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Address: 2017 Lower Prospect Rd | Lower Prospect, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-852-2567
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We specialize in professionally guided sea kayaking tours & lessons,...

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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Sea Kayaking in Halifax

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Brandon, Mississippi

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 time, and taken approximately 20 miles or so to the ECO site. Once there, it... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a snack. Even though the weather wasn't the best, we still had a great time.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 difference. We explored the sheltered inlets and coves nearby, visited an island with some gorgeous... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 for all levels and everyone enjoyed it. It was a good crowd of ladies and... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I'm going to be sore tomorrow. This was a great day on the water and something I wish I had tried long before now. I had considered just renting a kayak but decided to go all out with the half day guided tour. This was the right decision as We would never have discovered Rogue's Roost and Back Bay otherwise.... More 

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Kayakzita, General Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Thanks Jim. We are glad you had a great time and that you got to see a lot of our area. We hope to see you again on the water. -ECO More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I signed up for an afternoon kayak trip with my family. We spent the day sightseeing at Peggy's cove before heading to ECO for our kayaking trip. The wind at Peggy's cove was brutal. I knew that the trip was intended for all abilities so I asked the guy at the desk at what point would they cancel. He immediately... More 

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Kayakzita, General Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Hi Scott Thanks for your feedback and we are really disappointed about your experience with us and more so that you were not able to get on the water with us. Safety is our top concern but we also train our guides to read and make judgement calls on the wind. This particular day was very boarder line and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great afternoon on the water. The guides were excellent; equipment very good and the experience was dynamite! The value was at least as much as we expected.

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Kayakzita, General Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Thanks Victoria. We appreciate your comments and we hope that we can see you again soon. -ECO More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the half day kayak trip and it was amazing! The guides were super helpful and we got to see so many interesting things! Highly recommend!!!

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Kayakzita, General Manager at East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Awesome! We are glad you had a great experience. We hope you will try sea kayaking again. Thanks for the kind words. - ECO More 

Manitoulin Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

When we decided that we would be taking a vacation to Nova Scotia, one of our 'must do' items was to go kayaking on the ocean. Our first idea was to kayak around the Bay of Fundy, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for us. We instead decided to book a trip with ECO, and are very glad we... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Lower Prospect is so beautiful! It is great to experience the view from the water. We joined the Friday evening group with quite a few others, but did not find it crowded on the water. Extra guides were with us. The sunset was spectacular! We saw a school or squad of squid, an eel, bald headed eagles , cormorants, sea... More 

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