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The Kayak Shack

89 Water Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-980-0522
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Oak Island Paddle w/Piers;)

After taking the Oak Island tour, we decided to contact Piers from The Kayak Shack and make... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim S
via mobile
Kayak Tour of Oak Island

My wife and I couldn't get onto an Oak Island tour (sold out) so we thought we'd approach by sea... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
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We have several trips and routes available starting at our location in Chester's front harbour. Explore the hidden beauty of the local islands or take a coastal trip along the many little inlets. During your adventure, you can stop for lunch at ocean front restaurants like the Galley, the Sea Side Shanty or the Rope Loft. All rental clients receive comprehensive personalized instruction and a briefing covering basic safety. Our briefing sessions familiarize you with the waters around Chester and with the equipment we provide to maximize your experience. We would be glad to transport kayaks to your location for an additional transportation and delivery fee. All our kayaks are fitted with retractable rudders or skegs and have 2 water tight compartments. Their bright colours are for safety purposes. Our policy is to replace equipment every year, so you'll be using the best and newest equipment available. Kayak Shack Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., May 15th to October 15th, 7 days a week, weather permitting. Reservations are suggested at least 24 hours in advance.
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89 Water Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-980-0522

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After taking the Oak Island tour, we decided to contact Piers from The Kayak Shack and make reservations to tour the island by kayak. We were staying at The Atlantica were Piers has a few kayaks he does tours with. He put us in a...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I couldn't get onto an Oak Island tour (sold out) so we thought we'd approach by sea. I contacted Piers, the owner, who took us on a two hour sea kayak tour of the perimeter of the island. Piers made us very...More

Thank Nickgl
Piers B, Owner at The Kayak Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you had a great experience! It was a pleasure meeting both of you. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We recently rented kayaks from the Chester Kayak shack and had a great experience!! Not only is the setting picture perfect, the service is fantastic. I'm going to rent boards next.

Thank FrancineGingras
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We were welcomed by the owner Piers who patiently walked us through our options of where to paddle and duration. The kayaks are awesome and easy to maneuver. It takes a little getting used to if you've never kayaked before! The coastline of the harbor...More

Thank kevinkpic
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The best place in this lovely small town is out on the water. Piers is so calm and reassuring, he takes any anxiety out of taking a kayak out in the harbor. We're relative kayaking newbies. He gave us clear guidance so we could freely...More

Thank meltzameltzameltza
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great way to spend a couple of hours viewing the beautiful shoreline of Chester. The owner Piers was our tour guide and was very helpful explaining our surroundings. Great spot!!!!

Thank n0vasc0tia01
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The owner was especially helpful in setting us up with a self-guided tour of the area in a couple of kayaks. All the necessary equipment was provided. The area itself was spectacular - the waterfront houses were gorgeous. My wife and I looked into properties...More

Thank Trent H
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We rented two single kayaks for $35 per person for 2 hours. Staff was helpful and walked us through where we could go in 2 hours and helped us with our kayaks. It was a great way to spend a morning, and it was a...More

Thank swim_bunny2012
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My daughter and I spent two days at the Atlantica Hotel. While we were there, she wanted to do a Segway tour. We stopped by the Kayak Shack located right behind the hotel and spoke with the owner, Wynand Baerken. He was very helpful and...More

1  Thank lucky1330trip
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