It is especially gratifying to renew old friendships with returning guests, and we are pleased to meet others for the first time. Since 1983, BattenKill Canoe has specialized in canoe trips from our home in Vermont. 30 years later, we are ready to move on to a new phase and sell our beloved BattenKill Canoe. lking trips in Vermont, Canada, Scotland, France, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Not all outfitters are alike. Our philosophy is to find a few gems that we love and share those places with you. We invite you to leave the hectic pace behind and discover the simple life of river travel for a few days. You'll make new friends and rekindle old acquaintances. Join us off the roads, away from the cars and crowds, celebrating the peaceful places where nature is close and you will find places of unbelievable beauty. Adventure travel engages your mind, rejuvenates your body and nurtures your spirit.
As we travel the world we are keenly aware of our impact on the places we visit. We have a social responsibility to make certain our carbon footprint is as small as possible. But our social responsibility reaches far beyond the obvious. Through our non-profit organization, Alianza de Solentiname, we assist in education projects in Solentiname Nicaragua, as well as provide scholarships to University for gifted students. Please visit www.solentiname.org for details. It is travel with a purpose.
If you are thinking about your first trip with us, or planning a return engagement simply give us a call and we will be pleased to share our vision. Sharing our passion for great rivers, interesting people and places is what BattenKill is all about. Join us on a river, somewhere, sometime, but soon.
Join us, sometime, on a river somewhere, but make it soon.
Peace and all the best from all of us at BattenKill Canoe.
Jim Walker and Carolyn Parker
For all of the staff of BattenKill Canoe
We combine our knowledge of the sweetest places of the outdoors with a selection of country inns and camping areas for our own special brand of hospitality. Our goal has always been to rise above the rest, to guarantee more than just an ordinary trip, to provide you with a vacation that goes beyond the mundane.
We plan vacations, not expeditions.
Inn to Inn Trips
The Best of Vermont River Sampler is our premier trip. Classic Vermont country inns and exquisite combine for a classic adventure. We are a free spirited band of travelers moving from river to river, and inn to inn throughout Vermont.
The ultimate walking and padling adventure, Rambles and Rivers trips are a return to the opulent leisure of life in the outdoors. The Valley of Vermont, a valley formed by the Green and Taconic Mountain ranges provide a spectacular background. Our journey begins atop Mt Equinox and it continues as we explore the backroads, mountain trails, quiet lakes and of course the famed BattenKill.
Breakaways and Explorers are two and three day trips are designed for those who just can't take five days to explore the best of Vermont. Breakaways are two day trips that usually paddle a different river each day, but stay in the same place for both evenings. Choose the Safari on the White, a grand river; or Equinox Ramble which is a combination canoe and walking trip.
Adventures Afar and Afield
Travel provides us with a unique opportunity to expand our horizons and journey beyond the comforts of our backyard. Vermont is our backyard, and from our home on the BattenKill we are exploring unique places.
Canoe France, has become a BattenKill classic, and for good reason. 11 days of canoeing, with classic French hospitality, food and wine, prehistory, quaint lodges...this trip has it all.
Newfoundland Rambles ... an isolated land of the sea, magnificent beauty, rugged coasts, sparking rivers and open valleys. and culminates with our visit to Gros Morne, an awesome world Heritage Site. Indeed a trip for explorers.
Scotland -- Highlands and Islands, will be our playground for this grand trip exploring the rivers of Scotland. Castles, pubs, friendly people, and magnificent countryside are the raw ingredients for this special trip.
In Warmer Climes -- Costa Rica & Nicaragua
Canoe Costa Rica is our classic Costa Rica Adventure. We combine comfortable lodges, and good food with canoeing to create the BATTENKILL blend of hospitality that we are known for. We travel at a leisurely pace, enjoying classic lodges, allowing us to soak in all that we can, now thoroughly immersed in the true fabric of Costa Rica. It all combines to create welcome befitting Costa Rica.
It is difficult to find words to describe our experience in Solentiname & Rio San Juan , mostly because there is very little to compare it to. The trip starts with art, and nature, and then history. The legacy of present day Solentiname is steeped in the history of the Nahuatl word Celentinametl, which means "place of many guests". Perhaps this is what Costa Rica's Monteverde was like 40 years ago. The ideal adventure for the adventurer who wants to travel where very few other tourists have traveled.
For lovers of tropical flora and fauna, Rica Nica is a dream date: a trip through three distinct wildlife areas full of rich flora and fauna. Rica Nica is a romance of tropical proportions.
Talamanca is for the adventurer who relishes the undiscovered, who wants to be a participator rather than a spectator and to go where few organized groups have traveled.
There is a majesty that only nature can provide, and camping is the perfect to get in touch with those things that are important. Canadian wilderness and camping combine together in wilderness. Voyageurs to offer a world of nature, rivers and quiet solitude.
The St Croix Voyageur is the perfect wilderness canoe trip for families and beginning paddlers. The St. Croix is designated as a Canadian Heritage river that forms the border between New Brunswick and Maine. Early the next morning we are
immersed in the grand isolation of a wilderness river. The St. Croix provides the perfect playground for novices wishing to learn, or for those simply seeking a relaxed and peaceful river sojourn.
Our Dumoine Whitewater Voyageur is a canoe tripper's paradise - 75 clicks of magnificent river. The location is remote -- so remote that we fly in and canoe out. The river is predominantly class II with a few class III's thrown in to keep your attention. . .
The Lure of Labrador -- the land of boundless beauty and endless adventure. Labrador is the land of imagination, and imagination knows no boundaries. There are few places remaining on earth that offer such a rich combination of nature's wonders, and wilderness adventure