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Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Parksville, Canada
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About Adventuress Sea Kayaking
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun and I really learnt a lot about Paddling and wet exit and the teachers are really experienced and they are quite fun to talk with

Date of experience: September 2019
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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming out for Adventuress' Paddle Canada course. Congratulations on passing and thanks for writing a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great afternoon with a small group kayaking along the coastline - saw sea stars, young eagles, sea lions and jellyfish! Jan, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the area and knew the best places to go to see wildlife. Jan and her assistant...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank alimoosh
JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are glad that you could join us and hope to paddle with you another time. Jan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on one night kayaking trip and Jeff was our guide. From the start the trip started a little rocky only because we missed the 5 am and had to catch the 7 but Jeff was awesome in waiting for us and had the kayaks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sunny S
JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Sunny for an amazing review. So glad that you and Jessica enjoyed the Gulf Islands Getaway. We live in such a beautiful area and it is our mission to take people out there to experience the utter beauty of our wildlife and scenery....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were set on doing an overnight ocean kayak trip; however, we had very little kayaking experience. We decided to take a lesson with Jan to gain some knowledge and safety skills. You can tell that Jan truly loves what she does....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Jen for taking the time to write a review.. much appreciated! Well you did the work of taking the Paddle Canada full day course and then took your skills and headed out on the high seas! So glad that you came to Adventuress for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first met Jan through a Paddle Canada Certified Basic Sea Kayaking course my huband and I took. We both now feel quite comfortable navigating a kayak. AND the day was a lot of fun! Since then I've done a bit more paddling with Adventuress...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yay.. so glad you came out with Adventuress Sea Kayaking and continue to come out and paddle with us. We love to show people around our area because we are so blessed to enjoy such great views and amazing wildlife. We hope to kayak with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful experience with a nice mix of leisurely exploration of Nanoose Bay (so many incredible purple and orange starfish!!) and extended kayaking to/around/from Mistaken Island. Enjoyed hearing about the flora and fauna as well as the locals. Especially liked being so close to the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are more than welcome! Thanks for coming out with Adventuress. We do love showing off our area :-). And so glad that your tour was the highlight of your time on Vancouver Island. Thanks for taking the time to write a review; it is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used Jan and Adventuress Sea Kayaking for both kayak and equipment rentals, and for instruction and guidance on kayaking skills, and navigation recommendations. She was an excellent resource, her equipment is in tip-top shape, and she made our sea kayaking experience THE BEST. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So proud of you ladies for taking the Paddle Canada course and then using that information to make your first foray overnight to our islands and islets off of Nanoose. I wanted to make sure you would be safe and was happy to share all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were thinking about purchasing 2 kayaks but decided to rent 2 out for 5 hours first. Thank you Jan for letting us go out on our own and trusting our abilities. We had an awesome adventure and had no problems. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for renting from Adventuress Sea Kayaking. We are so glad that you had an awesome adventure!! We ensure that everyone who rents has instruction and knows how to rescue themselves should they go over. But you both did well and we hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great sea-kayaking adventure. Quite hardwork at times in the wind and waves but we loved it. We had 2 double kayaks with our 11 and 14 year old kids. Got to see Harbour Seals with their babies.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Andrew R
JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Andrew for coming out with Adventuress Sea Kayaking with your family. It was great to see you experience the wildlife and make a family memory. We hope you can paddle with us another time. Jan

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We were staying at an Airbnb on the ocean near Rathtrevor Beach and rented a double kayak from Jan for four days. The service she provides is excellent as she delivers & picks up the rental, plus all the gear and gives some instruction and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to meet your family and I am so glad that you enjoyed the kayaking experience. So much to see in the Nanoose area and such fabulous views from your Airbnb. Yes, do come out for...More

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