Easily the most important step of any portage trip, is choosing the right canoe or kayak for you. Some key aspects to keep in mind while choosing your vessel are weight, durability, price, as well as your skill level and how much baggage you plan on bringing along. If you are renting, there are many options available to suit your needs at Algonquin Bound, and we also provide professional expertise to help you choose the right vessel for you and your trip.
Second to choosing what canoe or kayak you will use on your portage adventure, is knowing what you should bring along with you. The key tip is to NOT OVERPACK! Remember that anything you pack adds to the weight of your boat and also will have to be lugged on your back when you hit the trails. Pack only the essentials, which are as follows:
Canoe Safety Kit
Shelter (Tent or Alternative)