1000 Islands Kayaking

1000 Islands Kayaking

Sea kayaking tours in Gananoque and the 1000 islands

Announcement #1

Spring has Sprung and the 2021 paddling season is not far behind.

We open our doors on May 8 and will be operating 7 days a week through October.

Be sure to book early to reserve a spot for your next paddling adventure

Announcement #2

We have some exciting new programs for this year.

5-Day/4-Night Guided Camping Tours

Sunset Guided Tours – Wednesday through Saturday starting in late June

Thursday Evening Skills Development


Guided Kayak Experiences

Guided Half-day Tours

Experience the 1000 Islands up close! Even if you only have a short-time, our half-day guided tours, including our Sunset tours, highlight the beauty of the islands. The tours are beginner-friendly and our guides are nationally certified. No experience is necessary.
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Guided Full-day Tours

An unforgettable 1000 Islands experience! Excited about getting out on the river for a beautiful day of paddling? Bring your lunch and we'll take care of everything else. Our trips are beginner-friendly with all equipment included and friendly, certified guides.
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Guided Camping Tours

A fantastic paddling escape! Paddling the 1000 Islands is our specialty and we can’t wait for you to wander deep into the secret paddling treasures in the Thousands Islands National Park. Choose between 3-day/2-night and 5-day/4-night camping tours.
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Self-Guided Rentals

Explore the islands on your own!

Our rental packages are designed to fully outfit you for an enjoyable day or weekend on the water. Everything from the coast guard required equipment, detailed maps, recommended routes, emergency contact information, national park beaching permits and high end touring kayaks are included and waiting for you at the launch site.

Power Boat Services

Boat Shuttle Service

Whether you want to spend a weekend camping with family on one of the National Park Islands, or you simply want to enjoy a picnic on one of the nearby islands — we can transport you to and from your destination.
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Sightseeing Boat Tours

Our experienced guides will take you and up to 5 family members or friends, to see the hidden treasures in the 1000 Islands - places the larger tour boats cannot reach!
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Specialty Group Experiences

From corporate team building to our Paddle and a Pint recreational club we offer group kayaking experiences you won’t soon forget.

Kayaking Courses

Basic Kayaking Skills Course

This introductory to kayaking course is run over two Thursday evenings and is designed to help new paddlers learn the essential skills to start paddling independently. 
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Certification – Level 1 Skills

This two-day course covers a significant amount of knowledge and skills to improve the navigation and paddling skills of both beginner and intermediate paddlers.
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Certification – Level 2 Skills

This five-day course teaches skills such as a strong forward stroke, effective bracing, maneuvering in waves and currents, advanced rescues, rolling, and towing.
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Thursday Evening Skills Development

Every Thursday evening from 6-9 pm, join 1000 Islands Kayaking coaches for a three hour kayaking clinic where we focus on a specific skill of interest. 
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About 1000 Islands Kayaking

One of the most rewarding ways to experience the 1000 Islands!

1000 Islands Kayaking is excited to provide you with nationally certified guides for our kayaking programs, from day tours to camping to skills courses.

Our Gananoque location is only minutes off Hwy 401 and is centrally located between Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. Our kayak tours are ideal for a quick get-away. You’ll start enjoying the river in no time!

Contact us: 110 Kate Street • Gananoque, ON • kayaking@1000ikc.com • 613-463-9564

Hours of Operation: We are open May 8 through October 2021. We are open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm. Book early online to ensure availability.

World-class Sea Kayaking in the 1000 Islands

Accommodations in the Area

Inns, Motels, B&Bs, and camping in the 1000 Islands area
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Kayaks For Sale

Free 20-minute test paddle before buying or 20% off full-day or half-day rental rate.
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Contact Us

We are always happy to hear from other paddlers!
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Parking at 1000 Islands Kayaking

Please note: we DO NOT have parking specific to our facility.
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