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Island Joy Rides

1699 Passage View Dr, Courtenay, British Columbia V9W 6L2, Canada
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A day that exceeded all expectations!

I have led a yoga retreat out of the Kingfisher for the past 8 years and this year I changed it up... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Suzette O
This Excursion makes our Retreats perfect!

We've been on the Wine & Chocolate Tour twice so far and our next one is booked for May. I can't... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
123yogachic
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Calgary, Canada
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Island Joy Rides is a boutique Vancouver Island touring company designed to connect you to the people, the food, the culture and the places that make our region so spectacular. Our commitment to small groups and a providing personal, behind the scenes tour guarantees a valued and memorable experience.
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“quadra island” (12 reviews)
“bike trip” (9 reviews)
“great trip” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1699 Passage View Dr, Courtenay, British Columbia V9W 6L2, Canada
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I have led a yoga retreat out of the Kingfisher for the past 8 years and this year I changed it up and utilized Island Joy Rides for a “day adventure”. Laurel and her team did an exceptional job from the moment we met them....More

Thank Suzette O
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our area with your group and thrilled they all had a good time. It was also lovely to meet you. Thanks for trusting us with your group. :)

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We've been on the Wine & Chocolate Tour twice so far and our next one is booked for May. I can't imagine holding my retreat without including this excursion. Laurel and everyone else at Island Joy Rides are just really great people! It's an absolute...More

Thank 123yogachic
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Such a pleasure being part of your yoga retreats at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort. Your participants always arrive happy and open to exploring - looking forward to May! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. 😊

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Such a fantastic day with Island Joy Rides! Great bikes and a wonderful tour! Our guides were so fun❤️We toured the Farmer’s Market and tried some delicious local treats. Then off to a local farm to learn about the process of beer making😀We sampled a...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Whilst it was late in the season, we enjoyed great weather and the wonderful ambience of Vancouver Island with well thought out routes and great notes to ensure we stopped at all the right places to soak it lol in. Thanks Laurel ... great organsition

Thank PaulJT2014
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks so much for writing a review. You came a long way - so glad you enjoyed our island - and that we were able to change things around a bit for you! All the best! :)

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Island Joy Rides put together a terrific itinerary for our annual 6 days of riding. They are the friendiest and hardest working team and we loved everything they planned. From great beautiful trails and views to lovely hotels and inns and dinners that were so...More

Thank Gretchen W
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

It was so great to get to know you and your inspiring group over our 6 days together. We are thrilled you had a good time! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. :)

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

From start to finish, this was one of the best cycle tour trips we have been on with an excellent tour itinerary, great customer service from Laurel and her family team, and the attention to the tour details to fit our needs was top-class.

Thank Innes T
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

It's so great seeing families with older kids (20-something!) enjoying an active holiday together. It was a pleasure meeting you all - and spending time getting to know you better on our sunset kayak/paddleboard. Wishing you all many joyful moments! :)

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Oh my.... what a wonderful experience! Great way to experience some nuggets of what the island has to offer. Thank you to Laurel and her team *Jarram and Ron) who truly know how to put "joy" into joy rides! See you again soon!

Thank Jim W
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks so much for writing a reply. We are so glad you enjoyed your Island Escape with us and look forward to seeing you again. Your "Joyful Blackberry Jam" made our day!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We were a self-contained BIG group of 22 and Laurel and her crew made our trip a seamless adventure with great rides, outstanding food, and dozens of personal touches like cool towels to greet us after a day of riding. The bikes were excellent and...More

Thank Pam H
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

This review means so much coming from you, as I know you are very knowledgeable about tourism and customer service. We feel honoured to have had the opportunity to get to know you and group. Wishing you the very best.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was a fun little 23km cycling tour with some interesting stops interspersed with leisurely cycling near Courtenay with some meandering through farm land, across bridges and through some quaint neighbourhoods with delightful stops at a Vineyard, a distillery and a shop selling custom made...More

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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

It was great fun sharing our area with you. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you had a good time! :)

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This was a fantastic self-guided tour. Laurel designed a great self-guided route and provided both paper and eguides to help us along the way. The communications from Laurel was timely and clear. The hotels were very comfortable and well situated. Our favourite memories are river...More

Thank LindaYC_12
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IslandJoyRides, Owner at Island Joy Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

So glad you joined us! It was such a pleasure sharing our "secrets" with you. Also glad you were able to join us on the kayak. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Sending you lots of JOY!

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