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TourS3: Gargantua - Lake Superior

Chalifant Cove in the heart of Lake Superior Provincial park, Ontario, Canada

Join us for a guided wilderness sea kayaking adventure trip in Lake Superior Provincial Park in northern Ontario. Our destination, 'Gargantua', is a mythical place of the Ojibwa; the landscape is replete with mystery and native heritage sites, such as Devil's Chair and Devil's Warehouse Island. We paddle above the eerie glow of massive boulders in the deep clear water, while passing ancient lava and crystal clear streams. Moose and caribou occasionally wander by the solitary beaches.

As this area is relatively sheltered, this guided sea kayak tour is ideal for the novice Great Lakes sea kayaker. Tour begins with basic sea kayak instruction, and offers an introduction to sea kayaking.

Trip at a Glance :
Dates: 2014: July 14 - 18, July. 21-25
Departure: Voyageurs' Lodge (near Sault Ste. Marie)
Price: $1,050 CDN(taxes included)
Level: All Levels
Distance: 60 km at 10-18 km/day
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Included: All-inclusive; breakfast (4), lunch (5), dinner(4), 4 nights and 5 days of wilderness camping
Not Included: Personal gear, sleeping bag
Note: Ideal for novice paddlers.
Transportation from Sault Ste. Marie airport (YAM) to Voyageurs' Lodge and return - $100.00

Itinerary

The evening prior to the trip, accommodation is available at the Voyageurs' Lodge on Batchawana Bay (60 km or 36 miles) north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Please inform us and we will book this accommodation for you. For those who prefer to camp Pancake Bay Provincial Park is 5 km north of the lodge.

A return airport shuttle can be arrainged at $100.00/person.

  • Day 1: At 9:00 a.m., we meet at Voyageurs' Lodge on Batchawana Bay to spend the morning with a course on sea kayaking, including paddling strokes, equipment, safety, and rescues. We finish before noon, load the van and depart for Gargantua Harbour (2 hour drive) where we will have lunch and pack the kayaks. We kayak from Gargantua Harbour to our Warp Bay campsite on a long beach in a deep bay at the mouth of the Gargantua River (5 km, 3 miles).
  • Day 2: Warp Bay to Devil's Chair and on to Redrock River (17 km/10 miles). This is one of the most spectacular sections of Lake Superior Provincial Park, with many channels and Islands composed of black lava. The area is home of many wildlife species, including woodland caribou and moose. We set up camp at one of the largest and most isolated beaches in the park. and explore the area by kayak as time permits
  • Day 3: Paddle south past Ryan point to Chalifant Cove (10 km/ 6 miles). Many cliffs and rocky headlands along the way. Chalifant Cove, the most sheltered area in the park, is a choice camp site.
  • Day 4: Rest and Relaxation; we stay an extra night at Chalifant Cove to explore the Islands and Coves in the area
  • Day 5: Chalifant Cove to Gargantua Harbour (12 km/7 miles). We will paddle by the steep cliff face of Devil's Warehouse Island, by deep faulted rock, and unique red lava. We takeout at Gargantua Harbour at 2:00 p.m. where you will be transported back to Voyageurs' Lodge by 4:30 p.m., to end our adventure vacation in northern Ontario.

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