I’ve never been in a kayak, am I still able to participate in your tours?
Anyone with even a very modest level of fitness or adventurous spirit can come on our tours. Over 90% of our guests have never been in a kayak before and we’ve had folks from 8 to 89 years old out with us
How old do I have to be to go on one of your kayak adventures?
It is really a size and weight issue more than an age issue. It’s about being a size that is comfortable in the kayak. We talk to our guests a lot about this as many families come out with us and we want to make sure that the conditions are appropriate for little ones.
How long have you been doing this?
Stan Sr. started offering adventures in 1970. His guides are extremely well trained and selected. They're selected because of their skill set and their great personalities. His son Stan Jr. has been paddling since he was a child and has been working full time in the family business for over 20 years.
Where are you located?
Our registered heritage shop is located on Harbour Road in Cape Broyle. Around a 50-60 minute scenic coastal drive from St. John’s on Route 10 South. We have change rooms and washrooms at our location as well as retail space for our tee shirts, hats, etc.
In your videos I’ve seen a lot of whales swimming under and around your kayaks, what happens when they get that close?
In season we see a lot of whales and other sea life and although we'd like to control Mother Nature we all know that's impossible.
We have had thousands of whales swim by, under and around our kayaks and never had any type of dangerous experience.
They are extremely intelligent and gentle creatures, which is great because we share the all these waters with them.
What should I wear?
Dress for the air temperature. Bring along a change of clothes in case you get splashed. Comfortable shoes, sneakers, sandals are good as your feet won’t get wet.
What happens if I tip over?
There’s an extremely, extremely, extremely minuscule risk of anyone ending up in the water. If the conditions are not suitable prior to the tour we will not depart.
All our guests wear properly fitted Personal Foatation Devices, or 'PFD's' that aid flotation if necessary. As well our guides are highly trained to put guests back in their kayaks if needed.
How strenuous is it?
Our adventures are designed for our guests to have a fun, safe and easy time on the water. All while enjoying the incredible scenery and special experiences that are offered only in Cape Broyle.
Multi Day Adventures
How long has Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures been in business and who owns the company?
Stan Cook Sr. started the company in 1970
What do your trip prices include?
· All lodging with private baths when
necessary in the areas' finest Country Inns and Bed & Breakfast accommodations
· All meals including many opportunities to sample local seafood fare
· Snack and beverages between meals
· Expertise and services of trip leaders and assistants
· Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
· Van shuttles to support route options
· Equipment and experienced guides for sea kayaking and coastal hiking
· Entry and campground fees
Not Included: airfare, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, gratuities for trip leaders
Are children welcome on Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures trips?
We offer adventures exclusively for families. A diversity of routes and amenities are designed for various ages and abilities. We recommend that you talk to a staff member to determine the best vacations for your family.
How do leaders support kayaking & hiking routes?
The leaders will advise you about the daily schedule each morning. On sea kayaking and hiking activities, leaders accompany the group along with experienced assistant guides
What health do I need to be in to enjoy my trip?
Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures vacations are designed for all levels of adventurers.
Some trips are more challenging than others. We suggest that you talk to one of our Trip Leaders about your current activity level and the type of adventure you’re looking for
Do I bring equipment, or do you offer rentals?
We provide all-inclusive services, i.e. WNA will provide all meals, equipment, permits, etc. needed to participate in our adventures.
These costs are included in the adventure price. A preferred clothing list is provided. You are suggested to bring these items depending on the activities you choose.