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Georgian Bay Kayaking Adventure

About the Experience

New in 2024, WWE will be providing a shuttle service from 3 locations in Toronto, including near YYZ (Pearson Airport) and a subway stop north of the city (Vaughan).

Your five day adventure officially begins at Snug Harbour on iconic Georgian Bay! There will be a private boat shuttle to our secret island which will serve as our basecamp for four nights. This beloved region is full of panoramas, bird life and quintessential Canadian landscape. The dramatic east side of Georgian Bay is home to the world’s largest freshwater archipelago and is a designated UNESCO site. The UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere consists of more than 30,000 islands that create puzzle-piece channels, sheltered inlets and deep lagoons to explore. It’s designed for the slow and serene pace of a kayak!

To add extra flavour, we’ll be joined by Chef Laurie Tester, an enormously talented, classically-trained chef. Born on the east coast of Canada, she studied in both Canada and France. Her specialties are endless, especially when it comes to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free cooking. Push aside any notion of traditional camping fare like a tin of beans and wieners for dinner! The food prepared by Chef Laurie will be as fresh as the Georgian Bay breeze and plentiful! 

As an integral part of this all-natural, wild culinary experience, you will be treated to carefully curated meals created with your dietary needs at the forefront. The opportunity to cook outdoors for five days with the open-kitchen backdrop of Georgian Bay in the company of Wild Women is a true bucket list item for Chef Laurie. 

On this trip, our guides Heather and Joedy, will take care of all of our needs on land and water–from the fully-equipped campsite to the kayak cockpit. Both women are skilled Paddle Canada instructors.

Heather is also a yoga instructor and each day will begin with a yawn-and-stretch yoga class before breakfast. After leisurely breakfasts and second cups of coffee our days will be spent out on the water. Depending on the group’s collective experience and confidence, we can head out for a paddle to explore another nearby island or stay closer to learn and trial new skills. 

If we experience a day when the weather doesn’t cooperate (this is Georgian Bay afterall and Mother Nature often has her own agenda), we can learn how to make our own mala necklaces under Heather and Joedy’s artistic guidance. Heather is also a watercolour painter and practices meditation. If you’re intrigued, she can help you discover a meditation that may resonate with you. There will also be an opportunity to learn the fluid nature of watercolour and create your own truly indelible memory of the area.

This is a unique and intimate opportunity to combine kayaking and camping with outdoor yoga, meditation and creative workshops deeply steeped in nature. Let’s not forget the gourmand menu! If you’re seeking a rejuvenating, revitalizing experience with a few artsy forays, this is it.

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New in 2024, Wild Women is providing a shuttle from three locations in Toronto (near YYZ and at a northerly subway stop off Hwy 400). Otherwise, you may also arrive by vehicle to Gilly’s Marina at Snug Harbour by noon.

A boat shuttle will pick our group up at Snug Harbour at 12:30 PM. Please note that there is an additional parking fee of $15 (CAD) per day. We recommend carpooling for this reason and will create a private Facebook group for this trip to help facilitate this.

We will arrive on the island (by boat) in time for our first sumptuous meal prepared by Chef Laurie Tester and become official taste Testers! After lunch, our experienced guides, Heather and Joedy, will share everything we need to know about camp life on the island. It starts with setting up our tents! There are 2-person tents for singles and 3-person tents available for women who would like to share. 

Once our camp is erected, we’ll have an introduction to water safety and get ready to experience the island by kayak. 

Heather and Joedy’s unified goal is to ensure that every Wild Woman is comfortable, competent and confident in a kayak by the end of our days together. Exploring the waterways and islands around our camp is a gentle introduction to the big world and endless opportunity that paddling presents.

Tonight  will be spent learning more about the onyx sky and constellations glittering above us.This peaceful, unscheduled time is perfect for meditation, chatting with new friends or snuggling up in your sleeping bag for a solid night’s sleep after a “busy” day on the water. To protect the fragile UNESCO Biosphere, a large portable campfire pit will be shuttled out with the boat so that we can enjoy the snap, crackle of a safe, forest-friendly fire together. All of the wood used is brought from the mainland to prevent unnecessary harvesting on the island. It’s a feel-good fire!

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner Tonight’s Sweet Sleep: Camping Tents

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Each day, after salutations to the sun and a bright and filling breakfast, we’ll head out for a day of discovering and navigating the shorelines by kayak. There are endless islands where we can stop for an impromptu picnic lunch if we decide to head out on a longer day trip. We typically return to camp around 3 PM so there will be ample time to relax, swim, read a few chapters or sit in on a painting class with Heather.

Georgian Bay’s time-chiselled and weather-worn rock faces, gnarly cedars and rugged isles inspired the Group of Seven for a lifetime. Heather has been painting on these islands for years too, and will share her techniques and artistic insights. A boat shuttle will bring all the supplies needed to paint our own watercolour with Heather’s guidance.

The island is also a wonderful sanctuary to explore on foot. Birders should be on high alert for pileated woodpeckers (they will always give themselves away with their maniacal laugh), cedar waxwings (they are the true bird whisperers!), red-breasted nuthatches (listen for the tinny “honk”), green herons, great crested flycatchers, American bitterns, black-and-white warblers, brilliant indigo buntings and red-shouldered hawks. Bald eagles and osprey are frequent fliers in this area as well as sandhill cranes!

Each evening, we will wind down weary paddling muscles with a peaceful sunset yoga session, Evening practice capitalizes on all the day’s movements with lengthening stretches. We’ll work together to improve abilities and finish with a calming Vinyasa flow and meditation.

Heather will be available to help each of us develop a personal yoga practice that best suits the individual demands put on our bodies. Joedy and Heather can also help us work on particular kayaking skills and techniques. This is a pleasure trip that revolves around self-directed goals for each Wild Woman. There is no formal kayaking instruction but our guides are eager to help and coach us in any area!

Our adventure will end (sigh) mid-afternoon on Day 5. After lunch (be sure to have seconds!) we will be picked up by our boat chauffeur and returned to Snug Harbour, where we launched the trip just days before. From there you will either head home in your personal vehicle, or grab the shuttle back to Toronto and you will be dropped off at the same spot you were picked up.

This “soft kayaking and camping” trip is designed to encourage future paddling trips–and thanks to Chef Laurie, this opportunity is full of flavour and watercolour memories to treasure!

Meals Included: Day 2 – 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch

Tonight’s Sweet Sleep: Day 2 – 4: Camping Tents Day 5: None

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Each evening, we will wind down weary paddling muscles with a peaceful sunset yoga session, Evening practice capitalizes on all the day’s movements with lengthening stretches. We’ll work together to improve abilities and finish with a calming Vinyasa flow and meditation.

Our adventure will end (sigh) mid-afternoon on Day 5. After lunch (be sure to have seconds!) we will be picked up by our boat chauffeur and returned to Snug Harbour, where we launched the trip just days before.

  • Georgian Bay Kayaking Adventure – Pre-Trip Prep Checklist
  • Georgian Bay Kayaking Adventure – Packing Checklist
  • Georgian Bay Kayaking Adventure – Printable Itinerary – PDF

Wild Women Expeditions and our local partners intend to adhere to the described itinerary. This is only a general guide to follow on your tour of the region. Our itineraries are subject to change, as we cannot predict the weather or other environmental conditions. We are continually striving to make improvements to all our trips based on feedback from Wild Women members, guides, partners, and other research. We reserve the right to alter itineraries based on the above at any time.

  • ALT Hotel Toronto Airport – Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel
  • TTC Subway Station in Vaughan – Meet by the benches at Piazzetta Sentimento (just north of the subway station, you will need to cross “New Park Pl” street). The van can pull up on New Park Pl for about 10 minutes to load guests and gear.

Airport hotel pick ups will be between 8:00 and 8:30am, and the Vaughan TTC Subway pick-up will likely be between 9:15 and 9:45am (depending on traffic) on Day 1.

The shuttle will then transport you to Gilly’s Snug Harbour Restaurant and Marina, where you will be starting your adventure!

Arriving By Car

Snug Harbour is access off Hwy 400 taking the Hwy 559 exit just north of Parry Sound.

Drive approximately 20km to Gilly’s Snug Harbour Restaurant and Marina where you can park your vehicle for the duration of the trip (~$10 per day) and where your group will be catching a boat shuttle to your Georgian Bay base camp.

If you are traveling to Parry Sound from out of province and choose to fly, it’s best to fly to the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and either arrange to carpool with another participant driving from the Toronto area or rent a vehicle from the airport. There are also buses from downtown Toronto to Parry Sound with Ontario Northland .

Group Rendezvous Point

  • Date: Day 1
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Location: Gilly’s Snug Harbour Restaurant and Marina
  • Google Maps Location Link
  • Located at 6 Harmony Lane in Parry Sound, Ontario less than 5 minutes from Hwy 400.
  • From Hwy 400, take the Bowes St. exit. Turn right onto Louisa St. and then right again onto Harmony Lane.

For additional accommodations in Parry Sound please check here .

  • Date: Day 5
  • Time: Mid-afternoon (departure after lunch)
  • Or the same location you were picked up on Day 1 with the van shuttle

If you wish to stay locally after the trip you may book post-trip nights at the Harmony Outdoor Inn . Enter WWE10 as the promo code for a 10% discount! Subject to availability.For additional accommodations in Parry Sound please check here .

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Note: Now Boarding Travel only provides services of 3-star quality or greater. For budget alternatives, please refer to the Lonely Planet guide for your destination.

Important: For international and remote destinations, there is always the risk of flight delays, baggage delays and flight schedule changes which may cause late arrivals, which may, in return, result in you missing the group tour departure. For these reasons, we encourage you to consider arriving a day early , which will also help you overcome any jet lag from traveling!

Most countries and airlines recommend passports be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected return to your home country. Before you leave, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

US citizens at land and sea borders have other options, such as an enhanced driver’s license, permanent resident card or NEXUS card. See Canada Border Services for approved identification documents.

Visitors from certain countries require a visa to enter Canada. Those who are exempt require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA; $7 USD), with the exception of Americans. This must be applied for prior to traveling and can be completed online. It usually takes minutes but can take days. See how to apply Electronic Travel Authorization .

Note: As fees and policies can change, we highly recommend that you contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent.

There is no obligation to tip your guides, but many participants do when they feel they were provided great service. We are often asked what an appropriate amount is; most participants who provide a gratuity for their guides have each tipped in the range of 8 – 15% of the trip cost. The guides usually share a gratuity equally between them, though people may prefer to offer a separate amount to each guide.

  • Rooming Arrangements

All accommodations are based on double occupancy – two women per tent. If you do not have a travel companion and prefer not to share a tent, a solo tent can be provided free of charge upon request.

  • Toilet Facilities

At the campsite, there will be ‘outdoor facilities’ in the form of an ‘open air’ wooden box (we call them ‘Thunderboxes) that are placed over a dug hole.

While day tripping in your kayaks, you may need to do your business ‘in nature’ and your guides will explain the best, low impact, way to do this.

  • Potable Water

During our trip we will be using the water from the lake. The water is very clean, but we still need to take precautions to make sure we are safe! While at our campsite we will hang a water purification system and let gravity push the water through a ceramic filter, providing clean water to drink and cook with. Boiling water is another effective treatment and occasionally we will bring iodine as an additional treatment option for during the day, while en route.

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  • Sleeping bag (warm, rated 3 season (0 to -10°C depending on how warm of a sleeper you are). Remember you need a stuff sack lined with a garbage bag OR a waterproof compression sac OR a dry bag (preferably no bigger than 15 L) for your sleeping bag!
  • Sleeping pad or Thermarest

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve model aims to integrate core protected areas (such as provincial and national parks), surrounding buffer areas (mostly Crown Lands) and an outer transition area of communities that support sustainable development. The biosphere reserve does not affect existing jurisdictions but creates a forum for cooperation and operates through community partnerships.

  • Parry Sound, Georgian Bay Marine Forecast
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  • Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

As this is a water-based trip where kayaking is the main activity, please notify Wild Women Expeditions if you are a non-swimmer.

This trip is suitable for beginners and the location does have fairly protected waters, however, there may be a couple of short open water crossings, depending on where the day trips take place.

It is a good idea to be in reasonably fit condition and be mentally prepared if some winds do come up. You can build up your flexibility and strength by using weights for upper body strength and Yoga poses for flexibility.

Your group will be paddling 2 – 4 hours each day but plenty of time is available to travel and see the sights, so the group will be going at a comfortable pace and enjoying the changing scenery and views.

Wild Women Expeditions recommends that in the months leading up to your adventure, you prepare yourself by walking regularly and exercising your arms – carrying items, paddling, using rowing machines etc., as well as increasing your level of fitness with cardio and/or weight training.

Getting Fit

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy your Wild Women expedition. Not by a long shot! You’ll be surprised at what you can achieve with our experienced guides at your side and a little camaraderie.

That said, you’ll definitely enjoy yourself far more if you do some preparation so your body is conditioned and ready to enjoy and make the most of the outdoors.

Here are a few ideas to help you get ready:

  • Take every opportunity you can to be active.

You can improve your fitness a lot just by adopting some new habits; take the stairs at work, go for a walk at lunchtime, park your car away from work and walk. Aim for 30 minutes a day and keep a diary so you can look back on it and feel proud. These may sound trivial but they’re all building blocks!

  • Take every opportunity you can to paddle before the trip.

Try to get out paddling or take a lesson or two with a local kayak outfitter in your neck of the woods. Even a pool session is good! This will further boost your kayaking confidence which will allow you to enjoy your trip that much more.

  • Rev up your ticker!

Think ‘interval training’, which means doing short bursts of high-intensity work with recovery time in between. Depending on how fit you are this can mean strolling with bursts of power walking, or jogging with sprints. Either way, the aim is to get your heart rate up.

  • Join a local walking or running group.

This is a great way to get fit and you’ll also see new places, meet great people… and make them all jealous when they find out what you’re about to go on your travels.

  • Warm up, cool down and stretch.

If you’re doing a workout then make sure you start and finish gently and stretch any tight muscles – this will help you avoid any aches, pains and pulled muscles. If you’re a member of a gym try some yoga, tai chi or pilates classes to build up your flexibility, stability and balance.

  • Work on your upper body and core strength.

Weight lifting, yoga and pilates can help with this.

When you suddenly ask your body to walk or be active, it needs a bit more fuel than it needs when, say, sitting at a desk all day! The main thing your body needs is water, so stay hydrated and practice sipping water often. Getting a water bottle or hydration bladder is a great way to make sure you have it on hand at all times. Make a habit out of taking a bottle of water with you wherever you go.

Eating little and often will keep your body well fuelled for outdoor exercise, especially food like nuts, dried fruit and bread. The odd bit of chocolate and a few boiled lollies are good for keeping your blood sugar levels up while you’re hiking as well!

The most important point of all! You are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. You’re going to meet some amazing people, see some wonderful places and create memories that will stay with you for life. The more prepared you are to tackle the various challenges, the more fun you will have. Also, with all the endorphins you create from all this training, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear! It’s a great way to boost your happy vibes. Check out this website for an array of paddling exercises that will give you some ideas for building up core strength, stamina, and flexibility so that you can prepare for the course and the trip. Please let us know of any limitations with regard to lifting boats or paddling beforehand on your registration form and at the launch.

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What's Included

  • A classically-trained chef who will prep unforgettable meals from lunch Day 1 to lunch Day 5
  • Two female certified kayak guides
  • Daily yoga instruction
  • Private boat shuttle to and from the island site
  • 4 nights accommodation in spacious 2 or 3-person tents  (Thermarests and sleeping bags not included)
  • High-end touring solo kayaks
  • All necessary paddling gear including PFD’s, sprayskirts, paddles and required safety gear
  • All necessary group camping gear
  • An en plein air watercolour painting session on the island
  • A mala necklace workshop with meditation
  • Optional shuttle from Toronto (at pre-set locations)

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I came out of that weekend feeling so proud of myself, for having overcome my paralyzing fears, and for having accomplished so much more than i ever would have thought i could do. and i got to share it all with an amazing group of wonderful supportive women too., that was fun for my inner “bad girl”. the trip replenished my spirit., the beautiful sights, the laughs, and the wonderful group of ladies i got to meet and hang out with were all great people. thank you, i felt safe at all times and i learned so much during this trip. my goal was to take a much-needed break doing yoga, kayaking while learning new skills., this trip date is fully booked, but you can join the waitlist to be notified if/when a spot opens up.

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This is an active adventure, sea kayaking mini expedition intended for beginner to experienced paddlers. We would like you to be comfortable with the following:

IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

  • Paddling loaded/unloaded single and/or double kayaks for 4-6 hours per day
  • Carrying kayaks and gear
  • Being in  and on the water as there may be unexpected swims
  • Not comfortable swimming in water? Please let us know!
  • Camping and yoga experience an asset
  • Physical Rating: 3 of 5. Moderate > A good level of fitness is required

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Adventure Georgian Bay

Welcome to Adventure Georgian Bay, where we invite you to embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and natural wonder. As a premier outdoor adventure company nestled in the heart of Southern Georgian Bay, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled experiences for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Our passion lies in facilitating unforgettable canoe and kayak adventures, offering a gateway to the pristine beauty of Ontario and beyond.

Our Offerings:

Canoe and Kayak Rentals: Dive into the tranquility of Georgian Bay with our high-quality canoe and kayak rentals. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or a first-timer, our well-maintained fleet ensures a safe and enjoyable journey on the water. We specialize in campground/beach delivery in and around the Wasaga Beach/Southern Georgian Bay area.

Canoe Lessons: For those seeking to refine their paddling skills, Adventure Georgian Bay offers expert-led canoe lessons. Our certified instructors provide personalized guidance, ensuring you feel confident and competent navigating the waterways.

Multi-Day Canoe Camping Trips to Algonquin Park: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Algonquin Park with our carefully curated multi-day canoe camping trips. Venture deep into the heart of nature, where pristine lakes, lush forests, and starlit skies create the backdrop for an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Custom-Tailored Privately Guided Trips: Elevate your adventure with our custom-tailored, privately guided day and multi-day trips. Crafted to your preferences and skill level, these exclusive excursions provide a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of Georgian Bay with a dedicated guide.

Why Adventure Georgian Bay:

Expertise: Our experienced guides and instructors bring a wealth of knowledge, ensuring every adventure is both thrilling and safe.

Safety: All Lead Guides and Instructors with AGB have  minimum  ORCKA Basic Canoe Level 3 (or Paddle Canada equiv.) and  minimum  Canadian Red Cross: Wilderness Advanced First Aid.

Customization: We understand that every adventurer is unique. That's why we offer customizable experiences, tailoring our trips to suit your individual preferences and aspirations.

Environmental Stewardship: Adventure Georgian Bay is committed to responsible tourism and environmental conservation. We strive to leave the natural beauty of Georgian Bay and Algonquin Park unspoiled for generations to come. Leave No Trace

At Adventure Georgian Bay, we believe that nature has the power to inspire, rejuvenate, and connect us to something greater. Join us on an expedition where every paddle stroke unveils a new chapter in your adventure story. The water is calling, and the wilderness awaits – are you ready to answer?

Let me know what you’re interested in doing, and I’ll fill you in on all the details as soon as possible!! Let’s get adventuring!!

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Often called the sixth Great Lake, Georgian Bay is a massive body of water. And it’s a beauty. From the cliffs of Lion’s Head to the beaches of Manitoulin Island, every kilometer of shoreline is worth exploring. Whether you’re looking for a casual evening paddle out of cities like Collingwood, or epic wilderness trips near Killarney, there’s something for everyone. The first step in planning a trip of a lifetime is to determine where to kayak on Georgian Bay—and we’re here to help.

The sea kayak is simply the best vessel for self-propelled exploration of Georgian Bay. Throw on a skirt and a few waves won’t bother you too much. Sea kayaks cut through the water efficiently, offer exciting independence and plenty of room to pack tents, sleeping bags and other camping gear. If you’re just going for a short evening paddle on calm water, a sit-on-top kayak or even a river kayak will do.

As with any large body of water, wind and waves are unpredictable and Georgian Bay weather can change quickly. Paddling on Georgian Bay should not be taken lightly. With the right preparation, knowledge and skills, Georgian Bay is not to be feared. A healthy measure of respect is key. That respect will be rewarded with incredible paddling experiences.

If you’re looking for a multi-day guided adventure where the outfitter takes care of everything, check out Black Feather ’s amazing trip from Britt to Hartley Bay. Guided trips are perfect for beginners, novices and those looking to improve their skills with expert leadership. Voyageur Quest offers a couple different trips on the east side of the Bay, and Horizons Adventures offers guided sea kayak trips and Paddle Canada instruction in the area. Ontario Sea Kayak Centre offers instruction, guided trips and accommodations near Parry Sound.

Outstanding scenery is what sets Georgian Bay apart from the other Great Lakes. The limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment create incredible landscapes on the east side of the Bay. To the north, the ancient mountains of Killarney lend a backdrop that’s absolutely world class.

Man paddling blue sea kayak with dune in background.

Collingwood

The biggest town on Georgian Bay, Collingwood has long been an outdoor capital for the province. Locals are obsessed with bikes, standup paddleboards and all things outdoors. Putting in at the Collingwood Yacht Club or Northwinds Beach are both great spots to start your exploration.

  • Rent a kayak from Free Spirit Tours . A mainstay of Collingwood and Wasaga for decades, Free Spirit knows their stuff and can offer everything from rentals to guiding services. They have tons of local knowledge and are a great source of weather information. Other places to rent kayaks include Southwinds Marine and Little Ed’s .
  • Nearby Blue Mountain Resort has plenty of accommodation options and makes a great base from which to get out paddling. They even have a beach with kayak rentals on Georgian Bay that is accessible to guests only.
  • Collingwood restaurants abound. Places like Northwinds , Bent Taco , Baked & Pickled , The Lowdown , Black Bellows and so many more will feed your hunger.

Lion’s Head

For an evening paddle, it’s hard to beat Lion’s Head . Chalky Niagara Escarpment cliffs plunge into Georgian Bay in a dramatic landscape that’s absolutely stunning—especially viewed from the water. Azure waters look like the Caribbean. Paddle in August and enjoy warm water that’s clear as glass.

  • Rent a kayak at the nearby Suntrail Outfitters in Hepworth. This is a great outdoor shop, and they’ll have tons of ideas of where and when to paddle.
  • It makes the most sense to put in at Lion’s Head Beach. Paddle along the cliff on your right and marvel at the rock climbers and the incredible views. Sunsets here are beautiful, but be sure to know when the sun goes down and how long it takes to get back to the beach. You don’t want to be out here when it gets dark, or if the weather turns. Turn around and head back to the beach when you’re done exploring.
  • The Lion’s Head Pub is the classic spot for good grub and atmosphere and if you want to spend the night, the Fitz Hostel is the coolest place in town.

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Philip Edward Island

Wondering where to kayak on Georgian Bay? This is it! If there’s a place the sea kayak was absolutely invented for, it’s Philip Edward Island. This beautiful landscape of polished granite islands is a world class paddling destination, the epitome of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands. The scenery cannot be beat and the campsites provide unreal experiences.

This is all Crown land, so there’s no booking ahead to get a spot, simply show up and start camping (non-Canadian residents must purchase a Crown land camping permit or use the services of an outfitter). If you’re here in August you may wonder if there’s anywhere else in the world that’s better: warm, clear water, incredible sunsets, no bugs and true wilderness.

Circumnavigating the island is a classic 3- to 5-day trip. Or just pick a campsite and do day trips from there. Whatever you do, you’ll have an incredible adventure.

  • The put-in for most trips to Philip Edward Island is at the end of Chikanashing Road. This is technically part of Killarney Provincial Park , so you’ll need a permit to leave a vehicle here. Get those at the George Lake office (it’s on the way to Chikanashing Road). 
  • Nearby outfitters like Killarney Kanoes and Killarney Outfitters both rent kayaks and all the gear you’ll need for multi-day excursions.
  • Chrismar’s Adventure Map makes a Philip Edward Island & Area map that’s specifically for sea kayaking. You can order it online or pick one up at any of the local outfitters.
  • Philip Edward Island is also accessible via Point Grondine Park , an Indigenous protected area on the mainland shore of Georgian Bay. 

Yellow sea kayaks paddling between rocky channels.

French River Delta

The French River is more of a canoe tripping destination, but the French River Delta (where it meets Georgian Bay) is an amazing place to kayak. Part of the French River Provincial Park , the river mouth is full of incredible rock formations, beautiful scenery, thousands of islands and a sense of wilderness. It’s a bit difficult to get out here, so you’ll want some experience in a sea kayak and navigating in the wilderness before heading out to the Delta.

  • Rent a kayak at Hartley Bay Marina and follow their directions on how to get to the Bay. White Squall is another well-respected outfitter in the area, as is the Grundy Lake Supply Post .
  • There are a couple put-in options if you want to paddle out to the Delta. The Key River is a good option and the Key Marine Resort on Highway 69 has a boat launch you can start from. It’s a 13-km paddle from here to the Bay proper, but you’ll be in the Delta soon after that. Other options for putting-in include the Hartley Bay Marina , the Pickerel River (at Highway 69) or the French River at the French River Supply Post . All of these options will require you to paddle to the Bay. The Delta is a labyrinth of rivers and lakes, with endless route potential. It would be easy to create a multi-day loop here and never paddle the same area twice. 

Overhead shot of kayaks paddling next to rocky islands.

If you want to get on Georgian Bay, the lovely little town of Killarney, located at the end of Highway 637, has everything you need to get on the water. Experienced paddlers can venture out on a multiday trip and novices or those looking for more comfort can do day trips from one of Killarney’s great motels and lodges.

You’ll find options for just about every budget and group size, as well as a few awesome restaurants and a quaint village vibe.

  • Rent a kayak at Killarney Outfitters . They’re located just out of town, but they know what they’re doing and can help you figure out some perfect paddling locations. Killarney Kanoes runs a similar business and both companies rent everything to get you on the water. If you want to get out on big water, they’ll also know where to kayak on Georgian Bay and can rent you all the gear you need to make it happen. Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, stoves, and lanterns—they’ve got it all.
  • Set up a base camp at Killarney Mountain Lodge . This classic waterfront family resort has everything, including amazing food and guided sunset kayak trips. The Sportsman’s Inn is another resort right downtown that offers rental kayaks and an unforgettable experience on the Bay.
  • Voyageur Quest has a 5-day guided kayak trip that starts and finishes in Killarney. This is a perfect chance to experience Phillip Edward Island and the islands surrounding Killarney. Meals, tents and nearly everything else are provided, so you just need to show up and hop in a boat. You’ll learn proper paddling techniques, safety practices and so much more.
  • Check out Horizons Adventures for all-inclusive guided Georgian Bay kayak trips and Georgian Bay sea kayak instruction built on decades of experience.
  • No trip to Killarney is complete without a meal at Herbert’s Fish and Chips . Right on the water, this is the ultimate way to fuel up before or after a paddle.

Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island is an absolute gem. Whether you get there by the MS-Chi Cheemaun ferry or by driving the long way round on Highways 69, 17 and 6, you’ll quickly realize that time moves at a slower pace on the island. The beautiful agricultural landscape is surrounded by an unspoiled shoreline, making it a perfect place to kayak on Georgian Bay.

  • Rent a kayak at Paddle Manitoulin , Island Time Boat Rentals or SUP Manitoulin . As always, these local businesses are the best to ask about paddling routes and weather forecasts.
  • There are lots of places to put-in on Manitoulin. Providence Bay is a classic: This beautiful bay has a massive, protected beach that is picture-perfect in the summer. You could stay in the sheltered nearshore waters or head out into Georgian Bay proper to explore the shoreline.
  • Grab some local fresh-caught grub at Lake Huron Fish & Chips in Providence Bay. Delicious!
  • Gore Bay is another great place to put in. Canadian Yacht Charters rents kayaks and can definitely suggest paddling itineraries for your timeline. While you’re here, check out Split Rail Brewing and book a night at the beautiful Queen’s Inn . Loco Beanz can get you caffeinated in the morning, too.

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Often called the sixth Great Lake, Georgian Bay is a massive body of water. And it’s a beauty. From the cliffs of Lion’s Head to the beaches of Manitoulin Island, every kilometer of shoreline is worth exploring. Whether you’re looking for a casual evening paddle out of cities like Collingwood, or epic wilderness trips near Killarney, there’s something for everyone. The first step in planning a trip of a lifetime is to determine where to kayak on Georgian Bay—and we’re here to help.

The sea kayak is simply the best vessel for self-propelled exploration of Georgian Bay. Throw on a skirt and a few waves won’t bother you too much. Sea kayaks cut through the water efficiently, offer exciting independence and plenty of room to pack tents, sleeping bags and other camping gear. If you’re just going for a short evening paddle on calm water, a sit-on-top kayak or even a river kayak will do.

If you’re looking for a multi-day guided adventure where the outfitter takes care of everything, check out Black Feather ’s amazing trip from Britt to Hartley Bay. Guided trips are perfect for beginners, novices and those looking to improve their skills with expert leadership. Voyageur Quest offers a couple different trips on the east side of the Bay, and Horizons Adventures offers guided sea kayak trips and Paddle Canada instruction in the area. Ontario Sea Kayak Centre offers instruction, guided trips and accommodations near Parry Sound.

Outstanding scenery is what sets Georgian Bay apart from the other Great Lakes. The limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment create incredible landscapes on the east side of the Bay. To the north, the ancient mountains of Killarney lend a backdrop that’s absolutely world class.

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  • Rent a kayak from Free Spirit Tours . A mainstay of Collingwood and Wasaga for decades, Free Spirit knows their stuff and can offer everything from rentals to guiding services. They have tons of local knowledge and are a great source of weather information. Other places to rent kayaks include Southwinds Marine and Little Ed’s .

Lion’s Head

For an evening paddle, it’s hard to beat Lion’s Head . Chalky Niagara Escarpment cliffs plunge into Georgian Bay in a dramatic landscape that’s absolutely stunning—especially viewed from the water. Azure waters look like the Caribbean. Paddle in August and enjoy warm water that’s clear as glass.

  • Rent a kayak at the nearby Suntrail Outfitters in Hepworth. This is a great outdoor shop, and they’ll have tons of ideas of where and when to paddle.
  • It makes the most sense to put in at Lion’s Head Beach. Paddle along the cliff on your right and marvel at the rock climbers and the incredible views. Sunsets here are beautiful, but be sure to know when the sun goes down and how long it takes to get back to the beach. You don’t want to be out here when it gets dark, or if the weather turns. Turn around and head back to the beach when you’re done exploring.
  • The Lion’s Head Pub is the classic spot for good grub and atmosphere and if you want to spend the night, the Fitz Hostel is the coolest place in town.

Yellow kayak and red tent on rocky ground.

Wondering where to kayak on Georgian Bay? This is it! If there’s a place the sea kayak was absolutely invented for, it’s Philip Edward Island. This beautiful landscape of polished granite islands is a world class paddling destination, the epitome of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands. The scenery cannot be beat and the campsites provide unreal experiences.

This is all Crown land, so there’s no booking ahead to get a spot, simply show up and start camping (non-Canadian residents must purchase a Crown land camping permit or use the services of an outfitter). If you’re here in August you may wonder if there’s anywhere else in the world that’s better: warm, clear water, incredible sunsets, no bugs and true wilderness.

Circumnavigating the island is a classic 3- to 5-day trip. Or just pick a campsite and do day trips from there. Whatever you do, you’ll have an incredible adventure.

  • The put-in for most trips to Philip Edward Island is at the end of Chikanashing Road. This is technically part of Killarney Provincial Park , so you’ll need a permit to leave a vehicle here. Get those at the George Lake office (it’s on the way to Chikanashing Road). 
  • Nearby outfitters like Killarney Kanoes and Killarney Outfitters both rent kayaks and all the gear you’ll need for multi-day excursions.
  • Chrismar’s Adventure Map makes a Philip Edward Island & Area map that’s specifically for sea kayaking. You can order it online or pick one up at any of the local outfitters.
  • Philip Edward Island is also accessible via Point Grondine Park , an Indigenous protected area on the mainland shore of Georgian Bay. 

Yellow sea kayaks paddling between rocky channels.

The French River is more of a canoe tripping destination, but the French River Delta (where it meets Georgian Bay) is an amazing place to kayak. Part of the French River Provincial Park , the river mouth is full of incredible rock formations, beautiful scenery, thousands of islands and a sense of wilderness. It’s a bit difficult to get out here, so you’ll want some experience in a sea kayak and navigating in the wilderness before heading out to the Delta.

  • There are a couple put-in options if you want to paddle out to the Delta. The Key River is a good option and the Key Marine Resort on Highway 69 has a boat launch you can start from. It’s a 13-km paddle from here to the Bay proper, but you’ll be in the Delta soon after that. Other options for putting-in include the Hartley Bay Marina , the Pickerel River (at Highway 69) or the French River at the French River Supply Post . All of these options will require you to paddle to the Bay. The Delta is a labyrinth of rivers and lakes, with endless route potential. It would be easy to create a multi-day loop here and never paddle the same area twice. 

Overhead shot of kayaks paddling next to rocky islands.

If you want to get on Georgian Bay, the lovely little town of Killarney, located at the end of Highway 637, has everything you need to get on the water. Experienced paddlers can venture out on a multiday trip and novices or those looking for more comfort can do day trips from one of Killarney’s great motels and lodges.

You’ll find options for just about every budget and group size, as well as a few awesome restaurants and a quaint village vibe.

  • Rent a kayak at Killarney Outfitters . They’re located just out of town, but they know what they’re doing and can help you figure out some perfect paddling locations. Killarney Kanoes runs a similar business and both companies rent everything to get you on the water. If you want to get out on big water, they’ll also know where to kayak on Georgian Bay and can rent you all the gear you need to make it happen. Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, stoves, and lanterns—they’ve got it all.
  • Set up a base camp at Killarney Mountain Lodge . This classic waterfront family resort has everything, including amazing food and guided sunset kayak trips. The Sportsman’s Inn is another resort right downtown that offers rental kayaks and an unforgettable experience on the Bay.
  • Voyageur Quest has a 5-day guided kayak trip that starts and finishes in Killarney. This is a perfect chance to experience Phillip Edward Island and the islands surrounding Killarney. Meals, tents and nearly everything else are provided, so you just need to show up and hop in a boat. You’ll learn proper paddling techniques, safety practices and so much more.
  • No trip to Killarney is complete without a meal at Herbert’s Fish and Chips . Right on the water, this is the ultimate way to fuel up before or after a paddle.

Manitoulin Island is an absolute gem. Whether you get there by the MS-Chi Cheemaun ferry or by driving the long way round on Highways 69, 17 and 6, you’ll quickly realize that time moves at a slower pace on the island. The beautiful agricultural landscape is surrounded by an unspoiled shoreline, making it a perfect place to kayak on Georgian Bay.

  • Gore Bay is another great place to put in. Canadian Yacht Charters rents kayaks and can definitely suggest paddling itineraries for your timeline. While you’re here, check out Split Rail Brewing and book a night at the beautiful Queen’s Inn . Loco Beanz can get you caffeinated in the morning, too.

Colin is an award-winning photographer and writer, specializing in outdoor travel and adventure. He is the editor-at-large with Mountain Life Magazine. He is based in Collingwood, Ontario. 

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Georgian Bay - North Channel

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Georgian Bay, Ontario (Black Feather)

This five-day sea kayaking expedition in northern Georgian Bay begins near the town of Spanish, Ontario. From there we’ll head out into Whaleback Bay bound for Whitefish Falls at the end of the Bay of Islands – over 60 km to the east. We’ll follow a winding channel through windswept granite islands, with gnarled and twisted pines. There will be some open crossings with waves and swells. Each afternoon we’ll set up camp on an island or in some lost cove. We’ll swim in the warm waters, dine on the rocky shore, and enjoy the famous Georgian Bay sunsets.

The North Channel is more remote and less travelled than other parts of Georgian Bay. The paddling is less protected; the shoreline rugged and beautiful. This is an excellent choice for a paddler with some previous experience.

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This is one of our most popular trips. We meet  in Britt at 8:30 am and then on to a pre-trip clinic where we learn the basics of boat handling and rescue. Then it’s off to explore the islands around this area of Georgian Bay with all its back bays and secluded hideaways. The next day we will explore many of the interesting islands and backwaters that make up this fascinating area. We will be close to both the open water and the protected islands.  A great way to be introduced to tripping in kayaks, this trip accommodates those that are completely new to sea kayaking. Includes all equipment, food and guides.

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This is a 5 day kayak trip intended for those people interested in experiencing the awesome wilderness beauty of the 30,000 Islands of Ontario’s Georgian Bay, “the best wilderness fresh water kayaking area in the world” while learning more advanced kayak paddling skills and wilderness camping techniques.

Georgian Bay is a 100 mile long bay of Lake Huron and the eastern shore of the Bay is dotted with literately 30, 000 islands. It is spectacular to say the least. In fact people that we take there for the first time often ask “why do we keep this place such a secret?” In fact the islands of Georgian Bay ( and this is exactly where we will be on these 5 day kayak trips) are recognized by the UN as a unique littoral ecosystem of international importance…. a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve .

This trip will be lead by our Paddle Canada certified instructors / guides. They will be teaching you more advanced Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking Skills and beyond. You will have the opportunity to walk away from this trip with a substantially enhanced skills base in sea kayaks (and Paddle Canada Kayak Skills certification if desired) and wilderness tripping.

Duke of ED Silver or Gold Certification Available on the July 31-Aug 4, 2023 trip only for participants that are 16-21 yrs of age. 

A day by day itinerary is impractical to list here since we will have thousands of islands and multiple possible routes and campsites at our disposal. Suffice it to say that we will spend the 5 days exploring this most incredible archipelago being governed by the group’s desires, ability and weather conditions.

We will be paddling single person kayaks through the inner and outer island chains of the 30, 000 island group of Georgian Bay where we will camp on various islands along the way, taking out 5 days later.

We will start the trip at Snug Harbour where we have more protected waters available and explore the Franklin Island Wilderness reserve, the Minks Islands group, the McCoy Island group , and others, time permitting. By the end of the trip you will have passed by more spectacular islands than you could possibly count and you will have had the adventure of a lifetime! 

The people are always interesting, the food is great and plentiful, in fact most people comment that they eat better on our trips than they do at home! The water is clear and warm and the wilderness area we will be in is very beautiful.

We are committed to making every trip an inspirational encounter with the natural wilderness beauty of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands a safe and comfortable one for all.

We travel with only the best light weight modern equipment with such amenities as outback ovens to bake fresh breads and goodies, comfortable two person tents, and even a large bug tent for your comfort should it be needed.

There will be ample time each day to relax and explore the surrounding area, swim, fish or practice your paddling techniques that our Paddle Canada certified guides / instructors will be teaching you as we travel.

You will need only your personal items and a sleeping bag. Waterproof Dry Bags will be supplied for your use and a complete suggested packing list will be provided upon booking.

What you will have to opportunity to Learn on 5 Day Kayak Trips

On the 5 Day Georgian Bay Kayak trips our Paddle Canada Kayak Instructors will be teaching those of you who are interested the following skill set while paddling and exploring the many wilderness inlets and islands of Georgian Bay. This will give you a very solid advanced paddling foundation in sea kayak and you will feel very confident by the end of this trip. The Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking Skills Certification is available on this trip at no extra charge for those interested.

Prices do not include 13% HST sales tax.

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze or Silver Awards are Available on Most Trips ( More Info Here )

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Georgian Bay Tours was founded by James Roberts and Dympna Hayes in 2021. James and Dympna are professional kayakers and have been guiding people in the wilderness full-time since 2007 through their paddling school, Ontario Sea Kayak Centre . Georgian Bay Tours is our way of giving access to the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere to people of all abilities. 

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Our company’s mission is to provide immersive and sustainable eco-tours that showcase the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Georgian Bay region while fostering a deep appreciation for the environment and local communities. We strive to create unforgettable experiences that inspire our guests to become stewards of the natural world and make a positive impact on the planet. We are committed to responsible and ethical tourism practices that prioritize conservation, education, and community development, and to supporting the preservation of Georgian Bay’s unique ecosystem for future generations to enjoy.

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We acknowledge that Georgian Bay is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe First Nations, including the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi peoples, as well as the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee Confederacy. These lands have been a site of human activity for over 10,000 years, and continue to be home to many Indigenous communities who have a deep connection to this land, water, and all living beings.

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    Sea Kayaking on Georgian Bay. Purify all drinking water by heating to a rolling boil, purifying crystals or a water filter. Hang all food, garbage and other scented items (i.e. toothpaste) in a pack from a tree, or a rope between two trees, at least 13 feet off the ground and 4 feet from the nearest tree trunk…. remember bears can swim from ...

  19. 2020's Top Wilderness Adventure Trips Georgian Bay Kayak

    This is a 3 day kayak trip intended for those people interested in experiencing the awesome wilderness beauty of the 30,000 Islands of Ontario's Georgian Bay, "the best wilderness fresh water kayaking area in the world" while learning basic kayak paddling skills and wilderness camping techniques.

  20. Byng Inlet

    Byng Inlet - Georgian Bay. This is one of our most popular trips. We meet in Britt at 8:30 am and then on to a pre-trip clinic where we learn the basics of boat handling and rescue. Then it's off to explore the islands around this area of Georgian Bay with all its back bays and secluded hideaways. The next day we will explore many of the ...

  21. Check Out 2020's Hottest 5 Day Georgian Bay Kayak Trip

    This is a 5 day kayak trip intended for those people interested in experiencing the awesome wilderness beauty of the 30,000 Islands of Ontario's Georgian Bay, "the best wilderness fresh water kayaking area in the world" while learning more advanced kayak paddling skills and wilderness camping techniques.

  22. 3 Day Georgian Bay Sea Kayaking Trip

    Kayak trip through Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands The eastern shore of Georgian Bay is a spectacular sea kayaking destination. Thousands of windswept islands with rugged rock formations provide a breathtaking backdrop of the big water while offering narrow inlets for sheltered paddling, as well as excellent camp sites.

  23. About Us

    Georgian Bay Tours was founded by James Roberts and Dympna Hayes in 2021. James and Dympna are professional kayakers and have been guiding people in the wilderness full-time since 2007 through their paddling school, Ontario Sea Kayak Centre.Georgian Bay Tours is our way of giving access to the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere to people of all abilities.