The Northwest Passage

In business since 1984

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The Northwest Passage offers world class adventure travel tours to the wildest, most beautiful and storied destinations on earth. The Northwest Passage is the premier source for sea kayaking, rock climbing, trekking, backpacking, mountaineering, hiking, stand up paddleboarding, dogsledding, cycling, skiing adventures and yoga retreats that cater to the novice, the expert and everyone in between. There is an adventure tour to fit all skill and activity levels in every region of the world. From indulgent van-supported inn-to-inn kayaking tours on the south coast of Crete to North Pole ski and dogsled expeditions on the Arctic icecap, The Northwest Passage can make any adventure dream a reality.

Since its founding in 1983 The Northwest Passage has been on the forefront of adventure travel. In addition to its worldwide adventure travel tours, The Northwest Passage runs guided Chicago sea kayak and stand up paddleboard, SUP tours for groups, families or individuals as well as kayak and SUP lessons on Lake Michigan. The Northwest Passage is proud of its long and fulfilling history of sharing its passion for and knowledge of the outdoors with Boy and Girl Scout troops, park districts, church clubs and groups of all kinds through its custom group kayaking, SUP and rock climbing programs. Its decades of experience, passion for adventure and enthusiastic guides combine to produce the most pristine, rewarding and revitalizing outdoor experiences. 

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1130 Greenleaf Ave
Wilmette, IL
60091 USA

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Testimonials (3)

  1. Reviewer: located in Gorham, Canada
    "Rick, Chris, Eric,
    Thank you for an absolutely great week! Being pushed to do my personal Best for distance-time in a boat-size of waves was personally very rewarding. I appreciate your patience. Experience and professionalism in putting it all together. It was on honor and a pleasure tp be part of such a distinguished group as ours turned out to be! –WOW!"
    5
  2. Reviewer: located in Stevens Point , WI USA
    “I want you to know how appreciative I am, That Rick, CP & Eric were amazing guides, I am grateful that I lived through tough days of paddling!!”
    5
  3. Reviewer: located in Denver, CO USA
    “Another great paddling experience with NWP. Good paddling, good lodging, fine food. A special thanks to my rock running guides; CP and Eric. See you all again on a future trip”
    5

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Prominent affiliations & awards

  • : National Geographic's ADVENTURE Award

3 most popular Trips (out of 10 total)

Lake Powell, UT Kayaking & Camping

Lake Powell, UT Kayaking & Camping

Flagstaff Airport, AZ, United States for 7 Days • from $1,795* per person

Operator: The Northwest Passage

Offered April, September: The geological formations in the southwestern region of the United States are about as magnificent as anyone can imagine. Surrounded by the beautiful red rock that makes up Glen Canyon, we will explore the hiddenmost parts… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

Naxos to Santorini Crossing - Elite Sea Kayaking Adventure

Naxos to Santorini Crossing - Elite Sea Kayaking Adventure

Naxos for 8 Days • from $2,400* per person

Operator: The Northwest Passage

Offered September: Looking for a new twist in your Mediterranean travels?We will continue our tradition of exploring the gorgeous Greek islands by kayak as we island-hop through the Cycladic islands. Come ready for challenging paddling as we comb… more

Exertion level:
6/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI Kayaking Trip

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI Kayaking Trip

Bayfield, WI, United States for 5 Days • from $685* per person

Operator: The Northwest Passage

Offered June-September: With yoga sessions in the mornings and evenings combined with wonderful kayaking excursions on Lake Michigan’s scenic shores, you will experience Door County like never before. We created this weekend program to teach you the basics… 3 testimonials & more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

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