Come join us and paddle to the quintessential Lake Superior lighthouse

Originally built in 1877, Battle Island Lighthouse stands as a sentinel over the open waters of Lake Superior at the eastern entrance to Nipigon Bay. The full day trip out and back covers a distance of 22 Kms and is best suited for the intermediate paddler. The route from Rossport follows the western shoreline of Quarry Island and across Willson Channel to the protect waters in Chummy’s Harbour before crossing to Battle Island. Over lunch your guide will retell the tale of the gale force winds and storm surge that once generated waves so high they blew the windows out of the lighthouse.  After lunch take a short hike to the lighthouse for a tour of the ground and tower before climbing back into your kayak and making the return trip to Rossport. If time and weather allow, you will make a short stop to view the wrecked boiler of the Ontario.


Rate Per Person
Trip Length
Max Group
  • Youth 16yrs old and under $75
  • Price subject to 13% HST
  • $15 Battle Island entrance fee is an additional add-on available when you make your reservation fee is re-embursed if weather etc make it not possible to go to Battle Island 

Both double and single sit in sea kayaks will be available. Double kayaks are highly recommended for those with less experience. Please let us know in advance upon booking. Battle Island is a big day so if that is the goal we might recommend double kayaks.

If you are bringing your own (BYO) sea kayak cost of tour is $100. Please confirm the make and model of your kayak to make sure it is appropriate for paddling on Lake Superior. Your kayak should be at least 13ft long with both front and rear bulkheads and you must have your own paddle, pfd, whistle, properly fitted skirt, bilge pump, and 50ft buoyant heaving line (throw bag or tow system)

Dry suits are mandatory ($30 add-on fee) – For any day trip or expedition before June 15th and after September 15th

Wetsuits are highly recommended ($10 add-on fee) for any full and half day tours in single kayaks during our peak summer season – any day from June 15th to September 15th

Gear included:
  • Sea kayak, spray skirt, paddle, and PFD
  • Kayak safety equipment (whistle, bilge pump, buoyant line)
  • Immersion gear (wetsuit/paddle jacket or drysuit for early/late season, optional for summer)
  • Neoprene gloves/pogies (early/late season)
  • Small Dry bags 5-20L for personal items
  • First Aid and Repair Kit
  • Emergency extra warm clothes
Gear you will need to provide:
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water bottle(s) 2-3L capacity
  • Appropriate base and thermal layers top and bottom – non cotton (wool/polyester) if using a drysuit or swimsuit for under neoprene wetsuit
  • Paddle clothing and footwear (neoprene booties are best but old runners with wool/neoprene socks will work. We have some if you don’t have)
  • Warm change of clothes and rain gear top/bottom
  • appropriate footwear for walking around the island
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses (with straps recommended)
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Camera