Georgian Bay - North Channel

Georgian Bay - North Channel

This is a five-day sea kayaking expedition in northern Georgian Bay. Starting near the town of Spanish, we'll head out into Whaleback Bay bound for Whitefish Falls at the end of the Bay of Islands - over 60 km to the east. We'll follow a winding channel through windswept granite islands, with gnarled and twisted pines. There will be some open crossings with waves and swells. Each afternoon we'll set up camp on a deserted island or in some lost cove. We'll swim in the warm waters, dine on the rocky shore, and enjoy the famous Georgian Bay sunset.

The North Channel is more remote and less travelled than other parts of Georgian Bay. The paddling is less protected; the shoreline rugged and beautiful. This is an excellent choice for a paddler with some previous experience. For those who would like an easier trip, check out our 4 day Bayfield to Britt trip or our 5 day Britt to Hartley Bay. If you are interested in starting from square one, our Georgian Bay Sea Kayak Clinic is THE choice!

"The most enjoyable was just 'being on the water' with a compatible group. I'm glad we could put in decent days on the water." Tracy, Ontario, Canada

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level: 2
Dates Trip Fee
July 25, 2021 to July 29, 2021 Trip Full
What is Included: 

Guides 5:1 ratio
• all meals & snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 5 lunch
Kayaking Equipment
• sea kayaks with rudders, waterproof hatches
• spray decks, paddles, PFDs (you may bring your own)
• throw lines, pumps, and other safety accessories
Camping Equipment
• tents: free-standing expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
• dry bags and containers for food and group equipment
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, kayak rescue, and repair kits
• emergency communications equipment
Local Transportation
• transportation of guides, group gear, kayaks, etc. to and from trip
• shuttle from Whitefish Falls back to your car in Spanish

Trip Location

Trip Rendezvous Point: Mitchell's Camp, Spanish River, Ontario