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Adventuress Sea Kayaking

889 Little Mountain Rd., Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2C3, Canada
250.755.6702
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Ranked #1 of 11 activities in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Come paddle with Adventuress! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My sister and I are on a paddling team, so we decided to try out kayaking in B.C. The booking via email was straight-forward and Sonia took the time to answer all my questions, being our first time kayaking adventure. There is no food or washroom facilities in the area, so keep that in mind. When we arrived, Sonia and... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Have only kayaked once before. Wonderful evening - warm, calm and a friendly group. I will definitely do more kayaking in future.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our journey started at the new launch site at Secret Beach. There were seven of us plus Jan and Laurel as our guides. We began our journey heading out through the Stopper Islands to Hand. We set up camp on Hand Island pitching our tents in the meadow where we were entertained by multiple hummingbirds filling themselves with nectar from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I recently completed my Paddle Canada kayaking course with Adventuress Sea Kayaking. Jan (aka Adventuress) made the course interesting and fun. While there are parts of the course that are not easy Jan makes them less difficult. I will certainly be taking more courses with Adventuress Sea Kayaking in the future.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My wife and I did the Sea Lion Tour with Jan. We had a fantastic time and saw hundreds of sea lions. Jan was an excellent guide and the kayaks were nice and in good condition. We would recommend Adventuress to anyone visiting the area.

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Saskatoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband and I had two days to spend on Vancouver Island and chose Adventuress Sea Kayaking as our main activity for our get-away. The web site gave us great information and what we experienced was exactly what was offered. The booking was easy and Jan responded to us very promptly. After booking, we received an information package that answered... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Hello Jan I wanted to thank you very much for a spectacular day of kayaking a couple of weekends ago. I was part of great trip you led from the Kingfisher. I appreciated your instruction and strong attention to safety. It was a pleasure being on that trip and I just wanted to let you know. My friend Alana and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

my husband and I went w/ jan and 2 other clients on a smooth, sunny day in early sept. the 2 hour trip was serene. talking to jan and hearing her stories was great! this was a highite of our trip and we'd like to do a longer trip w/ her in the future!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Awesome! Jan provides more than a simple kayaking trip; it is a complete experience (helped by amazing views - including seeing bald headed eagles soaring over our heads). She is an amazing hostess and guide. Just like Mary Poppins, her bag (for that read 'stores'!) are never ending and full of gorgeous food to satisfy the needs of hard-working kayakers.... More

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A great place to Kayak with harbour seals and sea lions swimming alongside! Only small criticism is that my rudder didn't work and so I had to manually steer. I was the only one this affected and I'm sure it will be corrected.

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