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Island Joy Rides

Campbell River, Canada
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About Island Joy Rides
We are experience makers. Born out of a love for the outdoors and the sense of freedom that cycling and paddling brings, our boutique bicycle and kayak tours are dedicated to helping people connect with the locals, the culinary experiences, and the hidden secrets that make the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and the Discovery Islands so spectacular. A feast for the senses, our Joy Rides help people find JOY in their journey through boutique day, multi-day, guided and self-guided experiences.
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

We wanted to do something special for our 5 year wedding anniversary and this was a really neat experience that had us sold at stone fired pizza. Plan for the whole evening, really good food and opportunities to see another part of Campbell River that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tynessa
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us for Paddle & Pizza - and for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled you had a good time and honoured that you chose to celebrate your special anniversary with us. :)

Reviewed September 11, 2019

My 10 high school buddies and I had a wonderful cycle tour through the Comox valley on a beautiful September weekend. Our guides, Laurel and Laurel, were energetic, enthusiastic, and thoroughly entertaining. We all enjoyed the tour and all of the locations that we visited....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Can’t say enough about this wonderful tour but part of its magic is the little surprises you encounter throughout the evening so I am reluctant to give too much away. Suffice it to say that a serene sunset paddle in the Campbell River estuary preceded...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

We so appreciate your kind words. We love what we do and it is mainly because we get to spend time with people like you! You and your family were so delightful and I am thrilled you chose to spend some of your special time...More

Reviewed August 29, 2019

My wife and I just finished our third guided trip (5 days) with Island Joy Rides within the past 5 years. Once again, we had a tremendous trip seeing beautiful places on Vancouver Island. Laurel and Laurel were our guides taking us mostly on roads...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

We are so thrilled you joined us again - you are like family now (actually, you felt like family the first time we met and it just keeps getting better). Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It really helps others...More

Reviewed August 24, 2019

We really enjoyed our 3-day guided tour with Island Joy Rides and would happily recommend them to anyone. The cycling was good, the kayaking and dinner at the hosts home was delightful and the personal interactions were a highlight. Laurel and her team know the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

It was so lovely sharing our area with you. You were both so interesting and interested in everything, which makes our job that much more enjoyable! I will always remember the way you embraced the scavenger hunt (kissing a fish stands out as a favourite;))....More

Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

It was a beautiful evening when we arrived at Island Joy Ride headquarters for our sunset paddle along the estuary. Laurel made us feel instantly at home and, once all members of the group were ready, showed us a short video about the history and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review. It really helps others know what to expect. It was such a pleasure meeting you both! Thank you so much for joining us. I wish you many more opportunities to hear that...More

Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Laurel and Richard guided our family on a lovely tour of the estuary, while providing current and historic information about both the river system and the city of Campbell River. The pace was set well for our 10 and 12 year old children to keep...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us. We really enjoyed meeting you and your beautiful family! :)

Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

I recently took part in one of the Chef on a bike tours that Island Joy offers: Forage and Feast. We were accompanied by a professional chef and the owner of a local distillery. I was blown away at the level of organization and hospitality...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. It was such a pleasure meeting you and I'm so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. :)

Reviewed July 23, 2019

Me and my son (15 yo) did both the cycling and kayaking. We spent the day on Quandra Island on the self guided tour and finished the day with a sunset kayak tour with Nicole on Campbell River....Nicole surprised us with a delicious desert mid-tour....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

It is always so lovely seeing families travelling actively together - and there's something extra special about moms and sons. I'm so glad you enjoyed your kayaking and cycling experiences - and truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review. All the best...More

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

We decided to do Kayaking this beautiful evening as Island Joy Riding was offering this tour. We had luck that Nicole was guiding our tour through the nice calm river and great looking small water corridors between birds, seals and fishes. What a beautiful nature!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Richard V
IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us - and for writing a review. We feel so fortunate to be able to share our beautiful estuary with people like you.

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