Reviews and Testimonials Of Kayak Crusades of Vancouver Island and The Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada

Rising Sun Kayak Testimonials & Reviews

Throughout the many years of paddling the finest deep sea waters of British Columbia, we have had many of our guests write us after they return home with reviews, compliments and suggestions of how they enjoyed their trip. Many of our guests return over the years to paddle a new area and refer their friends and family members. Here is just a sample of what we have received...

Group Shot in Clayoquot Sound

 

Praise for Rising Sun Kayak Adventures

 

"By the time you get this I should be in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, using all that I learned kayaking with you and Ryan. Thanks again for a great day. The location was spectacular, but the good company is what truly made it a great day."

SARAH FORTUNE

"Since I spoke on the phone with Kit, it seemed like I knew him all along. Everything about the trip felt relaxing, easy-going... everybody made it really cool. For me, it was mainly about time with good people and nature.... Nature is great, it shows us so much. The Clayoquot Soltice trip was about meeting new people and sharing moments together."

MARIO RAMIREZ, DURANGO CITY, MEXICO

"It was amazing. It was my first time ever. I was finally able to meet like-minded people... this is the type of eco-adventure I have craved. I am very satisfied with the trip. I am completely hooked.... and planning to go on more trips."

KRISTYNA ZEMANOVA, GRANVILLE ISLAND, B.C., formerly PRAHA, CZECH REPUBLIC

"The boats were much nicer than the plastic ones we're used to renting. It was great to learn how a sea kayak works in such a state-of-the-art vessel."

DANNY WEXLER, WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

"This is the first whale-watching trip I ever went on where I actual saw the whales! Kayaking with you guys in Johnstone Strait was truly an amazing experience... something we had wanted to do for a long time and will remember forever. Thanks a million!"

JORDAN JAKES, TAHOMA, WASHINGTON

"Thanks for delivering me to my dream world..... can you take me back now??? Seriously guys, that trip was just what the doctor ordered. No better way to celebrate the solstice than on the beach in Clayoquot Sound. Beware, I may be back next year!"

ARIELLE COLLINGWOOD, THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

"Our moonlight paddle was a blast! Who knew kayaking in the middle of November could be so fun! Paddling under the moon will surely be remembered as a highlight of my B.C. travels."

AARON ESSEX, SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRAILIA

"Thanks for the great escape. Thanks for the trip to la-la-land.... sunshine, waterfalls, misty showers... the only thing missing were nymphs and hobbits! If someone today told me that there is a place in the world better than Princess Louisa Inlet, I would cry out 'liar' as that was hands down, the most beautiful place I have ever been."

RICK PRICE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

"Thank you for your patient instruction, leadership and most of all, entertainment. What a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown for a day. Didn't know such calm and beauty was such a short trip away."

JOSEPH KIM, COAL HARBOUR, DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER, B.C.

"What a way to explore the Sunshine Coast...... the Nelson Island trip was a great weekend for all of us, we left wondering why we hadn't done it a long time ago."

SARA McCLINTOCK, SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

"I can't believe the trip is over already, why is it a week in the wild goes by in a second and a day at work feels like it goes on forever? Anyway, it's needless to say that we had a spectacular time.... thank you."

LANE ROBBINS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

"Clayoquot Solstice trip! Woohoo!"

DENNY FRANZ, HAMBURG, GERMANY

"Did I just return from a kayaking trip or a weekend at the spa? I couldn't believe how relaxing this trip was. I feel rejuvenated."

LORI TOMLINSON, KITSILANO, VANCOUVER

"Hotham Sound was great. I live here and I was still blown away. I can't wait for Clayoquot. Bring it on, guys."

JAMES SAS, DEEP COVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

"I liked our first trip to Nelson Island so much, that I joined the trips to Jedediah and Texada Islands later in the summer. I never knew the west coast was so beautiful - the wildlife, old cabins, trees, mountains, fresh water and those beaches. Next year you must take us to the Clayoquot. See you then buddy."

HUGO HOLDRINET, MONTREAL, QUEBEC

"Traveling by sea kayak allowed us to silently observe wildlife at a very close range... and for this my photograph collection will be forever grateful."

ASTRID GEASON, BRUNSUM, HOLLAND

"My spirit forever lives in those 1,000 year old Red Cedars in the Clayoquot! Thanks for showing us the best part of Canada. I will never forget the guitar, th wine, the salmon, the sunset and those happy times around the campfire. It was one of thebset experiences I ever had. I love you guys."

CHANTAL JACOBA DE JONG, MAASTRICH, HOLLAND

"I haven't laughed so hard in ages. Our whole days were filled with excitement and adventure. We hiked, paddled, fished, and sang and danced, and thank God we never saw any bears. B.C. is such a beautiful place that i am goint o to return next year for my vacation."

HELEN CHAPLIN, NORTH DEVON, ENGLAND

"Thanks for introducing me to a new sport. I must save to buy my own kayaks now. I never reqalized just how much more mobile you are in the kayak than in a canoe, my favourite pastime. Do you customize couples trips? My fiance would love to see some whales from a double kayak."

KELLY STAPELY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

"The guides were great and very attentive to our most trivial needs. They made us feel right at home and made a collegial atomosphere with our group. Long live those Aussies."

SHARILYN BUERS, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

"You did it again...an unforgettable adventure...this type of vacation is certainly addictive."

ANNE-SOPHIE EIE, OSLO, NORWAY

"The West Coast of British Columbia has a fascinating history, and it is etched along the shoreline of Indian Middens, totem poles, shipwrecks and abandoned villages."

JOHN INCE and HEIDI KOTTER

Clayoquot Photo