Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre

Toronto (GTA)

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In a Nutshell

13 islands play host to guided tandem kayak tours, voyageur canoe tours & paddleboard lessons taught by certified instructors

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Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Out-paddle your fears with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

Located on a scenic waterfront south of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre and accessible via the TTC, Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre offers three options with this deal. Three-hour guided tandem kayak tours float among the flora and fauna of a 13-island archipelago. During canoe trips, duos paddle with up to 18 others within a historic Voyageur canoe replica, travelling at a leisurely pace across the inner harbour towards bird sanctuaries and lagoons. Orientation sessions, safety talks, and a chance to pet each boat and feed it a snack precede both tours. For stand up paddleboarders, certified instructors lead a 90-minute introductory lesson, which includes transportation for an additional 15-minute pontoon boat ride to and from the lesson amongst the Toronto Island archipelago.<p>

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.

Customer Reviews

This place is uber friendly and professional! Alex was my instructor and was really amazing and had lots of different ideas to correct and facilitate my learning for stand up paddle boarding. I loved it and the location was beautiful and just a really nice experience, I am going back!!
Suzy · September 20, 2012
Wonderful experience!! Made to feel welcome and totally relaxed.. Good kayak with proper water ready apparel. My friend and I had a fun, relaxing and silly time. I loved the airplanes taking off over our heads and my friend worrying about a big boat MOWING us down. Would definitely do this again!!!
Debbie M. · September 9, 2012
Everything was great considering it was one of the busiest water days of the year!
Paul P. · September 5, 2012

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