Port Loring Eco & Historical Tours
guided boat tours & nature hikes
At Port Loring Eco & Historical Tours, we strive to offer a service you won’t find elsewhere. Our historical boat tours travel the 45 kilometres (30 miles) of the Pickerel River waterway that connects the village of Port Loring to the small former logging community of Lost Channel. With stunning sights along the way, historical facts of the area, and how it developed from its logging and fishing industry, we take you back 100 years to where it all began.
As beautifully scenic as it is historical, you get to sit back, relax, and take in the spectacular sights as our tour boat captain leads you on your journey. With an audio and visual experience both on the tour boat and off, it’s a time for the whole family (or group) to see where it is that their roots began and how much beauty has been sustained over the years. We provide canoe, kayak, and paddle-board rentals and offer guided hikes (along with a boat ride to our starting point) to the great Old Growth White Pines in the middle of our aged protected forests. Ranging between 200 and 250 years old, these trees tower to 40 metres high (130 ft), 1.2 metres in diameter (4 ft), and are 3.76 metres (13 ft) in circumference! Come adventure with us!
OUR GUIDED TOURS
At Port Loring Eco & Historical Tours, we have three twelve-passenger tour boats and three different kinds of guided tours. Tours operate on a first come first serve reservation basis with a minimum passenger number for each boat of 10 persons. If you have a smaller group then 10, please contact us and we will try our best in building a full tour with other small groups. All prices include a water bottle and homemade baking on board.
#1 the short - 1.5 hours
The Short tour travels to Duck Lake and back exploring the area around Port Loring.
$30 per person + hst
#2 the long - 4 hours
The Long tour travels to the end of the navigable portion of the Pickerel River to Lost Channel and back to the dock at The Port Shores.
$48 PER PERSON + HST
#3 the hike - 5.5 hours
The Hike tour travels down the Pickerel River and through a channel; where you step off the boat for a mile-long guided hike from our knowledgeable expert of land and forests.
(Note: This is an intermediate hike, if you have existing health concerns, this tour may not be for you.)
$55 per person + hst
Animals, alcohol, and smoking are prohibited on board the ship due to government health and safety regulations and company policy. Port Loring Eco & Historical Tours reserves the right, without liability, to cancel, delay, shorten, or change the routing of its cruises whenever, in it’s judgement, and circumstances warrant.
Minimum passenger requirements apply on all cruises.