Come and explore the stunning beauty of the 30,000 Island Archipelago of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. These 3 to 5 day kayak trips are designed to take you on a wilderness odyssey that will be the highlight of your summer vacation while teaching and improving your kayak and wilderness camping skills.
Georgian Bay is a 100 mile long bay of Lake Huron and the eastern shore of the Bay is dotted with literately 30, 000 islands. It is spectacular to say the least. In fact people that we take there for the first time often ask “why do we keep this place such a secret?” In fact the islands of Georgian Bay (and this is exactly where we will be on these kayak trips) are recognized by the UN as a unique littoral ecosystem of international importance….a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
These 3 or 5 day kayak trip intended for those people interested in experiencing the awesome wilderness beauty of the 30,000 Islands of Ontario’s Georgian Bay, “the best wilderness fresh water kayaking area in the world” while learning more basic and more advanced kayak paddling skills and wilderness camping techniques.
This trip will be lead by our ORKCA certified instructors / guides. They will be teaching you ORCKA Kayak paddling and tripping skills. You will have the opportunity to walk away from this trip with a substantially enhanced skills base in sea kayaks and wilderness tripping (and ORCKA Skills certification if desired is included).
Our ORKCA accredited instructors and guides will teach you the appropriate basic or advanced kayak handling and paddling skills necessary for safe and confident flat water kayak travel. You will learn wet exits, assisted and self rescue techniques, Strong powerful strokes that you can keep up all day with out fatigue. What makes the best kayak design and materials for different types of trips. What gear is appropriate for kayak tripping and how to pack it. How to select and set up a good campsite for time of year, weather conditions and group size.
We will be paddling single person kayaks through the inner and outer island chains of the 30, 000 island group of Georgian Bay where we will camp on various islands along the way, taking out 5 days later.
The trip will start with a 6:30 am departure from Toronto for those opting for the round trip transportation option or you can meet us at Snug / Britt about 30-40 minutes north of Parry Sound that morning around 9:30 am.
The people are always interesting, the food is great and plentiful, the water is clear and warm and the wilderness area we will be in is very beautiful.
We are committed to making every trip a inspirational encounter with the natural wilderness beauty of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands a safe and comfortable one for all.
We travel with only the best light weight modern equipment with such amenities as outback ovens to bake fresh breads and goodies, comfortable two person tents, and even a large bug tent for your comfort should it be needed.
There will be ample time each day to relax and explore the surrounding area, swim, fish or practice your paddling techniques that our ORKCA certified guides / instructors will be teaching you as we travel.
You will need only your personal items and a sleeping bag. Waterproof Dry Bags will be supplied for your use and a complete suggested packing list will be provided upon booking.
On our 5 day trips we will also review basic map reading, compass and navigational skills. How to plan a complete wilderness kayak trip, including how and where to find the best routes, maps, gear and checklists. You’ll see how to plan menus, prepare, store, cook and bake foods on a wilderness kayak trip. How to prepare float plans, route plans, and emergency plans. What makes the best kayak packs, tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, stoves, cookware, tarps, saws and lighting. What makes the best rain gear and clothing for wilderness kayaking, how to stay warm, dry and comfortable, as well as some of the best values in this area.
“Thank you for a fantastic kayaking experience! Your trip served the very purpose that I had hoped for. I am simultaneously excited about kayaking and now feel prepared to do so safely.”
William C. Lakeview, NY
“We’re now a week removed from beautiful Georgian Bay, and a memorable weekend. On behalf of our group, I would like to personally thank WildernessAdventures.ca – We had the time of our lives. In only a few days, I feel we became good friends. The ORCKA certification was a bonus, the memories will last a lifetime. I can’t wait until my next kayaking adventure. I know you will be seeing us next year for the 5 day Kayak trip! I want to do the Dog Sledding with my kids.”
Derek R. Ontario, Canada
“We look back on our amazing kayak trip memories and wish we could do it all over again. Thank you all for an unforgettable experience.”
Kirsten and Tommy, Denmark
“We returned from our trip with stories to tell! and the best tripping experience ever! Paul, Dee and Peter took very good care of us and showed us great techniques for paddling, cooking and island etiquette. The food was delicious and the equipment top notch but I can not say enough about the crew. They were the very best. Thanks for having such a great company. We are looking forward to our next adventure with you.”
Roberta and Dave R. Brockville, Ontario
“I just wanted to thank you for an excellent time on our 5 Day Georgian Bay trip! I don’t think I have really ever had a better time camping and kayaking! I shall be looking into a new adventure. Thanks.”
Andrew R. Bermuda
“This is the morning after my 5 day kayak trip in Georgian bay. I’m glad to be home but even happier to have been part of such a great experience. Our guide was a wonderful resource of knowledge, skills, strenght and devotion. Truly someone we could count on and look to for guidance and everything else we needed. She made our trip. I want to thank you also for providing the food and equipment which were very much appreciated. Your organization seems to have thought of every detail.”
Madeleine M., Ontario, Canada
“Thanks for a great trip. The beauty and tranquility of Georgian Bay go a long way to ease the frustrations and tensions of living in an urban setting. I will always miss the Bay –it’s truly a unique environment, and one I feel privileged to have been part of for a week. The knowledge, skills, and many competencies of your guide team made the trip all the more enjoyable. My best wishes to all Wilderness Adventures Canada staff who made my Georgian Bay paddling experience possible.”
Helen D. Maryland, USA
June: June 1-3, June 8-10, June 15-17, June 22-24
July: July 6-8, July 13-15, July 20-22, July 27-29
August: Aug 10-12, Aug 17-19, Aug 24-26
Single: $575 CAD pp / $489 USD pp
Book 2 or more: $545 CAD* pp / $464 USD pp
*The special price of $545.00 CAD pp ( $30.00 off pp ) applies to booking for 2 or more on the same trip date.
Custom trip dates may be available for groups of 4 or more. Please call.
July: July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3
August: Aug 6-10, Aug 13-17, Aug 20-24 Aug 27-31
Single: $945 CAD pp / $804 USD pp
Book 2 or more: $895 CAD* pp / $761 USD* pp
*The special price of $895.00 CAD pp ( $50.00 CAD off pp ) applies to bookings for 2 or more on the same trip date.
Custom trip dates may be available for groups of 4 or more. Please call.
(Prices are subject 13% HST sales tax)
Booking: The booking requires a 30% deposit by Visa or MasterCard (for Canadian Credit Cards) with the balance due 30 days prior to trip departure. Non Canadian Credit Cards are charged the full trip fee payment in US dollars at the time of booking.
These trip dates do sell out so please make your reservation soon to ensure you get the trip dates you would like.
Foreign tourists can claim half the tax back on our trips by filling out this government HST Rebate form