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“Disappointed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Happy Ours Kayak and Bike Outpost

Happy Ours Kayak and Bike Outpost
775 Cape San Blas Road, St. Joseph Bay, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-1991
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Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Our family rented two tandem kayaks for 4 hours. Dan (the owner) gave us a route to take and everything was fine for the first hour. After that, we hit extremely shallow water and could not paddle, instead had to pull our kayaks back to the landing after only three short hours. Dan's comment was that he should have checked the tide charts, and would have sent us in a different direction. If we visit Cape San Blas again, we will try a different outfitter.

Visited March 2012
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Denver, CO
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“STAY AWAY!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I wish I had previuosly read the negative reviews of Happy Ours Kayak as they are spot on! The operators were rude and self serving. They advertise the rental of "stand-up paddle board" which couldn't be further from the truth. The "board" (aka plastic kayak) leaked and was of poor quality. The adjustable paddle had seized shut long ago. Suitable if they did not charge huge prices for the equipment and then nickel and dime your for everything. Run. Run very fast.

Visited March 2012
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Magnolia Springs, AL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Another great water experience in CSB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We were there in April and looking for activities to do with our two 55-lb. dogs. Dan fixed us up with a metal canoe so that we could explore the bay, and we had a great time paddling around, and found a nice beachy island for the pups to run around a bit. We saw rays and lots of starfish, which was something we had never seen on our Alabama Gulf Coast. Not sure what happened with the set of negative reviewers below, but our experience was very positive. We'll do it again next time we're in CSB. If I remember correctly, Dan said that they even have a kennel available if you have your dog with you but would rather not take it out on the bay.

Visited April 2011
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Port St. Joe
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best activity in the Port St. Joe area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

I have rented kayaks a couple of times from Happy Ours on Cape San Blas and each time it was a great experience. I reccommend this outfitter to anyone wanting to get out and see the real beauty of Northwest Florida. The last time I rented, I took my father, who is in his 70's and quite a large man. Dan and Debbie were so very helpful and friendly and made this a wonderful father-daughter experience I will always treasure. Thanks for such a great experience. Keep up the excellent service!

Visited April 2011
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Stay away.....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Owners are rude rude rude.....Not helpful at all with beginners.

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