Lunenburg Paddling

Kayaks, paddleboards, rentals, tours and lessons. All skill levels are welcome!

For bookings or inquiries, call (902) 298-8191 or 

Choose your own adventure!

Lunenburg Paddling is a special experience and unlike other paddling tour companies.

Spend part of your day on Nova Scotia’s South Shore taking in some stress-free, fun and safe outdoor activity. Breathe the sea air. Listen to local stories and history. Explore the area’s many rivers, coves, harbours and its diverse wildlife.

Lunenburg Paddling’s tours are affordable and flexible to your wants and needs!

 Find us on Hwy 332, north of the Sawpit Wharf on Back Harbour, Lunenburg. Look for the marked station wagon and trailer.



Please call Lunenburg Paddling at (902) 298-8191 to inquire about costs and availability. If you wish to add a meal with drink on the tour, add $25 per person.

Payment is made in person (cash, debit or credit accepted). To cancel a booking, 24 hour notice is required.

Tours and lessons
  • These prices can be applied to one tandem kayak or two single kayaks.
  • 1 hour: $70
  • 2 hours: $80
  • 3 hours: $100
  • Half day: $150
  • Full day: $250
Tours and lessons
  • 1 hour: $50
  • 2 hours: $60
  • 3 hours: $80
  • Half-day: $130
  • Full day: $200
Please inquire
  • Lunenburg Paddling does offer equipment rentals, including tandem kayaks, single kayaks and stand up paddleboards. Equipment is limited, however, and rentals are subject to availability based on time, pre-booked tours and weather.
  • Please call (902) 298-8191 in advance to inquire.

About Lunenburg Paddling

Mike Taylor — Owner, operator and guide

Mike has been in and around water his entire life. He grew up around canoes, was a competitive water skier and ocean yacht racer. A few decades ago, he rediscovered kayaking (and how much more fun they are in white water compared to canoes). In addition to being involved in the Nova Scotia paddling community, he was also a Scouts Canada leader for 22 years.


So, you’ve never paddled before? Where do you start? First, paddle with someone who has lots of experience, who’ll make sure that you have a fun, exciting and safe experience.

Q:  I have never paddled before. What would be the best tour for me?

A: The biggest realization a new paddler can have is that a half-hour tour just might not be enough. Don’t be afraid to sign up for a couple of hours on the water. The guide will be with you the entire time and he’ll tailor the trip to your skills. Wind happens and is manageable especially with a guide who will provide you with professional tips along the way.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Being a first time paddler you probably think that you don’t own paddling gear. A simple rule to remember when choosing paddling clothes: Do not wear cotton. It stays wet and makes you feel cold. So with that in mind, you may be surprised to find that you do own some paddling gear. That merino wool top you bought last year or those track pants and golf shirt you got for your birthday are perfect for paddling. If the temperatures are a bit colder, then layer your clothing. A nice base layer (long johns and that merino wool top), a warming layer (those track pants and a fleece top) and then a wind-breaking layer (a light rain jacket and some splash pants). Check with your guide to see if there are spare dry tops for a chilly day.

Q: I can’t swim. Can I still go? What happens if I fall in?

A: You bet. Your guide will ensure that everyone on the tour wears life jackets at all times when on the water. If you fall in, your life jacket will keep you afloat, so stay with your boat and your guide will assist you with the easiest way to get back in. A good follow-up question is to ask if your guide is trained in assisted rescues.

What people are saying about Lunenburg Paddling

[Mike] knows the waters, you will see hidden gems, beautiful and unique places most guides won't even know exists. ... He recognizes weather changes and will adjust the paddling routes accordingly. Last but not least, Mike is a nice guy with a great sense of humour. Go paddling with him if you want to have an awesome time (at least go 2 hrs).
Wiwid P.
My husband and I had an amazing time kayaking with Mike on the back harbour and around the islands. We even saw a few opsrey! Mike is the perfect tour guide with information about everything you could possibly want to know about! We highly recommend going on an adventour!
Melissa H.
As a complete newbie to kayaking, I couldn't have found a better instructor and guide than Mike. His wealth of knowledge, years of experience along with his cheerful friendly approach gave me all the information and confidence I needed feel safe out on the water and start paddling on my own!!!
Elizabeth C.