We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Awesome Day on the Water” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 1000 Islands Kayaking Day Trips

1000 Islands Kayaking Day Trips
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Day on the Water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband, our 16 year old daughter and I had the pleasure of paddling around the islands yesterday with our guide Alesha. Before we arrived we were a little concerned about whether or not we could kayak for the whole day. We have borrowed friends kayaks a few times so are comfortable in them but have never gone out for more than an hour or so. During our introductory lesson we heard for the first time we would cover approx 17 km. Had we been at the dock I think the 16 yr old might have bailed at this point. Alesha was fabulous and friendly. Her directions were clear and she shared lots of interesting tidbits and stories along the way. She took pics for us and prepared a wonderful lunch on one of the islands. She allowed us to make decisions about what we wanted to do and it was a beautiful, relaxing, full day that left us with smiles on our faces and a sense of accomplishment. Great way to spend time as family.Equipment was top notch. Will highly recommend it to friends. Fabulous way to see the area and I look forward to returning to rent in the future. Thanks! Yvette

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
3 Thank Normanly25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

112 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    100
    10
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Fantastic Day Trip!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

We took this tour because of the high praise it received on this and other sites. We were not disappointed. Right from the time I called the office to book our tour, the service was absolutely first rate! I was skeptical about taking the full day trip, having never kayaked, but it was the perfect pace for beginners and infrequent paddlers. Our guides Kelly and Jeff made us feel safe and relaxed. Kelly taught the basics in a practical way that made it easy to control our kayaks from the outset. The lunch they prepared for us was far beyond our expectations. This was a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the islands up close and spend quality time with adult children. We will definitely do this again!

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Lynne V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
uk
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Certainly the best way to experience 1000 islands.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We took the full day tour. Booked it in advance. Our guide was exceptional, Kelly! We took a leisurely pace, which gave time for photos but also rest between paddling bursts. The lunch was super fresh and healthy! 11 out of 10.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank vanessatod
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A day around the islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We spend the day together (not with a tour) cruising around the islands and stopped at some National Park islands. We had lunch on the one that started with a B... nice picnic tables. The map was very helpful and the kayaks have lots of room for dry bags filled with picnic lunches and gear, too. It was $55 each (plus tax) for the day and well worth it if you're looking to enjoy the water and peaceful area.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank EventingRocks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saratoga Springs, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Great Company”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I recently completed 5 days of kayaking in the Thousand Islands and Rideau Canal with a Road Scholar (Routes to Learning Canada) group. 1000 Islands Kayaking was the outfitter and they were terrific. The equipment was nearly new and well suited to the trips. The guides were very personable and extremely competent and very accommodating to the needs of older adults. I would highly recommend this company if you're in the area.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank paddler918
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed 1000 Islands Kayaking Day Trips also viewed

 

Been to 1000 Islands Kayaking Day Trips? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing