Enjoy a relaxed trip through the heart of Vermont's beautiful green mountains with a self-guided or guided tour.
All of our tours include shuttle service, an expert safety and paddle clinic, and equipment. Reservations are recommended.
Classic River Tours - Customized to You!
Our Classic River Tours take you down one of the area's beautiful waterways; the Lamoille or Winooski Rivers. Classic Tours offer a high degree of flexibility in time and distance; we will work with you to understand your needs and offer suggestions to create the ideal trip. Depending on the route, you can expect outstanding views of Vermont’s famed green forests, iconic dairy farms and covered bridges. We encourage you to picnic, swim and fish along the way!
Price (Self-Guided Tours): Based on boat style. Go for an hour or for most of the day - the price stays the same.
Solo Kayaks: $40
Tandem Kayaks: $60
Canoe (Two Seat): $55
Canoe (Three Seat): $60
Canoe (Four Seat): $65
Time/Distance: 1-6 hours, 3-12 miles
*Guided tours are available. Add an additional $30 per hour, per tour. Advanced reservations required.
*We also offer trips on the Connecticut or Missisquoi rivers, or on Lake Champlain, with advanced reservations.
Boyden Valley Winery Tour
There is nothing like a leisurely paddle and a glass of wine! This relaxing tour ends at Boyden Valley Winery where you’ll sip award-winning wine enjoying views of Mt. Mansfield. On the paddle you’ll pass dairy farms and some of Vermont’s iconic covered bridges. When you arrive at the vineyard, Boyden’s wonderful staff will greet you and lead you on a tour and tasting.
Price: $99.95 guided/$79.95 self-guided
Time/Distance: 2.5 hours, 6 miles
*Add $10.00 to both prices for two solo kayaks or SUPs
Sunset Tour on Lake Champlain
End a beautiful day in Vermont with a relaxing paddle on Lake Champlain. We'll start on the Winooski River and make our way to Lake Champlain where gorgeous 360º views await us. On the paddle be sure to look out for ducks, geese, osprey and the occasional turtle! When we reach the lake we’ll watch the sunset over the Adirondack Mountains from our boats or a nearby pristine beach - your choice. The tour ends with a short 15 minute paddle back to the shuttle.
Price: $65.00 per canoe or tandem kayak/$40.00 per two solo kayaks or SUPs
Time/Distance: 2 hours, 3 miles
*This is a semi-guided tour and leaves after 4:30PM daily
*There is a two boat minimum and a 14 person maximum on this tour
Two-day Riverside Camping Tour
Enjoy a leisurely two-day paddle complete with riverside camping and stunning views of Mt. Mansfield! The trip starts at our outpost where you park your car and set-up camp. Then we'll shuttle you to the starting point and you’ll be off - enjoying a leisurely 9 mile paddle back to your private campsite through fields and between mountains. At your site you can take a swim, BBQ and roast marshmallows. In the morning, you'll set off for Fairfax Dam, a 13 mile paddle, where we will meet you and shuttle you back to your car.
Price: Prices vary based on group size and number of boats. Our lowest prices start at $60.00 per person.
Time/Distance: 2 days, 22 miles
*We are more than happy to customize time and distance to fit your needs
*The campsite is equipped with a large open air tent, firepit, firewood, and grill. We have additional items available for rent
Things to Know Before You Go:
- Tours are suitable for all ages and abilities.
- Before every tour we give a short clinic covering paddling safety and technique. Bert is an ACA certified instructor.
- We will meet you where your tour ends and shuttle you to the start so your car is waiting for you when you end.
- We encourage you to bring refreshments. Check out some of our local stores for Vermont made goods.
- All tours incur a small gas stipend of $4 - $12 per van load & a 6% VT Sales Tax will be added to all trips.