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Where to Kayak and Paddle on Prince Edward Island

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Updated: 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.

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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

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Prince Edward Island National Park

The park is a great spot for beginners because you have the option of paddling in its various ponds. Of course, there’s also the option to paddle in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which will take you along the route mentioned above.

Prince Edward Island National Park, North Rustico, Dalvay by the Sea, PE, Canada, +1 902 672 6350

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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

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Paddle along Charlottetown’s picturesque waterfront and enjoy the island’s southern coastline. There are a number of tour companies operating out of the city, and you’ll have the option to go kayaking, canoeing or SUPing.

Charlottetown, PE, Canada

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Fortune River

Head to the Island’s east coast to enjoy a leisurely trip down this slow-moving tidal river, which is suitable for all levels. Paddles on Fortune River tour company offers kayak, canoe, and SUP board rentals.

Paddles on Fortune River, 342 Rte 310, Fortune Bridge, PE, Canada, +1 902 327 0270

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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