1000 Islands Kayaking – Self-Guided Day Tour
Explore the natural beauty of the 1000 Islands for a day on a self-guided kayaking tour. A 1000 islands tour your way!
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Experience the islands on your own!
Here is your opportunity to check out the most refreshing, rewarding way to experience the 1000 Islands! A self-guided 1000 Islands kayaking tour is ideal for a quick get-a-way from the city. You can be on the water and be enjoying the river in no time!
The kayak rental package is designed to fully outfit you for an enjoyable day on the water. Everything from the coast guard required equipment, recommended routes, detailed maps, national park beaching permits, emergency contact information and high-end touring kayaks are included and waiting for you at the Gananoque launch site.
Paddle with the wildlife and reconnect with the living landscape, your partners and yourself. The 1000 Islands region is an integral part of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, a member of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Above all, it offers world class sea kayaking for all levels of paddlers.
- Touring kayak
- Paddle and spray skirt
- Personal floatation device (Coast Guard approved)
- Rope, whistler, pump (all Coast Guard regulations)
- 1000 Islands maps and emergency contact Information
- Self-rescue paddle float (if requested)
- Thousand Islands National Parks Beaching Permits
Season: May - October Monday - Sunday
Rental period: 9 am - 5 pm
Please note: It does require some experience to paddle in the 1000 Islands and venturing off on your own comes with a handful of risks. There are busy boating channels, freighters, cruise ships, strong currents, fast changing weather and 1,864 islands to get lost in. It is recommended you have some experience before renting equipment for your own self-guided kayaking adventure in the 1000 Islands.
If you do not have a certification course, the half day and full day guided tours will prove very worthwhile with the added safety and detailed knowledge of the river’s vibrant ecology, unique geology and fascinating history.
Whether you're a first-time visitor or a local, there's plenty to see and experience on this 1000 Islands kayaking tour. Be sure to check this off your list of fun things to do in Kingston or Gananoque.