Prepare to launch into the Admiralty and Lake Fleet Islands for two nights of camping in the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Paddling the 1000 Islands is our specialty and we can’t wait for you to wander deep into the secret paddling treasures of the islands.
Day 1: Introduction to the Islands
The program begins at 8 am, when you will unload your personal gear at our facility, before you head to find parking. At 9 am you will meet the rest of the campers and your instructors, before heading to your kayaks. Most of your gear will head over to the island on the boat shuttle but dry bags will be provided for the few items you wish to pack into the kayak. A detailed list of what to bring is included in the confirmation package.
Once on the water, your guide will ensure everyone is comfortable in their boat and has a handle on the basic strokes with a Kayaking 101 lesson, before crossing into the Admiralty Group of islands.
Let the adventure begin! Paddle over a 1920 ship wreck, learn the fascinating history of Half-Moon Bay and snap lots of pictures in the Class 1 coastal wetlands accessible only to paddlers. Lunch and a swimming break is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the serenity of the National Park Islands. The afternoon includes a leisurely paddle to another St. Lawrence National Park Island where your camping equipment, a fresh stack of firewood and an amazing dinner awaits.
Day 2: Choose Your Own Adventure
Start the day off right with a delectable breakfast prepared by your talented guide. We will be exploring the outer section of the Lake Fleet Islands for the day. Lunch will be served on an island and deciding where to swim may be the toughest decision you have to make that day. We then return to our campsite for another gourmet meal and campfire, before settling in for the night.
Day 3: Admiralty Islands
Day 3 begins with a lazy breakfast and pack up of camp. The rest of the day is spent wandering back through another section of the Admiralty Islands toward Gananoque with lunch and swimming breaks. We are off the water at 4:00 pm to give you enough time to clean up before your evening plans in Gananoque.
Our camping trips are beginner-friendly and no experience is necessary. Children are encouraged to participate. Youth between the ages of 6 to 10 are required to paddle in a tandem kayak with a parent.
Multi-day rental packages are available for paddlers that are interested in self-supported camping trips. Visit our rentals page for details.
- certified guides
- professional instruction
- all necessary equipment
- meals and snacks—day-one includes lunch and dinner, day-two includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, day-three includes breakfast and lunch
- supply list
- all camping equipment, except sleeping bags
- wind/rain jackets
Prices: Adults $495 + HST • Kids $325 + HST
Dates 2017: July 7 to 9, 2017 | August 11 to 13 | September 2 to 4
Are you and your friends interested in a private weekend camping trip?
We will book a guide for exclusive multi-day tours in groups of 6 or more people. Our guides and program developers have a combined experience of over 20 years in planning camping trips. Let us know what your dream experience is and we will do our best to make it a reality!
Cancellation Policy for Guided Camping Trips
1000 Islands Kayaking will operate within the Paddle Canada program guidelines and plan our camping trips with a ratio of one instructor to six participants. Due to the logistics and planning for our guided camping trips, we are unable to provide a refund if cancellation occurs within 15 days or fewer, of the intended program. If a replacement participant for the program is found or for cancellations before more than 15 days, a refund (less a 25% administration fee), will be issued.
Please understand that even if you have a sudden medical problem or family emergency, we will not be able to provide the 75% refund, without a replacement for the program, unless more than 15 days are given.
Our guided camping trips will operate rain or shine, with lots of water time and some classroom elements.
If 1000 Islands Kayaking cancels a program due to weather or insufficient registration, we will offer to alter your dates, free of charge, or provide you with a full refund.
Registration for Guided Camping Trips
Please contact the office directly at 613-329-6265 to book your tour and provide your payment details. Submitting a request IS NOT confirmation of a booking.
PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT have parking specific to our facility. Parking is available along Main Street, free of charge. A public parking lot can be found at 760 Stone Street for $8.00 per day. Tickets can be purchased via the “HONKmobile” app or in person at the Gananoque Municipal marina. A free bus shuttle operates every 20 minutes.