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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 10 activities in Parksville
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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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I went with Charlotte last night on the 2-ish hour sunset kayak trip last night. Having no experience in a sea kayak, I felt at ease after the quick demo and safety features talk. Before long our group of two singles, two doubles, and Charlotte were off. The weather was perfect and the water was calm, so we couldn't have... More

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Patksville BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was my first time in a kayak, and not being totally comfortable on the water, I was apprehensive. My apprehension was put to rest very quickly, however, as the instruction, preparation and land practice was excellent, so that when we pushed off into the water, I felt quite confident. Our guide, Jan, stayed close at hand to every one... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you are looking for something to do that will allow you to see seals, eagles and more - this is it. Our guide Charlotte was fantastic. After a short safety lesson she had us all ready to go. The water was crystal clear and we were able to see jelly fish, star and sunfish right way. It was very... More

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

In mid-July we were in Parksville for a conference. Some of my colleagues had been on an outing with the Adventuress and spoke highly of the fun they had. My wife and I had a couple of extra days in the area so I called the Adventuress to see what we could do - the 4-hr Mistaken Island tour was... More

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