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USA Today Readers' Choice Best Kayaking Tour

USA Today May, 2022

​Sea Kayak Adventures is once again awarded in the top 10 in USA Today's Readers' Choice Travel Awards for Best Kayaking Tour Company! ​

USA Today Awards for the best kayaking tour operator

USA Today Readers' Choice Best Kayaking Tour Operator

USA Today June, 2021

Sea Kayak Adventures, the sea kayaking branch of the ROW Adventures Family of Companies has been voted #10 in the 2021 USA Today Readers Choice Awards for the Best Kayaking Tour Company! Sea Kayak Adventures is recognized for world renowned paddling experiences in destinations such as, Baja, Mexico, the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, and British Columbia.

AFAR 2020 Travelers' Choice - Best Kayaking and Rafting Trips

AFAR 2020 Travelers' Choice Awards December, 2020

For the second year in a row, Sea Kayak Adventures is awarded the prestigious Travelers' Choice Award for best Rafting and Kayaking Trips. Winners were selected from over 150,000 reader cast votes. 


AFAR 2019 Travelers' Choice - Best Kayaking and Rafting Trips

AFAR 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 Status

Stride 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 Adventures

Sea 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 Die

The Hiker's Life List: 101 Places to Go, Skills to Learn & Things to Do Before You Die December, 2014

#92: See the Ocean on Fire

"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 Partnership

Planet 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 Before

National 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.