Explore the beauty of Georgian Bay from the seat of a kayak

A kayaking day trip is probably the best way to experience the beautiful sparkling waters along our unique section of Georgian Bay coastline. The Georgian Bay Biosphere is designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. In a kayak, you paddle quietly and almost effortlessly along the surface of the water. Quiet ripples left behind from the dip of your paddle is the only disturbance you make. A kayak floats in mere inches of water, so we can be close to the shore to see the granite rocks, white pine trees, and little minks as they scramble up the shore with their crayfish lunch in their mouth. Come share a day with our guides and let them show you the beauty of Georgian Bay, a world full of wonder. This kayak tour is suitable for all levels.

How many people can come?

We can accommodate groups and social bubbles of up to 6 people on most days based on availability. We can bring a group of up to 12 if we have two guides available. Day trips require a minimum of two participants to run. 

Weather and cancellations

Due to the elements we are exposed to in outdoor adventure, trips are dependent on the weather. Your guide will make the call on whether the trip can run the night before your scheduled date by 7 pm and will call or email you to advise you the evening before. Usually, day trips will not be canceled, because we have alternate routes we can take depending on the wind direction. In the event that we do have to cancel due to inclement weather, a full refund or date exchange will be arranged. If you decide to cancel your day-trip you must notify us seven or more days in advance to receive a full refund less a 20% transaction/admin fee.

Covid-19 Update

Our Day-trips are an ideal way to get out of town and onto the crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay. We are able to socially distance from each other while on the water and on land. Bringing your own packed lunch allows you to cater to your own dietary needs and know that your food has only been handled by you. Our safety equipment is all cleaned in-between use.

Places to Stay

If you are looking for accommodation while staying in Parry Sound, consider our sister company Harmony Outdoor Inn. This boutique waterfront Bed and Breakfast/Glamping resort is rated as the number 1 B&B in Parry Sound on Trip Advisor. We have the choice of three B&B rooms and six prospector style tents. Our facilities include a kitchen pavilion building, hot outdoor cedar showers and waterfront with paddlesports equipment.

1 day long

Price p.p. from:

$149 

plus taxes

Dates

Running most days from June to September.

Please contact us for date availability confirmation before booking online.

Participant Skill Level

Please contact us with any question related to these trip prerequisites.

  • No kayaking experience required
  • You need to be physically fit enough to kayak for the day

 Trip Route Map

Here’s a map of our travel route, to help put things in perspective.

  Meet Your Guides

James Roberts

James started kayaking at 18. Since then his paddling career has taken him all over the world as an expedition leader and senior kayak instructor.

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Dympna Hayes

Dympna is co-owner and operator, of Ontario Sea Kayak Centre along with her partner and husband James. She loves sharing her craft with others through her coaching on skills courses and through her guiding while on kayaking trips.

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Greg Mason

Greg has been paddling and teaching kayaking on Georgian Bay for around 25 yrs… since he was not but a wee grasshopper.

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Joedy Ebert

Joedy has been teaching teenagers for 25 years but she has always recharged at and on the water. She got her Paddle Canada start with OSKC 10 years ago, spending the years since padding the shores of Lake Ontario and the Niagara waterways. She is thrilled to be joining the team at OSKC.

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 What's Included

Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.

Included

  • Equipment rentals (kayak, safety gear, paddles, skirts)
  • Dry-bags for your personal items
  • Expedition First Aid Kit. Guides are Wilderness First Aid Certified.
  • Communication devices. Guides have obtained their VHF Marine Operators License.
  • Large tarp if needed (in case of rain or intense sun)

What's Not Included

  • Lunch and drinking water.
  • Trip cancellation and Medical Insurance.

What You Should Bring

A detailed gear list is sent before the start of the trip but this can get you started.

  • Bring your lunch and water in a reusable bottle. We will provide dry bags for you to put it in.
  • On water clothing and shoes that can get wet, must have a back strap if in sandals
  • A rain jacket for wind and rain protection
  • A change of clothes for after the paddle
  • Towel, bathing suit if you decide to swim at lunch
  • A waterproof camera or phone

1 day long

Price p.p. from:

$149 

plus taxes

Dates

Running most days from June to September.

Please contact us for date availability confirmation before booking online.

I had a wonderful time! Stress-free and well organized.

Mary H.

 Drive your Car

Meet us at Snug Harbour. We cover your parking fees for you to leave your vehicle here for the day.

 Rent a Car

 Pre and Post-Trip Accommodation

If you need a place to stay before or after your trip check out Harmony Outdoor Inn, our sister company in Parry Sound, Ontario.

The Small Print

Minimum two guests required to run the trip.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this trip or about any of our other trips or courses.

Email Us Call Us: 905-399-1216