Revised 12/6/11

Uncommon Adventures Testimonials

Video Testimonial
Sleeping Bear Snapshot
- See video from Sleeping Bear Dunes and Point Betsie area in NW Michigan


Nathan and I had a terrific time in the kayak clinic.  I’d like to keep him involved with the sport…Thanks again for great hospitality and good kayaking!

Cynthia, B&B Learn to Kayak Workshop


Just a quick note to say Hello….  We heard from Nathan that he is going to culinary arts school.  I’ll bet it is because of your cooking!

John and Margaret, Georgian Bay


Wanted to send you a quick thank you note for giving us such a good kayak initiation trip of Les Cheneaux Islands.  In addition to being a good cook, you’re a great teacher…kind and patient.  You’ve a good way of imparting information without being aggressive or offensive….

Julie, Les Cheneaux


I think I truly left part of my heart in Honduras, especially on Roatan.  Thank you for hosting our trip.  You and Andy are extraordinary men and I am honored to have spent time you you.  This trip was the most extraordinary trip of my life….

Wendy, Reef Kayaking Week and Rainforest/Ruins trip


Thanks for making our trip so great!  The outstanding meals, expert hiking and kayaking guidance and adventures in fishing all made it a wonderful week.  Thanks expecially for all you did to make sure Sarah had a good time (which she definitely did!)  I think the fishing was one of her favorite parts of the week.

Julie & Sarah (Mother/daughter),  Bay IslandsReef Kayaking


Thanks for a memorable and wonderful trip!  We were very pleased with it all!  The food was exceptional!  You said you could eat well while kayaking and you were right…and the scenery wasn’t half bay either!

Linda, Isle Royale


Thank you guys for filling our tummies, giving us a place to rest and keeping us safe on the water.

Robyn and Steve, B&B Kayak Instructional Weekend



Karen and I had a blast—and learned a ton—at your kayaking B&B last weekend.  We both feel much more confident about our planned Alaska trip now (plus, we picked up some great cooking tips!).   We’re really glad we found you.  Perhaps we’ll be able to join you next year for some fun in the sun on Roatan;  it sounds like an idyllic trip.

Dave, B&B Kayak Instructional Weekend


In our Bonaire travels we learned of an affliction called PBD (Post
Bonaire Depression). We believe that PRD is an equally potent case of the
blues. We miss a beautiful piece of paradise called Roatan. Thank you for a
wonderful week.

I've never has gourmet meals prepared especially for
me for a solid week.

I've never had my room cleaned by an army of ants.

I miss our resident gecko singing me to sleep and greeting me each morning with friendly chirps.

I miss picking a banana whenever the mood strikes.

I've never seen a boa constrictor outside of a cage or an octopus outside of an aquarium or starfish too numerous to count.

I've never seen a wild tarantula or a monkey lala or even a hummingbird light on a branch.

I've never enjoyed fresh coconut candy in a thatched hut over the water or had piccata on a tropical cay.

I've never been ferried in a lorry or paddled the "high" seas.

I miss not having a thing to do after dinner except to go to bed.

Thank you for hosting a truly uncommon adventure for a little piano
teacher from South Carolina and her best man.

We look forward to paddling with you again!

Beth and Tillman,
Reef Kayaking Lodge Week, Roatan, Honduras

Hi Michael,

I wanted to convey my thanks and appreciation for the outstanding weekend Nancy provided during my first foray into the sport of kayaking.  The weather was perfect, the scenery was excellent, the wildlife abundant (a pair of Bald Eagles), the fireworks display vibrant (ask Nancy about the story), the cuisine was excellent and fulfilling (excellent job with the marinated chicken and thanks to Nancy’s homemade desserts), and in short, it was as perfect as perfect gets.  Nancy’s instructional technique was easy to follow and clearly demonstrated a commanding knowledge and professionalism consistent with everything I have come to learn about your company.  Her incremental approach to instruction and reassuring especially during our “planned escape”.oh, I mean “wet exit”.  There is no better learning opportunity then to discover a sport with someone that truly enjoys teaching as well as participating in a sport.

Chris, Kayak Camping Weekend

Hi Michael,

We’re back to normal, back to work and wishing we were back north.  We both really enjoyed the trip.  …I was describing our weekend with you and (our friend) was to see that we had decided to pursue an instructional approach before heading out on our own because “everyone’s a expert if they’ve been in a boat”…We valued the experience not only for what we learned, but also for what we figured out about ourselves…There’s no question that spending the weekend with you gave us the confidence to spend a rental day on the lake if is a calm day.  We’re thinking we will probably spend some more time with you before we get too cocky though! So, good food, good company, great weekend…we’ll be in touch again.

Matt and Belinda, B&B Kayak Instructional Weekend



Thanks for such a great weekend.  The paddling, the food, the friendship and your instruction were all outstanding.  We hope to paddle with you again!    And…they have.

Kyle and Trena,  B&B Kayak Instructional Weekend

Groups, Corporations and other outfitters that have chosen Uncommon Adventures for program partnerships and training:

  • Chippewa Nature Center, Inc
  • Whirlpool Corporation, Dunrovin Center
  • National High Adventure Programs, Boy Scouts of America
  • Venture Scouts
  • Camp Timbers
  • Michigan Travel Writers Tour
  • Crossing Latitudes
  • The Northwest Passage
  • The Adventure Company