Boat Shuttles
A guide for the independent paddler.

Boat Shuttles*

Boat shuttles allow paddlers to access some of Lake Superior’s most remote areas in a safe, time-effective manner. Popular destinations for sea kayakers include Michipicoten Island and the Slate Islands. Whitewater canoeists and kayakers frequently hire boat pick-ups at the mouth of the Pukaskwa and Dog rivers to eliminate the long flatwater journey back to civilization. Most backpackers in Pukaskwa National Park employ a boat shuttle to access the Coastal Trail’s remote southern trailhead. Contact us if you need assistance.

North Shore Adventures

(Heron Bay/Marathon, Ont.) 

Contact: Doug Bourgeault, phone (807) 228-0709;  email; or Facebook
Fees: please contact company at 
Service area: North Shore Adventures operating in Marathon On provides you with 3 services: Fishing Charters, Coastal Tours and Pukaskwa shuttle service. 
Vessel:  27ft  foot aluminum runabout Hewes Craft designed and built to Transport Canada and U.S. Coast Guard standards as a small passenger vessel. 
Operating days: Monday – Sunday – contact company for available times 
Capacity: up to 10 passengers or 6 passengers with canoes/kayak


Evan’s Fishing Edge

(Terrace Bay, Ont) 
Contact: Denis and Ashley Gauthier, phone (807) 633-0762, email; website.
Fees: $700 round trip to Slate Islands, $175 hourly rate
Service Area: Slate Islands
Capacity: 4 passengers, 4 single kayaks, or 2 canoes or 2 tandem kayaks; plus camping gear.  
*This is just a resource for paddlers and hikers. Information subject to change. Please contact the operator for up to date pricing and availability.