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Rentals:  Kayaks • Stand Up Paddleboards • Canoes

The 13 Toronto Islands are on our doorstep, with secluded beaches, bird sanctuaries, washrooms, picnic areas, a cottage-country feel, and many waterways to paddle and relax. Stay healthy and enjoy wilderness in the city!

What is our Rentals Cold Water Policy?

When the water temperature drops below 13ºC, we require renters to know their In-water Rescues and to wear their personal wetsuit. The only exception is when there is a qualified staff accompanying you on your paddle. This is to ensure that a rescue can be performed in under 2 minutes in order to reduce your cold water exposure time. Programs which do not require a wetsuit include: Evening Social Paddles, Courses, Private Lessons & Guided Trips. Thank you for your understanding as we try to keep everyone safe.    

What is our Safe Rental Policy?
In order to ensure the safety and well-being of all our renters, we will, at our discretion, conduct a safety Checkout Paddling Assessment within our slip to make sure the renters paddling abilities match the days expected conditions.  We thank you for your understanding.

All rental fees include: Safety & Paddling Equipment, Map, & Taxes. A damage deposit required with Visa or M/C

Touring Sea Kayaks Rental Fees

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Equipment Hour Day

Single Kayak

Tandem Kayak

$30 

$40 

$70 

$85 







Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP'S) Rental Fees  

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Hour Each Additional Hour
SUP $30 $10

Canoe Rental Fees         

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Equipment Hour Day
16 ft. Fiberglass Canoe $30 $60


Prepay your Rental with the Frequent Paddler Card (FPC) & Save!

Our Frequent Paddler Card (FPC) is the easiest way to reserve and prepay your Canoe, Kayak or SUP rental and save money at the same time!  How much would you save?  To rent a kayak on a weekend for the day, you would pay $70.  By using a 20 stamp FPC, you would use only 4 stamps (the equivalent of $44). That's a $26 savings! 

The best part, we keep track of your stamps so you don't have to AND your card never expires!  But remember, the stamps belong to you only....no sharing please!

By purchasing a Frequent Paddler Card, we can help you:

  • Stay active and healthy
  • Get you on the water faster
  • Escape the concrete city more often 
  • Save money!

FPC's can also be used towards:

  • Kayak Morning Social Paddles
  • Kayak/SUP Evening Social Paddles
  • Kayak Night Cruise
  • Map & Compass/Navigation
Please note: From Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm during July and August, Canoe and Kayak availability is limited due to our Kids Camp program.  Please call in advance to reserve your boat.

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20 stamp card:  $195 + Tax
40 stamp card:  $355 + Tax

Rent a On You'll use = You have paid
Canoe/SUP Mon-Fri anytime 2 stamp $19.50/boat
Canoe/SUP Sat/Sun anytime 4 stamp $39.00/boat
Solo Kayak Mon-Fri anytime 2 stamp $19.50/boat
Solo Kayak Sat/Sun anytime 4 stamp $39.00/boat
Tandem Kayak Mon-Fri anytime 3 stamp $29.25/boat
Tandem Kayak Sat/Sun anytime 6 stamp $58.50/boat

Evening Social Paddles & BBQ: Wed.  Thur. & Fri.

Want to paddle with a guide and other paddlers? Plan to join us every Wed. Thur. & Fri. evenings and paddle into a setting sun with a BBQ of burgers and veggie dogs awaiting your arrival. The money raised from the BBQ goes toward the cost of the food and environmental charities. It's a great time to get to know others and future paddling buddies. 

Social Paddle Departures:  June-July-Aug: 6:30 pm     Sept: 6:00 pm  

Prerequisite:  Evening Kayak Course + Pool Rescue Course or equivalent experience.

* 2014 D A T E S  *
Every Wed. Thu. Fri beginning June 4
Please arrive 30 minutes before departure to sign in!
* F E E S *
$30 (HST incl.)  or 2 FPC

Cancellation of Reservation:  To cancel at no charge, call us 4 hours prior to an evening rental. Without prior notice there is a $10 charge per boat or 1 FPC stamp.

1.5 Hour SUP Social Paddles: Wednesdays

Here's a great opportunity to paddle with others, who like yourself, love to get out for a bit of exercise and a great social time.  Every Wednesday evening while others are paddling kayaks, you can join a separate Paddleboard leader and enjoy paddling into a setting sun on the Harbour with a BBQ of burgers & veggie burgers awaiting your arrival back to the mainland. The money raised from BBQ donations goes towards the cost of food and charities.  Come on out and meet some new paddling buddies!

SUP Social Paddle Departures:  June-July-Aug: 6:45 pm     Sept: 6:15 pm 

Prerequisite:  SUP Introductory Lesson or equivalent experience.

Maximum Tour Size:  6

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* 2014 D A T E S  *
Every Wed. beginning June 25
Please arrive 30 minutes before departure!
* F E E S *
$30 (HST incl.)  or 2 FPC

Cancellation of Reservation:  To cancel at no charge, call us 4 hours prior to an evening rental. Without prior notice there is a $10 charge per boat or 1 FPC stamp.

Toronto Islands Map

Click hear for a downloadble PDF Map of the Toronto Islands

THE 13 TORONTO ISLANDS - INTERESTING FACTS
  • The Gibralter Lighthouse was built in 1808, and is the oldest stone building in Toronto and the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Great Lakes. A light keeper was resident until 1958, when the lighthouse was decommissioned.
  • In 1914 Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run into the waters of Lake Ontario from the original stadium of the Toronto Maple Leaf baseball team. The original stadium was erected on Hanlan’s Point in 1897
  • Ned Hanlan (whom Hanlans Point is named after) was a World Champion professional sculler, hotelier, and alderman and became Canada’s first world sporting champion in an individual or singles event after winning the sculling championships in 1880
  • In 1888 the first school was built on the Toronto islands. Today the Island Public/Nature Science School operates junior kindergarten to grade 6, and on Algonquin Island, the Waterfront Montessori Children's Centre hosts children ages 2-1/2 to 6.
  • 67% of the Island’s adult population has lived on the Island for 20 years or more (Total population is 600, 262 Homes)
  • 37% of the adult population has lived on the Island for 35 years or more.
  • An Island family of four is likely to pay in excess of $3,500 each a year in ferry fees.
  • Island homeowners may not bequeath or otherwise pass on their homes to anyone other than spouses and children. Ifhomes are not passed on to spouses or children Islanders cannot chose to whom they will sell their homes. Sales are regulated by the Island Trust, which oversees a public list whereby buyer and seller do not meet.FOOD [Remember, you are responsible for your Rental. Never leave your boat unattended]
  • Rectory Café, located on Ward’s Island just west of the beach, is moderately upscale and includes a beautiful shaded eating area amongst the trees. A club sandwich costs about $14. Best to park your boat on the south beach of SnakeIsland, or just East of the Algonquin Island bridge
  • The Island Café is part of the Ward’s Island Community Centre and is just off the path from the Ward’s Island ferrydock with a kayak-friendly small beach just to its east. The veggie dogs, burgers, iced coffee and burritos arerecommended and are fairly inexpensive,
  • Carousel Restaurant is located just beside the Centre Island bridge that leads to the pier, This boasts another kidfriendly menu and is about the same price as the Rectory. Kayaks can be pulled up directly beside the eating area.
  • The Island Paradise Restaurant is beside the Centre Island Ferry Dock includes Shopsy’s Deli. Other Kiosks such asPizza Pizza are throughout Centreville Amusement area.
  • The Toronto Island Marina Restaurant is relatively inexpensive and is adjacent the gas pumps that overlook the City.Best to pull out on the small beach just to the west of the entrance to the gas pump bay.

Clean up the Bay and Save

Renting a canoe? Come back from your favorite area with 3 bags of garbage, and you'll get your rental at half price! We'll even provide the garbage bags. It feels great, and it is another way that we can work together for a cleaner environment. Interested in other environmental issues that we are concerned about? ...check out the "Our Planet" section of our web site.

Testimonial

"The leaders knowledge level, dedication and love of their vocation is awesome. It makes you want to know more"
C. Dinka

"The canoe instructor had a great pace, she introduced new strokes just as we got the hang of the old ones. Never a dull moment. I had a great time learning and laughing."
M. Au

"The leader clearly enjoys nature and the pleasures the kayak provides, which happily has opened my world to it. Thanks!."
E. Glassberg

 "Instruction was easy to follow. There's absolutely nothing I would have changed about the Kayak Expedition Weekend."
S. Raichyk
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