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Wildheart Adventures

1560 Brebber Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1P4, Canada
+1 250-722-3683
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Kayaking with Orcas in Johnstone Strait

Our guides Elena and Eric were some of the best I have ever come across. If you are on Vancouver... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David L
Wild heart kayak day trip

Weather was perfect, guide was laid back and friendly. He took my 7year old in his kayak as we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarahjboilermaker
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Edmonton, Canada
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Join us in our 29th season exploring gorgeous Vancouver Island. Kayak with orca whales in Johnstone Strait, grey whales in Clayoquot Sound. Our tours feature gourmet camping cuisine, fun-loving certified guides, premium kayaking and safety equipment and we have offer both camping and lodge based tours. Check out our Daytrips here in Nanaimo paddling the gorgeous waters of the Gulf Islands.
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1560 Brebber Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1P4, Canada
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+1 250-722-3683
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guides Elena and Eric were some of the best I have ever come across. If you are on Vancouver Island you can't find a better kayak outfitter than Wildheart - professional, prompt, and wonderful to work with from start to finish.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather was perfect, guide was laid back and friendly. He took my 7year old in his kayak as we were all tandem. Kim was great with my daughter! Gave her a real confidence boost in what could have been a scary experience for her. Great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a one day tour with Kim who was prompt, organized, efficient and knowledgeable. He made a point to make everyone feel welcome and he felt like a long lost friend very quickly. I felt very safe with his leadership and guidance and direction....More

Thank Joy T
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KayakBC_333, Kayak Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Joy and Gals, You guys were a lot of fun to paddle with and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your time in this gorgeous area. We really are spoilt to have such natural beauty literally in our "backyard". I'm very fortunate to be able...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 4 day trip to the Broken Group and from start to finish was an amazing trip. I have day kayaked around Vancouver for years and this is a trip that I have wanted to do for years. My husband had not kayaked...More

Thank Pat D
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KayakBC_333, Kayak Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Pat, So glad that you enjoyed your time out in the spectacular Broken Islands. Definitely one of my favourite area's to paddle...in the world! We're thrilled to have amazing guides like Nick and Ava working with us...if you can provide outstanding guides, quality equipment...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a 1-day Wild Heart Adventures Sea Kayak Tour yesterday - small group, only 6 of us - it was really peaceful & beautiful - we lucked out with a perfect day weather-wise - we saw baby seals with their families hanging out & playing...More

Thank cindyfuhrer
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KayakBC_333, Kayak Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Cindy and Bob, Was a pleasure to paddle with you both and really glad you decided to take the floatplane over from Vancouver for the day and kayak with us. We take great pleasure in showing off this wonderful area and glad that the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day tour with Kim who was super friendly. As a group of five we paddled to small islands, saw some wildlife and had an amazing home made picknick at a beach before paddling back. Can definitely recommend the day trip!More

Thank Daniela C
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KayakBC_333, Kayak Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Daniela, Just back in the door from guiding a series of trips up in Johnstone Strait kayaking with orca's. The sunshine even made it up that far. I hope the rest of your trip in BC was fabulous...you definitely nailed the weather! Join us...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Looking for an activity to fill some time during our Island trip, we contacted Kim at Wildheart Adventures. He was able to fit us in at short notice to a sea kayaking day trip around the island just south of Nanaimo and we couldn't have...More

Thank Euan M
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KayakBC_333, Kayak Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Guys, it was so fun getting to meet you both and paddle for the day. One of treats of guiding is I get to meet so many interesting people from such a variety of different backgrounds. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves so much...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful weather to take kayaks out and see the coastline from a different perspective. As someone who has been running a guide operation for 30 years Kim knows how to read his visitors, keeping them safe and at a reasonable pace while peppering the conversation...More

Thank Jill M
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KayakBC_333, Sea Kayak Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Hey Jill, It was a pleasure to paddle with you, Chuck and the kids and I'm thrilled you guys enjoyed your time out on the water. Hopefully you'll come back to Vancouver Island sometime in the future and join us on one of our longer...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect day with Kim in a small group of paddlers out on the water. We could bring in our own ideas and paddeled at our own speed. The tour was well organised. The food was great. We would definetely book the tour...More

Thank Nicy S
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KayakBC_333, Sea Kayak Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

HI Nicky and Danny, It was great to meet the two of you and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves out on our adventure. Hope you can join us on a longer expedition next time you venture to our shores. Enjoy the Rockies and Go...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We did the day trip with Kim June 2nd. Kim was super professional and friendly and his passion for the outdoors made the experience awesome for everyone! We were able to see some wildlife and beautiful views of Nanaimo. We stopped on a beach for...More

Thank haileyg220
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KayakBC_333, Guide at Wildheart Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Hey Hailey and Laura, So glad you enjoyed your paddling time out with us earlier this month. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope you venture out our way again sometime and perhaps join us for a longer adventure. Have a great...More

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Lynneart48
August 5, 2015|
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Response from KayakBC_333 | Property representative |
HI Lynn, If you are interested in our sea kayaking tours, I suggest you look at our website at Wildheart Adventures for a complete description of the various kayaking trips we offer on Vancouver Island and their cost. Should... More
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rjlhansen
July 18, 2015|
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Response from KayakBC_333 | Property representative |
Sorry but we operate sea kayak tours and not accommodation. Try Fiddicks B & B. Cheers
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