Kayak & Canoe Tours
From placid lakes to wild rivers and stunningly beautiful coastlines, kayaking and canoeing holidays are as varied as they are exciting. Whether you’re a passionate sea kayaker, a complete beginner or you’re simply looking for a unique and action-packed adventure, discover a range of water-based tours and guided trips in spectacular destinations like Canada, Costa Rica, Scotland, and more!
59 Kayaking Vacation Packages with 248 Reviews
Canoeing on the Dordogne9 daysFrom $3,079
Athabasca River Canoe Trip in Alberta, Canada5 daysFrom $1,043
5 Day Yasuni Kayak Exploration5 days • (2)"This was one of the most amazing tours I did during my stay in Ecuador! The accommodation ..."From $1,317
Team Expedition - Guided Kayak & Wild Camp the Archipelago5 days • (4)"The Do The North team were efficient friendly and professional. The equipment was ..."From $1,028
5-day Kayak & Wild Camp the Archipelago - self-guided5 days • (42)"Do the North organised the most incredible and memorable trip for us. We kayaked ..."From $889
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Northern Patagonia Explorer14 days • (11)From $6,799 $6,119
Alaska: Ocean Wildlife to Interior Wilderness Adventure - 9 Days9 days • (4)"Time flies when you're having fun. Me and my daughter had an excellent time on this ..."From $6,599
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Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak14 days • (15)"The trip was fantastic and everyone in the group got along wonderfully. The hiking ..."From $1,999 $1,699
Sri Lanka Adventure for Teenagers - 9 days9 daysFrom $1,455
Vietnam Highlight Tour 11 Days/10 Nights11 days • (1)"Perfect organized round trip through Vietnam From our descent and back on the plane ..."From $1,980
Where to Go On a Kayaking Adventure
Paddle down Europe’s most iconic rivers, take on whitewater rapids in North America’s national parks, or glide through Scandinavia’s starkly beautiful landscapes — no matter what type of trip you’re after, you’ll find it in our extensive selection of kayak and canoe tours.
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Popular Places to Go Kayaking
From Canada to Croatia, Costa Rica to Sweden, these countries offer some of the best kayaking vacation packages on the planet.
With jaw-dropping scenery, abundant wildlife, and thousands of kilometres of rugged coastline, Canada is a paddler’s playground. Book a kayak trip on Vancouver Island for the chance to glide alongside orcas, or head off the beaten path and embark on a guided canoe adventure down the mighty Yukon River.
Paddle deep into the dramatic landscapes of Swedish Lapland for a true wilderness experience or stick close to Stockholm and explore the capital’s diverse archipelago — either way, a kayaking holiday in Sweden promises spectacular outdoor experiences and stunning landscapes.
Scotland’s Highlands and islands are perfectly suited to a canoeing or sea kayaking holiday; destinations like Orkney, the Outer Hebrides, and the Isle of Skye boast vast expanses of secluded shoreline, craggy cliffs and caves, and some of the most stunning beaches in Britain.
Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is one of Europe’s most spectacular stretches of shoreline — and the best way to explore it is on a kayaking tour. Here, you can hop between the country’s many uninhabited islands, stopping at secluded beaches, coastal villages, and must-see cities — like Zadar and Dubrovnik — along the way.
Kayaking Adventures Around the World
Bucket List Kayaking Experiences
Kayaking with whales
If paddling alongside whales is at the top of your travel wish list, plan a kayaking trip to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, Husavik, Iceland, or Johnstone Strait (located off the east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada), which is home to the largest resident pod of killer whales in North America.
Kayaking is one of the most magical ways to explore the otherworldly landscapes of Antarctica and the polar regions. Spotting icebergs and seeing a whale breach for the first time are incredible experiences, and they’ll be amplified when you’re at eye level, only inches above the water. Learn more about polar kayaking.
Combining the control and maneuvering of traditional kayaking with the excitement of riding waves, kayak surfing is an exhilarating adventure sport that’s becoming increasingly popular in the paddling world.
Kayaking Itineraries for Everyone
Choose Your Activity Level
Typically involving moderate activity, tours that fall into this category are accessible to beginners and all guests in good health.See Easy Adventures
This trip style requires travellers to have a sense of adventure and a good level of fitness, as it generally involves a wide range of activities and longer journeys.See Moderate Adventures
Trips in this category may include remote destinations and challenging or strenuous activities, so they’re best suited to experienced active travellers in excellent physical condition.See Serious Adventures
Places to Start Your Kayaking Adventure
Your Kayak & Canoe Questions, Answered
What gear is included?
This will vary depending on the company and operator you choose. Most tours include a kayak or canoe and essential safety gear, and some operators may also supply extra equipment like dry bags, snorkelling masks, or camping equipment. Additionally, you may have the option to choose between single kayaks or double kayaks, so be sure to check with your tour operator about equipment and gear.
How fit do I have to be?
Most tours require you to be reasonably fit, but you can choose from different activity and experience levels to suit your specific preferences. Keep in mind that general good health will go a long way if you encounter any tides or strong winds.
How often will I get to kayak?
This will depend on your destination and the type of trip you book. Some tours are balanced with other activities and require only a few hours of kayaking per day, while more intensive tours may average anywhere from 4 to 6 hours of paddling per day.
How big is the tour group?
Group sizes vary by tour; some trips include only a handful of participants for a more intimate experience, while others will have larger group sizes.
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