Excursions and Day Trips

Eco-Explorations invites you to join them and enjoy a piece of Muskoka by canoe, foot or sea kayak. Day trips take place primarily in Algonquin Park and Muskoka/Lake of Bays (other locations upon request) and range from three-hour excursions to full day experiences. Choose from one of their listed tours or create your own unique adventure. Day trips are suitable for travellers of all ages, skill levels and interests. They design their trips with fun and safety in mind, providing every aspect from professional guides to equipment details.

All half and full day excursions include: professional guide and quality equipment. Lunch included with full day excursions. Prior to departing, the guide will explain safety procedures and get everyone equipped with paddles and lifejackets. During the trip, your guide will provide paddling instruction and interpretation of the local culture, history, flora and fauna is provided to make your excursion enjoyable, educational and fun!
“Algonquin Park”

Eco-Explorations offers half and full day canoeing trips to various locations within Algonquin Park. The destination is dependent on the time of year so that you can take in the most that Algonquin has to offer. Half day trips are canoeing only and full day trips include canoeing and hiking along one of Algonquin’s’ many trails. Lunch is provided with full day trips. This trip is ideal for small and large groups alike.

Experience Level: Novice, Trip Length: 3-6 hours, Reservations Required
“Hiking”

Eco-Explorations offers hiking excursions and full day hikes to various locations throughout Algonquin Park. Hikes take place along established trails where your guide will provide interpretation of the local culture, history, flora and fauna, to make your excursion enjoyable, educational and fun!

Trip Length: from 1 hour to full day, Cost: dependant on location, length of trip, and group size. Call for details, Reservations Required
“Sea Kayaking”

Sea Kayaking day trips are available on Opeongo Lake in Algonquin Park and on Georgian Bay at various locations. Limited numbers (generally 8 persons) apply to sea kayaking trips.

All day trips include: professional guide, quality equipment, beverages and lunch. Prior to departing, the guide will explain safety procedures and get everyone equipped with paddles and lifejackets. During the trip, your guide will provide paddling instruction and interpretation of the local culture, history, flora and fauna is provided to make your excursion enjoyable, educational and fun!

Experience Level: Novice/Intermediate, Trip Length: 5-6 hours, Reservations Required
“Custom Trip Planning”

Design your own adventure. Eco-Explorations offers custom trip packages for groups of friends, families, clubs, schools, etc. Choose from one of their trips listed or design your own adventure. You choose the activity or activities, destination, length, group size, etc. Eco-Explorations is prepared to create a trip that fits your needs to ensure fun for everyone and easy for you. Prices arranged on a per trip basis depending on numbers, activity and location. Give them a call today!

Tips For Making Sea Kayaking A Wonderful Experience

Sea kayaking is a popular water sport which is practiced by people all over the world. The sport is famous for the thrill and wonderful experience it offers for the people involved in it. It is not that easy to practice sea kayaking for the first time. There are certain sea kayaking trips for the beginners who wish to experience great sea kayaking. For more info on useful tips for sea kayaking continue reading the article below.
The article below lists some of the useful sea kayaking tips that would help enjoy this water sport.
Relax
This is the mantra of any activity or sport. Relaxing your body and mind helps in keeping the movement of the boat in a steady phase. Thus you handle your kayak wisely so that you might enjoy the whole sea kayaking experience.

Maintain The Centre Line
Sea kayaking is all about maintaining a proper balance when making use of the kayak for sea kayaking. It is important that you look for the centerline of the boat. Use this line to mark your center of gravity. It is important that you place your head on this line so that the boat never loses its stability. You can also soak a part of your body in the water, and another part is centered on the center of the boat. This looks like a belly dancing in the water.

Concentrate On The Core
Do not make use of the smaller muscles for kayaking. This can develop a strain, and you may feel exhausted. It is not that easy to maintain balance with the help of smaller muscles. So it is good that you make use of the large core muscles for kayaking. Push the paddle with your top hand. Make use of your feet while paddling. See that you maintain a relaxed grip on the paddle.
The above tips help to enjoy the adventurous water sport and experience the thrill of it without any fear.

Outdoor Recreation And Safety Tips

To relieve stress from work and balance work and family life Outdoor Recreation is vital. Many people love getting out of their house every weekend like a ritual to relieve themselves from stress. For many, it is a hobby or activity done during leisure time and to escape work pressure. Of lately people are adventurous, and there are many outdoor activities to suit their whims and fancies like rafting, sailing, tree climbing, horse riding, high ropes, skydiving, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc. It can be defined as physical activities that are conducted outdoors where new opportunities are created by connecting and socializing with people who carry the same interest.

Everyone knows that outdoor activities boost your health and help in curing various diseases, but taking some safety measures is equally vital, so let’s review regarding the risk and safety measures to be taken:

Risk Factors
Though outdoor recreations are the best way to spend your weekend and rejuvenate yourself, it has risks too. When you are outdoor, you are at risk from wild animals, snakes, and insects which you may not be familiar with. You will also have to face various climates, the heat and the cold, and sometimes it can be a heavy downpour with thunder and lightning, so be prepared with all the required gears and accessories. So, make sure that you understand the risks and act accordingly.

Safety Measure
• Physical Health: No matter what kind of outdoor activity you are planning to do, it is essential to have good physical health. With stretching, warming-up, training, good physical health is also to know when to quit. For outdoor group activities, such as camping, trekking or mountain biking, it is advisable to bring an expert to guide you, for example, for mountain biking bring a team of people having sufficient experience and for running bring an athlete coach. Make sure to carry enough water and medicinal supplies. For any activity, make sure that one person in the group is well versed with first aid to treat injuries and any emergencies.
• Proper Clothing: Clothing might not seem like a significant thing compared to carrying essential gears, but this is very crucial for any outdoor recreation activity. Appropriate clothing is determined by the type of the activity and the weather conditions. If the temperature is cold, try wearing layers of warmers clothing.
• Understand the weather: Before planning always check the weather. Install necessary applications on your gadgets to give you updates about the weather such as storm and rain. If you are planning to travel up the hill make sure that you are well experienced and take all precautions.
• Travel Buddy: Make sure that you have a travel partner with you so that you don’t feel bored. If you are going on a short trip bringing one person should be enough, if you are traveling to an isolated area away from the city, have at least five people in the group. Also, inform at home about your full travel plan, give them the details about your itinerary and other information that might help during any crisis.

These are some basic safety measures to be taken to enjoy a stress-free vacation. Happy Journey!

Basic Tips While Travelling Abroad

International Travel could be exciting but make sure that you chart out your travel plan so that you don’t face any unpleasant situations. This could go worse if you don’t plan and carry all the required items while travelling. There are many things to consider while preparing for an international trip. To get a better insight we will talk about some important checklist which are vital during an international trip:

Prior To Travelling
Prepare a checklist for your travel. First of all, know about your destination. Some countries allow people with a passport and Visa on arriving there, they would provide you with on-arrival Visa. So, check whether the destination needs a visa?

Check the currency value there, as per the current situation? This could help you to keep a check on your purchases. Keep track of the time difference between your country and your destination. You could obtain all these information from the Embassy of the country or your travel agency. See if you need to register your details with your foreign ministry especially if the destination is at risk.

Visa Details
As discussed early, understand the visa requirements for your destination. If Visa is required, fill out the application form with necessary documents and submit it to the embassy directly or through the travel agency. If you are traveling through business visa, remember the expiry date. If you want to stay there more than the said date, apply for the extension. This might require work permit letters from your company and other related documents.

Health Requirements
Understand the health requirements for the destinations. Some countries ask for a medical clearance document while applying for the visa. Countries like India, the people from Africa, were allowed only with Ebola medical condition clearance. This is important if you have an infectious disease that could spread easily. Consult your doctor if you are traveling for an extended period.

Credit Cards and Debit Cards
Use the international credit card and debit card – it is the safe way to travel to a foreign location. Check with your travel agent about the best way to carry funds. It is suggested to carry small amounts of local currency to pay for the taxi, bus fare, small meals, local calls, etc. Always note to have a 24-hour emergency contact number of your bank, it will be useful concerning any crisis regarding funds.

Mobile Phones
Obviously, we are going to carry our mobile phones with us. In that case, check if it could be used in your destinations. Check with the mobile network provider about the international roaming cards. Else, after landing your place, buy a local mobile SIM card and inform the number to all your friends and family; also, to your travel agency.

Embassy Contacts
Ensure to make a note of the embassy numbers in your travel diary. Do not forget to carry it with you while you are staying at your destination. Different countries have their own country embassy’s applications that provide you with a lot of related information. Install them on your phones. Some countries even provide online services while you are at your international destination. Understand what all the services are provided by your country embassy.