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Canoeing & Kayaking in Vermont

Touring & Rentals

Some 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, etc.

Avalon Adventures for Women
Located in Northern Vermont, these folks do a number of special trips - kayaking, yoga retreats, fly fishing, skiing - just for women. 802-723-5470

BattenKill Canoe
In addition to more exotic trips like Canoe Belize and Canoe France, Arlington-based BattenKill Canoe also does a number of Vermont inn-to-inn tours.

Bike 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

Clearwater Sports
In addition to selling equipment, Clearwater Sports also rents it, shuttles you to the river and runs instruction trips and tours.

Green 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 go exploring.

Ledyard Canoe Club
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).

Mad River Canoe
Get information on all the series of canoes they sell, participate in their forums, find dealers and more.

North Star Canoe Livery
Located in Cornish, NH, North Star Canoe Rentals offers self-guided canoe trips of varying lengths on the flat waters of the Connecticut River.

PaddleWays 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 class.

Raven Ridge Canoe Rental and Guide Service
Richford-based Raven Ridge offers a number of family-oriented canoe trips and guided canoe (and other) fishing tours.

Smugglers' 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.

Thatcher Brook 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.

True North Kayak Tours
True North runs a kayak camp for teens, day and overnight trips, specialty tours and sea kayak training sessions.

Umiak Outfitters
In addition to selling equipment, Umiak also rents canoes and kayaks and offers a number of instruction programs and tours.

Uncle Jammer's 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 days.

Vermont Adventure Company
Based in Westmore, Vermont Adventure Company offers a number of different Northeast Kingdom touring options and specialize in multi-sport vacations.

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