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Super Helpful - Definitely Recommended

I can't say enough great things about Dane's operation at GPO. As a large group with small... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Charlene B
Great experience!

Highly recommend GPO for kayak rentals. We rented 2 single kayaks for a 4 hour trip and had an... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
New Westminster, Canada
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We specialize in kayak rentals and flexible shuttle service to the Broken Group Islands. You choose your preferred times and island destinations and we take you across the rough open ocean channel into the safe, calm waters of the Broken Group. We...more
180 Main st Ucluelet BC | Whiskey dock, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

GPO isn‘t in Bamfield anymore. The place belongs to the Huu-ay-aht comunity and they offer from Friday to Tuesday a Kiixin tour. It‘s a three hour tour from 10am to 1 pm. With a guide you explore the rainforest, beaches and you share in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JacquelineL2627
Dane S, Owner at GPO Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hi Jacqueline. We have recently moved our base of operations from Bamfield to Ucluelet across Barkley Sound. We continue to offer the same great kayak rental and shuttle service to the Broken Group Islands from there. We also offer shuttle service between Bamfield and Ucluelet...More

Reviewed January 6, 2018

I can't say enough great things about Dane's operation at GPO. As a large group with small children, GPO provided excellent insights on each of the islands, weather and climate, fishing, wildlife and helped us to determine where we wanted to visit on our self-guided...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Charlene B
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Highly recommend GPO for kayak rentals. We rented 2 single kayaks for a 4 hour trip and had an amazing time! Although we made the mistake of actually going further out than what was recommended (take a map with you!), and ended up paddling about...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Meganj83
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I would highly recommend spending time in the Broken Islands. Kayaking this special place was breath taking. We rented 4 kayaks for 2 families with young kids (10-12 year olds) from GPO charters and self guided the islands for 4 nights. The weather was great...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Andreas C
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Dane Stabel's GPO Charters (Great Pacific Ocean) is the go-everywhere, do-everything safari to Barkley Sound. If you're into kayaking, fishing, touring - anything on the water - GPO will get you there. Dane is a marine biologist and is knowledgeable and friendly service is second...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank VictoriaMaritimer
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Dane at GPO provided superb support for our trip to the Broken Islands/Barkley Sound. We highly recommend his services. it was Dane's exceptional ease, professionalism, knowledge, and top-notch gear that made our family kayak trip possible. We are a family of four, novice paddlers who...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 26Jct
Reviewed July 4, 2017

You get a lot out of Dane (owner & operator). He's a long-time local marine biologist who has a wealth of knowledge & advice. Very timely & helpful and has savvy guidance on a safe fun trip. Renting locally from Dane made this trip so...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Andy K
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We used GPO Charters to get from Port Renfrew to Bamfield to start our West Coast Trail adventure. Dane was great and provided excellent customer service. He was very knowledgable about the area and marine life. It was the perfect way to get to the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lars E
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We rented 2 double kayaks & kayaked around the Deer group. It was our first kayak trip & a great introduction. Dane at GPO was really nice & helpful & the rental all went smoothly. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank muffinkimber
Reviewed July 8, 2016

the guide is very helpful, friendly and fun - but also careful and safe. perfect. he also is a marine biologist!

Date of experience: July 2016
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