A word from founder Bruce Smith

“Welcome to Seascape Kayak Tours. This company began as an outgrowth of my passion for paddling, outdoor education and sharing special marine environments with others. I love introducing people to wild places and helping them feel comfortable and reach their potential on the water. Whether you choose to join us for a sunset paddle, a day trip or an extended expedition, you will travel with just a few others, in a safe, sensitive and environmentally sound manner.”


Client Corner Recent Posts

A Wonderful Marine Mammals Weekend with Seascape Kayak ToursSeptember 16th, 2012

Bruce! Thanks again for the wonderful trip this past weekend! I’m going to try my best to put into words how I feel about the experience, but words seem inadequate to describe the impact of being surrounded by such magnificence!

Once you launch your kayak into the Bay, you leave behind the hustle and bustle of the workaday world, and all the man made deadlines and priorities and enter another realm. A realm of peace and quiet where wild animals live out their lives separate from ours. Suddenly you gain a small measure of perspective…the chaos of man’s life on earth is not all there is. We are not the centre of the universe, nor should we be! As you paddle slowly and quietly out among the Fundy Isles, you open your eyes to the wonder of the tides and the whales, porpoise, seals, bald eagles, myriad seabirds, and plant life that thrive in this ecosystem. It seems incredible that you could live your day-to-day life in the city mostly oblivious to this beauty!

I have gone sea kayaking elsewhere in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec, but as you know, I keep returning to your company on Deer Island. I have not seen anywhere near the diversity or abundance of marine wildlife in the other locations! You share your extensive knowledge of the area, and the environment and inspire me to learn more and to do my part to advocate for action to protect this extremely special and fragile ecosystem. I rave about my experiences paddling with Seascape to any and all who will listen, in the hopes that they too will go out on the water, right in their own ‘backyard’, to have their eyes opened to all that lives there and the vital importance of respecting this habitat. As we discussed, finding ways to bring more children and youth out on the water should continue to be a priority. If they are able to experience this wonder, and to begin to understand the impact our actions are having on the environment, surely some of them will be inspired to live their lives differently.

Sitting at water level in a kayak, listening and watching as whales surface nearby, as pods of porpoise feed, as seals pop up to curiously observe you while a bald eagle soars overhead, changes something deep inside you. It is extraordinary and we need to preserve it! Thank you so much for making it possible for self absorbed city dwellers to have this experience!

Til next time,

Denise C.


People – Place – PlanetJuly 26th, 2012

Connections – Seascape has always been about people making connections with each other and to the special places which we explore. Earlier this season I spent several weeks on the island getting ready for the paddling season in Canada.

And we have a new greeter at Seascape Kayak Tours…

Tayra the wonder dog.

Jacques Blais, a former Seascape guide arrived with a cousin to go for a paddle in outrigger canoes, which he races in Hawaii… Strange boats but a good visit with Monsieur Blais… On the same day Andrea Ednie, her husband Chad and son Owen arrived to spend some time. It had been over three years since we had connected… Chad and Andrea connected while working for Seascape, hopefully, we can count on Owen in the future.

Andrea and family have been running the operation in Canada with Guy Quinn while I have been guiding a series of trips in Costa Rica…

The guide training program flowed nicely with a number of paddlers making their first visit to our base on Deer Island… Ebb and Flow, our kayak and yoga program was operated as an unplugged program. The weekend was a great success with friends reconnecting, finding flow, community and light.

Looking forward to Espiritu Del Mar (Kayoga – Costa Rica, January 4-12, 2013 )

A mysterious paddle among the weirs around the Bay of Fundy

Michel and Denise friends from Montreal, who had paddled with us in both Newfoundland and Costa Rica, spent a week on Deer Island exploring the Bay of Fundy… Peter, a friend who originally participated on a coast-to-coast trip in Costa Rica and who is now living in the southern zone of the country is assisting with trips in Costa Rica. I still enjoy working with groups of older people who want to try ocean kayaking for the first time… last week we had a woman in her seventies paddle in a single for the duration of the trip… inspirational… living life to the fullest….

During my first week in Costa Rica I took a couple from Tambor Tropical for a half-day trip from Reserva Curu. It was a wonderful experience… wildlife, paddling conditions and personal connections… On the way back to Tambor we enjoyed an authentic lunch or casado with refrescos… a perfect opportunity to share with local people. When we arrived back at the hotel Josh and Jessica invited me to participate in their beachfront wedding ceremony… connections for a lifetime.

Seascape is a business, however, it is also a community of people who come together to share experiences… People come and go but it is nice to know that our locations in Canada and Costa Rica provide our community with special places to return to …

Let the connections flow….

Happy summer …. Pura Vida

Bruce


Feliz Ano – Happy New Year 2012January 16th, 2012

The season is well underway in Costa Rica. – We would love to invite you to join us for a warm water paddling experience this winter. Unique lodge – based and camping itineraries are available from December – May on both Pacific and Caribbean coasts…

Our next Islas Del Golfo trip on the Pacific coast is February 29 – March 07, 2012

Feel free contact us for more details about this trip or any of our Costa Rica adventures.

Pura Vida…

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 011 506 8314 8605 (CR Cell)

Bruce