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“Perfect relaxation”

Pacifica Paddle Sports
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US$83.53*
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Brentwood Bay Kayak Tour and Butchart Gardens Visit
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US$60.33*
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Kayak Tour of Gulf Islands
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We offer 2 & 3 Hour Guided Tours, Rentals and Lessons for kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and canoes in beautiful Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. We are open year-round and can accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced paddlers. Brentwood Bay and adjoining Tod Inlet offer an abundance of marine life, natural beauty and picturesque sunsets!
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Pacifica Paddle have a great kayaking location and all the necessary facilities. Brentwood Bay is gorgeous! It is quiet and fascinating to explore. I have been out three times from them, once doing an excellent recovery class. Another trip I made was to paddle along Tod Inlet to the jetty by Butchart Gardens. The staff are helpful and friendly and they have a good selection of kayaks.

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We were visitng our son and partner in Victoria, and planned to kayak, which we do regularly on our lake in Manitoba. We've similarly kayaked in the Florida Keys twice and on Saltspring Island, and Pacifica was the first to let us get in the kayaks on a ramp instead of stepping off the dock into a kayak already in the water. The friendly staff helped with equipment, only the second time we'd used a skirt, and launched us. They were quite trusting --- we didn't show ID, didn't post a credit card, didn't sign a waiver --- went off into Brentwood Bay and the inlets around Butchart Gardens. We'd discovered much of this last year when taking a boat ride while at Butchart Gardens. We went up several inlets, explored the shoreline, got out into open water; we saw eagles and hawks galore, a seal or possibly sea otter, all kinds of jellyfish and colourful starfish, wonderful shorelines. We had two double kayaks for three hours --- yes, our marriage survived --- for less than $100 total including taxes. It was an absolutely wonderful day. The only thing I'd suggest is having a map posted so you can get an idea of the geography before setting out.Oh, right, also, some advice on parking would be helpful when booking; it's a touristy place, but the Brentwood Bay residents don't want anyone parking. And if they'd sold t-shirts, I would definitely have bought one. We'll be back on a future visit.

2  Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

The track record for this place is horrific, no paddler who has any knowledge of kayaking would go near this establishment. I'd never consider risking my family here, better to go into Victoria to Ocean River Sports and enjoy their knowledgeable and informative staff and guides. This place doesn't deserve a rating unless it's into the negative digits.

9  Thank Catt R
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Pacifica789, Owner at Pacifica Paddle Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2013

All of us here at Pacifica Paddle Sports take pride in serving our customers. We are sorry to hear that you heard otherwise.

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

We had a great day, the whole family. We rented two double kayaks and went for Tod Inlet near Brentwood Bay. No rush to be in and beautiful surroundings. Everybody is relaxed with Pacifica Paddle Sports and when we come back we will visit them again!

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