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North River Kayak

644 Murray Rd., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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The perfect day

What a glorious way to explore Cape Breton. Within 5 minutes of being on the water in a kayak for... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
tannissprott
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Guelph, Canada
Awesome kayak experience

Even though it got too windy to take the normal tour a side trip to the visit the Eagles and... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
kayleeleader
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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NRKT is situated on the Murray Rd. in North River, Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia, Canada. North River Kayak Tours property is located just steps away from our launch site where we paddle anywhere from 3 hours to 5 days along the coastline of Cape Breton Island. See why we are listed within Trip Advisors top 10% receiving their Certificate of excellence in 2013.
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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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644 Murray Rd., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

What a glorious way to explore Cape Breton. Within 5 minutes of being on the water in a kayak for the first time I felt totally at ease and at peace. We did the full day tour. It was a beautiful day, our guide was...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Even though it got too windy to take the normal tour a side trip to the visit the Eagles and estuary was also very cool. Helpful instructions for beginners new to kayaking. Justin was a great guide and what a pleasure to meet the owner...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Did a half-day tour today with my mom and younger sister (she's 21, I'm 23). My mom and sister had done sea kayaking in Churchill, Manitoba, but I had done it only once before, around 8 years ago. So I'm a total beginner. But that...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I was visiting Cape Breton island for the first time, just primarily to sea kayak. I had two tours booked with North River Kayak, the half day and the full day. The staff were friendly and professional. The hot food on the full day was...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We did the full day tour with Justin and Angelo and it was great. We have done some river kayaking but never sea kayaking. The weather was beautiful and we were very happy with our guides who were professional in their knowledge of the water...More

1  Thank Deedee N
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

My wife and I did the half-day kayak tour on our last day of a Cape Breton getaway. We sure are glad we did. Justin was a fantastic tour guide and we really enjoyed the scenery and the paddling, even though we paddled through a...More

Thank hokierick
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

We have some experience kayaking and canoeing on rivers but had never done sea kayaking. We booked the half-day trip and enjoyed it thoroughly. As noted by other reviewers, Angelo and the other guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. Safety is a priority, so this is...More

1  Thank Peter and Linda H
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We did a half-day tour starting at 9 am on our way from Baddeck to Ingonish. We've been on guided kayaking trips before and would rate North River as one of the best. We lucked out with ideal weather, a small group (just 5 adults,...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This was our second time ever kayaking. Angelo was a great tour guide, very fun and knowledgeable about the area. The day we went, was cold and rainy, and Angelo provided us with extra rain coats and waterproof gloves to wear to ensure that we...More

Thank Brett K
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

When planning an east coast road trip months in advance my husband and I searched out kayaking in Cape Breton Island and found North River Kayak Tours in Baddeck. This was just a half hour drive from our bed and breakfast, Dunlop Inn in Baddeck....More

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Katiemac5
27 June 2015|
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Response from spinazzola007 | Property representative |
Hi there- I would like to suggest that you visit out Baddeck Kayak operation called Paddledog Kayak Tours. Being that there is a diverse range in ages I think that this would best suit you to do a 1 1/2 hour guided tour out... More
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Kara K
27 May 2015|
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Response from spinazzola007 | Property representative |
Yes indeed they are. We use tandem kayaks and the adult sits in the back with the child in front. You will both have paddles :-) cheers-Angelo
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Teri D
30 January 2015|
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Response from spinazzola007 | Property representative |
Indeed we can take your mom as long as she is decent shape. We would suggest a tandem kayak for her and also recommend that she does a Paddledog Kayak Tours trip which is our second kayak business based in Baddeck.
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