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Vancouver Island Kayak reaches more paddlers who are planning a kayak vacation on or near Vancouver Island than any other resource in the industry. If you sell kayaks or kayak-related products to a Canadian west coast market we will provide you with targeted traffic. Consider these four points:


1. Strong Market Niche

Vancouver Island Kayak has been in business since 2002. Since this time the number of our kayak suppliers and satisfied customers has grown steadily. We now offer over 500 kayak departures every year in eight locations on BC's west coast. Our customers contact us for the following reasons:

  • We place first in Google for 'vancouver island kayak' or 'kayak vancouver island';
  • We offer the best selection of kayak tours and departures in western Canada;
  • Our website has relevant and comprehensive content;
  • They have been referred by a satisfied customer


2. Sound Demographics

The volume associated with up to 500 departures also gives us some background on paddlers, most of whom live in North America and are new to kayaking. This means that, after a positive kayak experience with us, they are likely to buy a kayak and gear.

DemographicsExperienceMarket

44 years in age (male)

No experience:

12%

United States:

49%

39 years in age (female)

Novice:

61%

Canada:

42%

55% male

Intermediate:

20%

Europe:

5%

75% professional

Advanced:

7%

Other:

3%

 

3. Hands on Customer Focus

We provide a full service continuum - from the first phone call, to booking the kayak tour, to making travel arrangements for our customers to get to and back from the kayak put-in point.

Midnight Sun Travel, the company that owns Vancouver Island Kayak, is a registered travel agency with the BC Consumer Protection Agency (licence 3042). As a registered agency, we place customer funds in a trust account until the tour is completed. We also sell travel insurance. All in all, a complete and trustworthy service for west coast paddlers.


4. Good Stats (and steadily improving)

  • Average Monthly Unique Visitors:       4,557
  • Average Monthly Page Views             26,616
  • Average Length of Session:                5 minutes


Give us a Shout!

For information on our horizontal and vertical banner ads please call Scott Bonner, Managing Director, Midnight Sun Travel, at 1.800.255.5057 or email us.

North America: 1.800.255.5057 - UK: 0.800.051.6364 - Australia: 1.800.143.454

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From Our Blog

Getting Busy

Saturday, February 16 2019

Here in Victoria the snow is dissipating which we hope is a sign that spring is around the corner. While many others remain locked in winter's grasp, most everyone (except for the die-hard skiers) are thinking of warmer weather. And from my corner of the world, this translates to kayak vacations. In particular, our trips to Haida Gwaii, Johnstone Strait and Broken Group are gathering speed, with a number of departures sold out and some others having one or two seats remaining. Please use our search engine to select a date and trip - if the departure you want is booked please let me know.  If the demand is there, I might be able to put on another departure. 

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