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Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

400 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada, British Columbia V0N 1G1, Canada
+1 604-947-9266
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Disorganized shop with good guide

The shop location is really convenient, just steps off from the ferry dock in Snug Cove. They rent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
488traveller022
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North Vancouver, Canada
Fantastic and customer service top notch

Great place to grab a kayak and the staff are very friendly, we booked to go a second time but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jake R
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Daintree
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Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is dedicated to offering safe, informative and fun experiences for the novice paddler through to the seasoned kayaker. We have safe, fun, experienced local guides available for lessons and guided tours.Our shop at Snug Cove on Bowen Island is an easy day-trip, just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, only 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“howe sound” (2 reviews)
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400 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada, British Columbia V0N 1G1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shop location is really convenient, just steps off from the ferry dock in Snug Cove. They rent kayaks and SUPs there, and will also drive you and your boat to the other side of Bowen Island to Tunstall Bay. But there are no boat...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab a kayak and the staff are very friendly, we booked to go a second time but sadly could not make it and they were very understanding and helpful to rebook. Needless to say we will be back.

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jake! Thanks for the nice review. We look forward to having you out on the water again!

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Called to book a double kayak for an overnight trip. Was told that there were plenty available, gave credit card info and was told that the confirmation would come by email. Instead of confirmation I got a letter informing me that no kayaks were available...More

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Gorod2018, Sorry for your experience. Our online booking system is generally pretty accurate and usually a good place to go to reserve a boat. When you called one of our staff who does not normally handle bookings did say boats were available on Saturday (they...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This place is definitely worth it! We're a bit of a difficult couple for kayaking -- I'm experienced but my partner is a giant and not very confident on his own in a boat. The staff helped sort out a boat he could (mostly) fit...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We just completed an overnight paddling tour in Howe Sound with Brent at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking. As a group of 2 moms and 3 children (2 12-yr olds and a 9-yr old), we were looking for easy paddling and a safety-first experience. We got...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had taken a kayak course with Bowen island sea kayak and it was a great experience. The kids all had a great time and made it a highlight of the summer. Brent and Matt where great instructors with great patience. Will certainly go back...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

An exceptional summer day to be paddling off the shores of Bowen Island! Each of the Bowen Island Sea Kayaking staff members were all exceptionally friendly and helpful to me and every other customer this afternoon. They paid close attention to safety and offered great...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We rented a double kayak for six days to do the Sea to Sky Marine Trail, which has been installed in the last few years. You kayak Howe Sound near Vancouver. Inside the sound you find several islands and seven campgrounds where you can go...More

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thank you Henrik for the really great review. We're glad you were so pleased after travelling all the way from Germany! All the best to you. Brent

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I spent a substantial chunk of my Pacific Northwest vacation renting kayaks (have you seen it out here? can you blame me?). And I have to say, I think this place wins as my best rental experience. They offered me the option of a "performance"...More

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thank you Lorax for the lovely review. On your next visit to the area we hope to see you again! Brent

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented two SUP boards for 2 hrs from this place. We had an awesome time cruising around snug cove and deep bay. The staff were very friendly, helpful and pleasant to deal with. No issues what so ever to rent water...More

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BowenKayaking, Owner at Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

thank you Jessica for the lovely review. Hope to see you back here this year (until October) or next year when it gets a little warmer :) Brent

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