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ROW Sea Kayak Adventures

4.9 | Excellent
ROW Sea Kayak Adventures
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  • 32 Tours
ROW Sea Kayak Adventures Reviews & Ratings
4.9 out of 5

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9 Reviews

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5.0
Tour Reviews

Incredible trip!

Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

5.0 October 2017 Recommend: Yes
This is a trip I had been dreaming about doing for years, and it was somehow even more amazing than I ever could have imagined. If you have the time, I highly recommend the 6-day trip vs. the 4-day trip because once you are out there, you won't want to leave. We saw an incredible amount of wildlife, including seeing whales daily. We saw humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, dolphins, seals, sea lions, eagles, bears, and a sea otter. Even when we weren't out in the kayaks, we saw whales and other wildlife constantly from the campsites. The trip consists of about 4 hours of kayaking a day, broken up by a lunch break half way through. Don't be afraid if you don't have much experience kayaking, the guides are very helpful and most of the kayaking we did was a relaxed pace that non-kayakers could handle, and the water was calm with a few exceptions. If there was a strong current or choppy water, the guides were always there to help. After kayaking, we would spend the afternoons/evenings relaxing at camp with wine and delicious food while watching all the whales and other wildlife pass by.

The guides cooked DELICIOUS food and are very accommodating of any dietary restrictions. I am vegan and there was always plenty of food for me. The guides even made me a vegan lasagna one night! Our guides, Mel and Jon, were super knowledgeable of the area and all the wildlife and were a joy to spend time with.

The camp sites consist of very spacious, full-height tents that you can stand up in. There are also toilets on site.

I highly, highly recommend this trip! It is a once in a lifetime experience.

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Incredible 6 day trip!

Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

5.0 September 2017 Recommend: Yes
I had very high expectations going into this trip, and it was somehow way better than I ever could've imagined. If you love wildlife, kayaking, and/or spending time outdoors, this trip should be at the top of your list. Our trip was the last week of August and we saw whales and other wildlife almost constantly every single day: orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, seals, eagles, and even a sea otter! Our guides, Mel and Jon, were fantastic: very knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife, and just all around wonderful people. A couple people on our trip hadn't kayaked much before, so don't let inexperience dissuade you - the guides are helpful and patient. We had a 12 person group (including the 2 guides) and everyone was delightful. The campsites were very nice, as was the kayaks and equipment. The guides prepare all the food, which is delicious, and are also very accommodating for vegetarians. Could not have asked for a better trip. Read more
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Amazing trip! Great experience!

Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

5.0 August 2017 Recommend: Yes
We had a fantastic time on our blackfish tour! We enjoyed learning from our guides, enjoying their great cooking, and seeing all of the wildlife! It exceeded our expectations (which were high to start)! Read more
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Trip of a Lifetime!

Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

5.0 December 2016 Recommend: Yes
Absolutely loved this trip with ROW! It was my first time sea kayaking and the guides were very helpful with making me feel comfortable throughout the trip. The areas we visited were very beautiful and we also experienced such unique wildlife encounters! I have a new love for that area and a passion for the Orca's & Humpback whales. Can't wait to go again next year! Read more
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Great trip, great company

Isla Espiritu Santo Kayak Sojourn

4.0 November 2016 Recommend: Yes
Despite the very windy conditions and therefore less paddling time than I would have liked, I had a great time. Our guides did an awesome job, were very concerned with safety, very knowledgeable and great cooks. One of them even caught fresh fish for dinner!! Read more
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 5.0
Stride Take

Established in 1993, ROW Sea Kayak Adventures was born out of a desire to share the incredible wildlife experiences to be had from a sea kayaking outing. With a wide variety of trips to choose from, all of which are led by highly qualified guides, ROW Sea Kayak Adventures provides incredible experiences with every outing.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Small, expertly led sea kayaking excursions, during which you'll see whales and other incredible wildlife. For the many diverse destinations ROW travels to, sharing history, culture, and natural history information is an integral part of the experience. Known for excellent cuisine (yes even while camping!), all ROW guides are well taught cooks, and local cuisines are highlighted whenever possible.

Who Travels With Them? 

They are popular among retirement aged groups, but see many younger participants as well. Their customers tend to be active already as most trips involve self-powered transportation.

Where Do They Operate?

Tours are available all over the world in Tours in Baja, British Columbia, Cuba, Quebec, Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, Corsica, and Scotland.

How Does it Work?

Tours are led by an experienced guides in top of the line kayaks, which are frequently updated to maintain the highest safety standards. Tours do not require prior experience, and family friendly trips are available for extra little adventurers!

Why Travel With Them? 

Sea Kayaking is an unforgettable experience, with the opportunity for incredible wildlife encounters up close and great way to meet other adventure travelers. ROW Sea Kayaking trips are designed to inspire and provide a great experience at great value.

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From ROW Sea Kayak Adventures

ROW Sea Kayak Adventures, founded in 1993, was born out of a passion for whale watching, sea kayaking, and wanting to share the experience with fellow nature-lovers. For over 20 years now, Sea Kayak Adventures has been providing unique kayak tours for active, outdoor-minded travelers to world-renowned destinations and some of the most celebrated natural areas, including Alaska, British Columbia, Baja, the Galapagos Islands, Patagonia, Quebec, Scotland and Corsica. Each destination has its own unique wilderness experiences and most offer once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters. Travelers head home at the end of their trip feeling rejuvenated by their time spent in nature, meeting great people, kayaking amidst wildlife and sleeping under the stars.

At ROW Sea Kayak Adventures, we select the very best places on Earth to whale watch and sea kayak. And we don’t just watch whales; we join them! Many of our trips are in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and National Marine Parks, providing unparalleled whale and wildlife encounters, and calm paddling waters.

Kayaks are largely non-intrusive to wildlife, which mean you’ll have a rare view of animals that normally scatter at the approach of humans and large boats. In sturdy kayaks you’ll be at eye level with playful dolphins, inquisitive sea lions, and incredible whales.

Whether you are an avid sea kayaker, or it is your first time, you’ll enjoy these incredible trips, and share in our passion for adventure, commitment to conserving the environment, and relishing unique experiences. For those new to the sport, kayaking is easy to learn in the sheltered waters that we visit, and we provide all of the camping gear, kayaking equipment and guidance needed. In addition, we keep our groups small to allow you to not only travel intimately among nature, but to ensure you receive the necessary attention from our guides.

Most of our guides are with us for the long-term, despite the seasonal nature of the industry. Our top-notch equipment, unique itineraries, and perfected operations attract extraordinary guides, many of whom are highly sought after in the industry. ROW Sea Kayak Adventures guides know their outdoor skills as second nature. Each trip has 2-3 guides to assist, inform and lead the way so you get the most out of your adventure. They love to share conversations, knowledge, games and laughter – and they’re great cooks!

We know that it’s our job to provide uncompromising comfort & safety and quality service & gear. We provide all of the gear you need – kayaks, camping gear, etc – teach you necessary skills to perform the various activities, and always have your safety in mind. In addition, our legendary wilderness meals, prepared daily by our guides using fresh, healthy ingredients, include savory dishes like chiles rellenos, baked salmon and vegetable lasagna. We even serve delicious desserts like brownies and pineapple upside-down cake! Each morning, we serve up freshly brewed coffee. Throughout the day we provide an abundance of local fruits and vegetables. Wine and mixed drinks are served with hors d’oeuvres each evening for happy hour. We also accommodate special dietary requests. “Camping Plus” is all about truly “getting away,” but not quite “leaving it all behind!”

While we provide certain creature comforts, we are all about practicing “Leave No Trace” ethics. Respecting not only the wildlife we encounter, but also the environment we visit is of utmost importance. Rest assured you will leave the special places you visit as pristine as you found them. 

In 2013, we furthered our conservation and responsible tourism efforts by becoming the first kayak tour operator to join the Responsible Whale Watch Partnership. We represent the organization with just 30 other companies in an effort to raise the standards of whale and dolphin watching worldwide.

We make unique and meaningful trips easier for you by taking care of the details so you can just show up and focus on being totally engaged in your adventure.

Associations:

Adventure Travel Trade Association, WCA (World Cetacean Alliance)

Awards:

ROW Sea Kayak Awards

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Islands of Loreto Bay Kayak Tour tour
8 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
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From: $ 1,649

Highlights

  • Enjoy Sea Kayaking in the warm, clear waters of Loreto Bay National Marine Park
  • Have a chance to see Spot dolphins, sea lion and whales
  • Experience Snorkeling in the crystalline waters of the Sea of Cortez
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Three Country Kayak Adventure tour
11 days
Small Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
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From: $ 3,495

Highlights

  • Visit the Adriatic Sea is like a dream, with glistening azure water, white-sand beaches, subtropical vegetation, and sunshine that wraps you in its warm embrace. 
  • Enjoy the fresh local cuisine and a glass of regional wine as you relax and unwind in this Mediterranean paradise.
  • See lush valleys of olive and fig trees, vineyards, and citrus groves.
  • Visit two of the lake’s 14th century monasteries nestled beneath the backdrop of the grand Accursed Mountains.
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Isla San Jose Kayak Tour tour
8 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
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From: $ 1,349

Highlights

  • Have a chance to see giant blue whales swim by, or fin whales or orcas
  • Explore La Paz
  • Visit the beautiful Sea of Cortez island has dozens of long beaches of golden sand, perfect for beach combing.
  • Discover Isla San José
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Cuba by Kayak tour
8 days
Small Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
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From: $ 3,585

Highlights

  • Enjoy a walking tour through Colonial Havana’s plazas 
  • See former military fortifications lining the beach in sharp contrast to the paradisiacal shores.
  • Visit the Museo de Ernesto Hemingway, a somewhat recent development to Hemingway’s Cuban legacy. 
  • Explore the surrounding banks, and snorkel along the coral reefs.
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