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About Happy Paddling
We offer Stand Up Paddle Board and Sit on Top Kayak rentals as well as Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayak, and Canoe Lessons on Centennial Beach in Barrie, Ontario. Located beside the children's playground and the fountain, steps from the south parking lot. We provide all the equipment you need to have lots of fun on the water! Wear something you can get wet, and don’t forget your towel! Happy Paddling!
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Dieter F wrote a review Jun 2022
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A friend and I decided to try upright paddling yesterday. Found it to be a lot of fun. After falling in the water a couple of times, I started to get the hang of it. Mike and Ann are very supportive and good teachers. I wholeheartedly recommend them and their services.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling
Responded 2 days ago
We are so happy you had fun and thank you for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Paddling Mike & Ann
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Laurie wrote a review Aug 2021
Barrie, Canada1 contribution
We had a great experience renting kayaks from Happy Paddling. They made everything easy and safe for us and it is very well run. A nice touch was they take pictures and send them to you and they will even wash the sand off your feet when you are done. I would certainly recommend renting from Happy Paddling.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling
Responded Sep 1, 2021
Thank you Cubababy22 for the great review! Thank you for the recommendation and enjoy the pictures. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann
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BrianReview wrote a review Aug 2021
Aurora15 contributions25 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a 1 hr kayak rental and had a great experience!! First, the owner & employees were very upbeat, clear and helpful. The website was easy to use for the bookings. The location was very easy to find with google maps. Kayaks were good quality. We found it to be a very interesting area to kayak.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling
Responded Sep 1, 2021
Thank you Brian for the great review. We so pleased you had a great experience with us! I will pass your compliments onto our staff and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Paddling Mike & Ann
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Global_Passerby wrote a review Aug 2021
Cleveland, Ohio5 contributions7 helpful votes
Booked three tandem kayaks in mid-August for our extended family of six with members aged from pre-teen to senior. The online portal was easy to use as I had booked the service from the U.S. in advance of our visit. Everyone had a thoroughly good time! The operators, Mike, Ann, and Tobi, were excellent! Mike made sure we were all properly suited up and provided thorough instructions. And he was obviously conscientious about ensuring all Covid protocols were followed. He also gave comprehensive answers about the differences in life jacket regulations btw Canada and the U.S. As a bonus: the photography service ensured we'll always have pictures to remind us of our happy experience! Will definitely revisit!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Thank you Global_Passerby for the great revew. We are so pleased everyone had a good time. I will pass your compliments onto Ann and Tori and we look forward to seeing you again soon! PS. We all hope some of those pics will find their way to the front of the fridge. :-) Happy Paddling Mike & Ann
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NataliMa wrote a review Aug 2021
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
This is my third summer with Happy Paddling. I can tell all freshmen coming to kayak or paddle for the first time: Paddling and kayaking are not only about outdoors, sports, physical activity, loosing extra pounds, etc. Paddling and kayaking make you HAPPY, make you forget about all your problems and push you to breathe full chest and appreciate that little time we have on water, soak in sunshine and watch tiny fish swim around, clouds moving way slower than you move on your board/kayak. The owners, Mme Ann and Mr MIchael (respectfully), are the most dedicated people in watersports field, kind, patient, accomodating , knowledgeable and are always happy to see you either for a lesson, or safety recap, or when they are bringing equipment straight to the "launch spot" for you. Also, there are three fantastic young associates working every summer who does an excellent job teaching new bees skills needed for this type of sport and doing everything else needed around . Come 30 min before your time to sign the waiver and get familiar with surroundings (learn where not to kayak else motor boats will teach you a lesson!) Looking forward to my next visit coming weekend! Bring your family and friends-you will have lots of fun!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Thank you NataliMa for the great review! We appreciate your in depth review and that you have made us part of your summer over the last 3 years. I will pass your compliments onto our staff and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann
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