Many of our clients are French Canadians and we have a bilingual guide on tours for guests whose first language is French. However, even our lovely bilingual guide needs a day off here and there – but several of our guides have strong school-quality French, and will do their best to accommodate you!
No, we provide only guided tours which include the equipment rental. Kayaking in our area must be timed around the tides and paddlers who choose to explore the Bay on their own could be stranded at low tide. Weather and sea conditions on the Bay are changeable and our guides are well trained to make the necessary decisions for the safety of our clients.
Our tours are designed with the novice in mind. This doesn’t meant that the more experienced paddler won’t enjoy our tours as well!
We do not recommend that youths under the age 14 participate in our Multi-Day tours; however, we are willing to consider a case-by-case basis (with due consideration to our typical weather patterns) . Contact us for details and arrangements.
When you make your reservation, we will provide an arrival time at our kayaking headquarters. Since our tours are timed with the tides, the arrival time changes daily.
Actually it is quite rare for someone to tip over on our kayaking tours. We will go over procedures during our dry land training in the event that someone does get wet. Our guides are well trained in rescues in all kinds of conditions. We carry extra clothes to keep warm, an extensive first aid kit, cell phone and other safety related equipment.
For Surfski and Wave-riding tours, “tipping over” is a required part of the tour (so that guests are familiar with how to get back into the boats). By their very nature, surfskis tend to give paddlers a good soaking – in this they differ greatly from our regular kayaks.
It is best to see the Hopewell Rocks at low tide. You can kayak with FreshAir Adventure around high tide and visit The Rocks at low tide. There are several ways of arranging your day. We would be happy to help you with your plans.