Greg is a facilitator guide for Metta Eco-Experiences on the Sunshine Coast of BC, and also a professional nature photographer. His passion though is impressionist photographs that communicate the vibrance and vibration of our natural world.
“Our world is alive, is intelligent, is conscious and flows through us and around us. It is sacred as are we. As a photographer I must try to vibrate with love and ask permission to be in the sacred space of the forest and the waters. I listen to my Web strings and feelings that connect me to life. We as humans often live in and create fear energy around us, which can block us from connecting with nature. This closes us off from the life force and the spirit of the wild. Be in Love, Be in the Now and Be in Gratitude for the living energy and life that surrounds us, and find the magick, for it is everywhere.” – Greg Rushton
Greg and Meriel were fantastic guides on this amazing trip. The bioluminescence exceeded our expectations and we would recommend this trip to all levels of kayakers traveling through the area.
I’ve done it twice, it’s still just as magical. I highly recommend going. I also brought my children who are 10 and 13, and they really enjoyed it.
We were celebrating our sisters 65th Birthday with this magical night. Loved the magical wands, we thought Meriel was super thoughtful and had a great aura watching out for us. Thanks for making us feel safe! Greg terrific explanation of being one with nature. Super experience thank you for dedicating your life to share with others…
This was a magical experience of a lifetime. Words don't begin to describe how valuable their tour was for us. Thank you Greg!
Wonderful experience! Greg & Meriel are great guides, passionate & knowledgeable & patient. Loved that they gave us time & encouraged us to enjoy the experience of connecting with nature. Highly recommended!
Greg and his partner Meriel are great at storytelling. I can sense their passion in what they do. They make sure not only do we understand what we are going to experience but making sure that we are safe. Their pre-tour meet-up to go over the basics was very helpful. Both really encourage everyone to really connect with our surroundings.
My friends and I were beginners in kayaking. Greg and Meriel were wonderful, patient, and encouraging guides who made all of us feel relaxed and conscious of enjoying the night via their thoughtful stories and pauses to be still and take in the beautiful nature around us.
My partner and I did a bioluminescence kayak tour with Greg and Meriel last night. It was simply an amazing experience, and I will treasure It as being one of the highlights of our time in Canada. The experience itself was breathtaking, but also, the skill and experience of our tour guides put us at ease the whole trip (we hadn’t kayaked before this). Absolutely worth every penny and more. I would give It more stars if I could! If we ever get back to the Sunshine Coast we will for sure be doing another tour! Thank you !!
Absolutely beautiful once in a lifetime experience! Greg did an amazing job of making us feel safe and confident in the kayak, while also creating a calming and introspective environment to enjoy the sights.
Wonderful experience!! Greg and Meriel’s instructions/ lessons were super helpful and helped make me feel more confident. They were extremely knowledgeable on the area, wildlife, and kayaking. The bioluminescence tour was a magical experience that I would love to do again.
A truly magical experience! I'd never kayaked before but the lesson made it easy and the bioluminescence was spectacular to watch. A baby seal tried to come up to our kayak! Both my partner and I loved this. Thank you Greg and Meriel
This tour WAS magical! highly recommend, definitely once in a lifetime opportunity, don't miss it! our guides were amazing and super friendly. the quick kayak lesson was super helpful! it was a beautiful experience and I will never forget it.
We got a full attention from Greg & team since our family didn’t have any experience about kayaking. This magic trip was amazing, it’s worth for everyone to experience at least once in life!
We have little kayak experience, but are BC locals so not unfamiliar with the waters. We had not kayaked at night before, or been to Egmont for that matter. From booking right through to dry land orientation, the tour, and post tour social debriefing/ chatter – Greg and Meriel checked all of the boxes with a bold marker. We felt safe, welcomed, educated, and excited. We all felt their passion as stewards for the earth. They are such caring individuals, inspiring small groups of people to connect to nature. Don’t forget to say hi to Marco Polo (the wonder dog) while you’re there. He’s a kind and gentle soul as well and does his canine part in greeting the humans. It’s his job for which he is handsomely compensated for in treat form before retiring for the evening. (We will be back many times, and with the kids too next time around).
Greg and Meriel took us out for two hours on an Inlet Explorer Custom Boat Tour and we couldn't have asked for more. They were very receptive to our interests, getting clarity on the type of experience we were after. Their knowledge of the history, biology and spiritualism of this incredible area was remarkable. I was enthralled the entire time and ended the trip feeling inspired and grateful. Spending time with Greg and Meriel while visiting the Sunshine Coast is a must do. I look forward to paying them a visit again soon.
Amazing bioluminescent kayaking This was a once in a lifetime experience. I was nervous about kayaking, but Greg’s very supportive lesson before we left the dock and on the water really increased my comfort. Kayaking into the sunset on calm waters was amazing. When the darkness began to set in true magic happened. Seeing the sparkles of light all around the kayak was breathtaking. Putting an oar into the water and having a bubble of beautiful star like light from below move along the boat was one of the beautiful things I’ve seen. The feeling of connectedness to everyone around us and to nature was something to be truly grateful for. I would highly recommend doing this tour!
Amazing experience, it was so peaceful and relaxing and the guides are very good at teaching you the basics for kayaking! We went out at dusk and it wasn’t cold or buggy or anything, perfect location! We also saw lots of fish and seals, it was magical!
Magickal A group of six of us headed out on the water at dusk to experience the bioluminescence. Greg expertly guided us along the shores in the pitch dark. I instantly turned into a 6 yr old disclaiming look at that! Look at this! The fish underneath our kayak looked like galactic fireworks shooting off in all the directions, each bubble in the water glowing like the stars above. Each time I placed my hand in the water I felt as if I was transported into dreamland while finger painting in the water. My 6 yr old giggling with curious wonder and excitement! This was the best experience and would love to do it again! Thank you Greg for your expertise, for making me feel safe and for being able to witness such grand beauty!
Greg and Meriel were fantastic guides on this amazing trip. The bioluminescence exceeded our expectations and we would recommend this trip to all levels of kayakers travelling through the area.
“ My partner and I stayed at Backeddy Resort for three days, and we had the absolute pleasure of going on a boat tour with Greg and Meriel. They were so knowledgeable about the wildlife and rich history of the area. They customized the tour according to what we wanted to see which was so nice of them! The care and preparation they put into the tour is very clear; it was really cold out in the water but they brought blankets, warm ginger tea and fresh muffins for us! I could tell how genuinely kind Greg and Meriel are and how passionate they are about the nature surrounding the area. It was truly a spectacular and amazing experience! We got to see waterfalls, eagles, seals and even dolphins! I would highly highly recommend their tours for anyone wanting to get out and experience the best nature has to offer. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back in the future!”