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Address: 2320 Harbour Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6, Canada
Phone Number: 250 686 2047
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We had a lovely, relaxing and informative afternoon with our Guide Melissa

My daughter and I came to Sidney to unwind , so we planned events that would help us do just that. We were very happy with our experience. Our guide Melissa was a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Trudi M
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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

*AWFUL EXPERIENCE - TERRIBLE customer service, BADLY Disorganized and RUDE - we called 1wk ahead & spoke to Chris (owner) & booked online as he asked (confusing but we sorted it out) + sent an email to confirm. We told him we were driving 3h each way + taking time off work & thus wanted to make sure all was... More 

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Thank Sharmini G
Victoria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Less than 24 hours to our scheduled tour we were emailed by A Paddle In The Park indicating that our tour for 8am on Saturday would have to be reschedule to due to another commitment. This cancellation was not weather related or an issue with not enough people for the tour. We were told (via email) they would work hard... More 

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Thank Chris W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had a wonderful trip with A Paddle in the Park Kayaking today. We showed up to the marina and found dock A with no problem. After some introduction we got in the kayaks for our guided tour. Kai, our guide, was very knowledgable and was very helpful. The trip was more than we expected and I would recommend this... More 

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Thank Adam H
Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had bought an "Island Daily Deal", and expected a good experience, however: 1) Business was hard to find. We basically stumbled upon it because we saw some kayaks (eventually) 2) Nobody was around. There was no office. Someone showed up a couple minutes late. 3) The lady that showed up had no idea how many kayaks we were taking... More 

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Thank Soren-Heather
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Booked a two hour paddle with the company for myself and three friends as a gift. The day was amazing for February with essentially no wind and clear skies. The guide was really friendly as we paddled and set up the kayaks for us as we were all fairly new to kayaking. She started off the tour giving a brief... More 

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Thank Angela D
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My daughter and I came to Sidney to unwind , so we planned events that would help us do just that. We were very happy with our experience. Our guide Melissa was a great conversationalist, and we enjoyed sharing stories with her while paddling around the beautiful calm sea. Thanks for a great afternoon!

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Thank Trudi M
Sidney, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It saddens me to write negatively about a small and local kayak rental company; but the experience we had with renting a guided tour was so bad it needs to be put on record. We purchased the ‘4-hour guided kayak tour' offered through Groupon. The booking was confirmed by Paddle in the Park Kayaking via their online booking agent, SetMore... More 

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Thank David D
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had purchased a Groupon for a 4 hour GUIDED tour on the ocean as a birthday gift for a friend. I made the booking a week in advance and was prompt to reply to reminded emails. we arrived in plenty of time for our 10 am start. the Marina its situated in is beautiful. The set up looked a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We received a confirmation from A Paddle in the Park Kayaking the day prior to our tour confirming 10 AM in the morning. There was nobody there when we arrived!! When we phoned they said sorry, someone will be there at 1 PM instead! We were not available to start a tour at 1 PM. We specifically came to Victoria... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had an excellent experience paddling out of Van Isle Marina, around Ferny Island, and having Lunch on Goudge Island. Our guide, Marcus, was entertaining and enlightening - a good friend. There were several intimate encounters with the seals sunning themselves on the rocks. We saw mute geese, fried-egg jellyfish, kelp, cormorants, a bald eagle, and crabs. 'A Paddle in... More 

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