of these companies run general or specialized tours, some just rent
equipment and some do both. You'll even find a few lodging/day trip
packages. We've tried to touch on the highlights for each click
through to the Websites for much more information on pricing, availability,
Avalon Adventures for Women
Located in Northern Vermont, these folks do a number of special
trips - kayaking, yoga retreats, fly fishing, skiing - just for
In addition to more exotic trips like Canoe Belize and Canoe France,
Arlington-based BattenKill Canoe also does a number of Vermont
The always popular Bike Vermont tour company offers kayaking and
hiking options with many of their bike tours.
Blacks Back Country Adventure
Operating out of Killington, Blacks Back Country Adventure runs
a number of half-day to multiple day fly fishing, bird watching
and canoeing adventures. 9 US ROUTE 4
RUTLAND, VT 05701-8859
In addition to selling equipment, Clearwater Sports also rents
it, shuttles you to the river and runs instruction trips and tours.
River Canoe & Kayak
Located in Jeffersonville, these folks offer a variety of short
guided tours (Water and Wine, Beaver Watch) and self-guided tours/rentals.
Kayak Fishing of Vermont
Kayak Fishing of VT is a fully outfitted guided kayak fishing experience
of a lifetime. You will truly enjoy being so close to nature, inches
from the water on some of the best ponds and reservoirs in Central Vermont.
You can schedule trips for yourself, or a team of two,or maybe more.
We will explore the local lakes, ponds and relax for a day or half-day
if you wish, while we try to outsmart the fish. We also do paddling
tours for those that are not into fishing or those that just want to
While geared towards the Dartmouth College crowd, Ledyard Canoe Club
offers rentals and instructions to lay-people as well from its location
on the Connecticut River in Hanover (NH).
Get information on all the series of canoes they sell, participate in
their forums, find dealers and more.
Located in Cornish, NH, North Star Canoe Rentals offers self-guided
canoe trips of varying lengths on the flat waters of the Connecticut
Sea Kayak Tours
PaddleWays offers a number of touring options in Vermont (and elsewhere),
including a Six-Day Lake Champlain Valley Tour and a Sea Kayaking 101
Notch Kayak/Canoe Touring
Located in Jeffersonville and originating from Mannsview Inn, this company
offers guided and self-guided canoe and kayak tours on the Lamoille
River. You can also get a package deal through the Mannsview Inn.
Also offering package deals (canoe/kayak with lodging, dinner and breakfast)
is the Waterbury-based Thatcher Brook Inn. They also do other packages
with horseback riding, golf and other activities.
North Kayak Tours
True North runs a kayak camp for teens, day and overnight trips, specialty
tours and sea kayak training sessions.
In addition to selling equipment, Umiak also rents canoes and kayaks
and offers a number of instruction programs and tours.
Vermont Guide Service
Uncle Jammer covers a variety of activities - fly fishing (from canoe,
if you want), hunting, etc. - in trips lasting from a half-day to several
Based in Westmore, Vermont Adventure Company offers a number of different
Northeast Kingdom touring options and specialize in multi-sport vacations.