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Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips

163 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
+1 250-537-2553
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What a great venue and super experienced and informative guides. We went out as a group of ten to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bottrel
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Cochrane, Canada
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one of the highlights of our trip

We took the three hour sunset tour. We highly recommend it to everyone. The three hours flew by... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
jamP2692HZ
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Ganges, Canada
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We offer a wide variety of year-round adventure options primarily on Salt Spring Island and in the Gulf Islands including: sea kayaking tours, expeditions, kayak rentals, kayak lessons, youth camps, sailing and hiking. We also have two great water front B&B options.
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163 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Bottrel
Reviewed 11 May 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

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island_escapades, Director of Sales at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 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

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I rather enjoyed our trip along the shoreline , but was rather disappointed with the fact that we did not get to go to Chocolat Beach as what we had booked for. They were very accommodating with the time line had. I found that some...More

Thank Barbara M
island_escapades, Director of Sales at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hello Barbara, Thanks for taking the time to do a review and we are glad that you had a good time. You did sign up for a 3 hour tour which typically gets you to chocolate beach with about 30-40 minutes to enjoy the beach....More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We took the three hour escorted round trip to Chocolate Beach. Yohanna was exceptional in managing our trip from the start to give us the best experience. We were outfitted with all that was needed to be safe and comfortable,including a thermos of herbal tea...More

Thank Robert T
island_escapades, General Manager at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thanks very much for your review; and it is really nice to know that our hard work with staffing and logistics is appreciated. Johanna has been with us for over 15 years and is very dedicated to her work! We take our roll in providing...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

My tour guide, Laura, was very knowledgeable of the area we were paddling in. She pointed out many things that I would have gone right by without appreciating the historical or natural significance. It was a well paced tour. My gear was good and I...More

Thank steph b
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Late August is perfect weather to kayak out to Chocolate Beach. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out & explained not only marine life, boats in the marina and many of the mini islands history. The group was fun (as I was a single)...More

Thank Lydni R
island_escapades, Manager at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thanks very much for your review. All our guides are trained in the history of the area and the intertidal life and of course Marine Mammals. We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and hope you can come back another year for one of...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

We did the Chocolate Beach tour, and it was worth the extra time and money. The guides were so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!! The scenery was out of this world - saw living sand dollars for the first time! I would strongly recommend this company...More

Thank Laura B
island_escapades, Owner at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

Hi Laura, Thanks so much for the Trip advisor Review! We always try give our clients as much interpretive and knowledge that we can and we are so glad that you appreciated it. Our guides are all trained by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance and...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

We took the kayaking trip to Chocolate Beach with Island Escapades last month. We are a family of four with no previous experience. Our guide, Kevin, was outstanding. He was patient and thorough and inspired confidence. He also displayed real enthusiasm for his role and...More

Thank HughG251
island_escapades, General Manager at Island Escapades Kayaking - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thanks for writing about your tour to Chocolate Beach. Kevin has been with us for several years now and is a really valued employee. All our guides are certified by the Sea Kayak Guides alliance of BC, but receive lots of inter-tidal and interpretive training...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We did a Sunset Tour with Island Escapades. Laura our guide made our paddle a magical 3 hour experience. She is a natural story teller and loves what she does. With her enthusiasm and knowledge of local indigenous cultural history and marine life she made...More

Thank BAGandall
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a great time on our guided kayak tour to Chocolate Beach. I would definitely recommend Island Escapades Kayaking trips. Our main guide, Zach, was exceptional! He was not only super personable (he learned everyone's names, and surprised me with a "happy birthday" sing-along...More

Thank esmcl
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