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2015 Used Gear Sale

Kayaks, SUP, XC Ski

2015 Used Gear Sale


Sea Kayaking

Matala, Crete, Greece


Multisport Adventure



Sea Kayaking

Santorini, Greece

Lake Powell

Sea Kayaking

Lake Powell, Arizona

Stand Up Paddle Board

Read the recent Chicago Tribune article featuring Northwest Passage guides Andrew Leary and Brian Thompson

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga



Denali, Alaska


Sea Kayaking

Amalfi, Itali

Devil's Lake

Rock Climbing

Devil's Lake, Wisconsin

Lake Michigan

Sea Kayaking

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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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.