While enjoying the beauty of Georgian Bay, we will review basic map reading, compass and navigational skills; show how to plan a complete wilderness kayak trip, including how and where to find the best routes, maps, gear and ckecklists; see how to plan menus, prepare, store, cook and bake foods on a wilderness; prepare float plans, route plans, and emergency plans; select the best kayak packs, tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, stoves, cookware, tarps, saws and lighting; identify the best rain gear and clothing for wilderness kayaking, how to stay warm, dry and comfortable. We will camp on many of the beautiful islands of this wilderness archipelago. By the end of the trip you will have passed by more spectacular islands than you could possibly count and you will have had the adventure of a lifetime!
Difficulty: Class 1 – 3
Intermediate – single kayaks only Dates:
2017 July 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31-Aug 4 Aug 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 Cost:
Cdn: $895 single
+ 13% HST [Federal Tax] Cdn: $845 two or more
+ 13% HST [Federal Tax] $95 for round trip transportation (if needed)
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A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the trip fee is required to hold your reservation.The balance of the fee is due 60 days prior to commencement date of the trip. As a significant portion of our trip costs is already committed well in advance of each trip, there is no refund after 60 days. If payment is not received when due, Sea to Sky Expeditions reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled. Sea to Sky Expeditions will refund both deposit [less a small administrative fee] and full balance of payment, if we can replace your spot with another participant, less any non-refundable moneys from third party deposits. Cancellation notice must be received in writing. Please note that all tours in B.C and the Yukon. are subject to a 5% GST federal tax. No one may depart on a trip unless all payments and necessary documents (including medical and liability release forms) are received by Sea to Sky Expeditions. Due to the nature of operating in the wilderness and international destinations, prices are subject to change [rare]. Where necessary to change a price, we will try to provide as much notice as possible, and offer you the choice of another trip, or to cancel, with full refund. Our prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. If you choose to pay by credit card, we have to process the payment in Canadian funds. Your credit card company will automatically change it to your currency based on their exchange rate. If you paid your deposit in Canadian funds, please continue to make all further payments in Canadian funds to avoid any confusion in the daily changing exchange rate. Sea to Sky Expeditions reserves the right to alter itineraries or cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient booking levels or logistical problems that may impede trip operations. A trip cancellation due to insufficient booking levels will generally occur at least 30 days prior to departure. Sea to Sky Expeditions is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (i.e. non refundable airline tickets, visa fees, equipment, etc.).
GEORGIAN BAY KAYAKING ITINERARY
A complete itinerary along with maps, clothing and equipment list, will be issued upon registration. Included: Transportation from the point of origin and return, camping fees, cooking gear, camp stoves, tents, meals, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, dry bags, tarps, major first aid supplies, emergency radio or satellite phone, and professional guides. Excluded: Transportation to point of origin, transfers, accommodation and food other than included in the itinerary, gratuities, and personal equipment. Meals: Beginning with lunch the Day 1 and ending with lunch on the last day. Day 0: Arrival in Toronto. Days 1-5: This is a fun, adventurous kayak trip is through some very beautiful wilderness areas in Canada’s Huron Lake/Georgian Bay waters. The exact route will depend on the weather and group ability but plans are to put-in at Britt in Byng Inlet, travel north, and take out at Hartly on the French River. Every opportunity will be taken to enjoy the wilderness setting, with time given to improving and learning new skills, free time for photography, swimming and general relaxation. Our trips generally are back in Toronto by 6:30 pm on the last day of the trip.
Many major carriers fly into Toronto. Check with your travel agent for details. Public transit and taxis provide service from the airport to accommodation near our pick-up point, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre