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Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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About Adventuress Sea Kayaking
Hello Adventurers! We are now open for our covid-safe rentals, lessons and tours according to the Provincial Health Guidelines. Come join us for some relaxation, fresh air & sunshine and exercise. Shake off the doldrums and immerse yourself in a quiet wilderness paddle. The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. We will be opening soon for our multi-day adventures, so give us a shout or email if you want to be on the list. Day tours and sunset paddles start as low as $55/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
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Sheila L wrote a review Nov 2020
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The tour was lovely and relaxing! I felt safe and in good hands as the guides were professional, prepared and began the tour with a safety briefing. We saw sea lions which were the highlight of the tour. I would definitely go on another tour the next time I am in Parksville, and do recommend Adventuress Sea Kayaking to anyone looking to get out on the water.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much Sheila for coming out with Adventuress. Don't you just love those sea lions... what a noisy bunch sometimes! We hope to paddle with you another time when you visit.
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TheMacs99 wrote a review Oct 2020
Waterloo, Canada9 contributions4 helpful votes
Loved every minute. Circling Mistaken island and learning about coastal sea life with Jeff (our awesome guide), was exceptional. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking
Responded Oct 25, 2020
So glad that we could get your group into our last Mistaken Island tour for the season. It is one of my favourite paddles... how lucky we are to live here and I am happy to share these beautiful waters with our guests. Hope you can visit another time. Thanks for coming out! All the best, Jan
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Olga G wrote a review Oct 2020
Parksville, Canada20 contributions3 helpful votes
Went out with a small group on Thanksgiving Monday (Sea Lions Tour). Our original date had to be rescheduled due to weather and I felt grateful to Jeff for keeping a close eye on the forecast. The tour is suitable for a beginner kayaker with no prior experience and the guide was helpful in getting us acquainted with kayaking basics before we set out, although a certain level of comfort with being on the water would definitely help. Our two-hour paddle was in a sheltered bay, but some of the rollers did appear as a remnant of the prior day's storm. The kayaks were stable and it felt a bit like riding a slow roller coaster, very gentle and relaxing feeling. we were able to see Californian Sea Lions up close and personal, lounging on the big logs in the bay. They made lots of noise as we disturbed their lazy day, but made no aggressive moves or threatened us in any way. This trip was an unexpected highlight of my weekend with the girls on Vancouver Island. Learned a lot of secret, "locals favourite" spots to enjoy when we get back to the Island from the guide. Would go out with the same operator again. Jan and guides were very responsive, supportive and responsible. Great value for the price!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking
Responded Oct 25, 2020
Hi Olga: Thanks so much for coming out with Adventuress Sea Kayaking on your Sea Lion tour. I am glad that it was a highlight and we could share it with you. We hope to paddle with you another time... you know where we are :-). All the best, Jan
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Hisham Al-Dasouqi wrote a review Oct 2020
Riyadh 5 contributions
I was searching for an exciting trip that would rap up the end of summer and leave me with some beautiful memories until I came across last summer three days kayaking trip near the Vancouver Island by Adventuress Sea Kayaking, I decided to participate knowing that it is my first time to kayak ever and I am so glad to have had made that decision. It was one of my best experiences ever, a memorable trip that it will remain with me no matter how old I got. Jan the owner and Jeff the experienced guide were an amazing people, the kindest and the most patient people you would ever encounter. A long with another beautiful participants we spent a very joyful adventure packed with so much of activities to remember. I thought I am in one of those National Geographic programs were we saw different marine life forms, rocks formations and different vegetations grown around the islands that we have visited. A marvellous sunsets and a crystal clear waters at the morning something that will put your sole in complete satisfaction. Thanks for Jan and thanks for Jeff from the bottom of my heart and I will always be looking for my next experience with them.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking
Responded Oct 25, 2020
Thank you Hisham for coming out for your inaugural kayaking experience with Adventuress Sea Kayaking. We are so glad that you chose us! I enjoyed paddling beside you and learning about your country of origin and what is happening in your life. That is one of the things I like best about what I do .... getting to know my fellow paddlers. We hope to see you next year too!! Now that you have the kayaking "bug," there are so many more places that we can explore together. All the best, Jan
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Trish C wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had an amazing experience on our Sea lion kayak tour on the 02 October. The weather was fantastic, the views and experience with the seals were unforgettable. Jeff was very knowledgeable and a great kayak instructor! We felt very safe with him and would love to join future excursions!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from JantheAdventuress, Owner at Adventuress Sea Kayaking
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Thanks Trish for your great review... it is much appreciated! So glad you enjoyed Adventuress' Sea Lion Tour... aren't we lucky to be able to view the wildlife in their own waters. We hope to paddle with you another time. All the best, Jan
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