Founded in 1994 we are located on Lake Superior (the world's largest freshwater inland sea) at the mouth of the mighty Michipicoten River, near Wawa, Ontario. Our focus is on silent sports: specifically sea kayaking, canoeing, Voyageur Canoe, and hiking. Our base includes Rock Island Lodge B&B, great certified sea kayak skills, instructor and guide training programs, sea kayak and canoe rentals, shuttles and more. Our goal is to be your Canadian Lake Superior Experts!

Overview

The Slate Islands form a circular archipelago of more than 20 islands created when a meteorite struck the earth billions of years ago. The shoreline presents a visual smorgasbord of geological features associated with meteor impacts including shatter-cones - cone like rock fractures created by the shock waves that reverberated following the million megaton TNT impact blast.
Although the islands' gold and copper deposits are worth fortunes, the 8 main islands were designated as a Provincial Park in 1985. This trip is designed for novice-intermediate paddlers and begins at Naturally Superior's base in Wawa with basic group skills, trip orientation and lunch before shuttling to Terrace Bay for your boat shuttle to the Slates. Your enjoyment will be enhanced if you are in good physical condition and comfortable with wilderness camping. Lake Superior is mostly calm in summer, but when it gets rough we enjoy the view from shore. Although each group will travel according to its own pace, spending most of the day on the water and leaving lots of time for covering the distance and exploring.
Starting at
$1995 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • Fully guided
  • Includes all meals, group outfitting, boat shuttles to and from the Slates.
  • Discounts on boat/gear rentals

Founded in 1994 we are located on Lake Superior (the world's largest freshwater inland sea) at the mouth of the mighty Michipicoten River, near Wawa, Ontario. Our focus is on silent sports: specifically sea kayaking, canoeing, Voyageur Canoe, and hiking. Our base includes Rock Island Lodge B&B, great certified sea kayak skills, instructor and guide training programs, sea kayak and canoe rentals, shuttles and more. Our goal is to be your Canadian Lake Superior Experts!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking

Activity

  • Sea Kayaking & Touring

Experience/Service

  • Instruction or Skills Clinic

Waterway

  • Big Lakes

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 5 Days

Accomodation

  • Wilderness Camping

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Beginner

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

Wawa, Ontario

Day 1:

Skills session at Rainbow Falls, dinner & camp overnight.

Day 2:

Shuttle to Terrace Bay, 9 AM boat shuttle to Slate Islands. Inner islands tour and camp on inside channel

Day 3:

Begin to circumnavigate Patterson Island and camp at Horace Cove.

Day 4:

Continue circumnavigate Patterson Island.

Day 5:

Circumnavigate Mortimer Island.

Day 6:

Leadman/Delaute Island tour. Boat shuttle back to Terrace Bay.

Dates & Packages

Sea Kayak the Slate Islands

July 18-23, 2021
Full guiding and all meals, group outfitting, boat shuttles to and from the Slates.
Reduced rate on pre/post accommodation at Rock Island Lodge.

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