Self-Guided Rentals

Day Rentals
Camping Rentals
What to Bring
Cancellation
Day Rentals
Duration
3 hours or
up to 8 hours
Age
6+
Price
from $45
Parking

Explore the islands on your own!

Our rental packages are designed to fully outfit you for an enjoyable day 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.

Rental packages are flexible to meet your schedule ranging from three-hour to full-day excursions. Whether you are in the area for a day or a week, seeing the 1000 islands from a kayak is a must! Kayaks can be launched from our location or you can transport them to wherever you plan on paddling.

Included in self-guided packages:

  • Touring, tandem, youth or recreational kayak
  • Paddle and sprayskirt
  • Personal flotation device (Coast Guard approved)
  • Rope, pump, whistle (all Coast Guard regulations)
  • 1000 Islands maps and emergency contact Information
  • Self-rescue paddle float (if requested)
  • Thousand Islands National Parks Beaching Permits (day-use only)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Half-day rentals are for 3 hours upon arrival*
  • Full-day rentals are an entire day from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Walk-ins are welcome, however reservations are recommended

*Please note, our minimum rental is 3 hours and our boats must be returned by 4:30 pm. Therefore, the last rental will go out at 2 pm. Please plan accordingly to make the most of your experience on the water.

Paddling in the 1000 Islands requires some experience, and  comes with some risks. There are busy boating channels, cruise ships, freighters, strong currents, fast changing weather and 1,864 islands to navigate in. Even if you have been paddling for several years, paddlers can run into unexpected situations. We recommend you have some experience before renting equipment for your own kayaking adventures in the 1000 Islands.

If you are a beginner, unfamiliar with the area, or a little nervous, our guided tours are a great option with the guides providing added safety and detailed knowledge of the river’s vibrant ecology, fascinating history and unique geology. Our ‘Local Flavours’ island lunch is incredible and our guides can take you right into the hidden beaches and marshlands that you may otherwise miss on your own.

PRICES

Single Kayak Rentals
Half-day: $45 + tax/fees
Full-day: $55 + tax/fees

Tandem Kayak Rentals
Half-day: $75 + tax/fees
Full-day:  $95 + tax/fees
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We are pleased to offer convenient online booking for our Full and Half Day Guided Tours and our Daily Kayak Rentals. For all other bookings please contact the office directly by email at kayaking@1000ikc.com or call 613-329-6265 to make a reservation.  

 

Information about Camping Rentals can be found in the second tab at the top of this page.

Camping Rentals
Age
6+
Price
from $95
Parking
Shuttle

Camping is allowed on some Thousand Island National Park islands for a fee. Camping and firewood fees as well as payment options are available on the Parks Canada website. 

For self guided camping trips, we can help outfit you with high end touring kayaks and related paddling gear. Detailed maps are included, however, paddling in the 1000 Islands comes with its own set of risks. We recommend you have kayaking experience and are proficient in navigation, kayak rescue and wilderness camping before embarking on your own trip through the 1000 Islands. Many paddlers begin their trip by registering in our full day tour. This gives you the opportunity to see many of the highlight points of interest, have an area safety briefing and get detailed advice from our guides about potential routes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • 2-day / overnight rentals are from day 1 at 9 am to day 2 by 4:30 pm
  • 3-day / 2-night rentals are from day 1 at 9 am to day 3 by 4:30 pm
  • Additional nights based on availability
  • Walk-ins are welcome, however reservations are recommended

Camping Equipment Package

In addition to the kayak, we can also provide you with top-notch camping equipment. Our package includes:

  • 3-person tent
  • 2 sleeping mattresses
  • Camp stove
  • Pot set and kitchen ware
  • Dishwashing kit
  • Kitchen tarp and rope

Sleeping bags are not available for rental packages for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own.

Whether you are bringing your own equipment, or renting our equipment please consider that it must fit into your kayaks to transport to your campsite - so you will need to pack light. 

Alternatively, many of our rental clients who are going to be camping at one of the park islands enjoy the convenience of booking a boat shuttle to take their gear over to the island, and avoid the hassle of having to fit everything into their boats. Our shuttle service provides power boat shuttles to any National Park Island west of Ivy Lea Bridge, and includes drop-off/pick-up of people and equipment to those islands. Please click here for more information.

PRICES

Single Kayak Rentals
1-night / 2-day rental: $95 + tax/fees
2-night / 3-day rental: $135 + tax/fees
Additional nights are $35 + tax/fees
Tandem Kayak Rentals
Overnight rental: $135 + tax/fees
2-night / 3-day rental: $185 + tax/fees
Additional nights are $45 + tax/fees

Camping Equipment Rental: $55 + tax/fees per night

For additional storage consider renting our expedition tandem kayaks, the Current Designs Libra XT. Add $10 + tax/fees per day to the regular tandem pricing and enjoy the extra space for packing!

Book Now
We are pleased to offer convenient online booking for our Full and Half Day Guided Tours and our Daily Kayak Rentals. For all other bookings please contact the office directly by email at kayaking@1000ikc.com or call 613-329-6265 to make a reservation.

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)
  • 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).
For your personal protection during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that you bring all personal gear which you might require. This includes all rain gear, foot wear, gloves and water.

For camping trips, please remember to bring additional clothes necessary for the number of days you will be camping. 

We recommend that you pack bottled water for camping in the 1000 Islands. Pack at least 4L/person/day.

Book Now
We are pleased to offer convenient online booking for our Full and Half Day Guided Tours and our Daily Kayak Rentals. For all other bookings please contact the office directly by email at kayaking@1000ikc.com or call 613-329-6265 to make a reservation.

 

Cancellation

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. An administration fee may apply.

Kayaking adventures are enjoyed in sunshine and in rain. Please ensure that you bring rain gear and warm clothing for your comfort.  We do provide spray skirts to help keep you dry, and your booking will not be cancelled due to rainy weather.

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.

Book Now
We are pleased to offer convenient online booking for our Full and Half Day Guided Tours and our Daily Kayak Rentals. For all other bookings please contact the office directly by email at kayaking@1000ikc.com or call 613-329-6265 to make a reservation.