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Adventuress Sea Kayaking

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Adventuress Sea Kayaking
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“saw seals”(8 reviews)
“nanoose bay”(9 reviews)
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...more
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Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

We had such a great tour with Jeff. I had never kayaked before and he explained everything about the kayaks and was very patient when I screwed up the rudder at the beginning. He took us on a very interesting route and we saw so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rich b
Reviewed September 16, 2018

A small, protected lake with a gentle shoreline, washrooms and picnic tables. The instructors set up a tarp in case of rain and we were all provided packing lists and clear info sheets 48 hours before the class. No excuses to be unprepared. Started bang...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

4 days of camping and kayaking, and camaraderie with like-minded women (most of whom I'd never met before) We shared laughs, adventure and heartfelt feelings. Jan and Ashley cooked us amazing meals and all we had to do was wash up. The stories told by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We have four kids, 13 to 19, and this was a perfect outing in an absolutely breathtaking setting. Jan is a pro and guided us through Nanoose Bay out past Mistaken Island and to a small islet where we saw several dozen harbor seals enjoying...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jerrad B
JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

What a delight to paddle with your family. So glad that you came out with Adventuress and enjoyed our beautiful Nanoose waters. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation on the Island and thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is...More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jamie B
Reviewed July 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen J
JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you Karen for taking the time to write such a fabulous review and coming out with Adventuress on the Women in the Wild trip. It was so great to spend time with you and congrats on working hard on all the skills. Your smiling...More

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tag O
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gord D
JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you Gord for coming out and taking the time to write a review. I must admit that Adventuress' Sunset Paddle is one of my favourites. Generally the winds are down and the skies light up in those shades of pink and purple. Hope your...More

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