Sea Kayaking

Newfoundland Sea Kayak Tours 2019

Sea Kayaking in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has become very popular during the past decade but you'll be hard pressed to find a better location for both short and expedition style tours than the Bay of Exploits on our province's North East Coast. 

Located within the much larger Notre Dame Bay, the Bay of Exploits offers some very sheltered paddling among it's many islands, or for the more adventuresome paddlers, there's the beauty of the exposed North East coast of Newfoundland. Icebergs, whales,dolphins, seabirds, nesting raptors, intertidal zone  marine life, spectacular scenery and our culture are all things you can see and learn about when you paddle with us. If icebergs are at the top of your priority list, please contact us to discuss the right timing for your tour.

Long before the arrival of European settlers, the  Beothuk Indians inhabited this land and paddled the waters of the Bay of Exploits in their  birch bark canoes.  The coast was a summer destination for them and provided fish, eggs and other food sources  critical for their survival. European settlement of the region began about 500 years ago and after discovering the rich resources of the area, serious conflicts developed with the native population. As a result of years of confrontation and European diseases such as tuberculosis, the Beothuk population became extinct, although there is much debate to this very day on that believe. Follow our links to learn a little more about them and  learn about their fascinating but tragic story as you paddle these waters.

For inexperienced ocean kayakers it is best that you have a guide accompany you. This bay is truly home turf for us here at Canoe Hill Adventures. A lifetime of working in this environment has given us extensive knowledge of its geography, the  weather patterns, how certain winds affect the areas we paddle, as well as the history and culture that we are sure will fascinate you.  We will certainly work hard to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time. We have a number of tour choices to choose from depending on your interest, so take some time to browse through the sub menus to the right.