Ocean Kayaking in the Yukon!

Experience the beauty and peace of Lake Laberge and the Yukon River by kayak. Using our 21-foot Carolina Skiff as “mothership”, we travel this beautiful lake, stopping, camping and kayaking when we choose.

The Yukon is one of Canada’s premier kayaking destinations. Sunny and dry weather is the norm in this semi-arid region (click here to see Yukon weather averages from years past). It is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas left in the world – the air and water are pristine, helping make it a paradise for both photographers and fishermen. Camp on any of the endless beaches and enjoy campfires with incredible vistas and no neighours! With up to 22 hours a day of sunlight to enjoy it all, this is truly a journey to refresh the soul.

We offer adventures ranging from one day to a week or more in duration.

We provide camping gear, meals and kayak – and, of course, a highly experienced guide (to see some of our fish recipes, click here). Our trips are designed to accommodate the novice kayaker – you don’t have to be a pro. We can teach you everything you need to know for safe and enjoyable kayaking in a fun-filled two-hour session.

Rates:

  • $275 (Canadian) per person per day, based on 3 or more people. A small surcharge will apply to smaller groups.
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Sample Trip:

5-Day Kayaking Adventure

On this trip, we use our custom-built Carolina Skiff as “mothership,” travelling the waters of Lake Laberge and the Thirty Mile River. This beautiful pristine lake is nestled in the mountains approximately a one-hour drive north of Whitehorse. Thirty miles in length and 7 miles across, it features gorgeous protected bays, endless beaches, great fishing and the kind of beauty and solitude we all long for.

We spend our days kayaking the shores of this wilderness lake, camping where we please – enjoying campfires with incredible vistas, beachcombing and hiking – relaxing and enjoying fine food. Our journey will take us to the north end of the lake and the beginning of the famous Thirty Mile River. We now have the opportunity to kayak a swift, crystal clear northern river that was described by National Geographicas “30 miles of magic.” It is a safe but exciting paddle. Once at the lower end of the river we will camp beside an abandoned goldrush sternwheeler (the Evelyn) pulled up on an island some 90 years ago – amazingly, we can still walk her decks today!

In the morning we will load our kayaks on top of the mothership for an exciting ride back upstream to Lake Laberge, wending our way home at our leisure. This is truly a journey to rest and refresh the soul.

The opportunity also exists to extend the trip above to 6 or 7, or to paddle on both Lake Laberge and Kusawa Lake, a true wilderness lake 1½ hours west of Whitehorse where our log cabin click here to see it) provides the perfect base for exploring. Kusawa offers more experienced kayakers sandy beaches, great fishing, and mountains that seem to drop straight into the lake.

A sportsman’s dreamland – Lake Laberge!