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About Alpha Adventures
We offer the best selection of specialty outdoor gear on the Sunshine Coast, plus rental gear, guided tours and lessons for kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, and cross country skiing. In store we offer a great selection from brands like Arc'teryx, Patagonia, Smartwool, MSR, Thermarest, Black Diamond, Crocs, Rossignol, Nalgene, Deuter and many more. Our staff are avid outdoor enthusiasts, certified wilderness guides, and educators who offer a wealth of local knowledge to get you the right gear for your adventures. Whether you're shopping in store or coming on a guided tour, we strive to make your experience top notch. In summer- we'll take you paddling anywhere from Gibsons to Pender Harbour, with Sechelt Inlet and Thormanby Island inbetween! In winter we are your Dakota Ridge specialists, offering regular road and trail condition reports, 4x4 winter transportation, and of course rental equipment, tours, and a variety lessons suited to your abilities.
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Jackie L wrote a review Feb 2021
Gibsons, Canada9 contributions
Wow! We went snowshoeing with Alpha Adventures help on Sat. Feb.20 and couldn't have had a better experience! Everything ran like clock work, the shuttle was comfortable and very covid safe, the driver was knowledgeable and very friendly and the rentals were perfect. We had an absolute blast! In fact, I'm booked to go again this Saturday! haha! Thanks Alpha, you rock!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from alphaadventuresSC, Manager at Alpha Adventures
Responded Feb 24, 2021
Thank you for your kind words Jackie! We were very happy to get you out on the snow and will look forwards to seeing you again this Saturday.
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Kurt I wrote a review Oct 2020
Edmonton, Canada80 contributions74 helpful votes
My wife and I being experienced kayakers needed a couple of boats for 3 days. I phoned ahead a few times to get things organized with staff there and found the people I talked with to be cordial. When I arrived to pick up the boats though the staff member was, well, surly. I got the feeling from her that we were an annoyance. With many sighs, a few eye rolls, no sense of humor and abrupt responses I did not feel welcome at all. The staff member did help us with everything we needed and got us on our way but I think I will go elsewhere next time. I found out later that I was the only person renting from them at that time. Shouldn't you be happy about rental income for the business? Maybe this was a Covid thing and she was worried, don't know. The boats were very well used but okay, one had a tight rudder which had to be deployed manually, a minor inconvenience. We still truly enjoyed our three days of paddling. I picked this rental spot because it was really close to where we were staying but next time I will take my business elsewhere.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from alphaadventuresSC, Manager at Alpha Adventures
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Hi Kurt. Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you go to enjoy your three days of paddling.
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Annette N wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Quintessential and breathtaking views on this kayak tour out of Gibson along the Sunshine Coast! Our guide was skilled, accommodating and a native to this area which was a plus! It's always a pleasure to connect with locals!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from alphaadventuresSC, Manager at Alpha Adventures
Responded Oct 7, 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review Annette! We are so happy you had an amazing time on the water and hope to see you again next time you come to visit the Sunshine Coast!
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KgDunlop wrote a review Sep 2020
Bacolod, Philippines38 contributions13 helpful votes
My wife and I have had a fantastic time out with Alpha Adventures. In early August we took the Essentials training with Linnea and she is amazing! Linnea's demonstrations for the skills we needed were clear and easy to follow. She was very helpful throughout the course. On the Labour Day long weekend, we went back to do two tours and we were lucky enough to have Linnea available to lead these for us. She was very knowledgeable of the area, and she was sure to make sure we were taken care of the entire time. We will be going back for more tours and we will go through Alpha Adventures and we just hope the Linnea will be available! Thank you to everyone for a fantastic time! Thank you Linnea for all the pictures!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from alphaadventuresSC, Manager at Alpha Adventures
Responded Sep 27, 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience with us Ken. We are happy that you had an awesome experience on the water and hope to see again soon!
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MatthewProsdocimi wrote a review Sep 2020
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From start to finish I was really impressed with this service. Jamie was super clear with his instructions and there were no surprises. The 4 hour rental was the perfect amount of time out there. At first, I wanted to do 8 hours but he insisted the 4 hour was more than enough. I really appreciated this honest advice because there are some businesses out there that would push the longer trip for more money. The highlight of the trip was seeing a mother seal and it's 3 pups! I highly recommend renting kayaks from them.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from alphaadventuresSC, Manager at Alpha Adventures
Responded Sep 27, 2020
Hi Matthew, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your paddle and look forward to seeing you again. - The Alpha Adventures Team
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