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Right on the sandy beach in downtown Ganges, BEACHSiDE offers year-round adventure options primarily on Salt Spring Island and in the Gulf Islands including: kayaking and paddle board tours, rentals, lessons and sales. BEACHSiDE Yak Shack offers a Cabana on the beach setting serving cold drinks and snacks, and playing music. We also are in the process of renovating BEACHSiDE Flat Vacation Rental and the large BEACHSiDE Retail Store. Please come by and experience BEACHSiDE for yourself.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented kayaks (2 doubles) and put in on the sandy beach near the Beachside house on the water where Beachside Kayaking is located on Saltspring Island. Everyone was super friendly, efficient and knowledgeable as to where to go. Charts were provided, and the staff...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Telechick60
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful experience kayaking around the islands. Rose was a knowledgeable and lovely guide. We saw otters, seals and a great range of marine life. Highly recommend this.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 328DM
Reviewed August 12, 2018

My daughter (12 yr old) and I had a great kayaking trip out to chocolate beach and back in time for sunset. Our guide was Rose who was excellent and very knowledgeable about all the small islands in the bay that forms Ganges harbor. On...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Simon R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Went on the 3 hour tour to Chocolate Beach and it was totally worth it. our group of 6 had various levels of experience but Rose our excellent guide was able to make sure we all were on the same page to have a great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Monique M
Reviewed July 29, 2018

My 10 year old granddaughter and I had a 2hour kayak lesson with instructor Lucas recently. My granddaughter was apprehensive about the trip in and around Ganges harbour. The trip was adventurous as I flipped over and had to do an emergency water exit but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rburngreen
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We booked a 3 hour kayak trip to Chocolate Beach, which we didn't make it to because of the waves. But the guides and Johanna made sure we still got our time out on the water. Kayaks were good quality. Water shoes provided. Snacks and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank paradoxifl
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Ireland's escapades has providing quality kayaking and vacations for many many years and knows our seas better than anyone. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Patti F
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Very enjoyable & well organised 3 hour trip. Excellent tour guide/instructor. Emphasised basic kayak skills & safety- appropriate for beginners.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank m0ris0n
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

What a great venue and super experienced and informative guides. We went out as a group of ten to celebrate a family birthday and couldn't have had a better evening despite a tremendously wide range of strength skill and abilities. No better way to experience...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bottrel
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We took the three hour sunset tour. We highly recommend it to everyone. The three hours flew by thanks to our exceptional guide Aidan. It is a great way to appreciate the wildlife and beauty of the island in a serene and magical setting. Once...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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island_escapades, Director of Sales at BEACHSiDE, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review. We really appreciate your comments and we work hard to ensure you have an excellent experience. Aden is a great guide and we certainly appreciate having him working for us. Hope to get...More

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