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Sunset Tours

Guided Tandem Kayak Tour

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Enjoy a 3-hour guided interpretive tour of the Toronto Islands in a Tandem (2-person) Kayak.


$135.00 $85 +HST per person

 Tour Includes

  • Tandem kayak, paddle & lifejacket.
  • Certified and experienced guide.

No paddling experience required

This journey will take you to various areas of the 13 Toronto Island archipelago, exploring various channels and bird sanctuaries within the islands. Your tour will include a brief on-land orientation and safety talk, paddling instruction and approximately 2 hours of paddling with opportunities if needed to get out and stretch your legs. Come with us and learn a bit of the Toronto Islands’ history.

Please note: If signing up as a single paddler, you may have to paddle a solo kayak depending on the number of participants. If you’re not comfortable doing that, we encourage you to sign up with a friend.

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 Tour Includes

  • Tandem kayak, paddle & lifejacket.
  • Certified and experienced guide.

 Tour Prerequisites

  • None

 What to Bring

  • Your completed and signed waiver (download the waiver).
  • Water/sports drink.
  • Active clothing you don't mind getting wet.
  • Secure footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • Extra layers in case it cools off during the evening.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string.
  • Snacks.

 Sunset Tour Dates

Our Guided Tandem Kayak Tours run weekdays from June through to September. Please note that all guided evening tours must be back at docks by sunset.


Departs dock: 5:30 pm
Returns: 8:30 pm
Tuesday June 6, 2023
Tuesday June 13, 2023
Tuesday June 20, 2023
Tuesday June 27, 2023
Tuesday July 4, 2023
Tuesday July 11, 2023
Tuesday July 18, 2023
Tuesday July 25, 2023
Tuesday August 1, 2023
Tuesday August 8, 2023
Tuesday August 15, 2023
Tuesday August 22, 2023
Tuesday August 29, 2023


Departs dock: 5:30 pm
Returns: 8:30 pm
Tuesday July 5, 2022
Tuesday July 12, 2022
Tuesday July 19, 2022
Tuesday July 26, 2022


Departs dock: 5:30 pm
Returns: 7:45 pm
Tuesday August 2, 2022
Tuesday August 9, 2022
Tuesday August 16, 2022
Wednesday August 17, 2022
Tuesday August 23, 2022
Tuesday August 30, 2022

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 The Fine Print

Minimum Age

12 years old with a parent or guardian.

Maximum Tour Size

8 people.

Our Cancelation Policy

To receive a full refund or to switch to another date, we require 48 hours notice prior to the start of your program. Bookings cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will be partially refunded or switched to another date at our discretion.

We reserve the right to cancel any program with less than 24 hours notice due to changing weather conditions such as strong winds or thunderstorms. Please check your email for cancellation notices before leaving for your program. In this case, we will try to re-schedule to another date or offer a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being is our top priority.