Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Reservations required  


$35 half day
(3 hours)
$50 full day (8 hours)
$200 per week (5 days)

Canoes or Tandem Kayaks
$50 half-day (3 hours)
$70 full day
$300 per week (5 days)

Half a day is a period of 3 hours and a full day is a period of 7 hours. Reservations required to ensure your choice of boat is available for you.                     Cash, e-transfer or credit cards accepted.
RENTAL SEASON: May 24 – Oct 15

RESERVATION REQUIRED  Book now by calling

613-583-4783 or email [email protected]

WHERE to paddle (excursions)

    • Happy Bay to feed the fish
    • “Turtle Island” (also known as Rocky Island)
    • Hammock Island
    • Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake underwater beach (sandy bay)
    • Davis lockstation
    • Jones Falls locks
    • Newboro lock
    • Westport
    • Multi-day paddle trips


Paddles and all safety equipment included but we recommend you bring your own lifejacket as a safety protocol. We can also provide you with a navigation chart if you’d like!


Sunscreen, hat, water and snacks as well as a change of clothes. If you paddle at the beginning or at the end of the season, a wetsuit is recommended. For additional safety protocols we recommend you bring your own lifejacket.


Our Boats

Kawartha ClearWaterDesign

The Kawartha canoe is very stable. The bottom is slightly rounded without a keel.
Length: 16′
Width: 34 “
Weight: 69 kg/lb.
Capacity: 750 lbs.

ClearWaterDesign TOFINO

TOFINO kayaking is fast and stable. This kayak is a great choice if you don’t feel comfortable sitting inside a traditional kayak.  Seat padded with adjustable support for the back and 1 storage compartment.
“Length: 10’6”
Width: 29 “
Weight: 45 lbs.
Capacity: 300 lbs.

Pelican Quest

The Pelican Quest is stable with adjustable footrests, seat cushion with adjustable padded back and 2 storage compartments.
Length: 10′
Width: 24 “
Weight: 47 kg/lb.
Capacity: 300 lbs

Tandem Kayaks Pelican or Old Town

Very stable double kayak. The bottom is slightly rounded with a keel. Cup holders, small compartment for camera and larger compartment for more storage.
Length: 18′
Width: 30 “
Weight: 69lbs
Capacity: 400 lbs.

Number available: 3

ClearWater Design Iqaluit kayak

A very stable recreational kayak with a wide opening. Padded seat with pump up lumbar support

Length: 11’8”

Capacity: 275 lbs

Number available: 4


Rideau Tours 
Anne-Marie | 613-583-4783 | [email protected]
1671 Chaffey's Lock Rd, Rideau Lakes, Elgin, ON

Located at / Situé à Chaffey's Lock
90 minutes from/de Ottawa | 45 minutes from/de Kingston

Rentals - in 2024    
Season/saison: May 24 - Oct 15 
Open daily Wed to Sunday 9am - 5pm                               Ouvert chaque jour du mercredi au dimanche 9h a 17h

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