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I would like to thank you again for the wonderful opportunity you afforded my daughter Emily. Your service is amazing and your staff are spectacular. I was delighted that your location was an easy find and so close to the ferry terminal. Emily is still talking about her experience at The School of Fish during the BC teachers strike and even showed the pictures she took to her Grade 1 class. I will highly recommend you and Dog Mermaid in the future.
My experience with Dog Mermaid adventures has been excellent. Over the summer, Dog Mermaid offered courses to young people and I made sure my children and my niece were able to experience this. The rates to offer them all a kayak and paddle-boarding experience for the afternoon were very reasonable and I was impressed with their attention to lessons in safety and sea etiquette. The best gauge of all was how much fun the kids had, which was loads. Dog Mermaid showed great insight when it became evident that the BC Teacher's strike would continue into fall. They advertised a really fun option to regular day care. My kids attended "The School of Fish", which ran for the full 3 weeks of the strike. Not only did this help out a lot of parents, it allowed Dog Mermaid to employ local experts in swimming, kayaking, water safety, art and dance. I always like to support local business as much as I can. Dog Mermaid is a local business that I will continue to support, by buying their services and also, and probably more importantly, with the reference of guests to the island who want to experience a day on the water.
In July 2014 I went with a diverse group of women on retreat to Pender Island, with Dog Mermaid Excursions. It was a fabulous time all round for each of us and I know many friends who would love to have this experience.
Kye was attentive,professional in all details of ferry breakdown and pickup, beautiful accomodations,and an array of true gulf island activities that suited our interests and was paced in flexible fashion. All our healthy, generous meals were in various locations on island and truly involved the Pender Island community businesses which shows the thoughtful, ethical practise of business that just comes naturally to Kye.
Kye was a perfect leader, and water guide. All safety features were ensured while paddle boarding and kayaking on 3 different adventures. Different instructors, again from Pender, were a real island flare and excellent diversity. We went to the farmer's market, shopping and a fabulous yoga class. I felt fully retreated and in huge respect of Kye who was juggling 3 businesses that same weekend with humour and cheerfulness. I watched her deal cheerfully with many kids and families who benefitted from her wonderful energy for kids, youth and nature.
I would definitely recommend Dog Mermaid to many others for a full island experience and exploration and would love to retreat again.
FANTASTIC!!! Went kayaking with Kye twice this summer on Pender Island and now it's one of my must-do summer events. We had a group of five and seven in two different occasions and both went so seamlessly. The most memorial excursion is the Kayak and Wine tour. Kye is so knowledgeable of the ecosystem around the area and we were lucky enough to see the sea dogs both times. Thank you for the wonderful service you provided. We will be there again for sure.