Bruce in kayak.

"We specialize in small group travel, which minimizes environmental impact, increases safety standards and allows for personalized, enriching and authentic experiences."

— Bruce Smith, founder and owner, Seascape Kayak Tours Inc.

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Brilliant CombinationJanuary 21st, 2010

I’ve returned from the Jan ’10 KaYoga trip a couple of days ago and still can’t stop thinking about it.

Combining kayaking and yoga is brilliant. The two practices build on each other philosophically, making the whole experience richer than the sum of its parts. And there is a more earthly benefit, too: Because of the yoga, I felt no pain or stiffness at all from the paddling.

Bruce is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and devoted instructor and guide. His deep love of the sea—and of the natural world in general—is infectious. And he is the most patient teacher I have ever met, answering the same questions over and over, never exhibiting even a hint of annoyance. He pays close attention to each individual and his/her needs, which made us all, regardless of our level of experience or ability, feel comfortable and relaxed on the water and on land from beginning to end. He’s also a terrific cook!

Lauri’s yoga instruction is warm and supportive. She also pays an extraordinary amount of attention to each individual, tailoring every pose to each person’s needs and abilities. But her caring doesn’t end when the yoga practice closes. She’s always watching, always caring, always supporting. Ahhh. “It’s all good,” she says. And it really is.

Logistically, every step of the trip was beautifully executed. All the connections were flawless, and every single person we dealt with was friendly, professional, and helpful.

In closing, I want to express my appreciation for your ability, Bruce, to convey a sense of place during the trip. On the plane home I sat with a couple who’d been on the Windstar when we were there. They had a nice enough time, I think, but they knew nothing of the places they’d been, not even the names. They did not recognize the word “Curú.” And when I asked about the highlights of their trip, they said vague things about seeing a lot of crocodiles in one place and monkeys in another. Sensing the superficiality of their experience made me realize and appreciate anew just how deep mine was. Muchas gracias, again.

I came home with a profound appreciation for the deep and outrageously positive experience I had. Muchas gracias to Frances, Bruce, Lauri, and todos mis amigos del mar.

-Sharon AvRutick, Pleasantville, NY, El Espiritu del Mar, 5-day Yoga and Kayaking in Costa Rica

Wonderful Newfoundland Paddling TripJuly 27th, 2009

Thank you Bruce, Frances, Guy and Tom for an absolutely wonderful trip in Newfoundland. We have been showing off our photos to anyone who will sit and hear us rant on about our trip.

From the hospitality of Judi and John, to the great guidance from Guy and Tom and the sheer wonder of experiencing the beauty of the Bay of Exploits from the viewpoint of the kayak, we have only great things to say about our trip.

We certainly did benefit from some unexpected and glorious weather; we were actually hoping for cloud cover by the end of the trip. We also had the chance to experience a wide variety of paddling conditions and we  enjoyed some of the challenges the more vigorous waters presented to us. We are also happy that we were able to learn from each of the situations and gain more confidence in our paddling and kayak maneuvers.  

The presence of Guy and Tom as our guides was also a huge part of the enjoyment of our trip. Their guidance, teaching  and confidence in us helped us to enjoy and learn from the new situations and the experience of this kind of kayak/camping trip. They treated us beautifully. We also enjoyed their uniqueness as each one shared with us the benefits of their experience and their expectations of us on the trip. They are also wonderful gentlemen and were great companions on our journey.

A big thank you to Frances for helping us get everything organized for our trip. This trip is one of the highlights of all of our travels.  

We are sure to find ourselves back in the Bay of Fundy at some point as we look forward to more opportunities to explore the world of kayaking with you and your crew. Wishing you a great summer ahead.

- Roxanne Martel, Montreal, Quebec, 7-day trip in Bay of Exploits

Warm and comfortableJune 2nd, 2009

“Just wanted to say that I had a fantastic trip at Seascape this past weekend and it really was an amazing way to end off my grad year with my Outdoor Pursuits class from Oromocto High School. Bruce, Frank and Katinka were so kind and helpful when it came to keeping us warm and comfortable not to mention safe despite the rain. I can’t describe the wonderful time I had but can only say that I will be back for some more. Thanks guys.”

– Natalie Fowler, Oromocto High School Day Trip, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick