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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.

Sundays: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Length: 6.5 hours

Price: $130

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

Discounts & Deals:

  • Weekend Package ~ Combine a Day Trip plus Lesson, get 10% off both! (Promo code Weekend_Package)
  • Corral your Crew ~ bring yourself & 4 or more friends, (age 16+) together for a Day Trip–you fly for free. (No other discounts apply)

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.

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: $160/adult, $80/child (16 & under)

Minimum: 2 adults

Corral your Crew Deal ~ bring yourself & 4 or more friends, (age 16+) together for a Day Trip–you fly for free. (No other discounts apply)

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: $160/adult, $80/child (16 & under)

Corral your Crew ~ bring yourself & 4 or more friends, (age 16+) together for a Day Trip–you fly for free. (No other discounts apply)

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.

Paddleboard Shore Explore ~ Private

Paddleboarding is a really neat way to explore the inlets and shorelines of the amazing lakes in our region – standing up you get to see the waterworld in a different way, be it a longer view to the horizon or a better view of the underwater world. There’s a good reason that paddleboarding has taken the world by storm…it’s a lot of fun and a great way to spend an afternoon. We have a number of interesting paddle places and are happy to guide you to a destination of your choosing. Contact the Paddling Centre for more information.

When: Stay tuned to Hoot & Blat for dates & times – sign up here.

Length: ~4 hrs

Price: $95

Minimum: 2 adults

Corral your Crew deal ~ bring yourself & 4 or more friends, (age 16+) together for a Day Trip ~ you fly for free. (No other discounts apply)

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 paddleboards
  • 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.

Voyageur Canoe Cole Lake Adventure ~ Private

Picture a boatload full of your favourite people, this 29-footer can seat 14 & a dog, touring the wildlife rich shores and marshes of Cole Lake. It’s a perfect, carefree way to enjoy the amazing wilderness of Ontario. We offer this as a private adventure – we even have a super fun scavenger hunt for the kids. Contact the Paddling Centre for more information.

Length: 1.5 hours

Minimum: 5 people

Prices: $25/adult $12.50/child (16 & under)