Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats
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Stand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats specializes in Eco and indigenous education and tours, by means of kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, kids camps, yoga, retreats, and dog sledding (in winter months). Based on Pender Island, our head office is located at Otter Bay Marina, just off the ferry. Along with having the beauty of launching from the bay, mobile services are available to suit your adventure design, and so is our new location on Salt Spring Island! Our certified, professional guides would love to take you into the wild!
Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada

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tgiustino
White Rock, Canada78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
While staying at Poet's Cove Resort & Marina we wanted to have a kayak for our use for a couple days. Problem solved with Dog Mermaid as they will deliver (and pickup) their equipment (kayak/canoe) to your location for as many days you like.
Excellent service & knowledge of their equipment & the area.
Written August 23, 2020
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Thank you for the kind words! Happy to have helped out.
Written January 7, 2021
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Patrick Gravinese
Raleigh, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Kye and her kids were great! They set my wife and I up for a wonderful day kayaking Otter Bay. We really appreciated the safety tutorial Kye gave to us. We have been kayaking many times, but this was the first time an operator taught us what to do if things go wrong. Otter Bay is a beautiful location for a day trip from Victoria. I'm looking forward to going back!
Written September 4, 2022
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Thank you for the kind words! We are happy to hear our safety lessons are appreciated :)
Written September 18, 2022
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snipen
Leeds, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Hired canoes from here. The service was great and very friendly. Would definitely use again. Myself and husband had an amazing canoe trip around Otter Bay and saw lots of wildlife. Lovely way to spend the morning.
Written July 31, 2019
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Thank you! We are here to add to your smiles as best as we can :)
Written August 9, 2019
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Avyn T
Vancouver Island, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Kye with Dog Mermaid took us out paddle boarding on Thetis Lake, and to do Paddle Yoga. it was a first for most of us to paddle board, let alone do yoga on the board. Everyone had a really great time, learned and expanded their capabilities, and laughed a lot. we also had lots of time for paddling around the lake and enjoying being out there. Kye has a great personality , a big heart, and knows her water sports very well. She also clearly has an excellent sense of adapting to and facilitating a group, making sure everyone was met at their level, and learned from there. we are planning to over there for a few single day trips and some further out several day events. Realisitc costs and excellent equipment provided.
Written June 29, 2015
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I am so happy I made you smile and comfortable!
Written July 5, 2015
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Carolyn348
Victoria, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
I had the most amazing time learning to paddleboard and then take a yoga class on my paddleboard. My instructor Kye was incredible and made me feel safe, confident and at ease. What impressed me most was the detail to everyone's safety combined with a whole lot of fun and laughter. It was the perfect combination to make you relax and let yourself embrace the whole experience and truly stretch what you thought you were capable of. I felt like I had been on the water for a hour but actually four hours had passed. I will always treasure the memory of peacefully lying on my board with the sights and sounds of the water lapping underneath me and the sun and nature settling for the night. If you want to create a memory that will last you a life time I highly recommend Dog Mermaid Excursions.
Written June 29, 2015
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I am so happy you felt at ease and trusted yourself to try something new! I am proud of you!
Written July 5, 2015
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Lada R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
For a 2 hour tour, you get what you want.... and a lot more. Fantastic views, and relaxing fun atmosphere. Top of the line equipment and crew. Wouldn't hesitate to go on another.
Written June 21, 2018
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Thank you! We appreciate the compliments. And your group was wonderful!
Written July 18, 2018
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Sarah R
Pender Island, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
Can't recommend this place enough! Our guide, Kye gave us a magical kayak tour. We learned so much. Can't wait for another adventure!
Written December 27, 2015
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Magic comes from you guys! I am simply there for the ride.
Written August 14, 2016
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patricia c
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
I was at a resort a few years ago and heard a woman giving kayak instructions. I was so impressed in her knowledge I inquired on who she was. I found out she had her own company, so looked them up for my first time kayaking. Since then, we have been out a handful of times in tandem and single kayaks learning to paddle and learn all about the marine life. This company made me fall in love with it all! Thank you! I would recommend this business to anyone.
Written December 15, 2015
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I am so happy you tracked us down. My pleasure to welcome you to paddling!
Written August 14, 2016
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Basio_fervidus
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
DM offered a stand up paddle board class for participants in a recent kayak trip I was on called Turning the Tide. For half of us it was our first time on a SUP but Kai gave a great intro and then we just went for it. The class was awesome, not too hard for a first-timer but she also gave modifications for those who wanted to challenge themselves even more - including four in our group who did inversions! Kai also rescued my paddle when it floated away in the middle of savasana. All in all it was a lovely, safe, feel-good way to spend an afternoon.
Written July 29, 2015
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The energy your group brought with them was heartwarming. Thank you for all you brought to us. It was my pleasure to give a moment of peace and fun. Namaste!
Written December 15, 2015
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mindylou44
Okotoks, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
The family who run this business are very friendly, knowledgeable and provide an all around great experience!
I go to Pender Island annually and I always make time to enjoy the fun activities Dog Mermaid has to offer!
Written July 20, 2015
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And we always welcome your smiles and laughter!
Written December 15, 2015
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