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Kayak Time Tours open water tour on Seneca Lake.
kayak Time Tours Great Blue Heron on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.
Kayak Time Tours paddlers return to the put-in at the East Entrance of Chimney Bluffs State Park.
Kayak Time Tours on Lake Ontario at Sodus Point Channel
Kayak Time Tours photo of Cliff Swallows nests.
Kayak Time Tours paddlers coming to shore.
Kayak Times Tours paddlers approaching the lighthouse.
Kayak Time Tours boats on Sodus Point Beach

5/20 & 5/21/2022 – Two Tours in Two Days

Welcome to the first entry of the Kayak Time Log.

Kayak Time got off to a great start with two bookings on the first two days of the season. We have also noticed much interest in our social media posts, so things are looking good for a busy 2022 season. Thank you to all our customers for our first three seasons. We look forward to many more.

Exercise, Wildlife, and a Bit of History

Kayak Times Tours Great Blue Heron on the pier at Seneca Lake State Park Marina.Our first tour was with an army reservist from NJ who spent her last vacation day in the Finger Lakes paddling with us. She chose the Seneca Lake Tour, one of our more leisurely tours if the weather cooperates. The tour started with some choppy waves and a bit of rain. Things calmed down for the remainder of the tour, which originates at the Finger Lakes Visitors Center and crosses the north end of the lake to Seneca Lake State Park for a short break, and then continues into the Cayuga Seneca Canal about a quarter mile or so. The return trip is usually a straight shot across the lake from the Canal to the Visitors Center. We always offer another break at the park if our paddlers feel they need it. This tour gives paddlers some beautiful views of Seneca Lake looking south and the City of Geneva looking north. Thanks to our rapidly changing weather, these views can vary from serene to quite dramatic. Find out more about this tour and view the gallery here. Combining an open water paddle with a canal tour gives first-time or novice paddlers a chance to experience both types of paddling.

Wildlife abounds on this tour. You could see migrating geese, great blue herons, osprey, bald eagles, snapping turtles, muskrats, water snakes, ducks, and more. You will hear about the history of our glacially formed Finger Lakes and the importance of the Erie Canal connection had on the growth of our area. Of course, you will also learn something about paddling a kayak and then decide if kayaking is something you would like to explore on your own or come back for another tour with Kayak Time Tours.

Out on the Big Lake

Kayak Time Tours Guide, Dennis Angelo, leads the Chimney Bluffs to to Sodus Point.

What a great day on Lake Ontario. We were blessed with a leisurely WSW wind and a dissipating threat of thunderstorms. It always amazes me how much the lake conditions can change on this tour. Saturday’s tour was no exception. During our tour, we saw breezy conditions that waned and were replaced by almost dead calm. The sky changed from a misty haze to bright blue with big white clouds. Shannon and Stephany were great paddlers who completed the 10-mile round trip, open-water Chimney Bluffs tour with ease. We hugged the shore on the first leg of the tour, but as conditions became more predictable, we ventured a little farther out on the lake. The return trip ended with glassy, calm conditions and moderate temperatures. Find out more about this tour and view the gallery here. It is always fun to meet new people coming to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Today we added MI and IL to our list of many states and countries visiting our beautiful region.

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