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North River Kayak
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Baddeck
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 August 2016

There are a thousand great things to do in Cape Breton, but this is one that should not be missed!

The setting is beautiful, the gear is in great condition and is good quality and the guides are amazing. You will be impressed with how the owner, Angelo, pays attention to every detail making sure that you have a great time and even have great snacks too!

If you are lucky enough to be near-by when they are doing a full-moon paddle either out of North River or at their other location in Baddeck you will remember it for the rest of your life!

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided on the half day tour. It was about 3 hours long and had a wonderful snack half way through. The little beach we stopped at had a nice waterfall. We then sat down and had some delicious banana bread with some jam and also some hot chocolate chai tea. We also had a little red squirrel join us as well. Our tour guide, Sophia, was great. We had a really nice time!

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Although I never tire of the countless visits to quaint fishing villages in Cape Breton, we decided to do something even closer up to see the island. We had a great day of paddling with "North River Kayak" today. From the basic instruction to introduce yourself to your group and onto travelling the water, it was clear our guides know how to lead a diverse group. Angelo and Sophie fixed a simple lunch of homemade fish cakes, beans an delicious banana bread with Angelo's homemade jam. Back on the water for an afternoon of some wind blown kayaking was mildly exerting with a group that all chatted and got along.
Following the trip back of spotting a few bald eagles and leaping salmon, we asked Angelo to play a tune. He happily complied. This guy is talented!
Highly recommend for most ages and for good value.

Thank Steve & Nancy M
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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 very knowledgeable and we added a number of sea birds to our life list. The lunch was delicious, and paddling into wind added an extra edge to the appetite. I would definitely go kayaking again based on this experience.

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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 Angelo. We played his CDs of music in the car the rest of the trip, what a great artist! (If you are into folk/bluesy tunes with a touch of excellent harmonica, you will love this). A highlight of our week in Cape Breton!

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