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East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking

2017 Lower Prospect Rd | Lower Prospect, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y8, Canada
+1 877-852-2567
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Excellent half day paddle!

Great half day tour with our guide Colin. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend. Be sure to ask to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shawn D
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Halifax, Canada
via mobile
Outstanding kayak experience at reasonable coast

We opted to skip guided kayak tours in the Halifax harbor and go instead rent kayaks in nature a 40... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mohaajer
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Nice, France
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We specialize in professionally guided sea kayaking tours & lessons, and offer a full service equipment rental and sales program. Our fleet is one of the largest in Atlantic Canada, and features top quality boats and equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers. All of our guides are highly trained and nationally certified.East Coast Outfitters (E.C.O.)is a community based eco-tourism operator that has been Halifax’s premier paddling spot since 2001. Locally owned and operated, ECO specializes in sea kayak, canoe, & stand up paddle board (SUP) tours, lessons, and equipment rentals. ECO’s guides are some of the most highly trained and qualified paddlers in the region, and will show you everything you need to know to get on the water safely. ECO offers a wide range of tours and lessons to choose from: guided tours every day, lessons every weekend, and daily specials which range from skills clinics on Mondays, Yoga on Sundays, to an after-work paddle, BBQ & live music on Friday nights. The ECO base is in Lower Prospect, a tiny fishing village located a 1/2 hour from Halifax. We have a giant wharf, a post-and-beam boathouse, and one of the largest fleets of boats in the Maritimes. ECO is where Halifax paddles.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2017 Lower Prospect Rd | Lower Prospect, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great half day tour with our guide Colin. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend. Be sure to ask to paddle into Rogues Roost!

Thank Shawn D
Kayakzita, Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks, Shawn, for the great recommendation. We do have a wonderful place to paddle with beautiful scenery and so close to Halifax! Thank you for coming out for a paddle with us and we hope to see you again! Cheers ECO

Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to skip guided kayak tours in the Halifax harbor and go instead rent kayaks in nature a 40 minute drive on the way to Peggy's Cove. We're very glad we did. East Coast Outfitters is no "tourist trap". It's run by a friendly...More

Thank Mohaajer
Kayakzita, Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We are so pleased you had a great time paddling with us. We value the insight of our customers to ensure we are providing quality service at ECO, so thank you for letting us know that we are accomplishing that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our day spent with ECO. My husband and I did a full day paddle with Sada, our guide. She was delightful and we learned so much from her about the area and its wildlife. Terrance and Morgan, who were in the office,...More

Thank Amy V
Kayakzita, Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for all the kind words. We are so glad that you and John enjoyed your kayak trip with us. You were a delight to have on our tour and we are so glad to have met you both. We hope you enjoyed you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my sister had the best time! We had done the 2 hour excursion around George Island, and it was really fun. The entire tour was amazing, you would see seals, jellyfish and maybe whales but the best part was definitely the history. Our...More

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Kayakzita, Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this review and although the history around the halifax harbour is fascinating, this tour was not with East Coast Outfitters in Lower Prospect but with Kayak Halifax in the Halifax Harbour. The city does have a great history and allure to it, but...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We arranged for the half day sea kayaking tour for Canada Day. Sadly the weather wasn't co-operating so we received a call a couple of hours before the tour start letting us know that it would be cancelled. Lucky for us, we were able to...More

Thank CMcRobinson
Kayakzita, Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your trip. We hope to see you on the water again with us soon!

Reviewed 29 June 2017

My wife and I were very fortunate to be able to have the afternoon alone with Chandler as our guide. He was extremely patient with us and especially so with my wife when the wind picked up as we headed back to base. He was...More

Thank benefieldbill
Kayakzita, Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad everything work our for you and that you ended up with your own private tour! We are glad you enjoyed it so much. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Nova Scotia!

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Four of us had a few hours in port on our cruise. I had planned ahead and made reservations with East Coast Outfitters for a day of kayaking. They responded very quickly to my emails. We were met right outside of the port terminal, on...More

Thank Gandalf2005
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a really nice time going in and out of coves around the area. Our tour guide was very personable as well as knowledgable about the local area including sharing the history of the island where we stopped to take a break and have...More

Thank Jeannette O
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We did a 4-hour tour on a glorious, calm, sunny Sunday morning. Our tour guide Alice was AMAZING! This place is an easy 35-minute drive from downtown Halifax, and I have to say that being a little bit away from the city made all the...More

Thank crazeefrog
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I joined the Ladies Evening on a Thursday night, with a group of friends. Our guides were helpful and knew the area well. We really enjoyed touring the beautiful surrounding area and our guide was able to point out local wildlife. The tour was suitable...More

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BJWyton
5 March 2016|
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Response from Kayakzita | Property representative |
sorry for the late reply...Yes you are correct, april is a bit cold and we open in may. Cost varies...check our website for all tour and rental costs. Cheers
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katpen5
14 May 2015|
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Response from Kayakzita | Property representative |
Not really a minimum age. As long as you feel comfortable with them going on the water either by themselves or in a double with you. Weight is also not an issue. Totally depends on their comfort level.
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