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Kayak Lesson, Toronto Islands

Learn the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace amidst the beautiful setting of the Toronto Islands, just minutes from downtown Toronto.
Where:Toronto, Ontario
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 12 years
Kayaking Lesson, Toronto Islands GROUP LESSON
Kayak Lesson, Toronto Islands - GROUP LESSON
Price shown is per person / per lesson.
Kayaking Lesson, Toronto Islands PRIVATE LESSON
Kayak Lesson, Toronto Islands - PRIVATE LESSON
Price shown is per person / per lesson.
Kayaking Lesson, Toronto Islands SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON
Kayak Lesson, Toronto Islands - SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON
Price shown is for 2 people / per lesson.

Enjoy the Toronto Islands and gain new skills with a kayak lesson. You’ll learn kayak basics, how to launch your boat, paddle in a straight line, turn and much more! This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking.

What’s included:

  • 75-minute lesson with a certified instructor;
  • Kayak, paddle, life jacket (PFD), safety kit (whistle, bailer, flashlight, line), and dry bag for valuables;
  • Small group of up to 6 people (group lesson);

When:  June - September: Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Duration: 75 minutes


  • Take the Toronto Island ferry to Wards Island (not included). The Jack Layton Ferry terminal is located at the foot of Bay Street at Queens.
  • Weekday classes: Algonquin Bridge - Turn right off the ferry and walk for 4 minutes to the Algonquin Bridge.
  • Weekend classes: Wards Beach - Walk straight off the ferry to Wards Beach. Walk past the Wards Island Cafe, past the park and onto the beach.

Need to know:

  • No experience is necessary.
  • All necessary equipment is provided.
  • Minimum requirement for participation is the ability to swim short distances and tread water even without a lifejacket on.
  • Minimum age for participation is 12 years.
  • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult participant authorised to do so by the guardian or legal parent.
  • Please bring a swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, and water.
  • Arrive early to the ferry docks to ensure you get to the launch site on Wards Island on time.
  • Please arrive changed and ready to go. There are public washroom facilities at the entrance to Wards Beach at the corner of Lakeshore Ave. and Fifth Street.

Whether you are looking to try something new on the water or for a unique experience gift this Introductory Kayak Lesson amidst the Toronto Islands is the way to go!

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