Yes, as many persons come to us on their own. Most groups consist of couples, singles and friends traveling together.
Maximum of ten participants and 2 guides. A small group minimizes impact on the areas we visit, allows more individualized attention, develops group bonding, and better ensures safety.
Our guides have a keen interest in the outdoors, love their work, and enjoy sharing their knowledge. They are certified in canoeing, wilderness first aid, and emergency procedures. They possess backgrounds in areas such as natural and cultural history, photography and low impact wilderness travel.
We schedule all of our trips to coincide with the best weather and the best time to see wildlife.
Generally speaking we like to get going around 9 and get into camp around 4. This would be interrupted with lunch, shore breaks, drifting, wildlife viewing, photographic opportunities. Some days may find us setting camp early due to poor weather and other days extending our days to make up for lost time.
There is a correlation between your physical readiness and your enjoyment of paddling. We will send home some conditioning ideas for you. Normal upper body strength and flexibility are key. Paddling is more technique than strength.
We use, Clipper , 17' canoes, for expeditions. They have proven themselves to be stable and comfortable craft.
Equipment and physical constraints may limit your child's participation. We can usually place youngsters in the middle of the canoe. Call our office to discuss whether the expedition is suitable for your child.
The fact that you have had previous canoeing experience should in no way detract from your enjoying the trip.
Physical requirements for river trips are generally modest. Rivers are ranked according to the difficulty of their most severe rapids: Class 1 Easy flat water/lake and mild waves-current/river. Few or no obstructions, all easy to avoid. Some maneuvering may be required to navigate around log jams or sweepers. Risk to swimmers is slight. Self-rescue is [...]