We selected the Brentwood Bay Kayaking Tour because we wanted to experience the natural beauty of Canada and enjoy the adventure of kayaking. I was worried at first about how we would reach the
Paddle Sports Pacifica launch site since it is 25 minutes from the pier. No worries! We were gifted with Chris who not only came to get us at the cruise pier but made sure that we were safe and happy throughout the tour, took us to the Butchart Gardens and then back to our ship. The entire team of guides and owners were phenomenal. Special shout out to Sam our head guide and Damon the assistant guide who as a member of a local First Nation tribe was able to tell us stories of the history of his people and speak to us in his tribe's language. Butchart Gardens was amazing and way to big for us to cover in one afternoon. We were delighted with our stroll through the many lovely displays and our lunch in the coffee shop. The tour was somewhat strenuous me late sixties and needed some help when strong winds made progress slow but so worth the price. We will never forget the incredible kindness of the staff and crew and the experience was all that we had hoped and more!
Much is written about Butchart Gardens and it certainly lives up to the hype but the real gem of this trip was the kayak guided tour for the two hours prior. Kayak tour was breathtaking and so informative as to area sealife. Paddled near the boat launch of the gardens too! Want to go back asap!
It was a great experience. We arrived at Pacific Paddle Sports and went out for the two hour tour. The guide was. A college student studying marine biology and he shared all kinds of neat information with us an was able to answer all our questions. It was a beautiful area, we went at our own pace, learned a lot, and much more. The gardens were also very peaceful, beautiful and a great experience.
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