Choose Between Two Options
- C$70 for a three-hour guided kayak tour for one (C$145.77 value)
- C$140 for a three-hour guided kayak tour for two (C$291.54 value)
During guided tandem-kayak tours, passengers float on a tandem kayak among the flora and fauna of a 13-island archipelago. A brief on-land orientation (45 minutes) for safety, proper boat fit, and a lesson on how to make your kayak travel precede the tour. During the tour, there will be a chance for the group to take a short washroom break on the islands that comes at the half-way mark. This tour is suited for any experience level, prior paddling experience is not necessary. Tours depart on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. beginning June 9.
Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre
The setting sun paints streaks of warm colours across the sky and the CN Tower looms over the harbour as a group of kayakers paddle toward a secluded island. This juxtaposition of city and nature sets the tone for Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre's expeditions into Lake Ontario. During tours, their guides transport groups from the urban jungle of Canada's largest city to the natural environs of 13 Toronto Islands. Whether by kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard, the tour leaders blaze a watery path toward lagoons and sanctuaries teeming with wildlife, such as egrets, turtles, and turtles doing egret impressions. Tours also pass by historic man-made sights such as The Gibraltar Lighthouse built in 1808.
In addition to guided excursions, Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre's experts schedule both private and group lessons for each of their watercraft types. They can help students obtain certification, or learn invaluable skills such as kayak rescue.