All rentals and most tours start at the Vermont Canoe and Kayak Outpost.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your tour. Thank you.
Notice: Dogs are not allowed on Guided Tours.
NEW! ~ PLAYGROUND PADDLE
Tour Time: 2 Hours. Thur 9:30-11:30. Ages 8+. $50/person
Kids missing out on Summer Camps? Let Vermont Canoe & Kayak introduce your child to the basics of paddling and instill what could be the beginning of a life-long love of kayaking. A fun summer camp style morning on the water. The river is our playground and this is just what we have in store for this fun-filled morning of games, races and other exciting challenges. Connect your child with nature in a safe, outdoor setting. Guaranteed to bring smiles, laughs and most likely a little splashing! Sign your kids up for one week or for ten!
~ Come prepared to get wet and leave saying this was the best time ever!
~ Tour will only go out with a minimum of 3 kids.
Parents, enjoy the walking/bike path along the river while your kiddo is at play!
NEW! ~ HIKE, CLIMB & PADDLE
Rock Climb and Paddle – 8:30 – 4:30 daily Ages 8+
$225/ single, $190/ 2 or more
Hike and Paddle – 5 hrs – Customized times daily
$175/single, $75/additional persons
Looking for a true VT adventure? Vermont Canoe & Kayak (VCK) has partnered with Sunrise Mountain Guides (SMG) to offer a rock climb & paddle or guided hike & paddle package. Customize your own adventure suited to your abilities and needs. This full-day adventure is perfect for families, groups or anyone who wants to try out climbing or paddling for the first time, or to challenge the outdoor enthusiast.
The climbing consists of short “top roped” climbs for every ability level and ends with a comfortable paddle down the Lamoille River. We will focus on safety, communication, technique, and a variety of equipment. All equipment is included.
SMG will greet you at VCK, where you will park and prepare for the day. You will then be transported to the base of Prospect Rock where you will hike/climb to the overlook of the Lamoille River. Once you’ve mastered your vertical climb, you will meet at the river where VCK will have the boats of your choice waiting for you (solo, tandem kayaks or canoes) at the length of paddle you desire. Make your way unguided, down the class 1 scenic stretch of river at your own pace, back to the VCK outpost where you started your adventure.
Don’t forget, The Cupboard Deli is conveniently located next door for any nourishment needed for the day.
MORNING RIVER KAYAK
Tour Time: 2 Hours. Wed & Sat. 9 – 11. $55/person
An excellent start to your day. Your guide will take you down a 4.5 mile scenic stretch of river at a leisurely pace, giving you ample opportunity to enjoy nature and catch a glimpse of wildlife. You’ll have your choice of single or tandem kayaks. Children as young as 4 may ride at the front of a tandem. This is a great opportunity for beginning kayak paddlers with little or no experience to enjoy the river. We also have single kayaks for children 8 and older.
E-BIKES & BOATS
Tour Time: Approx 5 hours. Ages 12 and up. Tues thru Sun. 10 – 3. $90/person
This is an exclusive and unique self-guided tour with Lamoille Valley Bike Tours. Your journey begins on the Rail Trail in Johnson. From there, pedal to Vt Canoe & Kayak along the scenic Lamoille River Rail Trail. Once you reach us, you’ll select your boat, canoe or kayak, and our crew will drop you off upriver. Savor new scenery as you paddle back to VCK, where your E-bike is waiting for the ride back to your car, in Johnson. This combination tour offers two of the best outdoor activities in Vermont for a great adventure for the whole family. E-bike, helmet, canoe or kayak, life jacket and paddles are included.
Psst! The Cupboard Deli is right next door. Grab lunch or a snack to take out on the river!
ICE CREAM FLOAT
Tour Time: 2.5 hours. Ages 3 and up. Tues. 1 – 3:30. $100/canoe
Combines an hour and a half of paddling in canoes with a stop on one of the many beach areas to enjoy your choice of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream or other frozen treat on the river and take an optional swim. Great for families and big kids at heart. Canoes can hold 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 small children.
Tour Time: 2.5 hours. Ages 3 and up. Tues 9:30 – Noon and Thur 12 – 2:30. $60/person
$30.00 for children 3 to 6 years old in a canoe with parents
Our sweetest paddling destination. Paddle to the VT Maple Outlet where you will learn about the maple sugaring process, enjoy a pure maple creemee or gourmet coffee, and take home maple and Vermont goodies. The Vermont Maple Outlet is family owned and operated and has produced award winning Vermont maple syrup for over 100 years. They make their own pure maple candy and maple cream and offer a large variety of maple products, Vermont cheeses, cob-smoked meats, Vermont specialty foods and handmade crafts and clothing. Leave room in your backpack!
KAYAKS & COCKTAILS
Tour Time: Approx 2.5 hours
Ages 21 and up. Wed & Sun 12 – 3. $70/person
Paddle on a scenic stretch of the Lamoille River and conclude your journey at Smugglers’ Notch Distillery. Enjoy a cocktail and a taste of their award-winning spirits. Smugglers’ Notch Distillery is soundly established and recognized among connoisseurs and fans, in Vermont and well beyond. A good paddle will put you in the right mood to savor Vermont-made spirits. Bottoms Up!!
- Due to limited space, reservations on all guided tours are required and need to be made 24 hours in advance.
- Reservations are required for all tours and 100% payment will be charged upon booking.
- Cancellations and refunds need to be made a full 24 hours prior to reserved time or rescheduled to a different date.
- Payment will not be refunded on shorter notice cancellations.
- We still go out in light rain. If conditions are deemed unsafe (high water, thunderstorms), VCK reserves the right to cancel. In this case, payments will be refunded or transferred if you choose to reschedule to another day.
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