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The Kayak Shack

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“island tour”(3 reviews)
“the owner”(5 reviews)
“piers”(8 reviews)
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...more
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89 Water Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-980-0522
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Top equipment, friendly staff, very knowledgeable, easy communication. Perfect location is the safe waters of the Chester cove. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this to all. Katherine was super friendly and a good guide. We where two experienced kayakers and it was like rowing with a friend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank olenym
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic excursion with Piers around Oak Island. It began from Oak Island Resort marina (where we were staying). It was so beautiful. Worried about all the fog when we woke up but it cleared by 11:00 and it was a gorgeous day. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Guinivere S
Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jimbY2696MB
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Acadia777
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tim S
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Nickgl
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!

Reviewed 6 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank francine g
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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