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Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula - Instructional Tour
Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula - Instructional Tour

Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula - Instructional Tour

Regular price $865


This course is run from a base camp. Camping is Included in the Price

The Saugeen Peninsula is famous for its challenging and rugged terrain, making it an ideal location for sea kayaking if you have the necessary skills and equipment. We plan to spend four days thoroughly exploring the area and learning about its unique features. We will be staying at a private campsite that is comfortable, clean, and fun. From there, we will choose the best locations on the Peninsula for our exploration. We know all of the best spots to launch from, as well as the best food trucks and patios. You will be amazed at how wonderful the areas beyond the tourist hotspots are.

Sample Trip Plan (this may change, there are tons of options):

Day 1 - Lion's Head

  • Safety debrief
  • Risk Management presentation
  • Short Skills review
  • Explore somewhere beautiful and follow it up with a food truck or a patio.
    • Hidden shipwrecks, caves, huge rocks, cliffs and pizza!

Day 2 - Fathom Five/Tobermory

  • Navigation presentation
  • Coastal Touring and Navigation
    • We will use charts, plotters and compasses to find shipwrecks and lighthouses.
  • Tour the islands, we know where lots of shipwrecks are that aren't well advertised.
    • Authentic Mexican food, patios and good music.

Day 3 - Sandy Beach

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Coastal Touring and Navigation
  • We will visit the best coffee shop on the Peninsula.
  • Lyle Island is full of coves and lighthouses to explore 

Day 4 - Cape Croker

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • We will make the ice cream expedition to end the trip followed by Chinese food for dinner.


What is included:

  • Your campsite
  • A sea kayak, with 2 bulkheads. 
  • Dry suits are available to borrow if required.
What is not included:
  • Camping gear - we have some for rent, please enquire if needed.
  • Food is not included
  • Transportation and parking permits.
  • Please note: there is no Paddle Canada certification offered on instructional tours.
  • This program includes 4 nights of camping; please note that participants are responsible for parking permits at the launch sites.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Tobermory) is the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Odawa and Mississauga. 

We are grateful for the knowledge shared with us by the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Canada as well as the circumpolar region of the Northern Hemisphere.