amenities that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with Jan in April 2015. The length of our "journey" was just right, she gave perfect instructions and was encouraging and helpful, and she took us to a really nice area where we got to see hundreds of sea lions. It was a really incredible "adventure" for some beginners who aren't really the "outdoorsy" type!... More 

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Eagle Mountain, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our family of 4, two adults and two kids ages 11 and 7, called Jan up the day before to schedule the sea lion excursion. She was so amenable to fit us in last minute. We met Jan the next morning about 5 minutes from where we stayed at Pacific Shores in Parksville, BC. She had all the gear we... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have taken two courses with Jan - one was Sea Kayaking Instruction, and the other was Seamanship. Both were excellent, and I learned so much. I feel qualified to head out onto the water by myself now.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Hi Jan. Thank you for a perfect kayaking tour. You are a real professional . We took our 4 daughters for first time kayaking and it was an adventure we will always remember. The seals are so beautiful and graceful, The bay is wonderful. You and your grate kayaks made it one of our greatest experience as a family. See... More 

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Shelburne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Jan is a super relaxed, and very helpful guide. It was an awesome experience, that I will take home with me to Ontario. I felt very safe,even though I'm not very experienced with a kayak. Worth every cent!!!

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

My son and I had a wonderful morning paddling with Jan. We did the Mistaken Island trip on the Strait of Georgia near Parksville. Jan's expertise and knowledge of the area combined with her friendly manner made the experience one of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommend Adventuress Sea Kayaking - you won't be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and myself along with my sister and brother-in-law rented kayaks from Adventuress Sea Kayaking for two full days. Jan delivered 2 two man kayaks to our cabins we were staying at while vacationing in Qualicum Beach. She brought everything we needed and included an introductory lesson that was most helpful. We kayaked all along the coastline of Qualicum... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellant adventure, from Cedar by the Sea to Pirates Cove and back. I felt very safe under Jan's watchful eye. Jan is knowledgeable about the area we paddled. Everything was organized and planned. The meals were perfect, even down to a chocolate Birthday Cake, yummy! Looking forward to joining another adventure. Thanks Jan.

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