Explore the historical mystique of the Peace River on this kayaking adventure in northern Alberta. Retrace the trips of the early North American explorers searching for the Northwest Passage on the Mighty Peace River. Follow the route of these early explorers and experience nature at tis most pristine. A great trip for inexperienced wilderness kayak campers or a peaceful trip for the experienced. Time for rest and relaxation transporting you back in time and away from life’s daily challenges.
Trips integrate energetic paddling with floating, short hikes, rest stops and sightseeing into your daily routine. Lots of campfire camaraderie or time to read, do photography or hike on your own as you wish
Paddle Newfoundland's southwest coast on this exciting kayaking expedition. The rugged shores of Newfoundland have changed little since the first Europeans arrived over five hundred years ago. It juts into the Atlantic off the northeastern tip of North America, where a distinctive geology, biology and cultural history have molded a unique people, with a strong tie to the sea.
This is a land of contrasts, of the humorous and annoying, the harsh and fulfilling, the tragic and promise. Descriptive communities with labels like Heart’s Content, Dildo, Come by Chance, Blow me Down and Witless Bay, hide along its erratic coastline. It is a welcome breath of fresh air, both figuratively and literally.
During this sea kayaking journey you discover deep fjords with abrupt, barren walls that alternate with the coastal islands to provide a captivating land/seascape. The rugged interior is a mixture of muskeg, glacial ponds and granite outcrops offering splendid hiking opportunities where we will encounter carnivorous plants and the woodland caribou. In the isolated out ports, which cling tenaciously to the exposed bedrock, you glimpse a threatened way of life as fishermen struggle to maintain their livelihood on a declining resource. This is a special expedition along a ruggedly beautiful coastline.
Bay of Exploits tour
Early in the season, huge icebergs from the Arctic ice fields drift along the northern coast of Newfoundland - the world-famous "Iceberg Alley". Humpback and minke whales also arrive and pursue large schools of capelin, and the sea bird colonies are bustling. It is truly an extraordinary sight.
During this trip we will paddle into the outer reaches of Notre Dame Bay, among the windswept islands of the “Bay of Exploits”, and then around the Twillingate archipelago - with its rugged coves and steep cliffs that confront the northern sea. Visited by the Dorset Eskimo over a thousand years ago, these outposts were also the last refuge of the indigenous Beothuk people. With the arrival of the Europeans, thriving fishing communities developed. Today most lay silent - although there remains a lasting, rich, natural and cultural history.
The “Bay of Exploits” sea kayak expedition is suitable for paddlers with some previous experience.
Paddle with the orcas on this kayaking adventure in Johnstone Strait. Johnstone Strait off Vancouver Island, BC is the ideal location to go kayaking with orca whales and observe and photograph one of nature's truly magnificent mammals. The sleek, beautiful ebony and ivory orcas congregate in Johnstone Strait during the summer to feed, socialize and rub themselves on pebble beaches. On this kayaking with orca whales trip you will be on the lookout for orca pods while exploring the strait. Although there can be no guarantees, our dates represent the most opportune time to sea kayak and have an encounter of the orca kind.
Combine the exhilaration of kayaking beside these breaching, spouting, power swimming orcas, with rugged coastal scenery, magnificent west coast rainforest, and you have the ultimate personal and coastal kayaking experience.
Explore Lake Superior’s mystical floating isle of Michipicoten by sea kayak.
Sea kayak Lake Superior Park from the Pictographs at Sinclair Cove northwards through spectacular shores of sand and cobble beaches, rocky headlands and the more remote northern sections ending at our base on Superior at Michipicoten Bay.
This trip features the best of Ojibwa tradition and lots of opportunities for exploration on and off the water. We will camp on some of Lake Superior’s most spectacular wilderness beaches and visit significant Ojibwa cultural sites, including the Agawa pictographs, Devil’s Warehouse Island and Nanabush Rock.
Your trip begins on Sunday afternoon with a half-day group safety and paddling skills workshop at our Rock Island Lodge and Lake Superior Paddling Centre. We end the day with orientation and a home-style cooked dinner. Monday morning, we set off on the crystal clear waters of the largest lake in the world.
This Lake Superior sea kayak trip is designed for advanced novice through to intermediate paddlers. Some previous sea kayaking experience is required and your enjoyment will be enhanced if you are in good physical condition and comfortable with back-country camping. The lake is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore, so experience paddling in surf and swells is not necessary.
Each group will travel according to its own pace, we tend to spend most of the day on the water leaving lots of time for covering the distance and exploring the Lake Superior park coast. We typically use singles and occasionally a double sea kayak.
See Ontario’s greatest concentration of woodland caribou on this kayaking expedition to the Slate Islands. Beside guaranteed caribou sightings, this guided sea kayak trip features gourmet cuisine and a relaxed pace- perfect for an all inclusive, pampered, wilderness adventure. You will access the 10 km crossing over to the Slate islands via boat shuttle.
This circular archipelago of more than 20 islands was formed billions of years ago when a meteorite struck the Earth. Although the islands' gold and copper deposits are worth fortunes, the 8 main islands were designated as a Provincial Park in 1985. Today, they are a safe haven for boats during storms and acknowledged as stellar sea kayaking and woodland caribou watching destinations. Formed by a violent meteorite crash and now covered with lush boreal vegetation and a remnant herd of woodland caribou; the Slate Islands are a quintessential Lake Superior Paddling experience.
From your sea kayak, the ice and water washed Slate Islands shoreline presents a visual smorgasbord of geological features associated with meteor impact. For example, you’ll locate shatter-cones - cone like rock fractures created by the shock waves that reverberated following the asteroid’s million megaton TNT impact blast. You'll be paddling throughout the inter Slate islands waterways and around the perimeters of the major islands with a side trip to the Leadman Islands.
Your trip begins on Sunday afternoon when we will meet at the Rainbow Falls Provincial Park near Rossport, Ontario. We'll take a few hours in the afternoon to cover some basic instruction and safety skills on the warm inland Whitesands Lake at the Provincial Park. That evening we'll have a gourmet dinner at the local Serendipity restaurant. Monday morning, we'll travel to Terrace Bay to take a charter out to the Slate Islands, paddle and explore the islands for 5 days and on the following Friday we catch our boat shuttle back to Terrace Bay.