Guided Tours

Please Note: Facility and activities will be subject to COVID-19 Regulations. All equipment and shuttle van will be sanitized after each use. Masks are encouraged in the van and while in our office. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All rentals and 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.


MORNING RIVER KAYAK
Tour Time: 2 Hours. Wed & Sat. 9 – 11. $50/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.


WATER & WINE
Tour Time: Approx 3 Hours. Ages 15 and up. Wed thru Sat. Noon to 3. $65/person

An hour and a half paddle on the Lamoille river in the boat of your choice from our outpost to the Boyden Valley Winery, where you will enjoy wine tasting accompanied by authentic Vermont Cheddar. Learn about our wine making process and gain a new appreciation for the labor and artistry that goes into every bottle. Transform your experience of wine; make it a part of the sweet pleasures of life in a whole new way. Your guide will bring you back to your car after your stay at the Winery.


E-BIKES & BOATS
Tour Time: Approx 4 hours. Ages 12 and up. Wed-Fri-Sat. 10 – 2. $80/person

This self-guided tour is the perfect combination of pedaling and paddling. Begin at our outpost to sign-in and pay. Then, drive to the Johnson Trailhead where your fun, fast and efficient electric bikes await. Pedal back to our Jeffersonville outpost where you will hop into your canoe or kayak to enjoy 1 1/2 hour of scenic beauty. The last part of your journey concludes with a relaxing e-bike ride back to Johnson. The bike ride is approximately 35 to 45 minutes long. We recommend bringing a bagged lunch.


WHEELS, WATER & WINE
Tour Time: 5 hours. Ages 15 and up. Fri – Sat. 11 – 4. $100/person

This 3 in 1 tour is packed with new experiences and stunning sight-seeing. After signing-in at our Jeffersonville outpost, drive to the Johnson Trailhead where you will hop onto your e-bikes. Pedal back to our Jeffersonville outpost from there. Then, hop into your canoe or kayak to paddle to Boyden Valley Winery for a tour at noon. Enjoy a wine tasting, with delicious Vermont Cheddar for good measure. We will then drive you back to our outpost where you will hop on those fun e-bikes to return to your car in Johnson.


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.


MAPLE TOUR
Tour Time: 2.5 hours. Ages 3 and up. Tues 9:30 – Noon and Thur 9 – 11:30. $60/person

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!


STAND UP PADDLEBOARD YOGA
Tour Time: 1:45 Hours. Tues 10 – 11:45. $50/person

What better way to enjoy the art of yoga than floating on a paddleboard on a beautiful, calm, serene pond setting in the mountains of Vermont. Practice traditional poses on the water along with free time to Stand Up Paddle. Never tried either? No problem. This is geared toward all levels and it’s easier than you think!!!


NEW! ~ SWEET HAVEN FARM TOUR
Tour Time: Approx 2 hours. Mon 1 – 3.
$50/person – $35/kids 3 to 6
Custom Tours Available for Large Groups

Our only non-river tour. We will shuttle you to the Sweet Haven Farm, a robotic dairy farm nestled in the beautiful hills of Fletcher, VT. The Sweet family will share with you their 100-year history of farming and show how they have diversified to be sustainable in 2019. Visit their sweet Holstein and Jersey cows, calves and heifers and milking cows. And yes, they are milked by robots! The Sweet family’s passion is to bring wholesome dairy products to your table. On this tour, you will also enjoy wholesome white or chocolate milk and Vermont cheese, as well as the option to purchase their maple syrup.


NEW! ~ KAYAKS & COCKTAILS
Tour Time: Approx 2.5 hours (1.5 hours paddling and half hour at distillery).
Ages 21 and up. Sun 12 – 3. $65/person

Paddle on a scenic stretch of the Lamoille River and conclude your journey with a tasting at Smugglers’ Notch Distillery. Enjoy a sip 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!! Note: This is a tasting. Smugglers Notch Distillery cannot legally serve full cocktails.


4805 VT Route 15, Jeffersonville, VT ~ (802) 644-8336
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