WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Morning Tour Meets at 9:15 a.m.
Afternoon (Day) Tour Meets at 2:00 p.m.
Sunset Tour Meets at 5:45 p.m.
TWILLINGATE'S PREMIER KAYAKING TOUR PROVIDER
The huge island stands, with its sheer, beetling cliffs, out of the ocean, a monsterous mass of rock and gravel, almost without soil, like a strange thing from the bottom of the great deep, lifted up, suddenly, into sunshine and storm, but belonging to the watery darkness out of which it has been reared.
- Novelist R.T.S Lowell, describing Newfoundland in the 1840's
In addition to the unrivaled beauty of the area, Twillingate is an idyllic location for sea kayaking. Launching from one of our many beaches, you'll quickly find yourself observing stunning coastline, historic outport communities, wildlife and of course, depending on the time of year, plenty of icebergs and whales.
MORNING & DAY TOURS
This is a 2-hour tour that will lead the group in and around Twillingate Harbour and Notre Dame Bay. The routes vary day-to-day based on weather conditions as well as icerberg and whale sightings.
$75/person + HST
Summer evenings in Twillingate are magical. Join us on the water for a 2-hour paddle around Twillingate Harbour and Notre Dame Bay before watching the sun set over the horizon.
$75/person + HST
What we provide:
Your safety and comfort is our number one priority. On our tours, there will never be more than 6 people. You'll be using very sturdy, sea worthy double kayaks specifically chosen because they are very well-suited to the North Atlantic. We'll also provide you with a wetsuit, dry top, life jacket, paddle mitts, a nylon skirt and all the necessary safety equipment.
What you need:
The only thing we don't provide is water shoes. So, you'll want to bring something for your feet that you are okay getting wet, although we will do our best to keep your toes dry. We do recommend you wear sunscreen and a hat and bring along a water bottle. Other than that, no experience or equipment is necessary, just the desire to explore!
What is the best time of year to see icebergs and whales?
Every year is different but typically the icebergs flow late May, June and sometimes into July. The whales tend to follow in July and August, although have been spotted other times of year as well. Icebergs and whales are definitely a highlight but there is no shortage of incredible sights and wildlife in the area.
How safe is it? Do I need kayaking experience?
Safety is our number one priority. We'll provide the equipment and instruction to not only keep you safe but also comfortable. We use double (2 person) kayaks which are very stable so that people with little or no experience will have an enjoyable tour. We also limit our tours to 6 people (3 kayaks) so that our guide is always near by.
Can I bring my kids?
Kayaking can be enjoyed at any age and although we don't have an age minimum we do consider the weight of the child and experience of the parent. It's best to call ahead if your child is under 10 years of age.
What should I wear?
We provide wetsuits, drytops , hand warmers, and lifejackets. You may also want to consider layering with quick dry clothing or a fleece. You should wear comfortable footwear that you're okay to get wet. Bring sunscreen, a sun hat, and sunglasses. Try to avoid jeans, cotton or winter jackets. We also recommend that you bring a change of clothing for after the tour.
What if I get tired or sick?
There is no pride on the water. If you're not feeling well or need a break, just say so. We're always somewhere beautiful, so taking a break will just allow us all to take in the scenery and if you're feeling sick, we're always close to shore.