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Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2C3, Canada
+1 250-755-6702
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Discovery Kayaking Course Fantastic

I took the Discover Kayaking Course with Jamie from Adventuress Kayaking. It covered all advertised... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fritomania
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Ottawa, ON
Great place to be

As an avid kayaker, I thought I would take on kayak guiding officially this year. With decades of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
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Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the Discover Kayaking Course with Jamie from Adventuress Kayaking. It covered all advertised areas plus more. The instruction was top notch, and Jamie is clearly an experienced paddler, with a pleasant manner, who clearly provided us with what we all came to learn....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an avid kayaker, I thought I would take on kayak guiding officially this year. With decades of experience under my belt, I realized that the thing I love the most is teaching beginners ANYTHING in the outdoors. The joy and sparkle in the eye...More

Thank Jamie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent four nights and 5 days with Jan Kretz of Adventuress Sea Kayaking, Parksville BC kayaking the Broken Group Islands of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The trip was outstanding! As a beginner sea kayaker, I at all times felt I was given the guidance,...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Jan and her assistant Jeff offer a comprehensive and informative basic kayaking course in a beautiful setting (Spider Lake). Both instructors take the time to help with any of the many paddling skills, rescue techniques, and basic kayak knowledge. I look forward to my future...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Jan made this course so worthwhile with her personalized, patient and encouraging teaching. Her feedback and instructions were so specific and my husband and I both came away feeling like we had learned so much and, as a result, we felt more confident in our...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Very professional and an enjoyable experience. Our group of 5 did a sunset paddle and it was a great short trip.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Jan's 5 week course taught me so much about understanding the difference of planning a hike to planning a kayak trip. With all the information that Jan provided I feel that I have a whole new prospective on how important it is to plan before...More

Thank Rhonda J
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

One of our favourite places to kayak that we do it twice every March for the past two years. My boyfriend and I live in Vancouver but always make the trip out during March. The season of seals and sea lions! We saw a copious...More

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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

And a big thank you to you both for starting off Adventuress season so nicely. You are true adventurers braving rain, snow (last year), luckily this March has been sunny as well. Look forward to your annual visit. Thanks so much for coming out and...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We really enjoyed kayaking in this region and couldn't believe how much wildlife there was around. Seals, sea lions, eagles, and more. It was truly magical. Jan was really helpful, and we managed to arrange everything the day before but still have exactly what we...More

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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thanks for coming out and enjoying our beautiful paddling area. It is such a special area and I am so glad that you got to enjoy it all! We hope to see you another time if you are back on the Island. All the best,...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This was a warm sunny day just at the start of spring, the calm sea is shadowed by a backdrop of snowcapped mountains far in the distance. As a crew of 4, we rented the kayaks from Jen for a total of 3 hours. She...More

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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Thanks Stefan for coming out. It was a beautiful day with lots of sea lions and harbour seals... so glad you got to see them all. Hope to see you again. All the best, Jan

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