Guided Two-night Camping Tours

1000 Islands Kayaking Beginner-friendlyA fantastic paddling escape!

Prepare to launch into the Admiralty and Lake Fleet Islands for two nights of camping in the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Paddling the 1000 Islands is our specialty and we can’t wait for you to wander deep into the secret paddling treasures of the islands.

Day 1: Introduction to the Islands

The program begins at 8 am, when you will unload your personal gear at our facility, before you head to find parking. At 9 am you will meet the rest of the campers and your instructors, before heading to your kayaks. Most of your gear will head over to the island on the boat shuttle but dry bags will be provided for the few items you wish to pack into the kayak. A detailed list of what to bring is included in the confirmation package.

Once on the water, your guide will ensure everyone is comfortable in their boat and has a handle on the basic strokes with a Kayaking 101 lesson, before crossing into the Admiralty Group of islands.

Let the adventure begin! Paddle over a 1920 ship wreck, learn the fascinating history of Half-Moon Bay and snap lots of pictures in the Class 1 coastal wetlands accessible only to paddlers. Lunch and a swimming break is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the serenity of the National Park Islands. The afternoon includes a leisurely paddle to another St. Lawrence National Park Island where your camping equipment, a fresh stack of firewood and an amazing dinner awaits.

Day 2: Choose Your Own Adventure

Start the day off right with a delectable breakfast prepared by your talented guide. We will be exploring the outer section of the Lake Fleet Islands for the day. Lunch will be served on an island and deciding where to swim may be the toughest decision you have to make that day. We then return to our campsite for another gourmet meal and campfire, before settling in for the night.

Day 3: Admiralty Islands

Day 3 begins with a lazy breakfast and pack up of camp. The rest of the day is spent wandering back through another section of the Admiralty Islands toward Gananoque with lunch and swimming breaks. We are off the water at 4:00 pm to give you enough time to clean up before your evening plans in Gananoque.

Our camping trips are beginner-friendly and no experience is necessary. Children are encouraged to participate. Youth between the ages of 6 to 10 are required to paddle in a tandem kayak with a parent.

Multi-day rental packages are available for paddlers that are interested in self-guided camping trips. Visit our Self-guided Rentals page for details.

Trips include…

  • certified guides
  • professional instruction
  • all necessary equipment
  • meals and snacks—day-one includes lunch and dinner, day-two includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, day-three includes breakfast and lunch
  • supply list
  • all camping equipment, except sleeping bags
  • wind/rain jackets

Prices: Adults $495 + tax/fees • Kids $325 + tax/fees

2020 Dates: July 17 – 19; August 7 – 9; September 11 – 13; and September 25 – 27

what to bring

Bring the clothing you need to feel comfortable both paddling as well as at the campsite in the evenings. Be sure to include:

  • 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).
Are you and your friends interested in a private weekend camping trip?

We will book a guide for exclusive multi-day tours in groups of 6 or more people. Our guides and program developers have a combined experience of over 20 years in planning camping trips. Let us know what your dream experience is and we will do our best to make it a reality!

Cancellation Policy for Guided Kayak Tours

In order to provide all of our customers with the best possible experience we require 48 hours notice of any cancellations or changes in bookings.

Kayaking adventures are enjoyed in sunshine and in rain. We have wind / rain jackets and spray skirts to help keep you dry, and your booking will not be cancelled due to rainy weather. However, should it become necessary for 1000 Islands Kayaking to cancel for any reason we will offer to alter your date free of charge, or provide you with a full refund upon request.

Please read our full cancellation policy here.

Registration for Guided Kayak Tours
Please contact the office directly by email at or call 613-329-6265 to book 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.