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Address: 163 Fulford-Ganges Road, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 537-2553

We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt...

We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt Spring Island and in the Gulf Islands including: sea kayaking tours, expeditions, kayak rentals, kayak lessons, youth camps, sailing and hiking. We also have two great water front B&B options.

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Great Experience with a Super Guide

Thanks Zach for a super guided tour to Chocolate Beach today. Great day to paddle with my friends. Zach gave us tons of information about all sorts interesting sea facts and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Thanks Zach for a super guided tour to Chocolate Beach today. Great day to paddle with my friends. Zach gave us tons of information about all sorts interesting sea facts and all the staff was very friendly. Great equipment too.

Thank jmartella
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We were so glad we went with a guide - his knowledge on the history of the islands, and of the flora and fauna, made the experience so rich and interesting. We did the three hour tour, and it was perfect! Our guide brought tea and cookies for us to enjoy on Chocolate Beach. We went at the end of... More 

Thank Ashley R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Recently did the Chocolate Beach paddle with my husband under direction of guide Daniel. Fantastic learning experience all about the islands, the wildlife and way of life on 'island time'. Highly recommend!

Thank Gapeach1219
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is an enjoyable tour (of Chocolate beach) The pace was reasonable and the guide knowledgeable and fun. We saw seals, eagles, osprey but sadly, no starfish. The folks here are very accommodating and helpful; I highly recommend.

Thank kterhark
New Westminster, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While on Salt Spring Island with my partner and parents, we decided to go sea kayaking. We all had various levels of experience with kayaking, and thought we could just rent boats and go putter around in the harbour - in the past I have done this several times on nearby Mayne Island. Unfortunately we discovered that Island Escapades would... More 

1 Thank Tara95473
Kamloops, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Big thanx to Island Escapades for a great day and for accommodating all 10 of us after the other local kayak company "accidently" cancelled our trip. Thanks to the owner and Cass and Nathan. Your knowledge of the island was fascinating and the cookies and tea were a greatly appreciated ! Amazing customer service

2 Thank Kymm D
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We were booked on the Chocolate a Beach kayak tour but because it was so windy and the sea was choppy, we had to go to a nearer beach. Our guide, Linda was first class. We were all apprehensive about going out but she made you feel like you were in safe hands. We were all given a brief lesson... More 

Thank Lee O
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

As soon as we entered the store, we were warmly welcomed by owner and kayak guide, Jack. He was extremely thoughtful and attentive to our needs as he provided us boots to walk our kayak across the muddy shoreline and all the essential gear to make our kayak rental a success. Jack pointed out an amazing route and put us... More 

Thank emmylooturn
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The main reason that this place is so great is that it's owned by Jack Rosen, one of the most experienced kayak guides in the area and one of the most accomplished kayakers in the world. This fine fellow things nothing of hoping in his kayak and paddling up to alaska, like 800 miles north of her up the inside... More 

Thank SaltspringDesign
Victoria, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I were on the island and were lucky enough to be there when there was a full moon. Jack was our guide and he was very knowledgable on the tour and helpful getting us inexperienced kayakers geared up and on the water. We had a great time!

Thank dfisher10

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