Where to Kayak and Paddle on Prince Edward Island

©Tourism PEI / Carrie Gregory
©Tourism PEI / Carrie Gregory
Photo of Kate Horodyski
13 December 2017

Paddling through clear warms waters, taking in the stunning rugged coastline, and being joined by seals and porpoises—not a bad way to spend the day, right? It’s one thing to experience PEI by land, but it’s a whole other level when you get to experience it from the sea.

To help you get the most out of your trip, we’ve put together a list of the best spots around the island to enjoy your paddling adventure.

© Tourism PEI / Heather Ogg

North-Central Coast

Prince Edward Island’s north-central coast is an ideal place for visitors to hit the water because of its central location, beautiful scenery, and calm waters. The nearest town is North Rustico, located just next to the tourist hub of Cavendish. Here, you’ll get a beautiful view of the coastline, which alternates from the red cliffs, white sand beaches, and the forest that makes up Prince Edward Island National Park.

North Rustico, PE, Canada

©Tourism PEI : Stephen DesRoches

© Tourism PEI / Stephen DesRoches

North Lake

Enjoy the calm waters of North Lake, where you’ll get to experience a taste of the province’s interior. Note that private cottages own the majority of the launch points, so visitors will need to launch from the marina.

North Lake, PE, Canada

©Tourism PEI : Yvonne Duivenvoorden II

© Tourism PEI / Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Victoria by the Sea

Visit the charming seaside community of Victoria by the Sea for a day of kayaking and clam digging! The protected waters of the Northumberland Strait make this spot suitable for all levels, and the tour company By-the-Sea-Kayaking offers a Clam Digging Experience that you can add on to your kayaking trip.

By-the-Sea-Kayaking, 1 Water Street, Victoria, PE, Canada, +1 902 658 2572

Cookies Policy

We and our partners use cookies to better understand your needs, improve performance and provide you with personalised content and advertisements. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK"