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Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard Rouge River - Self Guided Descent

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US$ 31.37
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2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Starting at our base, you will be transported up river where our staff will help you launch your canoe, kayak or paddleboard. We provide all equipment and some basic instruction. 

    You can choose to do a 6 km (approx. 2 hours with stops)  or a 12 km (approx 4 hours with stops) descent. You can decide which decent you prefer to do when you arrive at the base.  

    From the launch point, you will paddle downstream and enjoy the scenery of the Rouge river. The river is calm and very shallow, making this activity perfect for beginners and families. The setting is rural, so expect to see some farms and cottages on your descent. There are plenty of huge, sandy beaches where you can stop, swim and enjoy the day.  You can bring your own picnic or there is a snack bar available at the base. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard - Self Guided River Descent
    • Lifejackets, paddles, and up river shuttle
    • All our clients are automatically covered by Airmedic medical emergency helicopter evacuation, for the duration of the activity.
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This activity is suitable for beginners, but please note that kayaks are easier to control and more stable than canoes.
    • Canoes have 2 seats. The 3rd person or children will have to sit on the (often wet) floor of the canoe.
    • Helpful hint! If you choose to canoe, it's important to understand that canoes are designed for 2 people and have only 2 seats. It is possible to put 3 if one is a child who will sit on the floor, but we do not recommend putting 4 in a canoe. Experience tell us that children under 10 probably won't want to paddle the whole time, so they should go in a canoe with an adult or ride in a kayak that could be towed. The best configuration puts at least 1 adult per canoe, no more than 2 adults or 2 adults + 1 child in a canoe ( 1 adult with 3 children won't work in 1 canoe). Extra participants can take a kayak or paddleboard.
    • Minimum weight for children is 20 lbs/ 10 kg
    • Participants must be 13 yrs or older and max. weight of 250 lbs/ 113 kg to use a paddleboard.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • If you bring any valuables make sure they are in a waterproof bag. The bottom of the canoe/kayak can get wet with water coming off your paddle.
    • Calm dogs on a leash are allowed.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I did it with my daughter (15). We don't have much kayaking experience but it was easy to do. You do need to have some endurance, it takes 2 hours at least.
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    Response from Experience814813, General Manager at Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard Rouge River - Self Guided Descent
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Yes. Our 6km descent takes about 1.5 hours without stops. Most of our other descents are 12km and take 3-4 hours. Glad you found it easy.
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    Our family rented kayaks for a fun excursion on the Rouge river. The scenery was beautiful and calm and we had a few beaches to stop at for a Picnic. The river is very calm so my wife and I did not have any trouble navigating the waters while we tried to keep up with our Boys.
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    It would be 5 stars for fun if it were better organized for inexperienced/English speakers. We arrived and parked without difficulty, but then we got life jackets and were dropped off at the mile mark we chose. Either a short trip or the 12 km we chose. There was no real
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    Response from Experience814813, General Manager at Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard Rouge River - Self Guided Descent
    Responded 19 Aug 2019
    Thanks very much for the feedback. We will be talking with the staff who served you as you are supposed to recieve a map and instructions(in either french or english)
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