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“The Best Kayaking -- Do not go through the cruiselines !!!”
Review of Eastern Outdoors

Eastern Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Eastern Outdoors is an outdoor retailer, wholesaler, tour operator and B7B and restauranteur. Our guided tours are on the Bay of Fundy,NB and SW Coast of Newfoundland. Our tours are kayaking with the whales, bike rentals, photography.
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We booked our trip and of course were a little nervous not doing it via the cruise lines, this was the best thing we EVER did !!! Bob was waiting on us at the terminal and took us on a beautiful drive through St. John's with a stop at the reversing falls then on to dipper harbour. The bathrooms were clean and the property was BEAUTIFUL. Bob and Joe gave us great instructions and we felt confident with 3 childeren in tow. Bob is very kind, knows his area and has a sense of humor that is refreshing and fun. Make sure to get the lobster roll after you kayak because it is FANTASTIC and you will need to refuel after your time on the water. Our group had 7 people with another 7 from our ship and we felt like we were treated as if we were old friends of Bob's coming to visit his home....unlike some cruise ship excursions where you are lead around by the nose and rushed every step of the way for double what we paid. To end our trip we were returned to the downtown area for shopping or right back to the terminal for those that were tired with plenty of time left. This was a perfect experience and I would recommend Eastern Outdoors anytime !!!

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Really enjoyed our 2.5 hour leisure kayak around Navy Island. The waves were rough, but we had a safe trip despite the rough water. It was my first time kayaking and we used a two-person kayak with an experienced friend steering. The excellent safety instructions and hands-on practice prior to leaving came in handy in the rough waters. Thank you Eastern Outdoors!

Thank Clive H
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I had never been in a kayak before when I arrived. With Bob as the guide, we did 3 days of kayaking - around Dipper Harbour as well as at Deer Island. We saw great landscapes, seals and porpoises. I camped on site where there is a bathroom and hot water for showers. Bob knows the area so very well and I felt very confident. I really had a great time. Kayaking on the Bay of Fundy from Dipper Harbour with Eastern Outdoors is easy to recommend.

Thank netvisitor
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

booked a 4 person kayaking tour when our cruise ship visited st john. very kind, very helpful, very accommodating. boat showed up 1 day late, and they handled it with no problems. highly recommend if you have a chance.

Thank Cruiser10024
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We like travel off the beaten path and struck gold with Eastern Outdoors. Before travel we carried on an extensive e-mail conversation about our group and our preferences. Eastern Outdoors tailored the excursion to fit our abilities and interests perfectly, including a wonderful homemade lunch of fresh-caught lobster. (Complete with lobster-cracking lessons for us land-lubbers.) Our host was friendly and knowledgable about the local area and history and showed us interesting sites on the way to and from the beachhouse site where we went kayaking in beautiful Dipper Harbor. While other cruise ship passengers were shunted around in massive crowds, we enjoyed professional one-on-one instruction and conversation with our guide. It really made our trip!

4  Thank starm0m
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