Reservation required, limited space. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to tour departure time. Sorry dogs are not allowed on guided tours, only on self-guided tours.
All prices include paddles, life jackets and shuttle upriver. We can also shuttle your personal boat upriver – $15 per boat. Prices subject to change without notice. Canoes can hold up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 smaller children (combined weight 150 lbs).
NOTICE: The WATER & WINE TOUR will be available Saturday Sept 7 and Sept 14 only. The E-BIKES & BOATS TOUR is available thru September 14. The SWEET HAVEN FARM TOUR will be available thru Columbus Day, October 14. All other guided tours have ended. Self-Guided River Trip Rentals available until Sept 17.
NEW! ~ Kayaks & Cocktails: Sun 12 – 3
THIS TOUR NOW CLOSED – Paddle to your heart’s content for an hour and a half on a scenic stretch of the Lamoille River, and conclude your journey with a tasting at Smugglers’ Notch Distillery. Enjoy a sip of their award-winning spirits. Smugglers’ Notch Distillery is soundly established and recognized among connoisseurs and fans, in Vermont and well beyond. A good paddle will put you in the right spirits to savor a few sips with all your senses. Leave life’s challenges on distant shores, restore your body with every stroke of the paddle and replenish your soul with Vermont-made spirits. Bottoms Up!! Ages 21 and up. Note: This is a tasting. Smugglers Notch Distillery cannot legally serve full cocktails. Tour Time Approx 3 hours (1.5 hours paddling and 1.5 hours at distillery). Kayaks & Cocktails: $65/person
NEW! ~ The Sweet Haven Farm Tour: Mon 1 – 3 & Thur 9:30 to 11:30
FALL SCHEDULE: Available thru Columbus Day, October 14 – Our only non-river tour. We will shuttle you to the Sweet Haven Farm, a robotic dairy farm nestled in the beautiful hills of Fletcher, VT. The Sweet family will share with you their 100-year history of farming and show how they have diversified to be sustainable in 2019. Visit their sweet Holstein and Jersey cows, calves and heifers and milking cows. And yes, they are milked by robots! The Sweet family’s passion is to bring wholesome dairy products to your table. On this tour, you will also enjoy wholesome white or chocolate milk and Vermont cheese, as well as the option to purchase their maple syrup. Tour Time Approx 2 hours. The Sweet Haven Farm Tour: $50/person – $35/kids 3 to 6
PACK a LUNCH… at the CUPBOARD DELI! Right next door. CALL AHEAD to order. PICK UP on the way here. The Deli has a full line of beverages and the largest Selection of Wraps, Grinders, Sandwiches and Baked Goods in the area, and an Ice Cream Scoop Shop too! CUPBOARD DELI MENU | 802-644-2069
E-bikes & Boats: Wed, Fri, Sat. 10 – 2
FALL SCHEDULE: Available thru September 14 – This self-guided tour is the perfect combination of half pedaling and half paddling. Starting at the Johnson trail-head of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, ride on new, fast and efficient electric bikes to Vermont Canoe & Kayak’s outpost (approx. 35 – 40 minutes) in Jeffersonville. Then, choose your own boat and paddle 4.5 miles of scenic river (approx. 1.5 hours). Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and eat on the river! After your float, hop on your speedy e-bike and head back to Johnson. You will have plenty of time to explore both the Rail Trail and the Lamoille River at your own pace. If you cannot do both activities on the same day, no problem! Receive a voucher to paddle one day and bike another day. Please call for times and availability. Age 12 and up. Tour Time Approx 4 hours. E-Bikes & Boats: $80/person
Morning Maple Tour: Tue 9:30 – 12 & Thur 9 – 11:30
THIS TOUR NOW CLOSED – A one and half hour morning paddle downriver will take you to the Maple Outlet in Jeffersonville where you will learn about the process of making maple syrup and enjoy an authentic maple creemee or fresh gourmet Brown & Jenkins’ coffee and take home a maple goodie. Ages 3 and up. Half-price ages 6 and under. Tour Time Approx 2.5 hours. Morning Maple Tour: $60/person
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga: Tuesday 10 – 11:45
THIS TOUR NOW CLOSED – What better way to enjoy the art of Yoga than floating on a paddleboard on a beautiful, calm, serene private pond in the mountains of Vermont! Practice traditional poses on the water along with free time to Stand Up Paddleboard. Never tried either? No problem – this is geared toward all levels from beginners to advanced as you challenge yourself. It’s easier than you think. Limit 10 people. Tour Time Approx 1.5 Hours. SUP Yoga: $50/person
Morning River Kayak: Wed & Sat 9 – 11
THIS TOUR NOW CLOSED – An excellent start to your day. Your guide will take you down a scenic 4.5 mile stretch of the Lamoille River at a leisurely pace. You will have your choice of single or tandem(2 person) kayaks. This is a great opportunity for beginning paddlers with little or no experience to enjoy the river. We have boats for ages 8 and up. Tour Time Approx 2 Hours. Morning River Kayak: $55/person
Ice Cream Float: Tue 1 – 3:30
THIS TOUR NOW CLOSED – What could be a more relaxing and enjoyable combination than a family canoe trip with a special stop along the way to eat ice cream! Spend an afternoon in canoes paddling and enjoying one of Vermont’s finest rivers and some yummy ice cream. Great for families and big kids at heart. Canoes hold up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 smaller children w/combined weight of 150 lbs. Tour Time Approx 2.5 hours. Ice Cream Float: $100 per canoe
Water & Wine: Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat 12 – 3
FALL SCHEDULE: Saturday Sept 7 and Sept 14 only, 12 to 3 – One of our most popular tours, The Water & Wine combines a 1 1/2 hour paddle in the boat of your choice from our outpost to the Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge. At the winery you will be treated to a private wine tour, wine tasting and a platter of Vt cheddar cheese and french bread. You are also free to purchase wine at that time if desired. Your guide will bring you back to your car after your stay at the winery. Age 15 and up. Tour Time Approx 3 Hours. Water & Wine: $65/person
Wheels, Water & Wine: Fri & Sat 11 – 4
THIS TOUR NOW CLOSED – Similar to our E-bikes & Boats tour but with an added activity – a wine tour and tasting at the Boyden Valley Winery! Upon arriving at our outpost by e-bikes you will join the noon wine tour and paddle an hour and a half to the winery. After your tour, we will bring you back by shuttle to our outpost where you will hop on your speedy electric bikes and head back to Johnson where you started. Three fun activities in one! Age 16 and up. Tour Time Approx 5 hours.Wheels, Water & Wine: $100/person