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Opeongo Store Review

Great thing about the store is their water taxi, It takes you to north arm or east arm of the lake... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Athinthra S
A fantastic wilderness canoe experience

What a truly amazing place to explore - we loved the wilderness canoe experience offered by... read more

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Beware they will rent canoes (calm or not) so you end up on the lake on a windy day then you call for a taxi ride back to the dock and they charge you big $$. Or a "rescue" boat will be out trolling looking for people, they can guess pretty good you will last about half an hour.

4  Thank Mark P
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters – Opeongo Store & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thanks for the feed back Mark. We always try to recommend the best locations depending on conditions but unfortunately we don't control the weather. If the lake is windy we usually recommend that people paddle in the bay or Costello Creek which is just next to our store. Everyone has different skill levels for paddling and what one person may consider windy and difficult another may not.

We're always there to offer advice and provide service when people choose to paddle in conditions the may be beyond their skill levels. Sorry to hear you didn't have a good time paddling on Lake Opeongo and needed our water taxi to assist you back to the store.

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Reviewed January 27, 2017

Every couple of years we start our canoe trip from Opeongo, it is a beautiful lake with so many options for canoe routes. This lake can get very rough so maybe not the best for beginners. The outfitters on the lake has a water taxi service that get take you up the entire lake in less than 20 minutes, we always take the taxi up and then paddle back, we also rent our canoe from the outfitters. Very informative and helpful staff, very smooth process. We had a great experience here last season.

2  Thank kellytremont
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters – Opeongo Store & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thank you for your review KellyTremont. Some great advice for others in your comments. Opeongo is a very large lake, Algonquin Park's largest in fact and it can produce some pretty big waves that are not suitable for inexperienced paddlers. Our Water Taxi service is always a great way to get across the lake safely and quickly.

I've personally paddled the entire length of the lake many times and encountered everything from calm waters to waves that were large enough to swallow a canoe. Paddling on calm days can be a great pleasure, just be prepared if the wind picks up you may be land locked for a while.

See you back again on your next trip to Lake Opeongo.

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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took two day trips with Algonquin Outfitters. The water taxis were prompt in both departure and pick up. The canoes that we rented were new and in great condition. This is a great way to see some more remote portions of Opeongo Lake in a day. I highly recommend it, a great way to spend the day in a canoe.

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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters – Opeongo Store & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thanks for the review TheNatureJunkies. We're happy that our water taxi and rental canoe services could greatly enhance your Algonquin Park experience. Thanks for the recommendations and we hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed December 18, 2016

I have been renting from Algonquin Outfitters every fall for a very long time now and seems to be the best option for rentals and water taxi. I have been less than impressed however with the staff over time but this season we had an excellent experience with the staff both on the way in and out. Brandon and Austin who I believe is the manager helped us with our gear and water taxi, both were very experienced and helpful with the whole process. Water taxi was on time and canoe was great. This store is great for beginners and experienced trippers.

1  Thank Michelle K
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters – Opeongo Store & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thanks for the comment Michelle, sorry I didn't get to replying to it earlier. We're very happy to hear that you found the service better on this past visit, thanks for giving us another try. Austin is actually our new store manager at Opeongo and has a full season under his belt now. I'm happy to say your not the only one who has let us know that he's doing a great job. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to him if he hasn't already seen them. Cheers and hope to see you back again for some great adventures in 2017 and beyond!

Randy Mitson - Marketing Manager

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

My family and I did a trip this September and decided to use Algonquin Outfitters. We have used all outfitters in the park and Opeongo Store is by far the best. Canoe rental was easy and water taxi was smooth and on time both ways. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the park. We do a trip every fall from Opeongo and will definitely be using Algonquin Outfitters. Very well run and professional outfitter, if only they could have made the weather better.

2  Thank matt l
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AORandy, Marketing Manager at Algonquin Outfitters – Opeongo Store & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2016

Hey Matt thanks for the 5 star review, we love hearing about great experiences like yours. We'll see you back again next fall and maybe even earlier, it's really becoming a tradition for you guys. Fingers crossed Mother Nature co-operates better for you next time.

Cheers ~ Randy

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