Day Trips & Tours

Exploring Georgian Bay Shores ~ 3 hour kayak tour


This leisurely morning paddle, explores the rugged and pristine shorelines of Georgian Bay.  It is a great way to see the beauty of our unique region and learn about its ecology and geology. Contact the Paddling Centre for more information.

When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30-12:30

Location: Meet at Sail Parry Sound, 30 Waubuno Road, Parry Sound ~ 10 minutes prior to start time

Length: 3 hrs

Price: $95/person

Discounts & Deals:

  • Paddle Package ~ Combine a Day Trip plus Lesson, get 10% off both! (Promo code Paddle_Package)

Skills You Need:

  • You’ll need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim 50 metres wearing a lifejacket.

What We Bring:

  • Fully equipped tandem sea kayaks
  • Yummy snacks
  • Qualified guides & all safety gear

What you Bring:

  • Water bottle & snack
  • Sun gear: long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen, sunglasses with tether & brimmed hat
  • Rain/wind gear: rain coat, windbreaker or paddling jacket
  • Swim gear: swimsuit & towel
  • Spare gear:  sweater, long pants, t-shirt, shorts
  • Footwear that can get wet, closed toed is ideal (we insist on footwear at all times)

Pack gear into 5, 10 or 15L dry sack, or sealed plastic bags inside a stuff sack to keep gear dry.

Clothing Suggestions?

If it’s cold or wet, then you need materials that retain heat when wet and wick moisture from the skin like wool, fleece or polypropylene. Paddling jackets are ideal, but a windproof/waterproof shell will work fine. For hot midday paddling, a light, long-sleeved shirt is great to keep the sun off. Have a warm sweater and pants for cooler weather. Specialized paddling clothes/gear add to your comfort, but aren’t necessary unless you intend to get serious. Our shops are full of top gear and clothing that we use ourselves.

 

Island Kayak Day Trip


Spend an exciting day exploring the sheltered bays and rugged islands of Georgian Bay. We’ll find the most picturesque view for lunch, with time for swimming & exploring, before returning home refreshed. In order to run a day trip we require a minimum of 2 participants and a few days advanced notice.  Please call for dates.

When: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Length: 6.5 hours

Price: $145

Minimum: 2 adults

Location: Meet at the Cole Lake Paddling Centre, Nobel, 15 minutes north of Parry Sound

Discounts & Deals:

  • Paddle Package ~ Combine a Day Trip plus Lesson, get 10% off both! (Promo code Paddle_Package)

Skills You Need:

  • No paddling experience necessary. You’ll need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim 50 metres wearing a life jacket.
  • If you wish to paddle a single kayak you’ll need Basic Kayak Skills or equivalent, including wet exits with a skirt.  Please get in touch if unsure.

What We Bring:

  • Fully equipped kayaks
  • Yummy snacks
  • Qualified guides & all safety gear

What you Bring:

  • A picnic lunch with water bottle
  • Sun gear: long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen, sunglasses with tether & brimmed hat
  • Rain/wind gear: rain coat, windbreaker or paddling jacket
  • Swim gear: swimsuit & towel
  • Spare gear:  sweater, long pants, t-shirt, shorts
  • Footwear that can get wet, closed toed is ideal (we insist on footwear at all times)

Pack gear into 5, 10 or 15L dry sack, or sealed plastic bags inside a stuff sack to keep gear dry.

Clothing Suggestions?

If it’s cold or wet, then you need materials that retain heat when wet and wick moisture from the skin like wool, fleece or polypropylene. Paddling jackets are ideal, but a windproof/waterproof shell will work fine.  For hot midday paddling, a light, long-sleeved shirt is great to keep the sun off. Have a warm sweater and pants for cooler weather. Specialized paddling clothes/gear add to your comfort, but aren’t necessary unless you intend to get serious. Our shops are full of top gear and clothing that we use ourselves.

Island Kayak Day-trip ~ Private


Explore the beauty of Georgian Bay on a date & destination of your choosing. Private Day Trips can be completely shaped to your needs and interests; whether it’s leisurely shoreline paddle with lots of time to swim & hike, or a paddle with more challenging distances. Please contact us with your group size, needs and dates and we’ll take it from there (subject to staff, vehicle, & boat availability).

Prices: $165/adult, $85/child (16 & under)

Minimum: 2 adults

Skills You Need:

  • No paddling experience necessary. You’ll need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim 50 metres wearing a lifejacket.
  • If you wish to paddle a single kayak you’ll need Basic Kayak Skills or equivalent, including wet exits with a skirt. Please get in touch if unsure.

What We Bring:

  • Fully equipped kayaks
  • Yummy snacks
  • Qualified guides & all safety gear

What you Bring:

  • A picnic lunch with water bottle
  • Sun gear: long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen, sunglasses with tether & brimmed hat
  • Rain/wind gear: rain coat, windbreaker or paddling jacket
  • Swim gear: swimsuit & towel
  • Spare gear:  sweater, long pants, t-shirt, shorts
  • Footwear that can get wet, closed toed is ideal (we insist on footwear at all times)

Pack gear into 5, 10 or 15L dry sack, or sealed plastic bags inside a stuff sack to keep gear dry.

Clothing Suggestions?

If it’s cold or wet, then you need materials that retain heat when wet and wick moisture from the skin like wool, fleece or polypropylene. Paddling jackets are ideal, but a windproof/waterproof shell will work fine. For hot midday paddling, a light, long-sleeved shirt is great to keep the sun off.  Have a warm sweater and pants for cooler weather. Specialized paddling clothes/gear add to your comfort, but aren’t necessary unless you intend to get serious. Our shops are full of top gear and clothing that we use ourselves.

Family Day Trip ~ Private


This family focused Day Trip is designed to give your family a safe adventure in the protected island waters and channels of Georgian Bay. To do that, we’ll gather first at our Paddling Centre on Cole Lake for introductions and an orientation to the kayaks. We’ll fit everyone into a suitable kayak, and in some cases we’ll put the younger ones with an adult in a tandem (double). We’ll cover basic strokes and safety, including asking everyone to do a wet exit – which is really quite fun and simple to do.  Once we get dried off, snacked, and loaded up – we’ll drive to our launch site & head out to the islands for the rest of the day. Bring your own picnic lunch for your family, and we’ll make sure there’s time for swimming in the crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay. We want the children to have a good time, so the emphasis will be on paddling at their pace. Contact the Paddling Centre for more information.

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Length: 6.5 hours

Minimum: family of 3

Prices: $165/adult, $86/child (16 & under)

Skills You Need:

  • No paddling experience necessary. You’ll need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim 50 metres wearing a lifejacket.
  • If you wish to paddle a single kayak you’ll need Basic Kayak Skills or equivalent, including wet exits with a skirt.  Please get in touch if unsure.

What We Bring:

  • Fully equipped kayaks
  • Yummy snacks
  • Qualified guides & all safety gear

What you Bring:

  • Picnic lunch with water bottle
  • Sun gear: long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen, sunglasses with tether & brimmed hat
  • Rain/wind gear: rain coat, windbreaker or paddling jacket
  • Swim gear: swimsuit & towel
  • Spare gear:  sweater, long pants, t-shirt, shorts
  • Footwear that can get wet, closed toed is ideal (we insist on footwear at all times)

Pack gear into 5, 10 or 15L dry sack, or sealed plastic bags inside a stuff sack to keep gear dry.

Clothing Suggestions?

If it’s cold or wet, then you need materials that retain heat when wet and wick moisture from the skin like wool, fleece or polypropylene. Paddling jackets are ideal, but a windproof/waterproof shell will work fine. For hot midday paddling, a light, long-sleeved shirt is great to keep the sun off. Have a warm sweater and pants for cooler weather. Specialized paddling clothes/gear add to your comfort, but aren’t necessary unless you intend to get serious. Our shops are full of top gear and clothing that we use ourselves.