Since the invention of inflation, prices for groceries have skyrocketed and rivers have become traversable. Enjoy the scenic side of economics with today’s Groupon to East Coast Outfitters in Lower Prospect. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a half-day sea kayaking tour (a $75 value).
- For $35, you get a half-day double-kayak rental (a $70 value).
- For $25, you get a half-day kayak rental (a $50 value).
Nestled on the edge of a rich and rugged coastline, East Coast Outfitters escorts paddlers on sea kayak tours of picturesque landscapes and waterways June–October. After six months of intensive training, nationally certified guides weave sea-people through sheltered coves, protected bays, and secluded beaches in recreational kayaks crafted by leading manufacturers. With one of the largest fleets in eastern Canada, East Coast Outfitters inaugurates tourists with a thorough safety and skills tutorial to prepare them for buoyant ventures and competitive oar jousting. Half way through the kayak crusade, tour groups descend upon one of the vista’s secluded islands in order to enjoy a light snack and stretch their paddle pushers. Nautical duos can also opt to captain a self-guided paddle and enlist a tandem vessel to usher them through pristine inlets and pods of seals and porpoises, and independent travellers can relish awesome rock formations from a one-man boogie board.
As a community sourced small business, East Coast Outfitters serves as an economic and social anchor committed to developing local tourism with two daily excursions at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The on-site boathouse equips voyagers with comprehensive rental gear from elite manufacturers, in addition to water and lily-pad trays of hors d’oeuvre.
East Coast Outfitters
Long before its first kayak hit the water, East Coast Outfitters (ECO) established a commitment to helping the local community as well as the environment. The eco-tourism company is based in the small fishing village of Lower Prospect, which suffered a massive collapse in the groundfishing industry. To help the town recover, the company started employing residents as guides, maintenance workers, and even office managers.
Today, ECO put the area's cultural heritage and abundant wildlife on display at the same time through sea kayak tours and watercraft rentals.
Every tour and skill-building or certification class departs ECO's floating wharf under the watchful eye of at least one expert guide. These guides have all completed a rigorous eight-month training program, and are certified by Paddle Canada and in Wilderness First Aid, making them quite capable of assisting paddlers.
Most excursions are suitable for all experience levels and range from the half-day to multi-day tour, plus special trips at sunset. Tour guides lead kayaks past the rocky coasts of wild islands and explore sheltered inlets. Sometimes, local wildlife such as eagles, seals, and whales make appearances.