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Kayak the Ottawa River, Petrie Island

Ottawa, Canada

Experience hosted by Christopher

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

After a brief meet and greet and waiver signing (There are inherent risks to any water sport and a standard liability waiver must be signed before launch) we will pick the boat that best suits everyone, get our life jackets on and hit the water. I will now lead you on a tour of Petrie Island. The tour is 8km and circumvents the island. Introductory level paddling training and boat handling instructions are provided to all guests. Once underway I like to give my guests some space to enjoy the paddling and talk among yourselves while I get some quality candid photos of your adventure while still direct the route. I am of coarse always available for questions and will be pointing out wildlife and tour highlights along the way.
When the tour is done I hope that you will now have a better understanding of basic paddling skills and the difference a quality boat makes. Finally I hope to share a sense of my own appreciation for all the beauty that can be found in your own backyard (whether that is Ottawa or anywhere else).
After a brief meet and greet and waiver signing (There are inherent risks to any water sport and a standard liability waiver must be signed before launch) we will pick the boat that best suits everyone, get our life jackets on and hit the water. I will now lead you on a tour of Petrie Island. The tour is 8km and circumvents the island. Introductory level paddling training and boat handling instructions are provided to all guests. Once underway I…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    A Life Jacket.
    A Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125 or 135 Kayak. OR A Cl...

Meet your host, Christopher

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and raised in Ottawa I have been kayaking since my early teens. In the last five years I have gotten more serious about the sport. I have taken my boat out all across Canada and this summer I completed a five day, Ottawa to Montreal Kayak tour down the Ottawa river. My passion for the sport has resulted in my owning and having access too a number of quality kayaks. As a result I have decided to start offering private tours to people looking to get out on the water and have an experience. With a professional background in customer service, media production and community center teaching, I offer you an enjoyable adventurous learning experience while also providing great photos of it. Finally I hope to leave you having learnt somethings about kayaking and hidden gems to be found right here in the city.
Born and raised in Ottawa I have been kayaking since my early teens. In the last five years I have gotten more serious about the sport. I have taken my boat out all across Canada and this summer I completed a five day, Ottawa to Montreal Kayak tour down the Ottawa river. My passion for the sport has resulted in my owning and having access too a number of quality kayaks. As a result I have decided to start offering private tours to people looking to get out on the water and have an experience. Wi…
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Where you'll be

I will meet my guests at the parking lot at Petrie Island Park, Ottawa Ontario (727 Trim Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 3P4). Upon Entering the Park guests should park in the very first lot on the left. Guests should then look for my silver Toyota Tacoma truck I will be there with the boats.
Vivian
September 2020
My boyfriend and I did this tour when we visited Ottawa on September 12 - it was awesome! Christopher made us feel very comfortable (I didn't have the best experience kayaking before) and took us on a 7-8km tour. During the tour, he pointed out various wildlife that were around and told us about his personal kayaking experience - he's quite the adventurer! The entire trip we had great conversations and lots of laughs - Christopher treated us like friends. We had the option to go for another 2km at the end, but due to our schedules we weren't able too. It was a great workout and an awesome day on the water - I highly recommend this tour if you're looking to do something different in the city. You are able to escape reality and focus on the beautiful outdoors. Christopher is very informative and patient. We had a great day! We would 100% do the tour again. A bonus: Chris' kayaks were top of the line! Thanks again :)
My boyfriend and I did this tour when we visited Ottawa on September 12 - it was awesome! Christopher made us feel very comfortable (I didn't have the best experience kayaking befo…
Chris
September 2020
My girlfriend and I had a tour with Chris this past weekend and would 10/10 recommend. Chris was a fantastic guide, he was knowledgeable, personable, and took lots of care to make sure the guide was awesome! The tour itself was perfect,started off slow and then some currents on Ottawa River- was so much fun and we will be back! Saw tons of wildlife as well, and Chris would always point them out for us and share some quick facts about the animals! Thanks again Chris for the tour and wish you all the best man!
My girlfriend and I had a tour with Chris this past weekend and would 10/10 recommend. Chris was a fantastic guide, he was knowledgeable, personable, and took lots of care to make…
Michael
October 2020
Great tour, very knowledgeable guide
Kruti
September 2020
Christopher is very friendly. Experience was too good

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Outdoor water friendly recreational clothing that they are comfortable in and ok with getting wet and dirty.

Water bottle