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Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips

163 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
+1 250-537-2553
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Great for beginners and nature enthusiasts!

The only reason why I didn't give 5 stars is that we launched our boats out of an extremely muddy... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2016
Amy C
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Great Experience with a Super Guide

Thanks Zach for a super guided tour to Chocolate Beach today. Great day to paddle with my friends... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2016
Montreal, Canada
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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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163 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
+1 250-537-2553
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The only reason why I didn't give 5 stars is that we launched our boats out of an extremely muddy Bay instead of off a dock or beach. I would recommend water booties! We arrived on the wrong date but Island Escapades was extremely flexible...More

Thank Amy C
island_escapades, Manager at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip. Just so you know, our location is on a beach which is on a estuary. You were most likely there during a low tide that has just dropped. In this case we carry...More

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
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...More

Thank Ashley R
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Tara95473
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...More

2  Thank Kymm D
Reviewed August 28, 2014

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...More

Thank Lee O
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...More

Thank emmylooturn
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...More

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