‘As the tour busses go by with large crowds, I am so grateful for our personal, delightful, challenging yet nurturing kayaking and hiking group. This brings the Crete people and land and heritage to a very personal level. I couldn’t imagine any other way to go. Thanks.” -Linda D.
"Best guides ever! We have done many trips biking and quality of the experience is directly related to knowledge, skill and attitude of the guides. Eric exceeds all expectations." - Sheila H.
"I came to kayak and to push my comfort level. I was more than satisfied. The bonus was the interesting people who provided good conversation, companionship and great laughs." -Suzanne F.
"Eric and Rick, Thanks for a fabulous adventure. Exciting to be part of the "first ever" circumnavigation and help to get the paddle path for others. The Northwest Passage exceeds my expectations again! - Deb S.
“Another great paddling experience with NWP. Good paddling, good lodging, fine food. A special thanks to my rock running guides; CP and Eric. See you all again on a future trip” - Florence
“It was amazing, crazy fun! Rick and Chris thank you so much for everything you did to keep the fun rolling and taking care of us. Speaking of rolling – it was a blast!” -Kate
“The trip was fabulous! The support vehicles and the many options made the trip especially enjoyable for me.” -Marilyn B
"You and Rick were both effortlessly gracious and engaging as well as terrific ambassadors of adventure and the Greek experience.
Maria and I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the the trip and would be happy to tell anyone about our experience (as we already have been to anyone and everyone whether they ask or not)."
"Thank you Keith. We've had such happy feedback from everyone! You and John had the perfect touch. You allowed everyone to feel safe and confident. People wanted to keep paddling!" -Lauria
"Excellent camp -- Warren had a great experience, both fun and educational, truly a wonderful week! Thank you to the counselors." Linda
“Thanks for all your great leadership and for introducing us to this marvelous place. We appreciate your flexibility and helping us be so successful with this adventure!" -Best, BJ M.
"I went kayaking on August 11th. Thank you for a great start to a wonderful birthday. Adam was knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. It was hilarious when my aunt turned over her kayak when we were barely five minutes into our adventure. Adam and two other young ladies were right there to assist my aunt. Thank you for a great time. Sincerely," -Kym L.
“Hats off to Rick for hiring such a talented and fun team. It was easy to relax and take risks when your life is in the hands of experienced professionals. Mike and Nancy walk on water. I came here knowing nothing and leave feeling empowered and ready to go again. Great options in the itinerary- thanks for keeping us away from the crowds. Rick has done a wonderful job of networking with the locals and it pays off. Thank you all for the time of my life.” -Connie R.
“A wonderful trip for the “old” and “young”. I hope to play with you guys again. Beautiful country, scenery, the joy of visiting this wonderful country and seeing it from a “fluid” perspective. A wonderful experience. If visiting a foreign land, seeing its special beauty and enjoying the wonderful hospitality of its people is important, this trip is for you! Thanks.” -Chip B
'A trip of a lifetime…I’m so lucky to have worked for NWP and get to experience the pay of an excellent trip in the most beautiful land I’ve ever been to. Can’t wait to do more work, so I can do more play. Thanks, guys!” -Vicki G
"What a trip! We brought the unexpected- wind, rain, cold weather and we loved it! Many firsts- flying pouchs, crossing a flooded river, saving a poor German woman from the Gorge who was left behind by her tour guide. Too bad that Mike had to tow Rick so often. Great time and hate to leave. I really like the local flavor and how well the people knew NWP people.” -Nancy & Terry M
“The trip was fabulous! The support vehicles and the many options made the trip especially enjoyable for me.” -Marilyn B.
“Experiencing a week of sea kayaking in the Mediterranean is what drew me to this trip. We do not do much sea kayaking in Ohio! Being in the water and paddling past spectacular scenery was exactly what we had hoped for. An added bonus was the quality of people we met on this trip - a good group of like-minded people set on a good adventure! And did we have an adventure! Thank you!” -Kathy V.
“Our group was friendly and fun. The staff members were a part of the group even though they worked long hours. The quality of personal instruction was excellent, and every day was different. I’m going to tell my friends about this trip!” -David K.
“Beautiful places, great water to paddle and excellent staff. They know how to make you feel good.” -Rachel S.
“Goethe said ‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic to it.’ Thank you all for helping me make this quote come true for me. Best always,” -Amelia T.
“Beautiful seas, beautiful scenery, beautiful people! Food, drink and exercise - my kind of vacation! Thank you –I loved it!” -Maryann R.
"If you want to sit on a beach all day and have a cabana boy bring you Rum Punch while you are on vacation, this might not be the trip for you. If, on the other hand, you want to literally immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful water in the world, experience life like a local and finish each day with that wonderful fatigue that comes from doing a vigorous but fun activity all day long (and makes that first cold beer taste like heaven) this is your adventure. My sincere thanks to Rick, Emily and all the Northwest Passage staff for truly making this the trip of a lifetime!!" - Rob and Ann
"I am grateful to have had this experience. Without such an expertly guided tour, I would have missed some lesser-known treasures of Crete. Thank you Eric and Andrew. You're the best!" -Susan
“A wonderful experience with wonderful people. Thank you all for the journey and please come and visit England at some point. You are all welcome, particularly 'Sasha'! Spacibo" -Erin M
What a wonderful week it has been – great paddling, ambiance and camaraderie. I have tons of photos and wonderful memories of our time together. Here's to our next adventures – We'll be back.” -Jo-Lynne S.
“This has been a wonderful experience. Looking forward to another trip in the future – my kayaking skills have greatly improved – thanks for all the support” -Sandy R
“I can't think of ant finer introduction to the Greek Isles. Thank you for sharing your passion, your expertise, and your sense of adventure. It was a trip of a lifetime with many fond memories.” -Aaron and Marie Z.
I wish I could describe it but you must experience it.” -Burt M.
“Great Trip! Thanks for the many ways you met our needs and desires to make it so.” -Bud M.
“Our group was friendly and fun. The staff members were a part of the group even though they worked long hours. The quality of personal instruction was excellent, and every day was different. I’m going to tell my friends about this trip!” -David K
“Experiencing a week of sea kayaking in the Mediterranean is what drew me to this trip. We do not do much sea kayaking in Ohio! Being in the water and paddling past spectacular scenery was exactly what we had hoped for. An added bonus was the quality of people we met on this trip - a good group of like-minded people set on a good adventure! And did we have an adventure! Thank you!” -Kathy
“The opportunity to experience new challenges in a beautiful, beautiful place was the best experience of my life! The Cretan culture and wonderful hospitality coupled with the best tour company (Northwest Passage) made for quite a powerfully enjoyable combination. I will remember this week always...the people, the seas, the food and the experience. A must for anyone interested in enjoying life!”; -Linda
“This has been a wonderful experience. Looking forward to another trip in the future – my kayaking skills have greatly improved – thanks for all the support” -Sandy R.
“Thanks to Rick, Ryan and Elena for a wonderful revitalizing 2 weeks. Highlights were cave exploration on Milos, hiking in Thirassia and stopping in any tavernas. Would recommend NW Passage for a great experience.” -Evelyn W
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an amazing two weeks. Surpassed our expectations! (Again!!) Warm hugs!” -Valerie
"A superb week! An opening to another culture, stupendous geography and scenery and the company of friends and new acquaintances. Great food wine and beer. What more could one ask for? Challenging paddling but secure and serene in the capable and reasoning hands of our coach and teammates. Thank you for an unforgettable, life enriching experience.” -Don
“Dear Rick and Ryan – Kudos to you both for a great circumnavigation of not one, not two, but at least three Cyclades islands! Wow! Thank you! Also a special acknowledgment for your skills at finding outstanding inns and tavernas. They've been the best and so are you! Thanks too for bringing us together for the adventure. Sincerely" -Karen
“I loved my Northwest Passage experience! I had not kayaked previously but it was something that I had planned to do for several years - so it was a dream come true. The most vivid and satisfactory experience was our final paddle of the trip. We had windy conditions and happy water was dancing around the kayak. At that moment all the teaching and lessons came together as we maneuvered to our landing site. I have not had that feeling of confidence and completion for years. I am most happy to talk with anyone about my experience.”-Jayne H
“Goethe said ‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic to it.’ Thank you all for helping me make this quote come true for me. Best always,” -Amelia
“Beautiful places, great water to paddle and excellent staff. They know how to make you feel good.” -Rachel
“Beautiful seas, beautiful scenery, beautiful people! Food, drink and exercise - my kind of vacation! Thank you –I loved it!” -Maryann
“What would I say to someone considering doing this trip?; DON’T DELAY!” -Dick
“Sometimes you need to stretch your spirit to fully understand what you are truly capable of...Kayaking was an opportunity for me to stretch out to new accomplishments and to interact in a wonderful cultural environment. Thank you Rick, Annie, Nancy and Emily for the experience of a lifetime.” -Jayne
“Nice work. Great selection of hotels...terrific tavernas with great grub...nice sidelights e.g. sunset walks, cool shopping recommendations...great competencies in kayaks. Loved the stretching of me, my mind, my body, my perspective. What more could someone ask for? Loved my time with all of you and your subtle and very effective ways.” -Ginny
“‘On a trip like this, you will discover your own capabilities and limitations.’ Thus spoke Rick. I feel I did, and I have grown with this week’s experience” -Gail
“This was a great trip. True my butt was always wet and my feet almost fell off from hiking but it was an experience that has given me fabulous memories. Loved the group and learned a great many new skills.” -Bobbi