The landscapes of Georgian Bay are absolutely breathtaking. Come and join us for
a 4 night all inclusive sea kayaking tour of Georgian Bay’s Outer Fox Islands
and French River Delta. During your stay with us, you will explore pristine
islands and intimate waterways that make Georgian Bay a world class destination.
Your guide will tantalize your taste buds with our fresh menus and desserts,
baked right in front of your eyes! At the end of the day, relax by the lakeside
and enjoy a good book. Or you may wish to participate in a gentle yoga class
accompanied by the sound of the waves washing upon the shore.
A round trip shuttle service from Toronto is
available to bring you to the rendezous of the trip and to return you back
to Toronto at the end of your trip with us.
Our schedule is fairly flexible, if you have another date in mind for your
trip. Send us an inquiry and we'll have you out on the water in no
Trip Length: 5 Days
Trip Dates (2016): TBA
Trip Price: $875 + tax
Trip Rendezvous: The Key Marina Resort - located along highway 69,
south of Grundy Lake Provincial Park. If you will be driving yourself to the
rendezvous location. An additional fee of $40 per vehicle is charged by
the Key Marina Resort for parking for the 5 days. Paid to the staff at the
Ground Transportation: A round trip shuttle service for the
trip is available from Yorkdale Mall in Toronto for a fee of $60 per person. All major public transportation
will bring you to the mall. The following links is a resource for public
transit schedules and maps.
Toronto Transit Resource
Professional Guide, ratio 6:1
Basic Kayaking instruction
Accommodations: 4 nights back country camping
Meals: Amazing trail meals are provided, from day 1 lunch to day
Boats: single plastic 16' sea kayaks with paddles, PFD's, and
Camping Equipment: waterproof sacs for clothing, tents, sleeping pads, tarps
Cooking and Eating Equipment, ie. pots, stoves, plates, bowls,
cutlery, cups, water bottles
Safety Equipment: first aid kit, bilge pumps, throw ropes,
paddle float, and rescue equipment
Communication Equipment: cell phone, SPOT satellite messenger
What's Not Included:
Personal items: a list of recommended
clothing and equipment will be sent out prior to the trip
Any hotel accommodations and meals prior to
the trip or after lunch on day 5
Snacks on the trip: please bring compact,
high energy snacks
Any cost associated for your emergency
evacuation from the trip: please ensure that you purchase health
insurance prior to the trip
Day 1: Key Marina Resort and Key River Our day will start with a
rendezvous at the Key Marina Resort, just south of Grundy Lake Provincial Park.
We will then repack our personal items and the group camping equipment into
the kayaks. After which, we will enjoy a fresh picnic
lunch and listen to a talk on camping etiquette. Then we are off!
Paddling down the Key River which is a gentle and picturesque river with a
mixture of marsh grasses and towering cliffs. By the end of the day
you will be camped on a beautiful island overlooking the gentle waves of
Day 2: Outer Fox Islands here we come!
After enjoying a gourmet breakfast, and a gentle yoga practice on the rocks.
The group will break camp and repack the kayaks for our journey to the Outer
Fox Islands. We will be paddling past Dead Island, which is a sacred
Ojibway burial ground for the local native tribe. Black bears have been
spotted wandering the island. Some say, they are guardians of those
buried there. Beyond is the Outer Fox Island chain containing hundreds
of intimate channels and pools, waiting for your discovery. This will be
home for the next couple of days.
Day 3: Exploring the French River Delta (Day Trip)
Our basecamp is established and now its time to explore! We're off to
discover the hidden treasures of the French River Delta! The French
River area is rich with its history, geology, and its wildlife. If you
are an avid fisherman, this is the place for you. During our lunch
break, there will be opportunities to explore the shoreline, swim, fish, or
to just relax.
Day 4: Day of the Open Bay
Time to break camp and move on. We're off to the Churchill Islands.
Today is a relaxing day of paddling, and enjoying the sun. You will
feel like your paddling on the open ocean. Riding over the gentle
waves as the winds blow in. Serenity and solitude can be found on
these isolated and quiet islands.
Day 5: Homeward Bound
Now that you are seasoned explorers, it's time to go home. Filled with
memories that will last a lifetime. From the Churchill Islands, we
will paddle north back up to the mouth of the Key River and leave Georgian