Awards & Accolades
AFAR 2019 Travelers' Choice - Best Kayaking and Rafting TripsAFAR 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards November, 2019
"Creative kayaking itineraries on four continents allow Sea Kayak travelers to gain a new perspective. On a “Primates & Paddling” tour in Rwanda, guests trek to spot mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, and kayak in a hippo- and croc-free lake; the “Kayak, Walking, and Whisky” tour takes travelers on a private tour of a distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Other itineraries include kayaking between lodges, and plenty of family-friendly trips." - AFAR
ROW Sea Kayak Adventures Awarded Stride's Premier StatusStride Travel December, 2016
Stride's Premier status is the highest recognition Stride provides to the top tour operators around the globe. ROW stands out with fair transparent pricing, high safety standards, creative and helpful itinerary design. ROW trips visit places of unique or local significance and address responsible travel practices
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded to ROW Sea Kayak AdventuresSea Kayak Adventures TripAdvisor Page July, 2016
ROW Sea Kayak Adventures, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime"National Geographic Traveler April, 2015
Our new "Compelling Corsica" trip was selected as a National Geographic Traveler’s “2015 Tours of a Lifetime!” Now in it's 10th year, the 2015 list features 50 of the world's best guided trips chosen by the editors of National Geographic Traveler. Norie Quintos, acting editor in chief of National Geographic Travel magazine said that "the 50 best guided tours selected this year offer authentic travel experiences that are sure to leave participants engaged and ensconced in culture," and that "the types of immersive and experiential trips... are going farther and deeper than ever before."
The Hiker's Life List: 101 Places to Go, Skills to Learn & Things to Do Before You DieThe Hiker's Life List: 101 Places to Go, Skills to Learn & Things to Do Before You Die December, 2014
"Liquid Lightning" - that's how Backpacker Magazine's Editor in Chief, Dennis Lewon, describes his moonless night of kayaking off of Baja's Isla Carmen in the Sea of Cortez. Fortunate to have been there when bioluminescent plankton were lighting up the warm waters, Lewon lists the many reasons that "sea kayaking belongs on anyone's life list - rugged islands, soft beaches, whales, turquoise water - but going during a peak bioluminescent plankton bloom elevates the experience to the top of the list."
Responsible Whale Watch PartnershipPlanet Whale 2013 to Present January, 2013
We are delighted to announce that furthering our conservation and responsible tourism efforts, in 2013 we became the first kayak tour operator and only Baja and Patagonia outfitter to join the Responsible Whale Watch Partnership. We join just 12 other companies in effort to raise the standards of whale and dolphin watching worldwide.
To All the Guides I’ve Loved BeforeNational Geographic's "50 Tours Of A Lifetime" May, 2011
National Geographic Traveler Magazine's "To All the Guides I’ve Loved Before" page 8 of the May/June 2011 issue mentions SKA founder Terry Prichard.
100 Best Affordable VacationsNational Geographic's "100 Best Affordable Vacations" April, 2011
National Geographic's 100 Best Affordable Vacations book features our Sea of Cortez kayak tours on page 95: "Kayak with Dolphins - Baja California."
Best Whale Watching DestinationsNational Geographic Traveler's "In Praise Of Winter" February, 2011
National Geographic Traveler Magazine's "Best Places to Watch Whales" page 49 of the January/February 2011 issue mentions our orca tours each summer in BC Canada's Johnstone Strait.
USA Sales Superstar Winner 2011USA Travel Business Website January, 2011
Coeur d Alene ID - Recognized as a leader in whale watching and sea kayak tours to Loreto in Baja California, Mexico, British Columbia Canada’s northern Vancouver Island and Argentine Patagonia, Sea Kayak Adventures Inc was just named “A 2011 Travel Website Sales Superstar” by professional travel website and sales consultant Tim Warren aka “Tourism Tim” , publisher of Travel Business Success seminars and webinars.