Want to kayak with Caribou?

Sightings are almost guaranteed.

The Slate Islands are a home to Ontario's greatest concentration of woodland caribou at the southern fringe of their range. 

The circular archipelago of more than 20 islands was created when a meteorite struck the earth billions of years ago. The shoreline presents a visual smorgasbord of geological features associated with meteor impacts including shatter-cones –cone-like rock fractures created by the shock waves that reverberated following the million-megaton TNT impact blast.

This trip is designed for novice to intermediate paddlers, and begins at Rock Island Lodge with basic group skills and trip orientation. After lunch, we shuttle to Terrace Bay to catch a boat charter to the Slates and five days of paddling and exploration.


Full guiding and outfitting, all paddling equipment, all meals from Monday to Friday and boat shuttles between Terrace Bay to the Slate Islands. Don’t worry about cooking or clean-up, all food preparation is taken care of by our wilderness chefs!

Naturally Superior Adventures attracts guides of the highest caliber. Many are Paddle Canada certified sea kayak instructors as well as trained and qualified professional guides whose first priority is to ensure your safety and enjoyment. They have extensive knowledge of local heritage, ecology and environment, are exceptional backcountry chefs and have a passionate for Lake Superior.


We suggest starting and ending your trip with a night at Rock Island Lodge near Wawa.


Naturally Superior Adventures offers guided sea kayak, canoe trips, voyageur canoe and hikes adventures in the Lake Superior region as well as sea kayak and canoe instruction and outfitting services. 

Based at Rock Island Lodge near Wawa, the company’s philosophy has always been simple: enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Lake Superior region in a safe, fun, non-intimidating and environmentally responsible way.  Our hallmarks are professional, skilled and personable guides, instructors and site staff and a commitment to positive, sustainable environmental values.  


Naturally Superior offers a variety of guided sea kayak trips for different skill levels including Denison Falls, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Sibley Peninsula, Pukaskwa Wilderness Coast and Michipicoten Island.

How about a musical paddling journey with legendary folk musician Ian Tamblyn in a 36-foot Voyageur Canoe to the Red Rock Folk Festival, or a guided trek on Ontario’s most remote, challenging and rewarding wilderness trail in Pukaskwa National Park?  


For regional travel information, visit Algoma Country.  

About Trish Manning

Trish Manning is an adventure travel writer and the content coordinator for Ontario Outdoor Adventures. She is an avid outdoor person who loves to hike, paddle, SUP, snowshoe, cross-country ski and explore Ontario's great outdoors with her golden retriever, Daisy.

Recommended Articles

Crown Land Camping

What it is and where you can camp in Ontario.

Winter Wonderland Fun

The best winter activities in Ontario.

2024 Triathalons

Swim, cycle and run your way to triathlete status at these Ontario events.

Ontario’s Most Stunning Winter Resorts

13 places to book a snow-filled getaway to.

19 Winter Activities to Add to Your Bucket List

Must-do activities that are snow much fun.

Natural Highs

7 magnificent mountains in Ontario to climb, hike, ride, ski and more.

Winter Romance

Fall in love with these exciting getaways.

Bundle up for Snowy Horseback & Sleigh Rides

Ontario’s best winter equine adventures.

Best Winter Getaways in Ontario

Make the most of the snow in these stunning locales.

Go Winter Glamping

Get cozy at these 11 snowy Ontario getaways.

Best Cross Country Ski Spots

Explore the top trails this season.

Dog Sledding in Ontario

Your guide to this exhilarating winter activity.

Ontario Trail Races

Find out where to test your limits and get out in the woods.

Explore Ontario’s Hidden Gems

18 destinations you need to visit.

Go Foraging in Ontario

Learn the basics of how to harvest wild edibles found across the province.

Backpacking Trails in Ontario

7 multi-day hiking trips to the province’s most beautiful places.

Where to See Ontario's Coolest Wildlife

Get expert tips on how to spot these iconic species.

Happy Tails

9 best skijoring parks and trails for dog lovers.

11 Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Landscapes

Don't miss the splendours of Northern Ontario

Take Your Dog on Vacation

Find the best pet-friendly trip ideas in Ontario.