Kayak Trip Georgian Bay, Ontario
Georgian Bay kayak expedition – Explore the North Shore
This serene and spectacular kayaking adventure on Georgian Bay offers the best of scenery, swimming and high granite plateaus for amazing sunset camping viewpoints.
Our kayak trip on Georgian Bay begins at Killarney Provincial Park, paddle in sight of the La Cloche range, along to the French River Delta with its rich fur trade history. Next, Bustards Island, adorned with Eagles nests and moon-like-rock, then end with island hopping South to Byng Inlet. Take out at Britt.
After launching out of Killarney paddle east along the south shore of Phillip Edward Island. Head east, along the South shore of Phillip Edward Island. Looking out onto the bay, the horizon is south, while the La Cloche Range is north. At 3.5 billion years, it’s one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, once higher than today’s Rocky Mountains.
The La Cloche Range is made of Quartzite, giving a snow-capped appearance even during summer. The whole geology changes moving east, past Beaverstone Bay and into the Chickens. This group of small humpback rocks is fun to paddle through, and yes, they are accompanied by a Hen Island!
Lots to see on your Georgian Bay kayak trip!
Next you will come into the French River Delta with its many NE/SW oriented channels, some with steep sides creating gorges and waterfalls. Once a busy route for voyageurs during the fur trade era, it’s now ours to explore. Imagine sleeping on the same beach as Alexander Mackenzie or David Thompson.
After moving through the French River Delta, weather permitting, there’s a three km crossing to the Bustard Islands. This random group of islands is a safe harbour for the night and, time permitting, a lovely paddle spot. Venture into a few inlets and around the arms that make this moon-rock playground a fun place to visit.
Crossing back from the Bustards, and through the Outer Fox Islands, Dead Island appears, once a First Nations burial ground. Move down through the Island chain to the South. Paddle past the Churchill, Champlain and Cunningham Islands then into Byng Inlet. Take out near the awesome ice cream hut and shuttle back to your car.
Our Georgian Bay Kayaking Trip Guide
James guides all of our high-end, fully outfitted trips. His extensive training and experience ensures, regardless of weather and contingencies, that the group is safe and within it’s comfort zone. Equally important, he knows of the best campsites, hidden gems, and backcountry hikes. Bonus: he’s a great cook!
Sea kayaking trips on large lakes include their share of dynamic weather. Wind days can be spent hiking or honing paddling and rescue skills. Some days are just better spent having hot chocolate and fresh baked brownies on the beach!
What to bring on your Georgian Bay kayak trip:
- sleeping bag
- clothes suitable to wilderness tripping
- camera, binoculars, or any additional comfort items you choose
What we provide:
- high-end touring kayak, based on preference and skill level
- all necessary paddling gear
- all food and snacks*
- group camping gear
- large tarps (incase of rain or intense sun)
- quality lightweight tents, sleeping mats, dry bags
- expert skills coaching throughout the trip
- provincial park passes and vehicle parking passes
Price: $1,500 +HST
Date: June 29 – July 5, 2013
*Your Georgian Bay kayak trip guide prepares fresh, delicious meals including baked breads and goodies. Once informed, we can accommodate most food allergies and preferences
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Georgian Bay kayak trips. Email or call us 705-771-9555.