Kayak Tours (short)
Please note that we do not set dates for our shorter tours but organize them to fit your vacation schedule. Just call us with as much advance notice as possible and we will try our best to accommodate your dates. For our 2018 season we will be running most of our tours from both Lawrence's Harbour and Fortune Harbour which are located about a half hour drive north of Botwood on route 352.
Half to Full Day Guided Tour Choices
Our half to full day tours are ideal for those traveling the province who wish to take in a variety of activities. Each tour begins with a basic introduction to the sea kayak and then your guide will take you on a scenic coastal exploration usually to a local point of interest. Tour destinations are dependent on the predicted wind direction and velocity for the day. For a really unique and fun experience, take a look at our full day value added tour.
Value added day tour.......135.00/person (Description below)
This unique experience begins at Fortune Harbour, located at the headlands of the beautiful Bay of Exploits.Your day will start with the basics of sea kayaking and will include instruction on safety and an introduction to rescue techniques. Single and double kayaks are available. Each participant will get a map of Fortune Harbour and will learn how to navigate by a term called Piloting. As you enjoy paddling and taking in the sites of the area, you will also be learning the basics of the dying art of navigating with a map and compass. During our breaks along the shoreline you will learn how a compass works together with your map, including taking a bearing and how to follow one. There will be a true test of your newly acquired skills when you are asked as a group to lead your guide to a location where we will harvest wild blue mussels. Now we like mussels a lot so if you go astray we will make sure you find the spot! Then we feast on one of the finest treats of the sea as an appetizer to a traditional shore lunch. After a well deserved rest we continue paddling to see what else this beautiful area has to offer. This is truly a day that you wont soon forget!
These tours are designed to fit your schedule but prior reservations are required.
Two Day and Three Day Tours
If you are not ready to commit to an extended tour but still wish to experience a touch of rugged coastal beauty combined with camping, our two and three days tours may be just for you. Departing from our Lawrence's harbor facility or the community of Fortune Harbor, we will take you on a journey beginning in sheltered waters and then out to the rugged headlands forming the Bay of Exploits. Camp in sheltered coves, feast on traditional meals and eat fresh wild mussels harvested by your guides. Bald Eagles and Osprey are abundant and you may even catch a glimpse of a Minke or Humpback whale feeding nearby.
Please note that two and three day tours can be organized to fit your vacation schedule but please contact us at least 30 days in advance.
Two day tour...............$299.00/ person
Three day tour...........$ 599.00/ person
New Four Day Tours
Four days of sea kayaking that will lead you from the inner shelter of the Bay of Exploits to historic Exploits Island and surrounding waters. We added the four day trip last summer based on request from paddlers and it turned out to be our most popular tour. Our price includes three nights of camping, all kayaking equipment and safety gear as well as food for the entire trip.
Price: $895.00 per person plus 15% HST
The closest airport to our base camp is Gander. The logistics of transportation to and from the airport as well as accommodations prior to our departure date will be discussed upon contact.
Accommodations: If you intend to partake in one of our tours and need accommodations either before or after the tour, please check out this B&B located conveniently in the community of Fortune Harbour. www.gillespiehouse.ca
Note: To book any of our tours or to request more information contact us by e-mail or phone. We will get back to you as soon as possible.