Guided Half-day Trips

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Our half-day guided trips are beginner-friendly and our guides are nationally certified. No experience is necessary.

Each half-day trip begins with an introduction to your instructor, your gear and a complete on-water lesson. For the beginner, you will be introduced to new concepts and for the intermediate, your instructor will help you improve your stroke technique and provide helpful tips. Although our boats are very stable and comfortable, your guide will always be close to lend a helping hand.

Half-day guided trips must be pre-booked and will depart daily from our Gananoque waterfront location at 110 Kate Street in Gananoque.

Half-day trips include…

  • Touring kayaks and all safety equipment
  • certified guides with an introductory lesson at the beginning of the trip
  • dry bags to bring extra clothing and personal items

Times available: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon -or- 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Prices: Adults: $85 + tax/fees • Kids: $65 + tax/fees.

Please note, a minimum of two participants is needed to operate the tour. Individuals are welcome to join existing tours.

what to bring

Below is what you need to bring with you for your day trip. You may also want to bring a change of clothes for after your day on the water.

  • Sun hat
  • Toque (spring and fall)
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Quick-dry long-sleeve and/or athletic wear (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover (spring and fall)
  • We provide wind/rain jackets
  • Quick-dry shorts or pants, bathing suits and/or athletic wear (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc)
  • Wet shoes, sandals with straps or sneakers to wear while kayaking (no shoes or boots – your feet will get wet)
  • Neoprene gloves are acceptable accessories (spring and fall)
  • Lip balm (with UV protection)
  • Snacks and a water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Camera (waterproof casing and strap)
  • Please avoid cotton: no heavy hooded sweatshirts, jeans or heavy pants (no sweat pants).
Cancellation Policy for Guided Kayak Tours

In order to run our guided tours, we must organize our guides and equipment, at least 48 hours in advance of the program date. Please read our cancellation policy here.

It is up to 1000 Islands Kayaking to cancel a program due to weather or insufficient registration. In the event that this happens, we will offer to alter your date, free of charge, or provide you with a full refund upon request.

Registration for Guided Kayak Tours

Please contact the office directly at 613-329-6265 to book your tour and provide your payment details. Submitting a request IS NOT confirmation of a booking. We will do our best to respond to requests within 24 hours.

A completed waiver is required to participate in our programming.