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The Kayak Shack

89 Water Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-980-0522
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I have a boat tour business next door to the Kayak Shack and observe the activities of a very well... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Jim B
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Chester, Canada
Fun morning kayaking in Chester

Our highest recommendation goes to The Kayak Shack in Chester and owner Piers Baker. My husband... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Acadia777
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New York City, New York
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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
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have a boat tour business next door to the Kayak Shack and observe the activities of a very well run business, they are excellent in serving their customers with detailed procedures about safety, how to operate a kayak and give guided tours of our...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Our highest recommendation goes to The Kayak Shack in Chester and owner Piers Baker. My husband and I had only been kayaking once before, many years ago in the Grenadines, so we were newbies. We got settled quickly in our kayaks with Piers’ help and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Piers was great! The Kayak Shack has great equipment! We took a guided tour, totally worth the money.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 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

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Piers B, Owner at The Kayak Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

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

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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.

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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
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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
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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!!!!

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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
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