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Gargantua - Lake Superior Provincial Park

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination(s): Ontario  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 925 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 925 Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Our destination, 'Gargantua', is a mythical place of the Ojibway; the landscape is replete with mystery and native heritage sites, such as Devils Chair and Devils 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 sea kayaker.

Dates: July 16 - 20, July 30 - Aug. 3, Aug. 27 - 31

Equipment and Services: All inclusive

* Tour Itinerary:

For the evening prior to the trip, accommodation is available at the Voyageurs' Lodge on Batchwana Bay (60 km or 36 miles) north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; for those who prefer to camp Pancake Bay Provincial Park is 5 km north of the lodge. Note: you need to bring personal gear/clothing, sleeping bag. We provide meals, tents, cook stoves, sea kayaks, camping permits, etc. (see attached equipment list).

Day 1: At 9:00 a.m., we meet at
Voyageurs' Lodge on Batchwana 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.</li>

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

All inclusive, including guides, kayaks, meals, taxes

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